Saturday 13 May 2017

We're Distressed at Just Us Girls

It's Trend Week at Just Us Girls
and Sue is our Host choosing a Most Popular Trend
using Inks as a background.

As I write this post I haven't yet had the experience of
trying the TH Oxide Inks but will remedy that
before this post goes live Yay!
So I am still playing (and lovin' them)
with Tim's Distress Inks for this challenge.

I did have another card in progress but time is
running out and needed to schedule this post
before heading off to spend time with family.
As a lot of you will know I love playing with backgrounds
so this challenge was such fun. I could have made so many more.
I started my base with a metallic card stock.
The background was made with
TH Distress Inks in Wilted Violet and Mermaid Lagoon
then I got out some Pearl EX Powder  and
smeared it with a paint brush which has given it
a lovely shimmer. I keep forgetting I have them.
Added my featured flower from
ARTplorations Rose Duet stenciled with
Pearl White Acrylic Paint. while that was wet
I sprinkled with Elizabeth Craft Cool Diamonds.
My sentiment is from
STAMPlorations Trendy Butterflies 2
Finished with some gems.

I will add this card to the following Challenges at
STAMPloratons for their

Details - Here and

Details - Here

You need to pop over to our Blog and check out
what our May Guest Kathie Durgan and the
Team have made for your inspiration. I know there will be
lots of beautiful distressing for you to envy.
Hope you are so inspired that you will join us this week
as I know we all love Tim's Distress Inks.

Thanks for dropping in


Verna Angerhofer said...

Fantastic card and I just love those colors. They show off that rose design beautifully!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Lovely card!

Sue VanDeVusse said...

This is stunning! I love how you added the sparkle to the stenciled flower. I LOVE that background!

Bobby said...

You had me fooled, Ina. I didn't realize how you achieved that gorgeous card until you explained. I love the simplicity of the stencil over the pearly blue background. I forget to use my Perfect Pearls too.

Judy Woodland said...

Just beautiful!!! I love the sheen of the Pearlex. I forget I have those too. Wonderful colors, wonderful background!!!

Chris Dring said...

Beautiful card Ina! Love the colors of your background and that sparkly stenciled flower!

Nancy said...

This is gorgeous Ina! You are truly a many dimensional card maker!

Mac Mable said...

What an eye catching card. I forget about popping on pearl ex too and great idea to add shimmer etc whilst the acrylic is still wet. Thank you for the inspiration and ideas and will be using a couple of them.....thank you so much x

Suchi said...

Such a striking card!! Thanks for playing along with us at STAMPlorations May CAS Challenge! :)
Suchi xx