Thursday, August 9, 2012

Cattails

The cue this week for CASology # 5 is "pond."  I don't have a lot of stamps with pond images, but my Wplus9 Guiding Light set has two cattail images.  I combined the larger of the cattail images with the gorgeous colors of Play Date Cafe 144.  I suppose blue and green would have made more sense, but I rather liked the idea of using pink, orange, and yellow instead. :)

I inked a square acrylic block with Memento dandelion, tangelo, and rosebud.  I spritzed it with water and then inked directly onto the card base.   I stamped the cattail and sentiment in Memento rich cocoa.






It's addicting to make these ink splodges, for lack of a better word, as you never know exactly how they will turn out.  Each one is slightly different.  My favorite is the first one that I have matted white on white.

Thanks for visiting!

CASology # 5

Play Date Cafe 144
 

30 comments:

Judy1223 said...

Oh this is just beautiful...actually, every version you made is beautiful! I agree, I like the colors for PDCC on this card even though you could have gone blue and green. Wonderful splotches of ink...I need to try that!

Melissa said...

I like the white on white too! Love the different variations, though! So fun! Love the colors you chose to use! Thanks for joining us at CASology this week! :)

shirley-bee said...

Ann, these are fantastic, all of them! I'll be having a go a this technique

Ardyth said...

So beautiful - love that background technique - I'll have to give it a try! Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

Deanna said...

These are just Fabulous! Great technique and design:)

onecraftymama said...

I love these colours - like a gorgeous fleeting sunset :) Perfect with the sentiment. I've wanted to try this technique for ages but I'd *gasp* have to clean my blocks first. Funny how long I've managed to put that off!

Rosemary said...

all the cards are wonderful, but i have to agree with you that the first is the best! fantastic design... so glad to see you playing along with CASology!! :)

lostinpaper said...

Awesome use of colour and fab take on the pond theme! LoVe them all!!

Donna Bowman said...

Love how you did the background! Beautiful card!! Thanks for joining us this week at The Play Date Cafe.

Bonnie said...

All of these are beautiful! I never had very good luck with inking the blocks. These make me want to try again!

maria mcclure said...

sunrise or sunset... this is beautiful!

Michelle said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Ann! Wow! I love them all!

Angi said...

Love this beautiful CAS design. Thanks for playing with us at The Play Date Cafe.

Tracey McNeely said...

Love your cards, the yellows and pinks are so pretty. Thanks for joining us at CASology this week!

Basement Stamper said...

Love how this turned out. I had been trying that way but my blocks just weren't looking right so I went direct to paper.

Definitely going to need to try again as I love how your card is CAS but packs a punch. Thanks for sharing!

Kim S said...

It's PERFECT in those colors! I haven't made splotches of ink in a long time...thanks for inspiring me!

Viv said...

These are so beautiful I love them all :) Viv xx

Katina said...

These are all so beautiful Ann!
xx

Vicki Fraser independent STAMPIN' UP demonstrator said...

Very pretty, love all your different versions :)

Jean said...

They are all beautiful ~ especially like the first one!

~amy~ said...

Love that technique!!! Looks great! Thanks for joining us at The Play Date Cafe!

Patrice said...

Great use of the colors - I'd love for you to link up at 52 Card Pickup this week!

http://www.oldbackporch.com/2012/08/52-card-pickup-week-32.html

Julie said...

Clever idea to use those colours. Great card.

Jenny said...

Perfect example of the technique and each one is so unique as you say :0) great colours for the bkgd.
Jenny x

Helen said...

Really fantastic effect - I must try this! Beautiful sillhouette image - gorgeous cards.

shirley-bee said...

Just popping back to congratulate you on your CASology honourable mention!

anya said...

Ann, I just had to pop in to tell you how stunningly gorgeous your card is! Glad to have you join us for this week's Play Date Cafe Challenge!

Martha said...

What a beautiful card! I love your take on the cue word.

Ruby said...

What a fabulous technique, I will definitely have to give that one a go! Very pretty card. Thanks so much for joining in the fun with us over at The Play Date Cafe this week!

Jocelyn Olson said...

What a beautiful card! The stamping with the block looks so cool! Thanks for joining us at The Play Date Cafe!