Monday, August 15, 2011

Peaceful Soul


Week 28 - One Layer with a special feature.  USE INK
** This does include ink pads **
...hopefully in a way you haven't tried before.... or using a favourite technique.

Well I have to say I am so excited about this creation.  Mandi & Chrissie - thank you for making me do things I would not have done!  I {{{heart}}} LIM challenges. 

I recently made a couple of cards with an inking technique that I have never used before. Then lo and behold, this week's LIM challenge was to make a one layer card and use an inking technique that you may not have tried before.  I felt compelled to do something different, so I looked to my Ranger distress inks that I have barely used.  I really had no idea what to do with them., so I viewed a couple of Tim Holtz videos on You Tube and I was off.  I have to say that I think this is my favorite card I ever made.  I masked a one inch border on my vanilla cardstock. I then used various Ranger distress inks with a blending tool and covered the open rectangle. I spritzed with water and dried it with a heat gun. I added Glimmer Mist for shine, then stamped the triple tree image from PTI's Through The Trees.  I finished it off with a sentiment from PTI's Peaceful Garden.

I love the way this card turned out. I am thankful to Mandi and Chrissie for making me do this! Thank you for visiting my blog today. I siwh you a peaceful day!

24 comments:

Sandra said...

Love this card, Sandra

Mandi said...

So glad to have been of service Stephanie!
Your card is terrific, love the colorus and design
Wonderful!

Thanks so much
Mandi
Diva LIM
"Less is More"

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi Stephanie, Love your card, you rose to the challenge beautifully and it's wonderful, Gay xxx

Carla said...

your background is great, love the colours of it. Your trees are also beautiful.

Jenni's Jems said...

Really lovely and love the colours x

Chrissie said...

You love it... I love it!
What a fabulous card Stephanie... I'm so glad that our challenges inspire such fabulous work!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
Lady LIM
"Less is More"

Anne said...

Ooh I love tree stamps and inky backgrounds and I certainly love this card - beautiful!
Anne
x

Sasha said...

Beautifully inked and stamped. I love your tree stamping!

Anna said...

This is beautiful!!! The background has such a depth to it!

Suze Bain said...

Fabulous inky panel, love the colours you have chosen and the tree stamp is fab too. A super card. xx

GinaA said...

fab combination of colour and stamp

Jenny said...

This is gorgeous Stephanie, I can see the shimmer if I click on the image :)
Love the colours behind the silhouettes :)
Jenny x

Beryl K said...

Beautiful card Stephanie
Beryl x

June Houck said...

Another beauty, Steph!

Susan said...

Stephanie, this is just gorgeous!! LOVE that inked background!

kingstonmama said...

Beautiful card, Stephanie. I love the colors you've used in your masked area. I've not experimented with distress inks, yet, but I have a feeling it will be in my future! Ann

Penny said...

It's a really beautiful background and sets the trees off just perfectly.

Sue said...

This is a beautiful card. I also love the images of the trees. It's all put together so beautifully.

And thank you so much for your kind comments left on my blog. :)

Aileen said...

Beautiful background, such gorgeous colours and love the silhouetted trees. x

Emily Leiphart said...

The sunset effect you achieved with the inks is stunning, Stephanie! I also love the stamps you chose to highlight it.

Kathyk said...

Gorgeous card - fab background

Kathyk

Karen Aicken said...

Beautiful - the trees are such a perfect contrast. TFS!
Cheers, Karen
alteredscrapbooking.blogspot.com

Heather T said...

Your background is stunning; I love the depth and atmosphere you have created behind your lovely tree silhouette.

Lisa A. said...

This is beautiful...love your colors and the silhouetted trees...stunning:)!!