Saturday, October 14, 2017

Blessings and Beatitudes 1 and 2

I've been playing with Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inks once again...this time featuring Stamp Simply Clear "Blessings/Beatitudes One" and 

Here a bit of brush work with the watered down ink; my attempt at a bit of "free style" water coloring. Tim Holtz Watercolor cardstock was used here, along with Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Frayed Burlap and Wild Honey. The colored cardstock layer is Tim Holtz Distress Core Coredination cardstock.  

The distress oxide inks were used for the background of the image panel here. A Ranger Craft Sheet mat was used, along with a Tim Holtz Distress Water Spray bottle, to layer the inks. I rubbed a couple of inks on the craft pad, added a spritz of water, then dragged and pressed the cardstock in the ink. I let that layer dry, then used a couple different inks to do it once again. 

After the background dried, I die cut it with Spellbinder's Hem Stitched Rectangle dies, and layered it over a dark brown piece of Tim Holtz Distress Color Coredination cardstock.

The bird from my stash (although no longer available, other similar) was also colored with the Distress Oxides, then glued into place with TomBow Mono Multi Liquid glue. Card layers were popped up with Thermoweb 3D Foam Strips.

The Blessing/Beatitude sentiment was stamped with Versafine Vintage Sepia ink.

This last card is another attempt at freestyle watercoloring. Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inks in Iced Spruce and Frayed Burlap were used here.  The verse is stamped with Versafine Onyx Black ink.

All linked supplies are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

Thanks so much for stopping by...enjoy your weekend!


Jerri Jimenez said...

I love the simple elegance of these beautiful cards, very soft colors, perfect for sympathy cards and perfectly executed!! Gorgeous work Deb!

Kristie W. said...

All pretty cards. The first is my favorite!

Deborah Saaranen said...

Thanks so very much Jerri Kay! I appreciate your kind comments!

Deborah Saaranen said...

Thank you Kristie W.! They were fun to create!