Monday, 19 September 2016


Eek! Look at me mum - I'm inking!
Don't look to closely - it's a bit rough - 
but this is my first distress ink background.
I am not good at 'arty' stuff, so I was definitely out of my comfort zone.

For my inspiration I used the challenge picture at Time Out - 
picking out the autumn colours and trees.

The white card above was actually my second attempt.
The prototype is below, in black.
On this one I got a bit giddy and forgot to mask off my moon,
so ended up cutting it out with a circle die after the background was inked.

I also had trouble with the trees. I had to try and mask them off
with tape whilst inking in between them.
On the white card you can see they are a little more defined because I
stamped them in black instead of grey.

All in all - it was a learning curve, but I had fun.

Avery Elle - Happy Howl-idays + postage stamp die
WPlus9 - Winter Wonderland
Lawn Fawn - Violet's ABCs
Tim Holtz distress inks - abandoned coral / fossilized amber


Shona Chambers said...

Well, for your first time blending ink I think you did an amazing job and would never have thought you hadn't tried this before. Its a fabulous background for you sweet doggie and a wonderful Autumn design. So very happy you joined us at TIME OUT and keep on blending!!

Nonni said...

Your inking looks great (wonderful color choices!) and I love this cute card design, great job! Thanks for joining us at TIME OUT!