Sunday 25 May 2014

Distressed Dots ...

I mentioned earlier that I have been trying out some new techniques (new to me!) and I even managed to complete a card using one of them.  The circles were made by inking a solid stamp with two shades of distress ink (one all over and the other just round the edge) then spritzing with water.  I think it creates an interesting effect although I do need to practise more.

I used:

Distress Inks - Spiced Marmalade, Scattered Straw, Mustard Seed, Festive Berries
Versafine - Onyx Black
Simon Says Stamp - Lots of Dots stamp set
Clearly Besotted - Dandelion Dreams
Random Flower stamps (no packaging so no idea where they are from!)

I am going to enter the following challenges:

CAS(E) this Sketch

Addicted to Stamps and More - Anything Goes

Inkspirational - Bloom



  1. Another beauty - love that you popped up the sentiment.

  2. I love your fun and funky watercolored flowers, Elaine! You did a great job with that technique! That "wish big" circle looks like a setting sun!! Hugs, Darnell

  3. The two tone effect on the circles works beautifully. Another great card. Thank you for joining us at Inkspirational Challenges. Come back next time! Marina

  4. I love the two tone look Elaine, and you chose great colours. Thanks for joining us again at Ink x

  5. Oh, I love your fabulous take on the sketch!

  6. I love how you inked your circles (I think it's called the 'Rock n' Roll' technique), and the color combo is so pretty, Love your sentiment, too! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog!

  7. Brilliant take on the sketch and I really like the watercolour effect with the distress ink. Beautiful work. Thanks so much for playing along with Addicted to Stamps and More!

  8. Great technique for the circles!
    Thanks for playing with us at Inkspirational Challenges. Come and join us again next time :o)

  9. Great, great card!! Love the style and the fact that it is mailable!! Beautiful color choice also!!


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