I had a couple of quieter days this week.... so I took the opportunity to have another play with my Distress Inks... I'm determined to master this colouring medium... and know I'm getting better.... but not quite there yet I don't think!
I stamped LOTV Fairies in Stocking onto watercolour paper... then enjoyed myself colouring and adding touches here and there.. I think I've managed to get some depth of colour which is what I was aiming for.. I used Pumice Stone and a touch of Black Soot for the shading. The sentiment is from LOTV too. I used my floral oval Nestie for the image.... then liberally Frantaged.... (oh how I love that stuff!) I added a print out of some sheet music that I'd 'vintaged'... and a little bit of woven hessian type stuff that was lying around in my drawer. I also distressed and 'stickled' the edges of the music.. put it all on some fabulous Pion paper, layered onto Kraft... added a few enamel dots... and called it done... I was in danger of getting carried away.
Hope you're enjoying my practising as much as I'm enjoying playing! There's nothing like having a bit of quiet time to recharge. I just wish I'd been able to get a better photograph.... there's barely any natural light today so I used my Ottlite... which on photos can wipe out the colour if it's too close.
I'd really love to hear what you think of my DI attempts.. so do say hello...
Big hugs.... and have a good weekend all..
Challenges: LOTV Monthly Challenge - Pink and White
Well who's a clever girl then? My attempts at distress inking have failed miserably but yours obviously have not!!! love the subtle colouring Christine and the pretty CAS style (though your description makes it far from CAS lol) and while I'm here someone has posted a PURPLE card on your blog below this one!! It's really quite fabulous and ridiculously cute!!ReplyDelete
Hugs Laurie xx
Hi Christine, if this is just a practice! WOW !!ReplyDelete
The colouring looks beautiful to me, and such gorgeous shading too.
Love the card and it's shabby sparkly look.
Have a great wekend.
Stunning card xxxReplyDelete
WOW ! It's beautiful Christine..love the cute little images too..Hugz Gayle xxReplyDelete
Gorgeous Christine!!!!! You did a wonderful job with the DI and put in some gorgeous shading!! Love the soft touch!ReplyDelete
Oh, Christine! You've done a fabulous job on this one! It's gorgeous! Lovely colouring of that sweet image! :o)ReplyDelete
Looks like you have been doing a lot of practising this looks gorgeous very fidly tho for my hands..lolReplyDelete
smiles Christine the other one xx
Wow this is beautiful ! You are doing brilliant at using the distress inks xxxReplyDelete
I love your card - your practice with distress inks is definitely paying off. Can I ask you a question? - what do you use to stick your frantage? I used versamark ink and a piece of cut and dry but the flakes just kept blowing away! I hope you can help as the effect you have got on your card is great. Thank you.ReplyDelete
This is gorgeous Christine. A beautifully coloured image and fab designReplyDelete
Beautiful card, love the soft colours and sweet image. Have a lovely weekend. Hugs, Claire xReplyDelete
Thanks for your reply - I'll try your technique.ReplyDelete
Wow what a beauty Christine, absolutely gorgeous, hugs, KarenxReplyDelete
Brilliant and fabulous use of the inks, I have sacked them found Panpastels easier. Great image.ReplyDelete
Oh I love this Christine! Your colouring looks gorgeous :o) Hugs, Lisa xReplyDelete
Adorable and so gorgeous Christine, beautifully coloured.ReplyDelete
Beautiful card Christine! Love the shimmery background! I can't believe how you color all the little fine details!ReplyDelete
Your card is absolutely gorgeous and so adorable too.ReplyDelete
gorgeous. love the image. such a fab background too x very sparkly and shimmery xReplyDelete
I think it's safe to say you've mastered it hun. Gorgeous image and beautifully coloured.ReplyDelete
WOW WOW WOW What a stunner - love everything about it - your colouring is amazing :o)ReplyDelete
Enjoy the rest of the weekend.
oh wow so stunning christine.fantastic colouring and the image is gorgeous :DReplyDelete
xx coops xx
Well if that's practising..... It's gorgeous Christine, love all the frantage tooReplyDelete
This is super gorgeous Christine! The shabby chic style is stunning - LOVE the Frantage!ReplyDelete
Your colouring looks awesome to me and definitely has lovely depth to it. I would love to have a go with DI but having shelled out on the whole Copic range I think I had better stick to that for now!
Big hugs, Kat xx
P.S. that stocking looks very cosy - do you think I can get one in my size?!
Good Morning sweetie, this is really gorgeous :0) big hugs love Pops x x xReplyDelete
Stunningly pretty card. Hugs Bev xReplyDelete
that's gorgeous Christine! I really love your coloring with distress ink great job !ReplyDelete
If this gorgeous card is just practise, what are you gonna be like when you become expert!!!!! :o)ReplyDelete