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Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Distress Inks

Last night I found an hour to have a play with my new Ranger distress inks. I would have loved longer but it wasn't to be. How is it the minute you play the more you realise if you just had that shade you could have done this & if you had that shade you could have done that! The story goes, scroll to the bottom if you get bored! I have only the 6 shades to begin as they are a present to myself for sticking to the new exercise & healthy eating plan. Its not a New Year Resolution fad, it is a health think. I have managed to become 1 1/2 stone overweight partly due to the steroids I have been on & partly due to having been ill for the best part of 3 months. Of course I really ought to take into consideration the fact I've had a cyst growing inside me for I don't know how long, only diagnosed in May last year. I need to shift it, I am struggling to walk from A to B without getting breathless. I have never been overweight in my life, so this is a shock for me & I decided regular, useful treats were the only way to go with this.
So, I got some much longed for distress inks.Colours used are Peeled Paint, Dusty Concord & Faded Jeans. Background paper, word & tree stamp are Crafty Individuals. I also used bottle green bazzill cardstock for the other elements. I love the rustic feel to this but long to work on the techniques to achieve better results. I used cardstock, crumpled up first & misted the colours with water. As ever the light isn't brilliant for showing off the design clearly!!

16 comments:

michelle said...

this is fabulous! I love when you use your alcohol inks. I just discovered tim holtz blog and he does some cool stuff with the alcohol inks too!

Andrea, said...

This is wonderful Paula, I love the background and a fab stamp. Good luck with the weight loss

alcoholinky said...

this is lurvely Paula. the colours are gorgeous

Em's Blog said...

this is fab Paula.. really love it :o)
sounds like you've had a heck of a time.. good luck with the weight loss x

Audrey said...

Its gorgeous Paula - sorry you have been having a rough time, well done for being so positive!

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

Great work Paula...love the combination you used.

Carrie said...

Great distressing Paula - worked a treat for you.

Kaz said...

this is fab Paula, I use distress inks for EVERYTHING I make!! lol love them, and I bought that stamp and haven't used it yet (the tree) so you've inspired me to try something with it.
love the rustic look to this too, really great card.
good luck with the health kick, you sound determined, so well done! xx

malieta said...

I love your card and the distressing is fantastic!
malieta:)

Seona said...

Fantastic card Paula - I don't know how I survived before I got the distress inks - don't have them all but love the 6 or so that I have!! Good luck on the health drive too!!!

EllePiggo said...

Its fabulous Paula. You've created a lovely effect.
Vanessa.

My Paper World said...

I think I'm gonna check out these inks after seeing your creation!
You've created a great rustic effect. I hope that your health improves, and I'm sure that the regular treats will help you to keep it up!

joanne wardle said...

this is lovely. I love the background, but it's all gorgeous!

ink'n'rubba said...

Fabulous card. good luck with the weight loss and hope your health improves soon.

Rosie said...

Paula, it's like we're running the CI Fan Club!! Love what you've done with the inks and the tree... you sound a lot more positive in yourself and you'll do it! I never thought of using Distress inks as an incentive... nice one! :D

Silvia said...

Your card looks great, the background is very interesting.