Sunday, October 30, 2011

Distress Inks- attempt one

I've decided to finally take the plunge and venture into the word of distress inks! I actually started buying up inks ages ago, but just never got around to working with them. I recently saw a gorgeous card on Dena's blog and decided that was it I was going to FINALLY give it a shot. I watched her videos and figured I'd use colors she had used as a starting point.  In the end i basically did my own thing,lol. So, here's my first attempt...

Obviously I have a lot to learn about these inks but I don't think she's too bad for round one. The hardest part I found was keeping a dry enough yet wet enough brush and I don't think this paper was quite smooth enough. Since I didn't have the colors Dena used for skin I opted for Tea Dye, which has a purplish hue once you've used a bit of it, but perhaps it wouldn't have gotten that far if I was better with this technique.

Here's the completed card...

This took me forever to get together, but I was once again determined to get into TOMIC's current challenge and since I don't have some of the things on their bingo board I had to go a route which required metal and that too some digging. It ended up not being much, but there in the upper right corner is my bit of old part of an earring.
All of the beautiful MME papers have been distressed with my Tim Holtz distressor and then distress inks were also added...even the lace got some, guess I was a little distress crazy :)

That's all for today, but I'll be back soon! Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

TOMIC: Bingo (metal, lace, doohickey die)
Simon Says: Anything Goes


Karyn S said...

OMG - this is just gorgeous. I cant believe this is your first attemp at colouring using distress inks - it is amazing!!

Cheryl said...

oh gosh hun this is just brilliant just love this and for your first attempt wow hun amazing hugs cherylxxx

Rica said...

Wonderful creations Autumn, your colours and design are stunning and Tilda is so beautiful and you wonderful details.

Thanks so much for joining us the Simon Says Stamp challenge
Heather xx

LaJanette said...

I think you did an awesome job; especially for round one!

Super cute card too; very elegant and shabby chic:0)


Shazza said...

beautiful card, I haven't attempted DI's yet either but it's on my "to do" list!!

Loz ♥ said...

oh she looks gorgeous! the inks give such a soft look... great job! can't wait to see more xx

Irene Daryanto said...

I think your first try at DI coloring is fabulous, maybe you like to see Lillemor's tutorial, the link to her blog is in TOMIC blog. Very creative also using old earring for metal embellishment.
Thanks for joining TOMIC,
Hugs from Indonesia,

Dobra said...

A card is beautiful
August presents a great all
I really like your work and I like them to admire

Mandy said...

Oh wow Autumn your card is absolutely gorgeous, so sweet and pretty and your colouring is beautiful, you soon cracked the inks hun :)
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp for our anything goes challenge
hugs Mandy xx

Anne said...

Such a georgeus card! So many details, I really love the flowers, brad,butterflies and doily!

Jilly said...

My sister is music player and I think it will be best card for her on her birthday, which is on this week. Hope she receive with big smile.