Monday, July 30, 2012

Distress inks

Anne Gaal is celebrating her 4th blogversary with a giveaway of distress inks, either the Spring or the Summer limited edition sets!  All she asks is that we make something using distress inks, and join and load it into her flickr Gallery.  Here is my 2nd entry:

Anne's Distress Ink Challenge

supplies: white and dark aqua cardstock, watercolor paper, Hero Arts G2991 Friends Background, CL430 Real Garden Petals, 657773 Antique Butterflies & Flowers stamps and dies, broken china and peeled paint distress inks, VersaFine onyx black ink

I used a Shari Carroll technique, to ink up an acrylic block with a mix of distress inks, spritz very liberally with water, and then stamp the block onto watercolor paper.  I like the way it squishes out around the edges, giving a nice uneven edge.  After letting that dry well, I overstamped it with the friends definition stamp in black, and the dill image in peeled paint, then trimmed it out and placed it on my card front, adding a stamped and die-cut butterfly.

Anne is an immensely talented artist and photographer and freely shares her ideas.  Happy Anniversary, Anne!  Here's to many more!

28 comments:

  1. Lin this is STUNNING...I see the winner here!

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  2. This is fabulous! I love the color!

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  3. So lovely, Lin! The blues and greens meld beautifully.

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  4. Oh how perfect! You did Shari proud - this is gorgeous! LOVE the blue and green and DILL is my favorite herb!

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  5. Really love this color combination. Will definitely need to try out this technique soon! Beautiful card with awesome details!!!

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  6. Wonderful colours , Gorgeous card,, love the stamping in the background & butterfly... simple perfect! Hugs May x x x

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  7. Gorgeous, Lin! Love the wonderful background you created!

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  8. GORGEOUS Lin!!! LOVE those colours and layers!

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  9. Dang. That's an amazing display of DI in all it's glory!!

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  10. oh i so love this...looks amazing...

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  11. Just beautiful! I love that sweet butterfly. :)

    Hugs~

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  12. This is beautiful!!!! I love this technique so much and your card is inspiring me to use this technique on some Christmas cards I'm making at the moment! Thanks for the reminder!

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  13. Lovely colors!!! This is such a beautiful card. Love your technique!

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  14. I love this technique and your card is just AMAZING Lin!!
    TFS~

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  15. Each time I see this technique it looks so unique - love the way yours turned out, Lin! Gorgeous inking and stamping!

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  16. ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!!! Such a great card Lin! Have a good week!

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  17. OHHHHHHH! This is just GORGEOUS! I LOVE the colors and the design--BEAUTIFULLY done:)

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  18. Delightful Lin. Like your inky background and the dill stamping. The butterfly finishes it beautifully

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  19. Such a great artsy look, Lin! Love the watercolor effect. A little messy to create, tho??? Dirty fingers maybe? The butterfly is the perfect focal point.

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  20. I love this technique with distress inks - this card is just beautiful!!!

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  21. That is absolutely beautiful. I haven't done that technique in quite a while, but it's back on my short list now.

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  22. Beautiful colors Lin! Love this collage you created!

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  23. Beautiful inking here, Lin! Love the colors you used - my favorite colors! :)

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  24. Stunning effect with the spritz technique, Lin! Love the color choice too!

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