Sunday, 12 July 2009

My first attempt with distress inks

I have never used distress inks before but after seeing Bev use them at Newbury, I had to have some! Here is my firt attempt using them, it was very theraputic painting with them, think I need to get some more colours.....

I'm going to enter this card for 2 challenges the first is Just Magnolia, a sketch this week by Mina. I used my Butterfly Tilda stamp that I got at Newbury, still not received my summer kit, grrrrr..... I dug deep for this Papermania double sided paper, really like the colour tones, which pick up the colours in the main image.
The challenge at Creative Inspirations is to use gems and/or pearls, more Newbury purchases, lovely Kaiser craft pearls, an absolute bargain, had to get them in all of the colours LOL!! Flower punch from XCut, MS border punch, SU tag punches and sentiment, image coloured with distres inks and twinkling H2Os.

Am off to finish off the ironing now, got last bit of school uniform to do :-( still only 1 more weekend, then 6 weeks off, for me and the kids - yippee!!!! Lots of crafting time.


Bev said...

Well done you for trying the D/I's hun - you've done a fabulous job! They are therapeutic indeed and very moreish too lol. xx

Tab said...

Wow fabulous card, just love this sweet image! The colours you have used are divine too! Well done with the distress inks, you have mastered them so well!
Hugs Tab xxx

Aunty Sue said...

Great imaage and love the colours. Thanks for joining us at creative inspirations.xx

Sarah-Jane said...

great card, love the colouring and those papers are yummy, count down to school hols, YIPEEE!! no more school run rush (and 3 weeks in Spain :0)) Have a good last week and a bit,
Hugs S.J. xx

angel4031 said...

Totally gorgeous thanx for joining us at Creative Inspirations this week! x x

Littlebear said...

This is a great card. I love this Tilda image - so, so cute. I absolutely adore distress inks - they are a joy to use. I've not had mine long - I got Copics first and now wish I hadn't.
I'm keeping my fingers' crossed that your Magnolias arrive today!
Clare x

Rach said...

well done with the distress inks Sam, you did a fabulous job.. hugs rachxx

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Sam,l love the image and colours.

Hugs Riet.x

Mina said...

wow well done for trying Distress Inks and what a fabulous job for your first go...gorgeous card...thanks for joining in with the Just Magnolia challenge
Mina xxx

Cheryl Joshua said...

Beautiful,love your papers and you have done an excellent job with the Distress Inks!!! Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations!

Kim Piggott said...

Fabulous creation!
Totally love your colours and beautiful detail!
So happy that you have joined us at Just Magnolia!
kim x

cats whiskers said...

Thanks for joining JM with such a lovely card, the colours and colouring are perfect, well done with the inks
Hugs Jacqui x