Sunday, 11 January 2015

A few cards

I started playing around with some Distress inks  and re-inkers yesterday andgot rather mucky fingers into the bargain, but it was fun.
Here are some of the cards I made.
For this one I spritzed the watercolour paper with water before stamping the Papertrey Ink images with Peeled Paint Distress ink. I re-stamped a couple of times without re-inking to get the lighter shades. When the paper was dry I stamped again to get a clearer image.
Then I used a Stampin' Up Gorgeous Grunge splat stamp in Tattered Rose ink. 
The butterfly is Memory Box and the sentiment is a double stack from part of  Poppy Stamps - Jumbled Birthday.

Here I squiggled three shades of  Distress Re-inkers onto my glass mat and spritzed them with water.
(Peeled Paint, Weathered Wood and Antique Linen)
I then laid my piece of watercolour paper on the top and allowed the ink to soak in a little. I filled in any un-inked areas by just re-dabbing the paper  into the ink.
I dried it with my heat gun and then stamped the plant images with Versamark embossing in gold and platinum.
The panel was cut with a SSS Stitched rectangle die and the sentiment from Tattered Lace and the leaves from Wplus9 cut from golf mirri card and mounted over the panel.
I took the sketch from Case this Sketch
More Peeled Paint ink here, with the same Papertrey Ink stamp and a similar process as the first card.

I think the happy die is from Simon Says Stamp.  The birthday die is from Papertrey Ink.
I think all of these cards fit with the watercolouring challenge at Happy Little Stampers. I don't know how to add more cards from the same post to one challenge, unless I do a link to my entire blog as well as a specific one! Hey Ho!
Finally a card in a different colour!

This is for the Muse challenge and here is Vicki's inspiration card.
It will soon be time to put a chicken in the oven for the Sunday Roast, so I'd better get my skates on.
We sang in a Come and Sing performance of Haydn's Creation last night with my choir. It was super... so was the curry afterwards!


  1. Love the inky effects on your cards Chrissie, I really must try this. A fabulous collection.
    Lynne xxx

  2. Looks like you had a mega fun and productive day Chrissie. Love all the watercolour results think I may have to do some experimenting.
    Sarah xx

  3. Lovely cards Chrissie - perfect for the Happy Little Stampers challenge. Any idea of the make of the "bIRthDaY" die on the 3rd card? Love the mixture of upper and lower case letters.

    Karen x

  4. These turned out fabulous! The 2nd one with the gold embossed flowers is amazing. I do have to say I am partial to the heart one though ;) -- Thanks for joining me at Muse!

  5. Beautiful collection of cards. They are all stunning it would be difficult to choose a favourite!

  6. Love the embossing over the watercolour - must try that, thanks for the inspiration.

  7. Your inky cards are fabulous. I really wouldn't know where to start with something like that.
    Caroline xxx

  8. I love all your cards and the Muse card is just beautiful!

  9. Wonderful playing with inks, dear Chrissie. Your cards are awesome as always. The "love" card with red hearts is very elegant.

  10. Chrissie, I absolutely love the distressed ink panel on your best wishes card. Fabulous!

  11. A stunning selection, Chrissie! Jo x

  12. Wow ... four gorgeous cards Chrissie!! Looks like you had fun getting inky! :) Love all your designs, and beautiful, earthy mix of colours with the sparkle from the gold. Delicious! :) Thanks so much for playing along with us at Happy Little Stampers. xx

  13. Wow! You've been busy cardmaking and singing and 'skating' to get the chicken on! lol! Love your fun take on this week's Muse - so glad you joined us!

  14. I love your inky experiments, Chrissie, particularly the dramatic background of the second one.

  15. I always love when you do a parade of lovely cards you've made, Chrissie! Then I go have a lie down from my brain exploding with all the amazing inspiration!! No favorite here; they are all superb!! I know how to link several cards from one post and I'll email you since I don't see anyone else has said anything. The thought that I might be able to help YOU with something is really cool because you have been my mentor for the whole of my journey!! Hugs, Darnell

  16. Y'have been very busy creating these beautiful cards!


  17. ooo la la, Loll. These are fabulous cards. Love the spattering and double stamping. Love the watercolor background with the gold embossing.

  18. Oh, these are all so fun & wonderful! I especially love your take on the CTS sketch -- very pretty!

  19. Your inking looks absolutely fabulous Chrissie!
    So good to see your card at CAS(E)this sketch!

  20. I'm not really a gold person but I love the colour combo you've achieved on your second card. Great watercolouring inspiration. Thanks Chrissie! Stef x

  21. Great set of cards. Your watercolouring is amazing! Thanks so much for playing along at Happy Little Stampers xx

  22. Missed these earlier Chrissie, you are sooo clever at using distress inks.Just adore all these fab creations ;) Viv xx

  23. Popping back to congratulate you on winning the HLS Watercolor challenge, Chrissie! And no wonder!! Hugs, Darnell

  24. Hi Chrissie. Sorry I don't have your email address, so I'm just posting here to let you know that you are the winner at HLS January CAS Watercolouring Challenge! Congrats!! LOVE your gorgeous watercoloured cards. There's a badge for you to add to your blog if you'd like ... it's in the winner's post. Loll xx

    Here's the link to the winner's post:


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