Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Distress Inks are Fabulous


Just having fun creating cards.....with distress ink and water.

Here is a card, I made using aged mahogany.

I sponged a whole stencil with aged mahogany onto watercolour paper. I cut out the centre shape and was left with reverse L shape, then I used a water brush to pull water from the sponge area, which created a light colour background, I kept on doing this until I ended up with the the shade I wanted.
I then glued this shape onto my white base cardstock. I stamped Happy Birthday (rubber stamp) and coloured it in with a coloured pencil that matched aged mahogany. Here is a close up.
I then stamped a banner (KaiserCraft - weekdays ) with aged mahogany onto watercolour paper and pulled the colour from the edges with a water brush and cut them out and stuck them on the base card with pop dots for dimension and jazz them up with a red jewel.

How cool is that, just love that technique. I really like colouring this way with distress inks.

Gotta get me some more colours...

I would like to enter my card in the following challenges :-

Challenges 4 Everybody - challenge #41 Anything Goes

One Stitch at a a Time - challenge #213 Keep it Simple

Suzy Bees Bloomin Challege Blog - #29 clean and simple

Addicted to Stamps - challenge #96 Anything Goes

STAMPlorations - bi-weekly sketch challenge #12


Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.

Cya MoNika



  1. Very pretty take on the sketch and love that watercoloring/color pulling. Thanks for joining us at STAMPlorations.

  2. Fabulous card, love the watercolouring. Thanks for playing along with STAMPlorations.

  3. Fabulous take on the sketch. Great watercoloring. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week. Good luck. Maggie - DT

  4. Fabulous Design, thank you for sharing with us over at Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge,your support is greatly appreciated... we would love you to come again next week for another fun challenge...
    Suzy B Owner Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge

  5. Great take on the sketch and fab stencil work. Thanks for joinin us at ATSM and Stamplorations

  6. Lovely card.

    Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week, and good luck!

  7. Love the use of the inks. Thanks for sharing your lovely creation for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 29: 'clean and simple' - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

  8. Such an artsy looking card. Very nice!

    Thank you for participating in the OSAAT Keep It Simple Challenge this week!

  9. Wonderful card.....and yes I love my distress inks!
    Thanks for sharing with us for the challenge at One Stitch At A Time, hope to see you come back soon!
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    Shell in Alaska ~ OSAAT DT ~

  10. This is just super - love the soft, rich colours and elegant sentiment stamp. Beautiful work. Thanks so much for playing along with Addicted to Stamps and More!

  11. Hi Monika the sentiment is really adorable and I love your BG and the three strip its look soft and sweet...really great using the sketch dear Monika...funny is my name als Monika R (Reeck) and you Monike R(Rose) ...hope you like to see my card using the same sketch too dear Monika...big hugs from Germany...Monika (Reeck)

  12. Stunning use of coloring on this card! Thanks for joining in at STAMPlorations!