Tuesday, August 16, 2011

CAS-ually Distressed

I look at the sketches on the Clean and Simple site every Friday but I've only ever played along with them once.  So, I'm glad CAS-ual Fridays kicked my butt into making use of their great sketches by hosting a combined challenge!  Now sketch challenges are not generally my favourites but after last week's epic fail in my attempt at a CAS-uals Fridays entry I decided I had to suck it up and take on theis sketch.  I also decided to break out my newly acquired Distress inks and inking tools.  I wasn't convinced that the technique is as easy as some crafter's make it look but after playing around for a while I came up with a strip of cardstock that I was quite pleased with!  I matted it, stamped some Purple Onion stamps and added a few gems for a bit of texture.  Now I'm wondering why I waited so long to try these inks out?  Can't wait to use them again!  
Supplies Used:
Cardstock: (White & black) Bazzill
Stamps:Flowers from Blossom Set, sentiment) Purple Onion Designs
Ink: (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko
Gems: Doodlebug

13 comments:

Karen B. said...

I happen to think distress inks are one of the best inventions out there and I happen to think your card is one of the most striking I've seen in a while. Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays too!

~Tammy~ said...

Umm, well you did a beautiful job, so I think you got it down pretty good! Beautiful CAS card!

Kim S said...

I was feeling the same way...they aren't so bad, are they? Your card is truly beautiful. I look forward to seeing more.

Jenny said...

Beautiful inking Jen, you've blended it seamlessly :)
You could enter this in Less is More this week too??
Jenny x

lostinpaper said...

CAS have fab sketches and I totally love your take on this one. It really is CAS! Love your gradient of colours, it looks just like a sunset!

Brandi said...

Wow! I love how you used the technique of going from yellow to orange. Great job!

Lindsey said...

Distress inks are dangerously addictive! Love how you used them on this card.

Laurie said...

Jen this is so pretty! I love that distress ink backgroung! Great job! Thanks for playing along at CAS-ual fridays!

Dana said...

You could teach a class on distress inks my dear. WOW. Simply gorgeous. So glad you joined us for CAS-ual Fridays!

Jocelyn Olson said...

So gorgeous! Distress inks must come naturally to you, because I don't think they're that easy (I'm often ink-impaired). I love those Purple Onion stamps.

kasia c. said...

GORGEOUS!! utterly gorgeous! I love that sunset look, you rocked those inks!
:)

Emily Leiphart said...

I love your sunset! It's gorgeous. Yes, why did we wait so long to try distress inks?!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Gorgeous sunset behind those silhouetted flowers. :)