Tuesday, June 15, 2010

I'm hooked.....

After so many months of admiring the works of others using the distress inks I finally sat down and played...and I am so hooked. The key I find to working it really well , is the paper. I bought a really fine watercolour paper and I am now so addicted to "Distress Inks". I still need lots of practice, but do I care, no...bring all that fun on.

Janiel over at My Little Pieces of Art sent me a cute little box and said to have fun with it! Yahoo..another item to decorate up using my distress inks. Thank-you so much Janiel, I appreciated this little box so much!!! If you get a chance, check out Janiel's work..it will knock your socks off the amount of talent that girl has!!!

So...my daughter has been helping me out with a few things I have up my sleeve for my son's graduating grade 8 class. I thought it would be nice to thank her with a card and a little treat box. Thank-you Breanne...you have helped me out big time!!! And thank-you Janiel, I have totally loved playing around with this little box!
Have a wonderful day...and thank-you so much for dropping in and leaving a comment! So nice to have you come by for a visit!!!!


  1. A beautiful card and gift box, Christine. I can't believe this is your first attempt at painting with the distress inks - the images are perfect. I mean - I do believe you, of course, but your skill is already first class! Lovely papers and layout as well. What a gifted lady you are! Warmest wishes, Lesley

  2. Awwww, this is as sweet as can be and I'd say you don't need the practice!! Gorgeous colouration of that supersweet image!!

  3. You don;t need any practice, the colouring is fab. Gorgeous creations as always. Love the paper and little butterflies and of course that cute image. Marianne x

  4. what a Beautiful set and you seem to have mastered the distress inks , the colouring is beautiful.
    The little box/bag is sooo cute.Breanne wll love them.
    I am hoping to get the knitting pattern copied this week and posted - sorry it has taken me so long.. just don't have immediate access to a copier.
    Lisa ;)

  5. This is gorgeous Christine. What a lovely gift. I can't believe that this is your first time using Distress Inks to colour. Your colouring is amazing. I keep meaning to try - I will one day.

    Kat xx

  6. Christine this is beautiful, I haven't got around to trying distress inks, but the soft colours you have acheived look stunning, i'm sure your daughter will love it.
    Angela x

  7. Two grogeous projects! Love the papers and the softness of the coloours. Great images and great colouring. hugs shelley

  8. What an adorable project, Christine, and such beautiful coloring! So glad you're havin' fun with the distress inks. Looks like you've mastered it already.

  9. Really lovely Christine, this image is so sweet. What a lovely surprise for your daughter and what a gorgeous name she has!
    As well as yours Janiel's work is stunning, been keeping an eye on her blog from day one of mine. Debbiexx

  10. Yay, so glad you are enjoying the distres inks! These are gorgeous and I love how you've coloured the images, especially the shoes. I bought a few new colours at the weekend so I'm looking forward to trying them out soon.

  11. These are gorgeous Christine, looks like your a pro with the distress inks!

  12. Your card is lovely Christine, you seem to have mastered the distress inks to me.

  13. Holy smokes, girl, your coloring is OUTSTANDING!!!!!!!!!!!

  14. Hi Christine. Glad to see I'm not the only one who got hooked too. You with distress inks and me with coloured pencils. Doesn't matter what. I love learning new things--broadening my horizons so to speak.
    I'm with you in regards to paper. It's the key I think. The right paper makes all the difference in the world. Doesn't matter the medium I guess, markers, distress ink or coloured pencils.

    Love your card BTW. Your fabby colouring and the colours you've chosen.


    Laptop still not working. Doing this at work after hours...hee hee.

  15. Apologies (again) that I haven't been by in ages, we have Jeff's parents with us until the weekend then we are visitor free for a while so I will be able to catch up with things! Your last few creations have been as gorgeous as ever and I loved the cute little card and beach hut that you made. This card and box set is so sweet too and you are doing a fab job colouring with your distress inks.

    Liza x

  16. Oh WOW what a gorgeous set Christine, wonderful colours and sweet image.

  17. beautiful. You have mastered colouring already, it look fab. Elaine

  18. I'm so proud of you with your distressed inks!!! They look FANTASTIC!!!! Beautiful work and I soooo love the colors of that paper!
    Hugs, Dena

  19. They look great Christine! Grad's almost here, can you believe it??? Then off they go!!

  20. Your distressed inks came out beautiful. When are the classes. Can't wait till grad is over so we can have a playday before school's out. Beautiful image!!!!!
    Hugs xx

  21. A beautiful gift box Christine. Love it. Your colouring is absolutely fab. I too admire the distress ink look, but have yet to try it. Wouldn't know where to start. Am looking forward to seeing more creations... perhap I too can learn something, that's what it's all about hey! Hope you're enjoying some soccer. Waiting for our 2nd big game this evening SA vs Uruguay. hugs from a freezing Cape Town, Sharon x

  22. Oh, how beautiful Christine! Your colouring with the distress inks is gorgeous - aren't they fun!!! The papers and colours are so fabulous and perfect for this stunning image! Breanne will love this little gift set!
    Hugs, Danielle

  23. Breathtaking Christine how beautiful this little project is the image is amazing I love it.
    Lorraine x

  24. Awww this is so sweet. She will love it. I am not good at alterables.. This sweet image is adorable.. You are great at trying new things.. I love the distress inks.. Great job Christine...

  25. Hi Christine,

    This is really beautiful. I just love everything about this set! The colours and papers are gorgeous and I love the sewing. Your image are wonderful.

    Sharon x

  26. OH MY!! These are just fantastic.. your coloring with the distress ink is just beautiful.. very lovely work as always..
    Hugs, Linda

  27. Gorgeous Christine!! love the look of those distress inks. you did a beautiful job.

  28. Christine, you did a perfect job with the ink, really want to try myself, have to get a good paper. Gorgeous card!! I Have ordered what you wanted, will send when they arrives! Hugs Nilla

  29. Christine, wow you look like you have been using these inks forever, gorgeous colouring, but regardless of the ink medium you use, all your colouring and creations are stunning. Big hugs and hope to get back to some regular visits soon. hugs Jodie from Oz

  30. Hello Christine, you have me blushing sweeetie.. LOL.......

    You have done a fab job with this project!!! The colors and all are wonderful!!!
    You coloring with the inks is beautiful. I have good watercolor paper but I still can get it work and look like I want it to. SO I have NEVER posted any of the ones I have colored. LOL...

    I have been ill again so that is why I haven't been here as often.
    hugs, Janiel


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