Monday, March 17, 2014

whole box of crayons



slow to the party.

that's me.

This is actually my first card using distress Inks and the blending tool.

I know!


I've been on a Distress ink/stain fest lately and finally pulled out that Ranger blending tool.  

good grief.that's fun.


I super LOVE how the inks react to drops of water.

I'm pretty sure that if you're a challenge junkie like me, you instantly knew where I was coming from:



Seriously, who doesn't love Joni's work?

paper:  strathmore watercolor stamps: reverse confetti petals 'n posies/dream in color/peacock pretties ink: hero arts hues/black, distress ink barn door/spun sugar/wild honey other:  reverse confetti banner confetti cuts, zing white embossing powder.

36 comments:

Niki G said...

PRETTY! Love this technique and what a fabulous sentiment!

Lynn Mangan said...

Your first time...wow! This looks amazing Amy!

jessica said...

This is gorgeous!!!!!
Happy St. Patty's Day!

Audrey Pettit said...

Joni is amazing, isn't she? And so are YOU! My gosh this is stunning, Amy! Love, love the sentiment here and LOVE your background! Wow!

Sherry Eckblad said...

I love Joni's style and your card is amazeballs! Believe it or not I have never done the water technique. Too afraid.

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Seriously, first time? Wow… stunning.

Kristie Goulet said...

Gorgeous, Amy! Love the water effect!!!

Sylvia said...

Beautiful card, Amy, love those colors! Happy St. Patrick's Day to you as well! Have a wonderful Monday!

sandi said...

Wow! LOVE this! Sooooooooooo colorful, so pretty!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

*sigh* you are amazing!!! This is gorgeous!!!!!

wienerhoneymooners said...

Pure Bliss!!!!!!!!!! (Winner!)

Julia Aston said...

I'm sure you'll be sponging with the blending tool a lot now - it gives the absolute best result - even if you are just doing the edges.... love the sentiment you used on your lovely card today!

Virginia Lu said...

Seriously gorgeous, Amy!! Love your inking!!

Annette Allen said...

WOW totally gorgeous Amy.. LOVE the bright gorgeous colors..

Tracey McNeely said...

Gorgeous and we will definitely be seeing more of this from you now that you took the plunge! Isn't it fun?

Shannon J said...

You blending is totally expert, Amy! I would have never guessed it was your first time!! It's fun, huh?!! LOVE how this turned out!

Leigh Penner said...

I'm slow to this party, too, Amy! Your card is gorgeous!

donna mikasa said...

Yep, pretty much knew which challenge this was for....and you NAILED it! I know we'll be seeing more inky projects! ;)

Juliana Michaels said...

Better late than never and looked how you rocked it! What a fab card!!!

Miriam Prantner said...

Can't believe this is your first time with this technique! Isn't it fun?! Your cards is so pretty!

Katie Ann Brooks said...

Gorgeous take! i agree, I love Joni's work too!

Charlene said...

What a fantastic card!!

Stamp Talker said...

nice!

wendipooh13 said...

how pretty!!!!

Joni nina Andaya said...

Aww...thank you Amy you are super sweet :) Your card is FANTASTIC...ooh so LOVE IT :)

cm said...

I am soooo late to this party, because water-colouring and I aren't seeing eye-to-eye on things. I've decided that rather than fret and stress, I'll just admire the skills and talents of others. Your card is AWESOME! Beautiful take on Joni's card...absolutely beautiful!
Hugs~c

My Paper Epiphany said...

Stunning!

Colleen Dietrich said...

What a great CASE of Joni's card. And I'm always slow to try out the new stuff. I kind of 'amble' around with crafts...taking my time.

Angie Tieman said...

Yes, I knew absolutely what challenge this was for, so I'm not going to bother entering now! hahaha! Seriously, it's fantastic!

Question, do the distress inks act differently than say the Stampin' Up! inks when you watercolor with them? I have several distress inks, but I haven't tried watercoloring with them yet. Thanks!

yyam said...

Wow! This looks amazing Amy!

Celeste Goff said...

Love the watercolor effect and that sentiment is awesome! Great card...thank you for sharing!

Rose said...

awesome!! love the water effect :)

Evelin said...

I love this! Teach me how to do this? :D

Ashley Horton said...

This is so awesome Amy!! Love the mix of colors and the graphic look of the Black!

Maureen Merritt said...

Gorgeous Amy! Thanks so much for joining us at CASE Study this week!

Michelle said...

That is a FUN card!