Saturday, 13 August 2011

Ink Spots



For too many reasons to go into, I'm soooo... happy that the weekend has finally arrived.  One of the reasons is the new Less is More challenge as I've missed taking part in these over the past few weeks. 

I was on vacation for a couple of weeks with no internet access and then last week was so manic I didn't get the chance to create an entry until the end of the week.  I also struggled to find the time to leave comments on more than just a handful of the other fabulous entries and for this I apologise.  This week I hope to get around to you all to check out your creations and leave you some lurve !

Chrissie and Mandi have asked us this week to create a one layer card and use Ink, preferably utilising a style or technique we either haven't tried before or haven't used much. 

I have all the colours of the Tim Holtz Distress Inks in my stash and use them a great deal, but using a craft mat and water spritzer with them is something I haven't tried more than a couple of times.  Soooo.... I thought I'd have another try at this technique for my card today. 

The DI colours used are Forest Moss and Broken China for the water spritzing/craftmat technique on the background and Rusty Hinge over stamped with Walnut Stain for the image, with Walnut Stain for the sentiment.  The image was created using a set by SU! which my pal Annie gave to me recently, and the sentiment from a set by Dark Room Door. 

I think I need a lot more practice with this technique and I'm going to enjoy trying it with lots of other colour combos as I like the effect.

Thanks for checking out today's project.


50 comments:

Sarah said...

A lovely card, this is not something I have tried yet, I need more distress inks I think.

Katina said...

I love the effect Wynneth. Great card! xx

Lauren Hatwell said...

What a lovely effect. It makes a beautiful card Wynneth. Lx

Craftilicious said...

Great effect Wynneth :-D

Sarina said...

What a beautiful card.
I like the "seeds"idea.


grts,
Sarina

Rosie said...

Wow, what a great effect and a wonderful card.

Have a lovely weekend, Wynneth

Aileen said...

Interesting effect, I haven't tried this either yet. I like your results. x

Margaret said...

Great card Wynneth
Margaret x

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

Interesting effect. I like it.

Hugs, Sandra View my card HERE!

Chrissie said...

I love the movement you've achieved in this card Wynneth.. great fun, I love it!
Thanks so much.
Chrissie
Lady LIM
"Less is More"

Hazel said...

Love the effect you've achieved x

Maribel said...

Beautiful ink effect

Lynne said...

Your water spritzing turned out brilliantly Wynneth. Mine went in the bin lol. Fabulous card.
Lynne xxx

Mandi said...

Love your splattered effect Wynneth, it looks fabulous
Good to see you again
Superb card
Thanks so much
Mandi
Diva LIM
"Less is More"

Zoë said...

Attractive effect which looks super.

Hazel said...

It looks great. Hazel x

Elizabeth said...

Gorgeous card!! Beautiful effect with the inktspots.

Kathyk said...

Ooh works just great matey - fab colour combo too

Kathyk

Marlena M. said...

Lovely artsy effect! ;)

Beryl K said...

Great card Wynneth, love the effect
Beryl x

dutchstamptramp said...

Beautiful card, love the earthtones

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi Wynneth

What a great card for this challenge love the effect you've created so brave of you! I didn't dare to be so bold!

Love your Tilly she is indeed cute and does look very cuddly. I too have a dog called Tilly who I love to bits - oh and she is cute and cuddly too!!!! - LOL

Hugs

Tina

Maureen said...

Lovely card, well done.
Maureen....x

Suze Bain said...

Love the green 'spritz' in your card. A super inky card. xx

TAM said...

Fabulous card - its great to experiment isn't it

sheila said...

lovely ebb and flow movement to your card! really lovely.

Hello From Texas said...

Wonderful effect Wynneth. Your card is lovely!!
Carole

Sandra said...

Very effective. Lovely card.

toscania-art-life said...

Great card. Love the effect.

Carla said...

great effect

Viv's Visuals said...

Fab card - need to try this with all those inks I have in the drawer!

Faith A said...

How is it yours is very fabulicious and mine looked a mess? must be something to do with experience ay? and you know what you are doing

Sasha said...

Super card! A very effective technique!

Jenny said...

I love the spotted effect the ink has put on your card and lovely earthy colours too :)
Jenny x

Zoechaos said...

Fantastic result love it XOXO Zoe

Susan said...

You're definitely braver than I am! LOL! I tried that spritzing with water and made a BIG mess!! Yours looks awesome!

Sue said...

Hello Wynneth.
This sounds like a good old Welsh name to me!
Susan from NZ (Welsh Heritage) here I saw your card on LIM I struggled big time with this Challenge.
I was very impressed with your creation it looks so carefree as if you were very relaxed making it, wish I could say the same.
It is a stunner.
Smiles:)

Debgem said...

I really like the watercolour effect that you get with this technique. Lovely sentiment and lovely image. I must have a play with this technique. Here's mine!

Meggymay said...

Super card, love the effects you created. yvonne

GinaA said...

Hi Wynneth, tried to leave a comment earlier but internet playing up. Fab ink effect, love the colour combo.

Judy1223 said...

Wynneth, thanks for stopping by my blog...I do appreciate it! I have to say I LOVE your card for the ink challenge...it is so subtle and beautiful! Good luck!
Judy

Diane said...

A perfect card for the challenge....love the use of your ink!!

Jo Street said...

Gorgeous card Wynneth, love the effect!
Jo x

Riikka said...

That's gorgeous!

Kerry said...

Love the effect you've created for your wonderful card.

Sandy said...

Lovely card, I like the ink effect you have produced,
Sandy

fatmonica said...

It's a lovely card-love that background!

Mrs.B said...

Great card Wynneth, I haven't tried this technique yet, after seeing your card, will give it a go!
Avril

Mrs.B said...

Great card Wynneth, I haven't tried this technique yet, after seeing your card, will give it a go!
Avril

lilybygilly said...

Beautiful inky effect and really unique card - stunning. Gill x