Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Smooshing with Betsy

Hello ...

This is a scheduled post as I'm off to Lincoln today for my Aunt's 88th birthday...

I'm joining in the Make It Monday with Papertrey Ink
Betsy Veldman is hosting with a technique known as smooshing and it's one I am very fond of since I am not an artist with a paint brush or copics ... 
I made 2 cards using ink pads and water and smooshing


I love this colour combination - I've used a pearlescent card and the ink works really well on it ... The embossed sentiment (PTI) doesn't works so well though


The next card uses the Life stamp set (PTI) and the Time stamp set (PTI)


...along with a PTI butterfly die


I hope you're having a great day

Till next time

~ Ros ~


25 comments:

victoria h said...

Beautiful cards - love the backgrounds

sarah.boirin said...

beautiful cards.x

Ira Huberts said...

Both of your cards are really cool, Ros, love those backgrounds, they make the sentiments in black stand out so beautifully! Have fun at your aunt's!
Ira’s Crea Corner

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

This is a gorgeous result of smooshing technique. Love the starkness of the black stamps and sentiment against the background!

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Beautiful smooshings, Ros! :)

Kara Lynne said...

Both of your cards are gorgeous! You did such a fabulous job with that smooshing technique!

Linda Breedlove said...

These are both beautiful, Ros. That first one is my favorite color combination. Gorgeous stamp set on the second. Have a safe and happy time away!

Sue Lelli said...

WOW! LOVE those BGs and your stamp sets and that technique! Happy 88th to your Aunt! How FAB!

Linda R said...

Both these cards look so beautiful. I LOVE the backgrounds. The soft pastels have me smiling. Happy Birthday to your Aunt..

Hugs~
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Anita in France said...

These are just gorgeous Ros ... the colour combo's on the backgrounds are deliciously soft and gentle ... perfect with the delicate vellum balloons and butterfly! Thanks so much for your visit and sweet words ... I so appreciate it! Anita :)

Pamellia Johnson said...

Wow Ros, I would really love to see a tutorial on how you make these gorgeous water colour backgrounds! I have attempted this sort of thing, and never had any luck! Just stunning! hugs :)

Davi said...

The smooshing sure creates lovely backgrounds Ros! Both cards are beautiful :)

Zue said...

Ohhh, very nice. My favourite is the second one with the butterfly and the monotone vegetation...lovely!
sue xxx

Mona Pendleton said...

Beautiful cards Ros! The colorful backgrounds look amazing! I think you mastered the technique!

Barbara said...

What beautiful cards! I need to go over to Betsy's blog and find out more. Why do you think the sentiment on the first one doesn't work well? I think it looks very good!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

You did a great job there Ros, they are both beautiful! I used watercolor paper for mine but I guess I am going to try smoother paper as you suggested, thanks for sharing!

Stella said...

I love this color palette too and your cards are breathtaking. My favorite one is the 1st card with the balloons; it made me smile and stare:)
I hope that you and your aunt wil have a few wonderful days together. Enjoy!
XXXXX

Tracy said...

I watched her video and you did a great job with the technique. I'm not sure what ink you use for your sentiments but I got some Versafine Onyx Black a while back and find it gives me the best results. It may not matter with the pearlescent card stock though. Beautiful work!

Greta said...

How gorgeous, Ros! Great choice of colors & images--love them both!

Chriss Blagrave said...

Love the colours that you achieved Ros. The first is a fave colour combo for me and your second card has those beautiful silhouettes, just lovely!

Lisette Baker said...

Love the gorgeous soft pastel backgrounds - there is the feel of macarons! Those balloons are so pretty and the black stamping just perfect.

Manuela said...

Beautiful smooshing and great saying!

Diane said...

Beautiful cards, beautiful backgrounds...I love, love the backgrounds you have been doing lately,
and the colors, too...your cards are so dreamy and pretty!! Hope you have a pleasant day my friend!!

Maria said...

Gorgeous card using the smooshing technique...very pretty!!!

Tonya Jastad said...

Love how these turned out! So pretty!

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