Sunday, 15 May 2011

Distressed and CAS?

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I've been getting inky... yes, me... I know!  I was demoing yesterday and the lovely Donna and Julie Atkinson were also demoing.  By the end of the day I was feeling totally inspired by Julie's fabulous distress ink and alcohol ink creations, even though this style is not really 'me'.  So I decided to have a go at making it me, a CAS style inky creation :o)



I know the second pic isn't a good one, but it shows the shimmer off better than the first.

I've used distress inks that I've had for AGES but hardly used - I bought them to have a go at colouring with them but I just don't seem to be able to master any colouring technique that involves water!  I put random splodges of Scattered Straw and Fired Brick on my mat and then sprayed Cosmic Shimmer Spray in Ancient Bronze over them.  Then soaked a piece of card in the resulting mess lol.  When it was dry I stamped another new Hero Arts stamp 'Blooming Meadow' over the top, and then distressed the edges... can't remember which ink I used for that though... something brown!  Used ivory linen card to make the card blank.  Added some baker's twine and a button.

I know it's nothing like as good as all you natural distressy types can create, but I had lots of fun with it and I'll definitely try more of these :o)

I'm entering my card for the following challenges:
I'm going to catch up on loads of commenting now, because I didn't get chance to do any yesterday... and then I really must make my mum's wedding card... seen as she's getting married tomorrow!  

56 comments:

amanda stokes said...

Hi Lisa,
I love it!
Good luck with the wedding card :) xx

Claire x said...

WOW Lisa this is amazing, I absolutely love the image and all the distressed work and you can certainly see the shimmer in the second photo. Hugs, Claire x

Molecraft said...

This is gorgeous Lisa, never tried anything like this, very impressive!
Helen x

Debs M said...

i have never done anything like this either, well done, it looks fab and good luck with the wedding card x

Vicky said...

OMW...this is amazing Lisa...I love it hun!..I used to do loads of distressing when I started card making..but I hate getting inky..if you know what I mean lol..
Fabulous stamp too...and great twine detail sweetie..

have a lovely afternoon..hugs Vicky xx

Laurie said...

Your main image is gorgeous! I love the earth tones! And of course that button and twine look fabulous here! Thanks for playing along at CAS-ual Fridays!

Michele Gross said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! That panel you created has so much deliciously rich colors and the white card base really makes it pop! Wonderful CAS design and so happy you shared it with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Craftdee said...

This is lush! It's good to step out of your comfort zone every now and then....what are you doing reading this comment anyway, you should be making your Mums wedding card, lol. "Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday" ;-) Dee

Jennifer said...

Really love this Lisa! You have inspired me. I am a b*gger for buying all the latest inks and sprays. Get them home the I go blank! I guess it's good just to have a play and get messy, then see what you end up with. Love it! Thanks for playing at F'n'F! xx Jenny xx

Janette said...

Beautiful work Lisa, really love it.xx

Milla said...

This is gorgeous, great distressing! Love the image you've used as well!

Sue said...

Hi hun
oh louv this fab card, luv the colours, getting into this cas style hun, fab design, sue,x

martina's kaartjes said...

this is really pretty ! great !
greetings, martina
x

Faye said...

Erm, you're cutting the wedding card a bit fine aren't you?! (Says she who starts and finishes her Christmas cards on 25 December!)
Anyway, this is very classy. It's luuuuuuurverly. xxxx

Helen said...

Beautiful, Lisa - I love the colours you've used and the shimmer too.

Helen x

Sue said...

Beautiful card. Sue x

Karen B. said...

Such a classy design and way to step outside of your comfort zone! Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays.

Audrey said...

Another gorgeous card! I get so excited when I see your link! I always know that I an going to love it! Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.

Alysha said...

Gorgeous hunni, thank you for taking part in this weeks Creative Craft Challenge!, hugs Aly xx

maxine said...

Hi Lisa a great card I hope you had a great day hugs maxine x

Jack said...

Hi Lisa, this is really great. Those Cosmic Shimmers are really lush.
Jack xx

Katina said...

Wow, wow, wow Lisa!! Love this so much. Would never have thought distressing could be CAS but you've really pulled this off. Fantastic! xx

Donna Mosley said...

Ooh! Mrs. I am definately impressed. It's so gorgeous Lisa. Love the gorgeous colours and super image. Hope you all have a lovely day tomorrow. :o)

Donna x

Silli said...

so very pretty Linda, love the colors, love the button and of course the twine! xoxo

Jenny said...

Hi Lisa, I applaud you getting inky...something I've never done, well not intentionally :)
Love the effect you've acheived and looks great on the cream base too.
Jenny x

Kendra said...

What a great technique! It's beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley!

Fiona said...

gorgeous Lisa...I love this, I am so rubbish at using distress inks but you have truly inspired me to have another bash!! Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley this week.

Fi
x

craftymum said...

oh lISA THIS IS WONDERFUL! HUGS SARAH X

Little Snippets said...

This is gorgeous Lisa! Love the flower stamp. Have a great day at your Mum's wedding tomorrow :) Sarah x

Donna said...

Beautiful card Lisa, the colours are stuning together and brilliant the way you achieved the finished image...I wouldn't have the patience lol! :) Donna x

Janette said...

Hi Lisa i thinks your card is lovely, i love getting my fingers all messy, you will enjoy it the more you do, lv the stamp you have used. Janette x

Caroline Hallett said...

Beautifully schizophrenic - CAS & distressed - it looks brilliant what a fabulous card

Cazza said...

Not really my thing either hon but you are so brave for trying it and to be totally honest I think you've made an amazing card!! The background looks fantastic and the button and twine finish it off perfectly - I love it!!
Good luck with your Mums Wedding Card and have a good day tomorrow :o)
Hugs,
Cazza
xxx

coops said...

fantastic card lisa.you can`t beat getting inky and i love the metallic shimmer ;D

xx coops xx

Liz, said...

Oh my, this is just gorgeous,

Liz x

Nikki Byrne said...

Beautiful! I love the twine and the image is stunning. Thanks for sharing with us at OSAAT this week. Nikki DT

Sue said...

Love this inky distresed clean and simple card Luv Sue x

Jules said...

Hi Lisa

This is amazing.

Loving the finished look and the second picture shows off beautifully the full richness of your work.

Gorgeous!!

I bet you had a great day demonstrating.

I hope you got your Mum's wedding card done and that tomorrow goes well.

Love Jules xx

Karolyn at Paper Therapy said...

Wow! That's an amazing technique with incredible results! Really beautiful! Thanks for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays! Hope to see more of your beautiful work again!

Kelly Schelske said...

Love, love, ,love this Lisa!!

debby4000 said...

Oh this is so gorgeous Lisa.
luv
Debby

Jackie said...

Oh wow, this is absolutely gorgeous :o)
Jackie xx

melsanford said...

Gorgeous card. The effect is beautiful! Love the button and twine too :-) Thanks for joining in with our Old and New challenge at Dream Valley! Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

Lorraine said...

Lisa, this is gorgeous! I love the ink colors you used, the shimmer and your CAS design. Just beautiful!

xGemmax said...

Love it! Love it! Love it!
hugs and xxx

Juls said...

wow this is stunning!! Loving the metalic touches! Hugs Juls

Carolina said...

Wow - just beautiful in every way!!! Thanks so much for playing along with Aud Sentiments.

Love crafts forever said...

Totally gorgeous!!! Thank you so much for playing our Anything Goes challenge at OSAAT. Good luck.
Hugs Nataliya.

Laura Davis said...

Oh wow this is gorgeous!
Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!
Laura

Jaclyn Miller said...

This is amazing! I love seeing people use distress inks because I am so bad at using them. Thank you so much for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays this week.

Wenda said...

Great card, thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week.

Hugs Wenda.

Carrie's Corner said...

Great card! I love that stamp and your wonderful background. Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley Challenges.

Hugs
Carrie

Jules said...

Wow Lisa, its lovely. I'm so glad you went away and had a play, if it wasn't you before it certainly should be now!

Hope to see you soon.

Hugs Julie xxx

Dragonlady said...

Hi Lisa

So sorry I haven't visited for so long - I am a bad blogger. Glad you entered at Aud Sentiments with this stunning creation. The colours are gorgeous. Hope you are well.

Hugs Ali x

Eiglas said...

Amazing card Lisa! Super effects with the distressing,yet still remains CAS.
Hugs
Ei
x

Ruthie said...

What a great project. Love the design!

Thanks for joining in with Aud Sentiments

Rx