Thursday, 6 June 2013

Distress inks...aka watercolours!


Happy Friday-Eve! Over on the CASE Study blog it's certainly a Friday-Eve for celebrating as we add some amazingly talented peeps to our CASE Study family as well as having a fabulous new muse to admire for June!

So firstly the muse. This month we have the super-duper Lisa Spangler on board for CASEing! Yay!

Week one of Lisa's time with us bring this beauty up for CASEing:

Check out the original post of this card here.

I was really taken with the blocks of colour on this card and payed homage to it with my distress inks and water. A few brushstrokes and I had a nice background perfect for a silhouette :)

tips and tricks
  • No need to own watercolours to achieve a watercolour look. I tapped my distress inks directly onto an acrylic block and used a damp paintbrush to pick up the colour and paint. More water makes a paler colour, but you may need some watercolour paper/card as it tends to warp my usual cardstock.
  • Run out of black card? I have (how did that happen?!?!?) so I used a black marker on white cardstock instead. 
  • Trouble sticking delicate die cuts? I like to use a spray adheisieve: it gives a good coatning and is temporarily repositionable with great care...!  

So not only do we have Lisa Spangler on the CASE Study bandwagon as our muse for June, we also have our guestie for June, my buddy, Lynn Mangan! Aaaaaaand (drumroll please) please welcome our newbies to the CASE Study DT family, Tasnim Ahmed, Maureen Merritt and Silke Ledlow! In fact, why not check out what they and the rest of the CASE Study DT created - it'll be a mojo boost like no other! :)

Amy Wanford (That's me!)
Andrea Ewen

Clare Buswell 
Debby Hughes  
Iwona Palamountain (Chupa)

Lynn Mangan (Guest DT)
Jean Martin 

Jeanna Jachna

Maureen Merritt 
Maureen Plut

Silke Ledlow
Tasnim Ahmed
Teneale Williams

Lisa Spangler (June's Muse)

Phew! That's enough amazingly exciting news to share from CASE Study HQ - now it's your turn to join in the fun. Take any element of Lisa's card, be inspired and create. It's so simple! :)

As always, thank you so much for visiting this little corner of Blogland today!


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Tasnim said...

Those are such perfect brush strokes! And a beautiful backdrop for that delicate die cut! Love your choice of distress inks, would you believe I almost made a card in similar color combination?! Good thing I didn't though,cause yours would have out-shined mine many times over! :-)

Lynn said...

Oh Aimes...this is divine. Love the soft subtle colors against the black. Thanks for the nod happy to be guesting with you this month! xoxo

Karen B. said...

Stunning and beautiful!

~amy~ said...

super love

Maureen said...

I see you working your magic again, Duchess :) Those painted stripes are perfect under that stunning die cut. Graphic, edgy, yet soft and serene. How do you do that? Genius!

Miriam Prantner said...

Gorgeous! I love the silhouetted image!

Debby said...

I'm with Amy - sigh! Gorgeous!

sideoats + scribbles said...

LURVE this so much Amy! Just wow.

Silke Ledlow said...

So cool and beautiful! The silhouette image with the the watercolor background is so striking :) !!!

sandie said...

Aimes, I adore this strong black against the pale watercolour look. And thanks for the tip on using distress inks for this-am going to play around with this as I have another idea for the case study x

Taheerah said...

Totally love the look here, very soft and subtle! My Distress Inks don't get too much love as they get my fingers too messy, lol! I have bought myself some watercolours though and am anxious to have a play!

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