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28 April 2012

For Mother...

Where do I start with this card?  This has been a project and a half!  Grab a cuppa, you're in for a long read....LOL

I decided to use my Tim Holtz distress inks to make some background papers.  
If you don't really want to know how this card was made, feel free to jump to the end, I'd love to read your comments, so please stop to say hi.

Paper number 1 was created by using SU Confetti White, Distress ink pads and plastic wrap, I used Victorian Velvet, Tattered Rose and a little bit of Aged Mahogany then I spritzed it with water.  When it was dry, I added just a little more Victorian Velvet to the mix.  Once it was completely dry I used a flower outline stamp from SU Greenhouse garden and stamped it randomly with Victorian Velvet.  I then spritzed it all with Champagne Mist shimmer paint to add some luscious sparkle.  Edges are sponged with Aged Mahogany

Paper number 2 was created by using the blending tool to rub inks into the Confetti White, this time I used Victorian Velvet, Tattered Rose and Tea Dye.  Spritzed with water and once dry I stamped French Script by Darkroom Door in Victorian Velvet.  I layered these papers onto SU Bravo Burgundy

I decided I'd try to watercolour with the distress inks (my very first attempt) Note to self:  Wait for the layers to dry before you go adding the background blue!  I made the green bleed into it in places and thought I'd just make it worse if I played around too much.

I've used my new Zinnia stamp from Flourishes.  I won this set in a recent blog hop for Copic Oz as they are the new distributor for Flourishes stamps in Australia.

I cut the image out with a Labels 4 Nestie and then cut two more the same size from the burgundy card.  Each of these were disected in 4 at various ponts to allow me to create the narrow frame as I'd used the largest one on the image so I couldn't cut another larger one as a mat.  I did the same with the sentiment.

I've used a couple of Cheery Lynne flourish dies to decorate, as the image is a flower it didn't seem right adding paper flowers to the card.  I've finished it off with some rose pink rhinestones.

I'm really happy with my first attempt at watercolouring with distress inks, I may need a bit more practice and perhaps a few more online tutorials before I will try to graduate to people images!

Thanks for stopping by and sticking with this long post.

This card is being entered into the following challenges.

Make It Monday ~ Linky Party
Flourishes ~ For Mother (opps missed the deadline!)
Wags 'n Whiskers ~ Distressing
Cheery Lynne ~  For Mum

I'm also supporting Southern Girls 'Get Your Girly On' Challenge this week as I'm one of their new DT members and I'm on Team Trace, this week is Team Lou.  So you'll have to wait to see my first Southern Girls post.

If you've made it this far, I have one more thing, a teaser if you like......I have some exciting news and I'm just waiting on approval to release it.....stay tuned....LOL

Cheers,

Kasey ~ in Oz




25 comments:

  1. Stunning Kasey!
    Oh such a tease.. cant wait to hear your news
    Hugs
    Trace

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    1. Thanks Tracy.....LOL you'll just have to wait!

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  2. Hi Kasey, fab colours and detail. Intruiged now, be back later to investigate.
    Have a good weekend.
    Hugs Sue W.

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    1. Hi Sue, thanks for stopping by and I'll let the cat out of the bag as soon as I can.

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  3. Hi Kasey, Beautiful card and I love those colours.The coloured image is gorgeous, wouldn't have thought it was your first attempt at watercolouring
    Thanks for stopping by my blog and your nice comments and I am now following you!
    Avril xx

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    1. Avril, thank you so much for becoming a follower of my work. I love your vintage style. thanks for your lovely comments.

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  4. This is so gorgeous Kasey! Your colouring with distress inks is great! I haven't tried this yet but you are tempting me... :) Beautiful colours that you have picked too. Ooooh can't wait to hear your exciting news!

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    1. Hey Alyce, thanks for stopping by. Love your visits. Standby for the announcement!

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  5. Very pretty!! Good luck and thank you for joining us at Cheery Lynn Designs.

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    1. Hi Bonnie, thanks for your lovely comment.

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  6. Your lovely card has caught my eye on MIM. Beautiful colours and lovely colouring on the flowers! Enjoy the weekend, hugs Asia #250 x

    Ps. Please come and join my 2nd Blogaversary candy ;-). Hope to see you there and good luck!

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    1. Hi Joanna, thanks for your lovely comment and for visiting my blog.

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  7. Kasey, this is just stunning! :) Wonderful colours, and such a pretty image and fabulous use of dies :)

    Thanks so much for joining us at Cheery Lynn Challenge this week,

    hugs

    xxalisonxx

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    1. Hi Alison, thanks so much for your visit and for leaving me such lovely comments.

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  8. Kasey, I love all of the details you put into this card. It turned out just lovely. Thanks for playing along with us at Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge and good luck!
    hugs,
    Gini

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    1. Hi Gini, thanks so much, I had a lot of fun adding the Cheery Lynne flourish to this card, it was perfect for it.

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  9. Congrats they are so lucky to have you....my friend is on the digi dt too...good luck and have fun....way to go girl!

    Hugs
    Leanne :)

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    1. Ohh Hi Leanne, I'm looking forward to it. I just have to get through May, really heavy work commitments as well as all this DT work, it will settle down a bit after May when my time at the Friday Mashup ends.

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  10. Beautiful card! Love the colours. Wedgie xxx

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  11. Thanks Wedgie, lovely of you to visit.

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  12. Beautiful card, Kasey. Thanks for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge blog.

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  13. Your card is just beautiful, Kasey! This would be so perfect for our challenge at:
    www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com
    We would really LOVE to have you play along with us when you are able. Please do stop by and check us out!
    Blessings to you!
    Karen L, Blog Owner
    Word Art Wednesday

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  14. Love these colors and the flourishes. Thanks for playing along with Wags 'n Whiskers! Hope you will join us again!

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  15. Love your backgrounds. Gorgeous colours and I like the watercolour on the flowers. Made me think of a little rain on a summers day. x

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  16. Kasey, I received this BEAUTIFUL card in my mail today. The papers you have made are absolutely gorgeous and the coloring is so great! I will have this card on display! Also, a big thanks for the stamp - I look forward to ink it up! Unfortunately it will have to wait till next week as I will be going away for the week-end, but on the upside, I will have something to look forward to.
    Have a nice weekend!

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