Wednesday, 6 September 2017

A Simple Silhouette

Hello there my blogger friends - 
Today I have a simple card experimenting
with some oxide inks (I need the practice)
and came up with

for the September CAS Watercolour Challenge
and for their

I am still having fun playing with some of my new
Lavinia Stamps and there are a few more to come.
My watercolour background has been smooched
several times. I then heat embossed my Lavinia Thistle
in white adding Nuvo Crystal Glaze to the centre.
For interest I stamped around it with a small script stamp
with Hero Arts Unicorn Pigment Ink.
This was cut from a Spellbinder Die
and again with the 2 larger ones and popped.
Sentiment is from
and also has the crystal glaze.
PS I chose the LOVE die just because
I Love Thistles oh! and there is Purple...

#Updated -  Also popping this over to
City Crafter Challenge Blog for their
Challenge #378 Pick One.

I could play with more of these gorgeous colours!
I'm thinking I may just do that.
Thanks for dropping by today.
Love reading your comment. Till next time
Cherrio from


Christine Alexander said...

stunning watercolour background for the thistle, and love the framing. thanks for joining us at CAS watercolour :)

sandie said...

Your background of oxide inks works perfectly with this image and love the added gloss. Thanks for joining HLS

Shona Erlenborn said...

Love this! Especially the thistle! Gorgeous image and the background is fab. Really like what you did with the die cuts too.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Wow! This is an awesome look. I love how you made this card and great colors too!

Loll said...

Gorgeous colours for your smooshed background, Ina. Love it paired with the white thistle ... such a beautiful image. The script stamping in the background adds lots of visual texture. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour!

lostinpaper said...

Love the bright meld of colours you've achieved in that gorgeous watercolour background, yet still a CAS style card, so clever Ina!

Mac Mable said...

Those oxides are the perfect background for the white embossed seed head. The die cut shape is different and I love it x

Bonnie said...

This beautiful, Ina! Love these colors and your thistle! Great layering and still keeping it CAS! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Watercolour!

Lucille K said...

Lovely card using the oxide inks. Thank you for joining us at City Crafter :)

Evelyn S. said...

I've played with the oxide inks only a little...I need much more practice to get something I really like. Your card is a beauty!

Judy Woodland said...

LOVE, love, love what you have done with those Oxides~~~it's just genius to use the frames and make the focal in the center. So simple, but it showcases that stamp beautifully. I'm such a fan of Lavinia. I must pin, once again!!! Thanks for the great inspiration!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

That is lovely, I love your pick for the background too, thank for sharing with us at CCCB!
As requested, I just added the follow by email button! : )

Loose Stitches said...

Very beautiful card Ina, love your beautiful background and the stamp!
Hugs, Sherry x
Loose Stitches and Unraveled Threads

nancy littrell said...

Beautiful watercoloured background for your silhouette heat embossed thistle and die cut sentiment. TFS your beauty, Ina and joining us at CAS Watercolour. Hugs.

Bobby said...

Your DOX blending is wonderful, Ina, and I love those concave layers.

Linda said...

This looks fab ..... the Distress Oxides for the background look amazing (great colours) and I love your choice of stamp. Thank you for playing along with the Happy Little Stampers CAS challenge xx