Wednesday, February 24, 2016

CASology Week 186: Distress

There are so many things in life that can be distressing.  One thing that does it for we Moms is an inability to change a situation:  a sick child can really be tough, can't it?  I'm saying prayers for a friend who has a great distance between her and a sick grown-up-child -  and I'm happy to do so.  I wish I could do more, and I'm awfully grateful for all those prayers said, and thoughts sent for our little peanut.

I've also had a really fun time with a technique video I watched over at Jennifer McGuire Ink called Distress Ink Lifting.  I don't have the gorgeous blue she used, but I have the  Mondo Hydrangea, and Dusty Concord distress ink did the trick, just fine!  It is magical, truly.

For CASology Week 186:  Distress:


Oh boy was it scary to add the sentiment ... I normally don't have great luck stamping sentiments with distress ink, but I'm so happy with this inking today - and for your visit! 

Thanks, always ...

=]  Michele

26 comments:

Tracey McNeely said...

Your Watercolour Lifting is gorgeous Michele, love the purple and the hydrangea which was oos by the time I got there. Thank you for sharing with us at CASology this week. Congrats on the IG feature at Ellen today!

Susanne Vargas said...

This is stunning, Michele! Love the rich color!

Anita in France said...

Wow, Michele ... you nailed this technique ... your beautiful bloom is simply stunning! Hugs, Anita :)

Sazzle Dazzle said...

I need to try this technique Michele but you've rocked it here with gorgeous rich colours too and a striking design! Love it! X

Kara said...

So pretty! The sentiment came out perfect!

Nora N. said...

How amazing!! I LOVE how this came out. That large flower is beautiful and you got some wonderful colors out of it!!

Karen said...

Stunning card!

Bobby said...

Isn't that the best, and easiest technique? Yours turned out beautifully, Michele, and I love the way you trimmed the panel and added the sentiment down the side. I used Wilted Violet on mine but lighter colors didn't work as well.

Lisa said...

Beeeeeautiful card Michele, your rocked the technique!!

Barb Ghig said...

Fabulous job on Jennifer's technique, Michele! I love your color palette, and your sentiment looks amazing! I think it's time for me to bite the bullet and try this ~
Continued thoughts and prayers for your sweet little peanut...I hope you can bring her home soon!

lostinpaper said...

I saw this technique and haven't given it a try yet, looks to me like you totally rocked it GF!

Kristie Goulet said...

This turned out beautiful! Great job! xoxo

Kathy said...

One word...Wow! :)

Susi Kelly said...

You did a fantastic job with this technique, Michele - your card turned out amazing! Hoping & praying your little peanut continues to do well.

Happy Dance said...

Sweet friend. Blessings heaped upon you. I continue to offer prayers that your little G.M. continues to thrive and grow. And your card is stunning. So rich and beautiful. While I'm not normally a fan of purple, this is really pretty. Love this! xo Bev

Kim Heggins said...

Wow...just beautiful Michele, love those colors and that flower is amazing.

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Really beautiful, Michele. Your colour really sends out a deep, calming effect, which is exactly what you want in a card like that.
xxx

Brenda said...

Being a mom is tough, and we never stop being a mom no matter how old our children get. I am praying for our friend's adult child too, but wish I could do more as well. But prayers are the best thing we can do right now for them. I hope the prayers have helped your peanut too!!

I watched this video too, and I loved this technique. I haven't tried it yet as I am undertaking a big organization/redo in my craft room. And I'm slow! lol Hugs, Brenda

Brenda said...

Me again, sorry but didn't tell you how beautiful your card is! Love it! Hugs, Brenda

TK said...

Your card is BEAUTIFUL! Oh, so stunning!!! Love that technique but haven't been brave enough to try it, yet...
Continuing thoughts and prayers for the little one, and the whole family!

Joyce said...

Absolutely stunning. Love your hydrangea and that deep purple ink you used. I tried this technique as well, but need to keep my card under wraps for just a few more weeks. Thanks so much for playing along at CASology this week.

Jacquie Southas said...

Gorgeous card, Michele! I can't believe you have such a clean impression on the sentiment - distress inks never co-operate like that for me. Thanks so much for joining us at the CASology challenge this week!

Cat Craig said...

Oh my this is lovely. I can see a set in purples, blue/violets, pinks and cream. I may have to case it.

hazelspaperdesigns said...

This is truly divine, Michele! Add that technique to a growing list I need to try!! So soulful in that rich purple. Love that you used it for that beautiful sentiment also. Love that you joined us at CASology this week!

Petra Swart said...

This wonderful Distress Ink Lifting Technique by Jennifer is really taking the cardmaking community by storm at the moment and you have really created a stunning panel using it, Michele!!!! The colours are just WOW - so vibrant and absolutely beautiful!!! And your DI stamped sentiment looks great - I also find stamping with my Distress Inks sometimes doesn't work very well!!!! This is such a beautiful card, Michele!!!
Hugz

cm said...

A perfect card for our darling Bev! I would love to have seen her face when she opened it and allowed the 'magic' to wash over her! Technique aced!
Hugs~c