Saturday, February 1, 2014

2.1 - Go to your happy place

What is it about Saturdays and Distress Inks? That's two in a row now that I've gotten all inky and made DI scenes. And I love it! This one is based on the Designer Drafts sketch at Paper Smooches Sparks:

the inside:

Here's the sketch my card is based on:

So, basically, this was made entirely with masks (using both positive and negative) and Distress Inks. When I blended the "island", I purposely didn't do the entire bottom part of the circle, so that when I went over it to blend in the water, it simply disappeared. OMGee! It looks sooooo cool! Another sentiment and the palm trees finish the inside.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you get the chance to get crafty this weekend! Have a great evening!

Stamps: Paper Smooches - Get Outta Town
Ink: Ranger Distress Inks - Peacock Feathers, Vintage Photo, Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade, Broken China, Dusty Concord
CS: Darice (White); DCWV (black card base)
Accessories: Grand Calibur; Standard Circles Lg. Nesties; Paper Smooches - Border 1 dies (waves); scrap copy paper for masks
Adhesives: SA by 3L - MyStik  permanent, 3D foam squares


  1. You are so right, Chris! It looks SO COOL! Love the blending and it makes me want to drag out my distress inks too. Thanks for the inspiration! Good luck with the competition too. :)

  2. I do love how the island blended so well! Fabulous job with the masking! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

  3. Wow! You did such an incredible job with the masking. It turned out absolutely gorgeous!!!

    I love the black frame around the card, too. It makes it look like a framed photograph. :)

  4. Now if they were called de-stress inks, I'd totally get why you connect them to Saturdays. :D GORGEOUS!!! Your masking and blending is awesome, Chris!

  5. Fabulous card, love everything about it. great masking and blending. makes me feel like I want to be there. Crafting here is a yes, two down yesterday two today, can't do much else, we got the Weekend Weather again, third in a row.

  6. Absolutely amazing! I am completely in awe of your sponging prowess - gorgeous!! And I so want to go there right now.

  7. That masked scene is such a CLEVER interpretation of that sketch! This is just brilliant, Chris! Love it!


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