Thursday, January 5, 2012

Distress....

..inks have not been a big part of my card crafting lately.  I don't know why because I love them and I always used to use them.  Always!  But after I began to purchase some copics all of my crafting time was really devoted to learning how to color with them.  So, a lot of my other crafting supplies got pushed to the side...put away for the time being.  Well, now the time being has arrived and today for whatever reason, I pulled out the distress inks and got inky.  And, wow-fun.  Actually, I think that I tend not to do distress inks in the winter because...now hang with me here.....because I wear long sleeves due to the cold weather.  I might have a long shirt and a long sleeved sweater on and toooooo many of my cuffs, no matter how far I pushed them up, had these weird ink smudges on them.  So, I went all neat and tidy for a bit.  But seriously, I like messy at times.  So now I keep a long sleeved ugly old crafting sweater along with an apron in my crafting room.  And I am happy.  Happy being messy with my distress inks.  Today I pulled out a really cool Penny Black stamp called Berry Red, Snow White  4202L.  And then, while I know that this isn't truly spot coloring......I thought that I would "spotlight" the  silhouette image with white pencil.  Finally, I rubbed shimmery chalk over the card to make a soft haze over the scene.  I like it....I would hope to blend it better next time but I'm okay with how this turned given I haven't been distressing lately.




Then, I have a thank you to everyone who replied with suggestions for improving my photography.....I hope to look into your suggestions this coming weekend.  Anything has to be better than what I am doing!  And, of course, thank you so much for stopping by....I love to read your comments!

Be well,
Sheila

11 comments:

paula said...

Wow Sheila this is one stunning card. I love, love it. To me it's perfect xoxoxoxo

Mariëtte said...

Absolutely gorgeous, your inking is perfect don't worries :-)

Sasha said...

Your card is stunning,Sheila. Beautiful inking work, and I love the white highlighting. Your scene looks like a beautiful winter sunset:)

Jenni's Jems said...

This is really lovely and the white highlights make it so eyecatching!! x

Maureen Morton said...

Oh, my gosh, Sheila! I'm glad that you got inky and shared this gem with us! Super-great coloring with those dirty inks and amazing techniques (you should do a video for us - hint!) with the white to pop and the chalk rub. Glorious, girl!!

Lisa said...

beautiful distressing, Sheila- just gorgeous!!

MarcyK924 said...

LOVE this inky beauty! What a stunning stamp and your coloring really POPS!

Can't wait to see your new photo skills! You'll have fun taking pictures when you get that ONE shot that blows you away! XOXO

Nancy said...

Nothing like inky fingers, especially when you have something this gorgeous to show for them. I love these blended colors, the white highlighting is lovely too!

Dawn said...

I think you blended beautifully here Sheila. Love the way you added the white highlights. Love that idea.

Elizabeth Allan said...

You have just captured a sunset with inks Sheila. I keep looking at this and it is so mesmerizing!

Tiffany said...

Oh. Very pretty! It really does look like a gorgeous autumn sunset! I know what you mean by things getting pushed to the side! I try to divulge myself in all types of mediums but it can be a lot of items that just aren't in our eyesight at the time. You know what I really want to do more is misting with different backgrounds.