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Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Going Dotty ..... with Distress Inks

Oh gosh, I can't begin to tell you how nice it is to have the luxury of crafting on a weekday and in daylight!  Makes a change for me, all my crafting is normally crammed in at the weekend or, if an emergency, late in the evening.

Just Cute Bears Challenge this week are asking for us to go dotty!  How could I say no to a challenge like that?!

Now, I ended up with two cards for this challenge, but there is a good reason for it .... read on.  Card No 1 I did late yesterday afternoon.
I've used James from Lili Of The Valley with his box of decorations and coloured him with ProMarkers.  Papers are from a summer collection by Papermania and I used the smaller dots to paper piece the decorations box.  The star has Glossy Accents on it and the tinsel I did with a glitter glue (not appreciating how long it would take to dry!)  Sentiment is Woodware.  So far so good .....

Now, when I looked at it again this morning, the glitter glue (which had been nice and puffy last night) had dried nearly flat so that tinsel look was gone.  Then being in a bit of a picky-pants mood, I decided that the ProMarkers were too strong so I wanted something more delicate.  "I know", says I, "I'll have a go with the Distress Inks, it can't be that hard".  Oh yeah, it was!  Anyway, on my third attempt I think I achieved something acceptable ......




















It's going to take me a lot of practice to get the wow factor but I can feel a new addiction coming on.  As I only have four Distress Pads, I had to cheat a bit with some Memento pads for the red, pink and darker green.

Another Lili Of The Valley stamp, papers are Wild Rose Studio Polka Dot Collection and again, the sentiment is Woodware.  This is the card I shall enter into the challenge.

Thanks for dropping by .... I'm now off to browse for some more inks (well, four pads is a bit of a limited palette, so that's my reasoning!).

Hugs, Squirrel xx

11 comments:

Rosa-kreattiva said...

che meraviglia!!!

Sharon said...

Both gorgeous cards, you've done a great job with the distress inks.

Delphine said...

They are both gorgeous, Squirrel! and I love what you have done with your Distress Inks, the result IS fabulous! But you are right, beware, they are addictive:-)! Hugs Delphine xx

Julie said...

A right couple of cuties Squirrel! x

Kat said...

I love them both Squirrel! I agree that sometimes when your glitter glue dries it looks different to what you wanted lol. Still now you've got another card and I love how you coloured the second one with your Distress Inks. Thanks for joining us at Just Cute Bears this week.

Kat xx

Uma said...

both cards look lovely oh bushy tailed one, for cheap distress inks try oysterstamps or cuttingedgecarfts

coops said...

2 gorgeous cards squirrel.the images are stunning and your colouring with the distress inks is fantastic.i only tried once and it was pants,lol :)

xx coops xx

Helen said...

Love them both Squirrel! Your watercolouring with the distress inks is fab!
Thanks for joining us at Just Cute Bears!
Helen x

PS - thanks also for linking my candy - good luck!

Whisper said...

They are both fabby and equally as good.
I know what you mean about Distress ink pads i used them in a class at The Glitter Pot the other day and i'm now hooked !!!, oh dear bank balance, Luv Sam x

Marion said...

Two beautiful cards. Love them both.
Marion

Kaz said...

Two gorgeous cards Squirrel! Loving the spotty papers & all your colouring looks fab.
Hugs
Kaz xx

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