Tuesday, 23 January 2018

EH Pinsights - Lovely Thistle


My neighbour, Mrs. Wilson, asked me to make a birthday card for her sister-in-law, who is an artist. I decided to use a faux-watercoloring technique using Distress Inks and these Essentials by Ellen stamp sets. I was inspired by the colours in the current Pin-Sights Challenge:


I placed each stamp on my stamp positioner, inked it with Distress Ink and then spritzed it with my Nuvo Mist Spray Bottle. I love how each one turns out unique, giving it an artistic feel.

My first attempt ended up being the card on the left, which I will keep. Mrs. Wilson is 88 and prefers a less CAS style to my typical designs. For her card, I added more flowers and embossed the sentiment in gold. She is not afraid to tell me when I need to do something different on a card she has requested - I will report back once I've delivered it to her! lol!

I used:



8 comments:

Cat Craig said...

YOu are an absolute sweetheart. Love them both.

Chriss Blagrave said...

Stunning cards, both of them! I am anxious to hear your neighbour's reaction 😊

lostinpaper said...

Crossed fingers that she is happy with your creations (wink), I know I would be, they are more than wonderful Ardyth!

Maxine D said...

Your Mrs Wilson sounds quite a character! Lovely cards Ardyth, and I hope Mrs Wilson's is acceptable to her.
Blessings
Maxine

My Paper Cat said...

So dainty and pretty

Brawny said...

Beautiful cardvx

Bobby said...

That technique is wonderful for the different looks you get from the same stamp. Both of these a lovely, Ardyth. I don't see why Mrs. Wilson wouldn't love hers.

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Ha ha! Gotta love someone who knows what they want :-)
I love both of these. That technique looks beautiful. xxx