Saturday, 1 May 2010

playing with distress inks.xx

good evening all, i hope you are all well today.i am feeling lots better.tonight i have been having a little play with my distress inks and i have a couple of cards to share with you.quite a few piccys so you might want to get comfy and grab ya drink of choice.lol.

card no1 is another male card.i bought these personal impressions stamps a couple of weeks ago in the hope it would encourage me to make some male cards so decided to ink them up.i have used gloss white card.i then dabbed vintage photo,antique linen,rusty hinge and frayed burlap distress inks onto a mat.i then spritzed with water and laid my card on top.i then used a policeman stamp from the set and stamped him randomly over the backing paper and spritzed with water again.i used my heatgun to dry it quick.ripped it a little and sponged more vintage photo ink, mounted onto rust and burgandy/brown card.the topper i made my randomly dropping my ink pads on the gloss card and then i wet it and sponged over some more vintage photo and some broken china.i then stamped the bus in frayed burlap.sign wording done the same.a couple of buttons and twine.

close up of the bus, using the gloss card the clours seem to come out more muted.



the sign.




and a sideways view,not too sure what i think of this one.lol.





card no2.i have done the background the same as no1 but using just shabby shutters and broken china ink.i then stamped over the top with a cracked effect stamp in the distress inks and a little black archival ink.mounted onto brown corrugated card.fab ribbon i won from kath and a rose centre.my hero arts stamp again with the backing sponged with the inks.sentiment to finish.






the sentiment.







the yummy ribbon (thanks kath) and also more detail of the backing.








and a sideways view.,.well i hope you managed to get to the end and if you now have the energy to leave a comment, that would be great.lol.i hope you enjoy your bank holiday weekend.am not in work till tuesday now so i plan on making some more samples for my local craft shop and i have ordered some of the new whiff of joy stamps from there and its payday soon so am literally jumping to get my hands on them.luv coops.xx

14 comments:

Little K Smith said...

Stunning cards Coops, will have to mess about with distress inks more myself! Just love the colours on the gardening one.
Kelly.x

Jennifer said...

Hi Coops. You have been busy! They are all gorgeous as usual! Love the ribbon and flower! I have ordered 3 new stamps from WOJ too. The cute nurse, doctor and chicken broth one. I can't wait for them to arrive! Hope you have a fabby, crafty long weekend! xx Jenny xx http://myinkyhands-jennifer.blogspot.com

Aunty Sue said...

oh gosh Nic these are amazing must try this with gloss paper you have got me thinking now. Thanks for the inspiration and good to hear you are feeling better.

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Hi Nic
Both cards are fantastic,enjoy your weekend
Hugs Dianne xx

craftyfingers said...

Absolutely stunning card and love your effects with distress inks only have one!!!Enjoy the Bank holiday week-end
carol x

Janette said...

Think you got us all thinking now hun...lol...greta cards,always love your stuff as you know..xxx

Delphine said...

Amazing cards, Coops! I can't believe what you do with distress inks, impressive! Gorgeous creations, beautiful colours, fabulous layouts, and I love your silhouette image and the cracked effect! Hugs Delphine xx

susiestacey said...

Two gorgeous cards, you have been very busy and great to see backgrounds made with those delish inks x Susan x

Debs said...

Blimey sounds like you have been busy, what with inking, dabbing, spritzing,scrunching must have taken ages but what a fantastic result. I love the backing on the Wildflower card. Haven't got any distress inks........................yet!!
Take Care Debs xx

Mina said...

wow I love them Nics...your brilliant at this type of arty card and should do more of them...stunning I love them
Mina xxx

Ohneilly said...

Great cards, very different styles but equally as nice, Claire x

Sarpreet said...

gorgeous card again as always, i do not know how you manage to create so many new cards

Lizzy xx said...

Errrrr how did i miss these beauties ????? Luv em both hun they are STUNNING ~ you clever lady :D xx Lizzy xx

Margarets designer cards said...

Both great cards and very different, lovely Margaret