Thursday, March 31, 2011

Showcasing Distress Inks

I've been busy as I even don't have any idea who.... I am boosting my own on-line shop here in Latvia - been ordering, paying, receiving, shouting, creating, shooting, and lot of other things about 22h a day. I have decided that best introduction to these products of course would be a video tutorial about them, but additionally to the video I finish cards that were using some parts made during that video and as there is no use to post video itself as it is in Latvian, I would like to show you those cards:
This card was showcasing the inking of embossed surface and then colouring image as with watercolours and sponge daubers. Inks used are: Worn Lipstick, Broken China, Walnut Stain, Old paper, Peeled Paint and Dried Marigold Additionally there I used Martha Stewart gold glitter, small pink ribbon tied with Bow Easy and Viva liquid pearls. And of course flourishes embossing folder from Tim Holtz.
This card uses the ink on craft sheet and with water technique for background (Worn Lipstick and Broken China inks). Heart and sentiment stamps are of my own design and the sentiment says - Love a lot, but inside the heart there is a love definition. I also used a flourish stamp from Viva. Blue polka dot ribbon is from ebay as well as coloured glass dew drops.
Background is made using wrinkle technique. This card also shows stamping with various inks on one stamp. Sentiments says I love you. Inks used are: Peeled Paint, Spiced Marmalade, Fired Brick and Walnut Stain.
Bird is from Tim Holtz Caged Bird die, die cut with Big Shot. Brown lace from my stash as well as staples coloured with brown copic.
Here I used stencilling with stencil I cut with my SDSilhouette and Dusty Concord, Peeled Paint and Walnut Stain inks. Later I added background with Broken China. On top of petals there is Glossy Accents. Ribbon came with PaperCrafts Inspirations magazine.
Here I used masking with Peeled Paint and Broken China. Again Caged Bird die and various flower and butterfly stickers. Paper flower from Woodvare and embossed flower stamped with Gina K designs stamp and then ink watercoloured with Dried Marigold and Fired Brick

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

I Just Can't Wait For The Spring - CR84FN20

These gray, wet and cold days are giving me depression. Thank God that I have no time to dwell on it - I even had no time to do any crafting at all, but Saturday morning inspiration just struck me and here's the outcome.

It seems that I had an intuition what the next CR84FN colour palette will be...
I just adore those 7gypsies Conservatory papers and somehow I figured that my very lilac focal image could look very well on this paper.
I stamped Heartfelt Creations Hydrangea image and Posy Patch Garden Delights butterfly with Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured with various combinations of Copics and Promarkers.
Image was cut of course with circle Nesty and violet paper with a scalloped circle Nesty. I did some small shading through circle Nesty with Broken China Distress ink around my image.
Butterfly wings were fingersmudged with Glossy Accents, but the body of it was covered with Glossy Accents pretty hevilly.
Finally I stamped this sentiment, which idea I got from, I think so at least, Donna Downey and it says Smiles are proof to everyday miracles. I stamped it with Color Box dye ink.
I also had inspiration for another card. I just wanted to try this technique I saw from Gina K in her Watercolour spritz technique. As I don't have those Memento markers she's using I decided to try my own cheep children's felt tip markers and you know what? They work just fine!
I used this solid lilac stamp (don't remember where is it from) and coloured it with those simple markers, then spritzed just a little water and - ta da! I got this wonderfull row of lilacs. For little interest I added some scribles with Sakura glue pen and sprinkled pinkish/transparent/whitish Stamperia glitter on top.
Again some little inking with Broken China and couple of laces from my stash.
And here's the palette I so thoughtfully used even without knowing: