Sunday, 27 August 2017

Gentle Swan

My DH is happily resting this afternoon after completing the Severn Bridge half marathon this morning, so I've crept up to my craft room to play with my new Distress Oxide inks. (Yes....they DO close the bridge to traffic while the runners are running across!)

I made a frame from white linen card using MB 'Stitched Rectangle' dies.  The swan is a MB die, 'Gentle Swan' and I used black and orange ultra fine Sharpie pens to add some detail.   I used three colours of  DO inks, Salty Ocean, Lucky Clover and Faded Jeans for the inked panels.  On the piece inside the frame, I spritzed a Creative Expressions mask, 'Droplets' with water, before laying over the inked card.  For the inked panel at the bottom, I lightly spritzed water directly onto the inked card before die cutting a scalloped edge with one of the MB 'Stitched Country Border' dies. 

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33 comments:

  1. Love how you've used the two techniques with the oxides, great colours and so effective. The gentle swan die is just that so very gentle. Such a pretty card. Well done DH on completing the Severn Bridge half marathon x

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  2. Hi Liz,
    what a very super gorgeous card, and your inking is excellent.
    Love the wonderful desifn of this.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  3. Fabulous effect on the water, love it! And the colours combo is just amazing! Love the scallop stitched border, too, I think it's just perfect with the sweetness and the elegance of the swan!

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  4. Wonderful background Liz - I've still not had time to play with my Oxides since I bought them a week ago! Shabneez x

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  5. What a lovely serine scene, look very peaceful and calm. Great use of the DOI's and a fabulous design.

    Kath x

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  6. Gorgeous card and colours Liz, love my inks too! will have to play with backgrounds.
    Pam x

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  7. Congrats to your DH for completing the half marathon so no wonder he was tired. I love this sweet swan and love the colours on the beak, just right and the oxide ink background with the pretty stencilling and the scalloped bottom border have come out beautifully using those two different spritzing techniques. x

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  8. This is so beautiful!! The background looks amazing!! I love the colors!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  9. Beautiful card Liz, love the inky bits used.xx[aNNie]

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  10. Fabulous Liz! And I bet you love your new oxides as well :)

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  11. Beautiful card, Liz. Love the original background, it reminds me drops. And the swan is so pretty! Kisses, my friend.

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  12. Sweet card Liz! Love this combination of Distress Oxides ... the colours are gorgeous. Great job with the ghosting effect from your stenciling! xx

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  13. The DOX inks give some lovely effects and you've used great colours here.

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  14. Wonderful card Liz. That's quit an achievement from you DH.
    Hugs Veerle x

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  15. Beautiful card Liz, I love the inked panels and great idea using sharpies to add the details to the swan...great finishing touch :)
    Hugs Kaz xx

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  16. A fantastic card Liz, I love the background you've created for the swan.

    Sue xx

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  17. LOVE the card, a super background, love the framing and the bottom paper. Congratulations to hubby, a pat on the back for him, bet there were traffic hold ups LOL.
    Faith
    x

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  18. Your inked panels are a gorgeous backdrop to this beautiful swan! Love the dreamy pattern.

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  19. This is beautiful. I love the mix of colors. [Bunny]

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  20. Congratulations to your OH. Love this card, the background is gorgeous x

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  21. Nice card ! Thank you for joining us over at Country View Crafts !
    Corrie x

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  22. What a lovely tranquil card Liz. I love everything about your card, beautiful techniques, colours and design. Thanks for joining us at Bizzy Bec's Anything Goes. Crafty Hugs, Carol

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  23. LOVE this...what an awesome swan die!

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  24. What a wonderful card Liz and I love the stencilled DO background xx

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  25. Wow again a beautiful background and a beautiful panal! Love the swan; think the DO do have a great fan in you! Hugs, Gerrina

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  26. Super card Liz, I love your gorgeous coloured background.
    Janice x

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  27. Wonderful card. Thanks for sharing with us at The Crazy Challenge.
    Iskra DT

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  28. Oh wow Liz, this is fab sweetie !! haven't got any oxide destress inks, but love them !!

    Well done to hubby !!

    hugs Diane xx

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  29. Hi there Liz what a gorgeous oxide background you made for your elegant swan to swim across. Such a pretty card and perfect for our August blue and green challenge over at Country View. Thanks so much for joining us...a new challenge comes up on Friday. Hope you can you join us again. Crafty hugs xx

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  30. What a gorgeous card Liz and the colours are lovely. Loving your oxide background. Barbxx

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  31. Wonderful card. Thank you so much for participating in this month's challenge!

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  32. Beautiful card...love the background..Thank you so much for joining us at Happy Little Stampers - Anything goes dies Challenge. Hugs xx Deepti Aggarwal

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  33. Beautiful card!
    Thankyou for playing with us @ Happy Little Stamper Anything Goes with Dies challenge. All the best!!
    Hugs
    DT Seemaa
    (https://icraftpaper.blogspot.com)

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