mandag 11. juni 2012

Distress ink try- out!

Good evening bloggers!

Inspired by all the talented crafters out there, I've got my heart set on learning how to color with distress inks. I love my copics, and I will never quit using them, but I want to use those distress inks I bought years ago, just sitting there in my drawer... So I've been coloring and coloring... and it's SO HARD! Lucky for me, lots of talented ladies have made tutorials for me to see, but still... it's very difficult. Finally I decided that today is the day I make a card with one of the many images I have colored over the past week. So here goes!
I want to enter my card into the following challenges:

TOMIC: 1st anniversary, Anything goes.
Lovely hAnglar or sweet Magnolia:  Your favourite color combo. Mine is pink, brown and white.
Wild Orchid Challenge: Anything goes. I used Mulberry flowers.
So, here's my card (sorry the colors are a bit dark):


The paper is from Maja Design- vintage summer basic collection, I used Magnolia doohickeys: hear swirl, bloomy tag, scalloped stitched lace and lovely fence (man, I'm really addicted to those doohickeys...lol), I bought the pearls on the string from Hjerteboden Bakke, postmark stamps from Kort og Godt,  and doily, lace, cheese cloth and charm from stash. The flowers are mulberry roses and rosebuds, and I made a flower from lace just by pulling it together with a string from the kitchen cabinet:). I distressed the edges with vintage photo, and used my sewing machine around the edges. That's about it.


Here are some details from the card. You can take out the tag for a personal message.


 Here's my Tilda sending loveletter colored with distress ink. I'm learning, but like I said... it's not easy:)

Hope you like my card. I'd love it if you leave a comment. I'm happy to get any advice on coloring with distress ink.
Thank you for popping by. Have a great week!

Hugs,

8 kommentarer:

Kathleen sa...

Oh Elizabeth, dont be so hard on yourself, its gorgeous! For a first go at Distress inks its wonderful. Great shading. I love your cards they are so shabby chic.
Hugs
Kat xx

Liddy sa...

This is absolutely stunning! I can't stop looking at it, it's gorgeous, you should be soo proud.

Jannie sa...

Beautiful card Elizabeth. The colours are great. Love the image and the way you have coloured it.

Hugs Jannie

Charlotte sa...

Tycker att du har lyckats väldigt bra med din färgläggning med Distresser. Kortet är jättefint med alla detaljer, färger och pappren, gillar dem:)
Kram Charlotte

Wendy sa...

I saw your card on facebook Hun fab job

Hugs Wendy

Rita sa...

Nok et nydelig kort fra deg :) Motivet er kjempe fint malt med distress ink :) Øvelse gjør mester :)

Pop's Cards sa...

Morning sweetie I love this, perfect creation, thanks for joining us at Wild Orchid Craft's this time, hugs Pops x x x

Kianel sa...

Gorgeous card!
Thanks for playing along with us at TOMIC challenge!
Good Luck!
Kianel & Magnolia DT.