Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Live Out Loud

I have been having so much fun with the Imagine Crafts/ Tsukineko Memento Inks since John At Imagine Crafts let me in on a secret - Distressing is a technique - not dependent on an ink.....

and just for the record he is so right!!  The Memento Inks work so beautifully with the Crayon Resist Technique - they have wonderful 'movement' when water in included in the technique - I love that end "splash" factor that adds those divine' watermarks!

The butterflies from the JustRite® Papercraft
 - Botanical Swirls stamp set have been stamped using StazOn - Jet Back.  I have used Memento Pear Tart, Cantelope and Tangelo for my background colours - these have been applied using Sponge Daubers.

I have also used the Spellbinders Grand Calibur® Machine to Cut, Emboss and Stencil the
Labels Eighteen Spellbinders™ Nestabilities® and to emboss using the Holiday Magic Spellbinders™ M-Bossabilities™ folders.

The sentiment has been computer generated and the pearl swirl is from Want2Scrap©

This card is for the following challenges: 
Crafty Bloggers Network - Spring or Pastels 
Make it Monday - always Anything Goes 
Melonheadz Friends Challenge - Easter or Spring 
MyGrafico - Anything Goes 
Pause, Dream, Enjoy - Anything Goes 
Squigglefly - Anything Goes
 2 Sisters - Easter/Spring 
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards - Bring On Spring
 Shelly's Images - Anything Goes 
Through The Craft Room Door  - Anything Goes 
Vickie's Challenges Anything Goes

Thank you for your comments and all of the support you give me - you make blogging such an amazing place to be!! Your encouragement is such a blessing for me - it makes my day! God bless you!



  1. Stunning card and colors Linda..Loz

  2. This is gorgeous, Linda! Thanks for sharing that about the ink! I may have some new color combos with the technique using my Memento inks.

  3. Oh Linda this is amazing - love love love this! Great colours, great technique.

  4. Amazing result from this unusual technique .Beautiful creation . Love the colour splash look .thanks for sharing on Make it Monday .

  5. This is absolutely fabulous Linda! Your colors are so bright and pretty. Thanks for playing with us this week at TTCRD

  6. Linda, this card is yummilicious! The colors are fabulous; the butterflies are gorgeous; the distressing is beautiful; and your papers, embossing and embellies are wonderful! Thank you for sharing this gem with us at TTCRD. Hope to see you again soon! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  7. Well this is just gorgeous, love it!! Hope you are well friend! xx

  8. This is amazing! I love the colors. Thanks for joining us at Melonheadz challenge.

  9. Linda this is just gorgeous. The butterflies are beautiful, but I really love your distressing - such dimension! Thanks for playing in Squigglefly's challenge!

  10. Love those colors! I really like your distressing. Thanks for joining us at Pause Dream Enjoy Challenge.


  11. Oh what a lovely and sweet card!!Thanks for joining us at Chocolate, Coffee and Cards Challenges!!¦

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    for my free digis!!


  12. Very nice. Thanks for joining us at The Emerald Faeries, Good luck and hope you will join us again


  13. I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS!

    My entries are: #4, #207, #213, and #236.

    I would love to have you visit my blogs: Paper and Scraps Creations by Julia and My Art... Healing The Soul.



  14. Love your card, the butterflies are wonderful. Thanks for joining us for Vickie's Challenge at Lady Anne's.

  15. Linda, I love the bright colors and love the different textures. This is such an eye catching project. Thanks so much for joining our challenge at Shelly's Images Blog.
    Shelly's Images.com

  16. Adorable!!! Thanks for participating in our Chocolate,Coffee and Cards challenge!! Hope to see you again next week!



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