Friday, February 3, 2012

A little stress with the distressed inks - CAS day 5

I always loved watercolors...

This online class is my kind of school. I've only finnished my fifth class and I am loving taking it in at my own pace. Class five there happened to be lots of different info and a video by Jennifer McGuire. She demonstrated how to use watercolors with a blocking technique. Loved all that I saw but didn't own any of the things I saw. I was willing to go buy the stuff but my good friend offered to share her "goodies" with me!!! This worked out so well because she re-taught me how to get the hang of this. I used the Distress Inks in Wild Honey, Peeled Paint, and Faded Jeans and stamped on to watercolor paper. The embossed stamps were WPlus9 medallions and the sentiment from the same set.  I stamped the sentiment on white card stock, used a square punch on the one end (just like we learned!) to make it look so nice, popped it up off the card, and added the bling to match the watercolors.

I really liked this type of card and can't wait to try it again. I'll have to sneak in to my girlfriend's basement while she is at work.... LOL

Thank you for all your help!

BUT WAIT --- there's more...

I have also decided to enter this card in a challenge. It has to follow this sketch for the Young Crafters Unite challenge.  I happened upon YOUNG CRAFTERS UNITE! while jumping around everyone's blogs. It is a cool blog, I love the style of their challenges, and Simon says Stamp sponsors their challenges.  It's ALL good. :-)
Wish me luck!                


  1. I love this twist on color blocking! It's so cool the way the inks blend at the edges. Gorgeous choice of stamps, too--this medallion set is one of my favorites.

  2. Such a GREAT card! Your friend must be really nice to have lent you all her supplies - WOW! Love how this all came together and the colors you chose to work with. The medallions just shine beautifully in this card. Wonderful sentiment as well - love how it comes off the card like it does. Seems like you're learning a lot in this class! Way to go!

  3. Thanks Christina (and thanks for getting back to me). Ginny, you are the BOMB! I couldn't have done it without you. We should start a blog together. OMG you heard it here first! A blog with Ginny and Jeanne. Ginny gets first billing natch!

  4. Great interesting background on this card =) Thank you so much for joining our Young Crafters Unite challenge!


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