Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Playing with Distress Inks

Sometimes, I do not have a particular project in mind.  I just want to play and play without the pressure of completing a project.  I may create a major mess, but sometimes I could use the pieces made during the play time to put on a card, a layout and what not.  Here's one example of putting those pieces onto a card:

One day I wanted to play with distress inks and I just played.  I took out some bright colors and started to blend them on a piece of white cardstock.  Then I turned to some stencils and started to play with them.  It was fun.

I could really use the paper with the distress inks blended on it, I thought.  So I die cut them into three butterflies (the third butterfly has not flown anywhere, it will be used on a different project later).  Then I thought of the sketch from Sketchbook Saturday:

My piece with the stenciling was actually much bigger.  I cropped it strategically (to avoid the really random and ugly stenciling) so the part with the Doily stencil and the Dot Fade stencil is showing.  I added some Picked Raspberry speckles onto the card, stuck on the two strips of paper blended with Peacock Feather, added a couple enamel dots then the card was done.  It is really satisfying to use scraps from play time on a card! :)

I'm linking my card to the following:
Stampart Papel - Stencils
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Eureka Stamps - Thank You
My Craft Creations - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Beautiful Card!. Thank you for joining us at Retarte with Stampartpapel.

  2. Beautiful - those colours work so well together.

    Thanks for joining us at Crafting from the Heart.

    Helen x (GDT)

  3. AWESOME!! The colours are amazing, and the overall design is great!

  4. Nice card. Thanks for joining us at Eureka Stamps this week.

    Peggy T.
    Eureka Stamps DT

  5. This card is beautiful, very nicely done. Thanks for joining us this week for our "Thank You Challenge." Come back to join us again and good luck.
    Karal Eureka Stamps DT

  6. your card looks so awesome! Thanks for participating with RETARTE #2!