I'm beginning with a disclaimer regarding my card for this post, as well as the next two: they are all the talented, super sweet Vicki's fault. All hers...totally and completely! I'd just about reconciled myself to the reality that water-colouring and I were far from a perfect match, and that my distress markers and new inks (seriously...two sets of the mini cubes...what was I thinking!) were destined to be stored away for indeterminate 'down the road' use. Operative phrase: just about...until...
During a stroll through blogland, what should my wandering eye spy, but this stunning card
Still, like any one who is utterly clueless about an adventure to be embarked on, I conducted some research on 'best inks for sponging.' (I do stuff like that....). Research showed that water-based dye inks were #1, followed by distress inks. Guess what my new SU inks are? Uh huh - water based! And guess who also happened to buy one of those Tim Holtz round blending thingies? Uh huh...yours truly. Of course, I wasn't about to make anything "big" given my novice-ness with all this, so....mini card again!
My card doesn't have a green/blue panel, but it does have a pop of red and a little trio of embellishments, and two colours that meld together, and it's cas. Everything, aside from the sentiment, I sponged with three of my SU stamps. My sponge-blending needs some work (I was a tad too heavy-handed...all the excitement of realizing I 'could' sponge, after all), but over all, I'm tickled pink with my little number.
Here it is: my inspired-by-Vicki case...
Sunset colours, warm thoughts: I think it 'fits' the theme at Addicted to CAS #41: Sun (if not, let me know)
I'm also heading to Addicted to Stamps and More #101: Anything Goes challenge.
Of course, one sponged card lead to another, this time using distress inks and my ever-so-amazing STAMPlorations stamps. We're heading to STAMPlorations Sketch Challenge #14.
Hopefully, you can see the pink butterfly just above the sentiment.
I'm sharing this at Addicted to Stamps and More, as well Simon Says Monday: Anything Goes.
Vicki, thanks so much for the inspiration! You've given me something new to explore; my inks and TH blending tool thank you, too!!
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