Tuesday, February 23, 2016

CASology #186



Welcome to Week 186 of CASology!  Take a look at the cue word for this week:


I went straight for the watercolor smooshing technique when I saw this cue word.  I used Peacock Feathers Distress Ink and smooshed it on some watercolor paper, dried it and smooshed some more on top.  I did that a few times and love the cool texture it ended up with.  I die cut a circle from the smooshed paper, paper pieced the Lawn Fawn whale and popped him up on foam tape.

Now it's your turn to show us your CAS distress cards so check out the beautiful inspiration from the rest of the design team and then play along! 



And this week's guest designer:


Link your creations to the CASology blog and remember that the deadline for entries is Monday at noon (CST).

I'm also going to enter my card in the Celebration challenge at Lawnscaping.




Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Watercolor) Ranger, (Tangelo Twist) Stamping' Up
Patterned Papers:  (Something Wonderful 6x6) Teresa Collins
Stamps:  (Whale & sentiment from Critters of the Sea, Party hat from Hats Off to You, Birthday from So Much to Say) Lawn Fawn
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko, (Peacock Feathers Distress Ink) Ranger
Die:  (Stitched circles) Lil' Inker Designs
Marker:  (Pumpkin Pie) Stampin' Up
Gems:  Recollections

16 comments:

Mac Mable said...

Great distressed background/water, such gorgeous colours and loving that paper pieced whale x

Ardyth said...

This is so fun - I never think smoosh once, let alone more than once - but what a cool effect! Love the geometric dp too!

Shelly said...

Oh, so fun and cute!!

Lisa Petrella said...

What a cool technique!!! Creates the perfect backdrop for that adorable paper pieced whale!! SO CUTE!!!

Joyce said...

Love the background you created for your adorable whale. So realistic.

Karen B. said...

That is a cool texture! Fun card.

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Adorable card!

Lindsey said...

That smooshed background is perfect! And I love the cutie-patootie whale, too. :)

Lisa said...

Terrific background, this is so cute!!

Deidre said...

Two of my favorites on this one: ink smooching and Peacock Feather Distress Ink! Your textures, colors, layout...all fab!

Anita in France said...

That little paper pieced, hat toting whale is so cute, Jen ... his ocean background is just awesome ... what a brilliant sense of texture! Hugs, Anita :)

Sherrie M. said...

LOVE your smooshing technique! Almost looks metallic.

Tracey McNeely said...

Jen your end result looks just like water, well done!

Bobby said...

I love smooshing and yours looks great, Jen. And of course you'd have a punny sentiment. ;)

Elise C. said...

Gorgeous card! The distressed background looks so pretty! Thanks for playing along with us at Lawnscaping! :)

hazelspaperdesigns said...

Aaawwww! How cute is this little (big) guy?? Love how your paper-pieced him in those subtle geometrics and had completely forgotten about that smooshing technique. Even the name sounds aquatic! Waves don't 'lap' on the shore, they 'smoosh', don't they?? ;-)