Thursday, August 18, 2011

Less is More Challenge (missed) Get Inky!

If you've noticed, I don't do messy techniques often.  My mom would tell you that's it's because I don't like to get dirty (unless it's a Dirty Girl challenge on SCS, that is!) and she would be right.  She said I would cry if I got anything on my hands.  Well, I don't cry anymore, but I'm still not wild about messy techniques.

This card was inspired by the challenge on the Less is More blog to "Use Ink".  What I forgot was the part of the challenge that said ONE LAYER..oh well, botched that challenge, but I still love the look of this card.

                             
What it's hard to see is the awesome shimmer of the paints..


I used these (got them at CHA 2 years ago....and haven't used them...horrors!)  Mica Gloss Paints from Judikins.



They look awesome on black glossy cardstock (which I also bought)  but I used them on watercolor paper here because I wanted to see what they would do.  They didn't spread but they didn't soak in either.  I used a Tim Holtz blender to swipe them across the paper and love the results.

Supplies:
Cardstock:  140 lb. cold press watercolor paper, PTI Aqua Mist
Ink:  Tim Holtz Walnut Stain, Judikins Mica Gloss
Other: Tim Holtz blender


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7 comments:

Debbie Carriere said...

Beautiful background!!!! Wonderful CAS card!

Lelia Pierce said...

This is absolutely stunning, Charlene! I love the results! :O)

XXX

Monica said...

I love your card as well... The background is awesome.

Funny, I was like that, too, as a little girl - did not like to get my hands or feet dirty... You should see me in the playground - I am almost petrified when Aleeza takes off her shoes and wants to walk bare foot. I keep reminding myself that she is a little girl and that she must explore. Also she loves painting her hands and feet and I am always running after her with a wet towel wanting to wipe them clean! Lol... keep forgetting that it is all part of growing up and having fun.

Your card is lovely. The stamp looks so neat.

xxx Monica

jen said...

this is so cool! love the shimmer & the way the colors work together! (I bet you didn't get too dirty!)
xoxo

Sue from Oregon said...

I bet that shimmer is awesome!

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Charlene.

Hugs Riet.xx

Susan (rainy) said...

What a gorgeous CAS design!! I LOVE this, Charlene. The background looks amazing.