Friday, August 12, 2011

Clean&Simple CAS-ual Friday!

Two of my favorite challenges teamed up this week for one sketch challenge!

I had already set aside this day to play with Tim Holtz Distress Inks, Foam Ink Tools and Craft Sheets.  I have watched a few YouTube videos on making these stunning, richly colored backgrounds and decided it couldn't be that hard.  Well, it is now 3 p.m. here - and I have just finished a card that I am happy enough to post.  But I picked up a lot of tips and ideas as I was working with these tools.  Hmmm....I'm feeling that a Friday Focus post is coming soon.  

Here's my "simple" card that took most of the day - but I do have to say that when I finally got the process down - the final version of this card wasn't more than 10-15 minutes - so it did get much, much easier!



The two challenges that teamed up are CAS-ual Fridays and clean&simple

  • Stamps: Papertrey Ink Life, sentiment from StampingScrapping Design Tag Accents
  • Paper: Papertrey Ripe Avocado, Stampin' Up Confetti Tan
  • Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Inks Tumbled Glass, Dried Marigold, Crushed Olive, Rusty Hinge and Peeled Paint

16 comments:

ShellBell said...

Lovely card--I just love the pretty color combo.

Debgem said...

Kim - this is fabulous - I love the scene that you've made. The colours look wonderful! Great card!

Jen W. said...

Gorgeous, Kim! It was well worth all that effort! And yes, please do a Friday Focus on all the tricks you figured out! I just purchased a bunch of Distress inks and and blenders and such and need some guidance! :)

MonicaB said...

I just love the colors on this card. This is just gorgeous!

Nanette said...

Beautiful card! I love how you used the Tim Holtz colors. I'll have to try this. I have almost all of those colors. TFS!

Tui Nathan said...

Gorgeous ... love the shaded background, such pretty colours!!!

Jenny said...

Wow what a pop of colour, absolutely fab Kim. I have these tools and inks but have never come close to this so yes please to some hints and tips :)
Jenny x

Jess said...

This is gorgeous!! Love the layering and the beautiful use of distress inks. You are an artist! :)

Aileen said...

Wonderful colours Kim and so beautifully blended. x

Laura Davis said...

Wow this is beautiful!
Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!
Laura

Julie Day said...

Gorgeous color panel and the images stamped over top are divine, love it :) Thanks for playing this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

Jaclyn Miller said...

Oh, I just love the way you've used the colors and putting them onto a plain kraft panel makes them pop. Beautiful! Thanks so much for playing along at CAS-ual Fridays this week.

Virginia L. said...

This is SO beautiful! love your colorful background with the image! Congrats on the making the VIP club! Well-deserved!

Sue said...

Beautiful card!

Marion said...

Perfection...from the stamping to your colour palette. Just beautiful. Congrats on your VIP win!

Suzanne Russell said...

This beautiful winner is well worth the effort and time that it took! You will be turning out more of these I'm sure. Congratulations!!!