Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Out of the Rut


I was scrolling through my blog the other day for some reason and felt like all my cards were looking exactly the same!!  A rut!!!  So, even though this is a clean and simple card, I did try using some of my Distress Inks and sprinkling a little water on them, etc.  The blending isn't perfect at all, but I'm working on that.  The image is from Serene Silhouettes (SU) and was stamped with CTMH ink.  I used some of the Confetti White card stock (also from SU) and love the color of that stuff, but don't really care for all the "confetti" in it.  All of the specks were almost covered up by the main image panel.  Just something a little different for me.

Thanks for stopping by...........
Lynn

34 comments:

Laura said...

Hi lynn, I Love this technique and I think you did a Great JOB! one of my favorite stamp sets!! TFS

Carol L said...

Very pretty background Lynn! The imperfections just add to it's beauty!

Diane said...

Very soft and pretty,, I think it looks wonderful...and thanks for the nice comments, too!!

Donna Hanley said...

WOW I love that background, it's just beautiful. I disagree with your thinking on all of your cards looking the same. I think you have quite a big variety of designing and layouts. I enjoy each and every one of your cards. Enjoy the week.

Bonnie said...

Gorgeous background! I want to try that water splattered background! It's so perfect for the Serene Silhouettes! And I don't think you are in a rut. Me maybe, but not you. You use a variety of images.

MiamiKel said...

Holy Bananas, this is out of this world fab-u-lous! What a kaleidoscope of gorgeousness!!

Tammy said...

Absolutely wonderful card and gorgeous background! You go girl, its perfect!

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card Lynn, I like the stamp and the fabulous background.
Kevin xx

MaryH said...

Not sure what you didn't like about your blending..looked lovely to me. Your water spots were great! I can't get mine to look that way. Must be the different ways we 'flick our fingers', eh? This card is very serene in look, yet still has your signature 'clean & white' touch. I think it's great...you did a good job. Love that silhouette against your colors...like a Texas sunset???Hugs & TFS - also, I didn't think you were in a rut either!!!

scrappymo! said...

Beautiful...I think it is perfect as is...the whole beauty of the inky look to me is the randomness of it!

NanaConnie said...

Oooo, I love the exact effect you got on your background, Lynn. I don't know what else you'd need to practice -- this is magnificent! I have a ton of that confetti white paper and forget to use it. Depending on the project I'm doing, sometimes I love the confetti and other times I really could do without it. :-D

Marilyn said...

Huh? Your cards don't look the same... you have a style and I suppose that might make it appear that way but don't ever change.
I love this background Lynn and you've inspired me to give it a go. I definitely get into a rut so this would be a nice change up.

Jenée said...

Well, I really like this technique, and I don't see anything wrong with the blending. I really like the water marks. Very pretty.

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous,love the background and fab image.xxx

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

WOW - love this! xxx

MaxineD said...

Oh Lynn - this is a stunner - love the effect you have achieved here. I too love playing with distress inks and water, as you may have noticed.
Blessings
Maxine

Hettie said...

Wow! This is a stunner of a card. Love the background you have made and I do love the spritz and flick effect. One of my favourites. Well done for taking a side step though I am sure your cards don't look the same. This one is beautiful.
Hugs
x

Mary Marsh said...

love the look you have created on this card Lynn-so pretty

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

What a gorgeous card! Love the splotches!

Jessi Fogan said...

WOW. This is crazy cool - such an amazing inked panel & yet so much white space - you are incredible! I know what you mean about feeling in a rut - no one else sees it, though. Trust me :)

Lynn said...

Hi Lynn, the colours and blending of the background is wonderful, and the stamped image is great. Love it! Lynn x

Tammy said...

Gorgeous card, I love that fabulous background!!
Tammy x

Ellen said...

This is really gorgeous Lynn! Stunning background you created! Love it!!
By the way your cards do not all look the same~You are your own worst critic! I love checking out your cards and your hilarious
blog posts!!
:) Ellen

Joan Ervin said...

Whoa....this looks fabulous, Lynn....what a gorgeous background you created with the distress inks and I just love the silhouettes!!!!

Deepti said...

Oh my my.... I missed this something little different, it is awesome Lynn :) and you should do more of this more often :)

Monica said...

Wow, Lynn, this technique looks so full of texture... Lovely stamp too. And for me your cards are ALL very nice and different.
Love,
M

Anne Temple said...

Fabulous background you created to compliment the silhouette. Love it!

Elizabeth said...

Hi Lynn, I think your background is beautiful, even if you don't like the 'confetti' :) Elizabeth xx

Shelly Schmidt said...

Whola- the Distress Ink is so fabulous! Love your colors and it is beautiful and elegant!

Sandi said...

This is SO pretty Lynn!
☺ Sandi

Margaret said...

Oh, Lynn! This is gorgeous! Your background is wonderful!!!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Lovely to see 30 comments on this, Lynn, and know so many others stopped to tell you how much they like this card! I simply am drooling here. I love that the blending isn't perfect, because to me your background looks like a stained glass with sunlight shining right on the flower heads. Really stunning card!!

Nancy in Iowa said...

Beautiful! Call me inspired! I know what I will be trying soon.

Lynn McAuley said...

It's gorgeous, Lynn! I need to pull out my Distress Inks more often and give this a try!!