Thursday, March 5, 2015

A little distressing

Today I am playing with distress ink pads and a distressing tool.  I started with some cold pressed 140lb water color paper, using the more textured side.  I took 6 distress ink pads in rainbow order and swiped them on the dry water color paper. Once I had all my colors down, I spritzed with water and then dried it with a heat tool. I was very careful not to let the colors run into a muddy pool at the edge of the paper.

Once dried, I cut the strips and distressed them on 3 sides, the right left and the section that would ultimately point towards my sentiment.  My sentiment is the Simon Says Stamp small hello cut and stacked several times using bristol paper and glitter paper from DCWV. 

I really wanted my colors to pop, so I chose SU's night of navy as my card base. I placed my die cut sentiment first then the panels starting nearest to the sentiment. A few clear sequins were placed on the color panels to finish the card.

The design comes from this week's Muse #107 Challenge, and our Muse Vicki Dutcher, 


I thought this might also do well for the current Addicted to CAS Challenge #58 - Distress.
Thanks so much for stopping by!


  1. This is wonderful. Your distress inks are so vibrant, and I like your design.

  2. Fun use of water colors! Thanks so much for joining in at Muse and at ATCAS!

  3. Great description of how you got your watercolor strips in those pretty colors, Cat! What a cool intrepretation of Vicki's card!! Hugs, Darnell

  4. Cat, this is awesome! I love the texture and variations in your rainbow! So glad you joined us at Muse this week!

  5. Great, great card, Cat! One of my favorites!

  6. Fabulous take on Vicki's card, Cat! I love your water colored strips and how they pop against the dark blue background! Thanks so much for playing along with us at ATCAS!

  7. Oh this is lovely, a really pretty take on the MUSE card - I adore rainbows!

  8. Those distressed color stripes on blue BG look so awesome :) Thank you for sharing with ATCAS!


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