Monday, 5 March 2012

playing with distress inks

Good evening all.i hope you are all well.i fancied a play with my distress inks tonight.i love playing with them and really should use them more often.i have another craft fair in a few weeks and i need some different styles for my table so here is one to start it off.
i hope you like the change in style.i am entering my card into the following challenges:
1.allsorts challenge - week 44 - spread your wings
2.saturday challenge - challenge 175 - go for green
3.paper sundaes - challenge 100 - green/good luck
4.crafting when we can challenge - challenge 13 - animals
5,stamptacular challenge - challenge 14 - text me
products used are:
green and white pearl card
websters pages paper - free with mag
vellum
gems and gem brads from stash
ms butterfly punches
stampendous bird and text stamp - songbird CRS5029
distress inks - shabby shutters,forest moss,peeled paint,crushed olive. i used a water brush to apply more inks to the bird
tim holtz distress tool

 the sentiment is so beautiful.(when dewdrops sparkle in the grass,and earths aflood with morning light,a blackbird sings upon a branch,to greet the dawning after night,then i know how fine it is to live)

and a sideways view.
thanks so much for popping by,  means a lot.
do pop back in the morning for a  promarker fix :D
luv coops xxxx

75 comments:

Suzie's Card Den said...

Hi Coops
Gorgeous card, love the green colour.
Hugs
Suzie xx

Rosietoes said...

In a word Coops - Yes! I love this card and the colours you have used. You are such a talented lady.

Edna x

Sue said...

Hi hun
wowzer this is beautiful, striking card, i would have that framed n on me wall, sue,x

Lorraine said...

oh wow coops this is so different for you but i hope you will make more like this its absolutely gorgeous huni love the vellum with your stamped text on it it is a really lovely touch so keep them coming xx

Crafty Chris said...

wow Nic this is totally gorgeous luv the colours and the sentiment is beautiful.
Chris x

Julie said...

Absolutely beautiful!.x

angelwhispers said...

My word this is just beautiful and so different I just love it! Chanelle xxx

Debs M said...

wow this looks fabulous!! well done x

catherine said...

This is gorgeous coops and well done with your distress inks. You've done a fab job. Hope you have a good week - than last one
x catherine

Netty said...

Loving the change Coops, so much more subtle, great watercolour effect. x

Janine said...

I love the different style and the colours. It's beautiful and so subtle.
Hugs, Janine xx

nnalorac said...

Oh wow Coops, gorgeous creation, the bird is just stunning. Carolxx

Christine L said...

Stunningly different card hon.... love it! And that verse...... beautiful!

Hugs
Christine x

Ruth said...

This certainly different for you - but stunning! I love the delicate transparent feel to it. Ruth x

Shirley said...

Gorgeous card. Love the distressed look and such a beautiful verse.
Shirley

susiestacey said...

Gorgeous and so different to your usual style, very refreshing x Susan x

Creations by Shirl said...

This is real picture perfect, you need to put in a pretty frame and put it in your favorite part of your house...love all those greens and that die is awesome....

Faye said...

Wow, you need to play more, this is beautiful Coops. xxx

Diane J said...

This is stunning and a different style to what you normally make... it would be lovely if you could make a few more in this style. Your cards are so beautiful. Diane xx

Diane J said...

This is stunning and a different style to what you normally make... it would be lovely if you could make a few more in this style. Your cards are so beautiful. Diane xx

Annie said...

Hi Coops

Beautiful card, love your different style! That image and sentiment is so sweet! Love how you've used the vellum.
Hugs Ann xxx

cardmaking bird said...

Wow, Nic - this really is beautiful!! Just when I think i've seen your best creation, you go and surprise me again - and with something different to boot!!! Hugs, Marie xx

Denise and Louise said...

Wow Coops love this change of style - this is totally gorgeous.
Hugs
Denise xx

Time-To-Share said...

Hi Nic, this is beautiful. I love birds and I love your fabulous layout and colour choice. Luv Trish x

PS. Hope you are feeling much better!

McCrafty's Cards said...

Wow Coop's this is absolutely beautiful, I love it!!!
Kevin xx

Wendy Fraser said...

Wow, LOVE this! Stunning work, great stamps, I haven't seen them before. xx

Anita said...

Wow, this is so gorgeous!

Wendy said...

WOW This is absolutely beautiful Coops,love it.
Wendy xx

Fiona said...

wow Nic...this is stunning and something completely different too!!

Fi
x

Ella's Design said...

Wow, great card, Nic! Love that stamp and verse! It's always good to try something different every now and again, it can be so satisfying! Fab vinatge style and lovely colour way. Lisa x

pinky said...

That's really beautiful Coops.

Donna Mosley said...

Wow! this is stunning Nic. Love the image and sentiment.

Donna x

Christine said...

This is beautiful, the bird is amazing! So different, but soo good!! xx

Rebekah said...

Totally fab work sweetie just stunning hugs Rebekah xx

Sandra H said...

Ever so beautiful is your creation:)

Lorraine said...

Oh Coops. This is beautiful. I just love that particular shade of green.

Poppet said...

A beautiful card Coops, the papers look like a vintage fabric and the leaf flourish adds great depth along with your sentiment.

Thank you for sharing your wonderful work with us at Crafting When We Can Challenges. :-

Lou said...

Simply Stunning x xxxx

Sue said...

Aww this is so beautiful Coops! what a wonderful image and sentiment! I love the gorgeous colours and the leaves and butterfly are perfect!
Big Hugs!
Sue xx

Chrissy said...

I love this card Coops, gorgeous image and colouring, love the sentiment..fabulous.

Luv CHRISSYxx

Maria said...

Absolutely gorgeous!
Hugs,

Maria B

Mandy said...

Such a beautiful card,so different...I love the image and the sentiment is lovely...
Mandy x

Dodici said...

Very beautiful,Coops!Gorgeous colours and details.
xxx

gymjean said...

This is stunning Coops if I did this card I would have more ink on my fingers then the card hope you do well at your fair I am doing my first one in april Hugs Jean xx

Martinas Welt said...

Something really different Nic, but so beautifl, too! I love that sentiment and the papers! Really gorgeous!
Hugs,
Martina

Squirrel x said...

Oh my word hun, what a gorgeous card, and such a great use of the DIs! Love the stamps, the bird is gorgeous. Hugs Sxx

Debs said...

It's stunning Nic.
Gorgeous papers and beautiful image.
Thanks for sharing it with us at Allsorts this week.
Good luck.
Debs xx

Inkypinkydelights said...

Nic this is brilliant, I love your colouring with the Distress inks! Judy x

June Nelson said...

Wowser coops you are so diverse!! this is fantastic and your so clever with those inks darlin xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Kathleen said...

Wow coops this is stunning. Gorgeous greens.
Kathleen x

downrightcrafty said...

a superb creation - you should get your distress inks out more often lol x and love the take on the colour scheme, thank you so much for sharing your lovely work with us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge
Hugs Kate xx
ps I have candy if you are interested :)

brenda said...

Your card is just delightful Coops and I love the tone on tone colour pallet.

Thanks so much for joining in my Things with Wings theme at Allsorts this week, good luck and hope to see you again.

B x

Margarets designer cards said...

Hi Nic

Gorgeous card, love the colours and great image
Well done
Margaret

Mary J said...

Really soft and elegant coops!

Sue said...

Hi Nic,lovely card.the colours and image are just fab.
Hugs Sue xx

Aud said...

Really nice coops lovely colours and very nice sentiment at the bottom. Aud x

Louise said...

Very different for you coops but I love it,the vellum and colours give it a vintage looks
Gorgeous
Hugs louise xx

Heidi said...

this has to be one of my fave cards so far this year, brilliant bird colouring. I love it. hugs heidi x

Gemma said...

Its stunning sweetie..love the colours & all the added detail..

hugs and xxx
Gemma

P.s I have a My Memories giveaway on my blog, if you interested!!

CraftygasheadZo said...

This is gorgeous, Coops. I love my ink too but need to play with them far more than I do. Zo xx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

WOW! stunning, just love it!
Hugs Shell xx

Juls said...

this is just stunningly gorgeous!!! Hugs Juls

Franz♥ said...

Wow! Lovely effect, fantastic card!

Thanks for joining us at Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge this week, hugs, Franz.

Franz♥ said...

Wow! Lovely effect, fantastic card!

Thanks for joining us at Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge this week, hugs, Franz.

Karen said...

Wow Nic this is so beautiful. Love love the papers and that beautiful bird. Your use of distress inks are just as good as your promarkers. Fabulous work xx

Jackie said...

Superb card, wonderful colours and words :o)
Jackie xx

Céline said...

absolutly stunning! love the combo
thanks for playing with us at stamptacular sunday this week
hgs
céline dt member

Little K Smith said...

Oh another stunner hun! I love how you've painted the image and such a beautiful sentiment too :)
Kelly.x

Sarah said...

Oh wow, this is stunning Coops, beautiful colouring and fabulous design x

Tracy Heaton said...

Oh wow, this is stunning. Thanks for taking part at SCSC
Tracy x

Lyn said...

What a stunning card, I just love it. Thank you for joining us at CWWC

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

Absolutely beautiful what a gorgeous card!!!!!!

thanks for playing at Allsorts this week

Emma xxx

coldwaters2 said...

Fabulous card Nic this is a true card of Nature, that bird image is beautiful so is the design I love this so much.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Grenouille Greetings said...

This is beautiful, Coops! Seriously beautiful! You are obviously feeling better as you seem to be making a card a minute and I shall have trouble keeping up with the comments. Hugs, Lesley

Janet said...

So very elegant and pretty.....Thanks for joining us at Crafting When We Can. Janet. DT