Sunday, 13 August 2017

In the Moment

Good Morning.

I have been enjoying playing with my Distress Oxide inks and seeing what I can come up with.
For today's card, I rubbed DOX right onto my non-stick craft mat, sprayed with water and dragged my paper through the ink.  Love how it layers and give sort of a 'chalky' look to the texture of your card.  I kept pressing my paper into the ink using 2 different colours until I was happy with the coverage.

I then placed my inked piece inside my Misti and stamped this great sentiment first so I would know how much room I had to stamp the flowers.
I stamped the flowers in black and then to add interest, I stamped them again using more of the same colour of DOX that I had used for the bkg. to give a shadow effect.
I splattered on some water to lift some of the colour...another fun effect you can achieve with these inks.
Pretty simple and straightforward.  

Thanks so much for the visit.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Craft Stamper Magazine- ANYTHING STAMPED GOES
Crazy 4 Challenges- MONOCHROMATIC
Sweet Stampin'- FLOWERS

Stamps- Wildflower (TH); Beautiful Moments (Close To My Heart)
Inks- Tuxedo black Memento; DOX- Broken China, Cracked Pistachio (TH)
Paper- heavy white (local store)
Accessories and Tools- Misti; Mister (TH)


  1. Those DOX look glorious. Love the shadow effect of the stamping and the sentiment is great x

  2. Another brilliant effect using the DOX - who would guess that blue is your fave colour?? LOL Great sentiment too.

  3. Beautiful layered DOX inks, Karen. I love how you stamped your sentiment 1st then added more layering with your wild flower images. There is so much interest and dimension to your one layer card design. TFS my friend. Hugs

  4. Gorgeous as always, Karen. Love the technique of stamping with the same colours of your smooshed background to give a subtle background stamping of the flowers. I always learn so much from you!! I don't know when you changed your profile picture ... but I just noticed it today. You are so beautiful, my friend ... inside and out! xx

  5. Gorgeous Karen, I love the tone on tone with the DOX inks, awesome card and great sentiment

  6. Lovely layering of both the DOX and the blue and black flowers! And one of my favourite sentiments!

  7. This is beautiful, Karen! Love, love, love that sentiment and the soft shadow stamping!

  8. Beautiful card and beautiful sentiment! xxx

  9. Beautiful!
    Best regards from Ruth

  10. So very gorgeous. I love the flowers in the blue and then overstamped with the black.

  11. The sentiment grabs me as much as your beautiful work with the gorgeous background and stamping.xx [aNNie]

  12. Your blues always stop me dead in my tracks, Karen - love the flowers stamped first in black, then in the colors!

  13. OH! I LOVE the sentiment and as Lin above says, your blues are just wonderful.

  14. WOW WOW WOW I love your card, absolutely stunning. I love the flowers, the colours and the wonderful sentiment.


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