Thursday, July 17, 2014

Here for You

So, I have a new obsession with collecting Distress Inks.  I have been admiring all the pretty things people are creating with them I have started ordering some.  I have only a handful now, but ummmm, many more (shhhhhhhh) on the way.  So, I stepped away from my copics and tried my hand at these distress inks that I have ignored for years and gave them a whirl.  I kept is very clean and simple for my first try and I can tell you I am going to be HOOKED on using these inks.  I was so preoccupied with fine tuning my copics skills that I have been ignoring these ink and sheesh!  That was a mistake!

I started with a 1.75" x 4" panel of smooth white CS and sponged on some mowed lawn, broken china, and faded jeans distress inks.  I then spritzed with water and heat set.  

I stamped the flowers and the sentiment from the MFT Peaceful Wildflowers stamp set.

I am entering this card in the Addicted to Stamps Challenge #104 (Clean & Simple).  

This whole distress ink obsession is going to have me looking for new kinds of stamps to make the ideas I have in my head come to fruition.  It's interesting to see my style starting to evolve again. When I first started out, I was copying everything I saw until I cam into a style of my own which I would describe as clean and layered, but my cards almost always centered around a colored image.   Then  I discovered stenciling and modeling paste and found a way to incorporate that into my style.  Now I am adding distress inks into the mix!   That's the fun of this hobby!  The possibilities are endless!   


  1. Hello Kim!! Very clean and simple. I love the colors you used for this card. The sentiment is fits perfectly. Great job.

  2. WOW~ Your ink technique is so good~ and I love the colors you chose~Thank you for sharing this at ATSM!

  3. Lovely - I adore my Distress inks too, Jo x

  4. Beautiful card, Kim - and it looks like you and the distress inks are a perfect match! You've certainly worked magic with them here! Gorgeous colours, amazing sponging and pretty image! WOW!! I say: bring on the distress inks! Thank you for sharing at ATSM!

  5. Beautiful colors and the way you did the sentiment is just totally fabulous! Love this! Hugz!

  6. This is gorgeous :) I am totally in awe by the beautiful BG, thank you for sharing with ATSM !


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