Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Whats on Your Workdesk? Wednesday #226

Well, I'm doing pretty well this is now my fourth WOYWW and this week I have some experiments to share with you. I tried various different techniques and combinations but basically they all consisted of distress inks on my stamp, spritz with water, stamp onto centura pearl card which was either spritz with water before or after stamping or both and some were stamped twice. These are the results;

This one was created the opposite way round, coloured a piece of card then stamped in water to remove the colour

They look a bit of a mess but after a bit of work they have been transformed into these:

The backgrounds were simply stamped in versafine over the top, I think I prefer the second version, but both have turned out OK for an experiment.

As you can see the butterfly from last week is still on my desk, I'll try and make something with it soon, it moves around from time to time but hasn't found a home yet.

Bye for now

Donna x


  1. The 2nd one is my favourite too. I love what you can do with Distress Inks, they're just so versatile. Hugs. Pam#41

  2. They are really fab, Donna! I really love the last shot, that works well for me. I would never have said that the first pic showing your experiments would have turned out so well...but then I'm not a paper crafter so don't know how these things work!! I like the torn edges of the finished work too, the effect is great!
    Hugs, LLJ 45 xx

  3. Ooh, very pretty ... I love it!! Happy WOYWW sarah x #78 ps: now following your blog!!

  4. Oh wow, what a great effect! It looks like watercolour washes - so pretty!
    Kate #51

  5. The colors were pretty in the beginning steps, even though they didn't look like much. But then when you got done, they're just beautiful! They have an ethereal look about them.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier and for the kind comments.

    Happy Woyww,

    Sandy #1

  6. Hi Donna
    I like both pieces they are fab! Lovely colours too. Happy WOYWW
    Lynda B #31

  7. Ooh very pretty work!
    Thank you for visiting.
    Karen #60

  8. Wowza, Donna, what cool backgrounds you've created with these techniques! The finished art is beautiful! Happy WOYWW #4 for you! Thanks for coming by to see me! Have a wonderful couple of weeks! Darnell #10

  9. Loving these cards, particularly the 2nd one.


  10. Love what you have done with the water and stamp - super. BJ#39

  11. Hi Donna - wow love the finished products - I love distress inks - I only have 6 pads and looked online to possibly get some more and found there were 41 other colours I didn't know about including a clear one for embossing - looks like I will be doing a gradual purchase LOL - Have a great week - Thanks for popping over for WOYWW Mxx #33

  12. What I love is that you actually used them and they look gorgeous! I will make backgrounds and then never get around to using them! lol Thanks for stopping by and leaving me a comment already. Deeyll #47

  13. Hello Donna thanks for visiting, your my kinda girl, love your experimenting, WOW they turned out fabulous, they look fantastic, I will definable have to try this, I love ink. I see you make beautiful cards, love the Chinese one and, your exploding box is GORGEOUS, I'm following you now, hope you have a wonderful weekend and a happy late WOYW, Dianne #76

  14. Love the end results! :)
    WOYWW #100