Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Make it Monday #204: Smooshing with Ink

Ah yes. That highly technical term called "smooshing"...not to to confused with "smooching", as autocorrect would have us believe!

My first effort smooshing turned out quite pretty, but I used too much water and the colours blended seamlessly together, creating an almost sponged-ink look. Nice, but not what the challenge was all about, really.

I wanted to use my new "Scene It" dies, so I cut out a background from the smooshed paper, and built my scene on that. I used the new "Alleluia" stamps, as well as a sentiment from the "Etched Easter Eggs" stamps. Too bad you can't see the Wink of Stella glitter on the sun rays, nor the gold embossing on the "Alleluia" sentiment. It's been foggy all day, here! Love this new vellum from PTI!

My second effort was more what the challenge required, but I wished I would have omitted the Tropical Teal ink--it's too dark! So I tried covering some of it up with the gold embossing, and some flowers from Quilted Spring. I'm not too thrilled with this one...
Thanks for looking!


  1. Your first line made me laugh out loud! Your cards are both wonderful! Love the smooshing with the pink stripes!

  2. Love that combination with the pink stripes!

  3. I love the darker teal with your 2nd card...I think it really defines the water coloring! Really like the pink striped paper too...another really nice pop of color to offset your beautiful flowers and sentiment. I think both cards turned out just beautiful Kathryn! :0)

  4. Great smooshing, Kathryn! Thanks for the reminder to emboss in gold ~ very striking. Thanks for always commenting on my blog posts ~ sending hugs.

  5. Oh, these are gorgeous! I'm kicking myself for not getting the Easter sentiment set....