Monday, May 17, 2010

Distress Inks & WINNERS!

 Good Afternoon,

I'm later in the day posting...hmmm that's what happens when you have to create the project in the morning! I did craft on Saturday due to rain however it was scrapbooking. I just love the double page layout I did...yes it is of Xavier but I can't share it with you yet cause it's for next months design team. But I love it and I will tell you I used Bazzills Half the Edge cardstock strips. They worked great.

The the end of the post.

That brings us to todays cards. I wanted to use Tim Holtz Distress Inks again today. Just wanted to show you how versatile they are.
I started off with a piece of white cardstock and stamped my image in Momento Black Ink. Next step was to use my Copics and color in the flower. Flesh (R02) colored in the entire flowers. Chrome Orange (YR04) I went back over the flower and just hit and missed different petals. that will create a light/dark effect. If you think it is too bold color over the entire flower again with Flesh and it will soften it. The leaves Yellow Green (YG03). (Keep reading cause I've done something else to them later) Old paper distress ink and the blending tool, applied color over the whole stamped image including the flowers. I then switched to Vintage brown and just distressed the edges and under the flowers. I still thought the green was a little to bold so I layered over the leaves with Lionet Gold (Y28). The beauty of Copics you can layer/alter so easily. There's a scrolly something in the left corner colored in with Buttercup Yellow (Y21). Turns out almost the same color as the Vintage.
Pattern paper works great for altering and we all have pattern paper! Usually not the shade we're looking for though. :) Again the Vintage Brown to alter the outside edges. The base of the card is Bazzill Bling in orange. So pretty and no it's not to blingy for the vintage look.

 Even though Distress Inks are a dye based ink and usually dye inks dry to fast to be embossed these inks do stay wet long enough to emboss. Hence I embossed with clear powder. I will mention the inks did dry faster on the pattern paper versus my white cardstock.  Some papers will have a little more coating on them which will lengthen the dry time.
This is what the pattern paper looked like before I distressed it with Vintage Brown.

Moving onto the winners of FargoCat Shops  Give-A-Way! First I'd like to thank everyone who left comments and or signed up as a follower or subscribed to my blog. I love to hear your comments about the posts as well as what you might like to see more of on my blog.  I am trying to grow the number of people that visit me on a regular basis so if you know someone out there that you think might enjoy my art please pass along my link....I won't complain!

Thank you to Deborah for sponsoring the Give-A-Ways on my blog. You can always drop by her blog and leave a comment for her too!

Now without further ado the winners are:

First Prize
Brenda said...
This card is absolutely adorable.
I will have to order this stamp from Deborah's shop.
Thanks for the inspiration

Second Prize
elaine said...
hi yvonne nice to see you working with a friend of ours hear in n.s.

Third Prize
Love your card Yvonne,
love the color scheme and the stamp.
 I guess I will have to invest in some
of the house mouse stamps....
Congrats on being a designer for Deborah...
Sherry Keith

Please get in touch with me at  with your mailing address so I can pass this on to Deborah as she will be forwarding your prizes to you!
Have a great day and if you can squeeze in some crafty time ... it will be even better.



Julie Mutch said...

Wow, Yvonne, I LOVE this card! It's absolutely stunning!
Congrats to the winners! Have fun playing with your new goodies! :)


Anonymous said...

Wow!! I can't believe I won, Thanks Yvonne, this is awesome.

I love your card it is absolutely georgous. I love the distressing and am starting to do alot more of it myself....

Thanks again
Have a wonderful day
Sherry Keith