Wednesday, January 13, 2010

First attempt with Distressed Inks....

I am so inspired by those of you that use distressed inks and wanted to try them out. Just before Christmas I purchased some at Stamping Bella and did not bring them out until now. I have been somewhat intimidated by them I think. I want to thank Sharon so much for all the tips she emailed me...without her great pointers I would not have known were to start. Just before Christmas I finally received my Magnolia Winter Kit and this is what I used for my Valentine's card!

I love to complete my cards by finishing off the insides of them. Actually, I think it is just an excuse to colour up some more images!

It actually feels pretty balmy here...it is above the freezing mark. When I went for my run today though , it was still pretty darn cold on the face...tears were just running down my cheeks! I have to say it felt good ...if I miss a day I find I really miss it! Well.. I am off to make an early dinner as we are off to the pond for some good ol POND HOCKEY! Hopefully they do not stick me in net! Punishment!

26 comments:

Juls said...

you have done a wonderful job with your distressed inks! beautiful creation! especially love the inside of the card! Hugs Juls

Wilma said...

Hi Christine - I haven't used distress inks and I should really try - your card looks gorgeous - if you have any tips please email - let me know where to start and the type of paper/card you use. all help gratefully received:) xx
PS it has thawed here for the moment after about 4 week continual snow.....but catch me out running - yes you would 'cos i would be standing still !!

Danielle said...

Christine, you have done an amazing job with the distress inks - wow!!!! This card is drop-dead gorgeous girl! I just love the papers and your bow/ribbon embellishment is fantastic! LOVE IT!!!
Have fun playing pond hockey!
Hugs, Danielle

Nilla said...

Fabulous gorgeous!! And look, embellishments, well done this is perfect! Hugs Nilla

Sharon said...

This card is fabulous Christine. You have coloured your images beautifully and I love the black & white papers. I can't believe this is your first attempt with the inks - you must have been practising. I was drying my hair 10 mins ago thinking "I must leave Christine a message asking her what happened to the distress inks" and then I come downstairs onto the PC and there is your card - spooky! And I have to ask, are you bonkers running in the snow!?! We had some more last night and I can bearly stand up let alone run!!

Jo said...

Brilliant Christine, so brave, I think I will stick to my copics I would get ink from the brushes everywhere!! Beautiful card, Hugs Jo x

Danni said...

Oh Christine! You did such a wonderful job using the distress inks..this is just gorgeous!! Wonderful, wonderful job!

Tracey Feeger said...

Gorgeous Christine. I love your colouring. It turned out perfect.
mwah
Trace

Stamp and Smile said...

Great job on the distressed Inks!!!! FAB card and very warm... LOVE it inside and out!! It's fun seeing card crafts "jazzing" up the inside... YOU ROCK! SMILES... :)

Mandy said...

Hi Christine, This is one beautiful card...love the colouring it's perfect... distress inks are fabby...you make the most awsome cards..and give so much inspiration...
Mandy xx

Janiel/ janny said...

Hi Christine, You have done a beautiful job with this!!! Love the card and the colouring is wonnderful!! I have a ton of distressed inks and I am a big chicken to try and paint with them alone!!!! Thanks for the imspiration!! Hope you had fun out on the pond. play date?? when?? hahaha
Yep much warmer here 60 degrees today.
hugs, Janiel

stephanne said...

Plaid and pearls, love it!! Tell me there were lots of practice images before pumping out these beauties!!! Wonderful work Christine, can't wait to see more distress coloured work from you!!
Stephanne

Littlebearcrafts said...

Hi Christine,
Your card is beautiful. You have done a fabulous job with your new distress inks.
Clare x

Riet said...

So beautiful card Christine,i love your image.
So gorgeous papers and colours.

Hugs Riet.xx

Julie said...

I think you've done a fab job with your Distress Inks, your card is lovely

sueincanada said...

That is beautiful Christine. Great job.

Kat said...

What a beautiful card Christine. I love how you did the inside too. Fantastic colouring with the distress inks.

Kat xx

Nannieflash said...

Hi Christine, you amaze me at how you create such stunning cards inside an out, this one is no exception, the colouring and papers are gorgeous. Well done with love and hugs Shirleyxxx

Nixe-Moni said...

Wow what a gorgeous card. Love everything about it. You´ve coloured sweet Tilda so beautifully and the inside looks great too!
Hugs
Moni

Denise Marzec said...

SWOOOOOON! Your coloring is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G, girl....WOWWWW! Lovin' all the browns too!

Sue said...

Your card is wonderful...looks like you got it on the first try! Beautiful.

LINDA said...

Simply beautiful!!! Love the colors the design is wonderful. as always lovely work..
Hugs, Linda

Joanne said...

Fantastic card Christine! I love the way you finished it off on the inside, very nice! How was the pond hockey? BRRRRR, it sounds cold. I'd freeze! Hugs, J:)

Carolyn said...

It came out amazing. I love the embellishments on this baby. You really stepped out of your comfort zone here. The black and white is gorgeous.
Hugs xx
Carolyn

Liza said...

Sorry I haven't been by for ages Christine, I have been having all sorts of computer problems! Your card is gorgeous, you are a natural with the distress inks - your colouring is beautiful. I love your MS punched edges too and how you have finished off the inside. Can't wait to see some more of your creations.

Liza x

Jodie from Oz said...

Gorgeous card Christine, your distress ink colouring is amazing. I have been thinking of trying out these inks myself for a while. Maybe you can pass on some pointers to me. I love this image and your colours are wonderful, I love the pink & brown colour scheme just stunning. Thanks for the inspiration. Hugs Jodie from Oz