Friday, June 4, 2010

Loving the colours....

of all the lovely distress inks and what you can do with them.  I had some fun trying out the distress inks dabbed onto my craft sheet and spritzed with a mixture of water, PVA glue and gold Pearl Ex  and then smooshed onto cardstock.  I made an A5 sheet with a mixture of blue, red, green, orange and purple...Once I had all the colours on and dried I used my Ranger blending tool to add some extra colour to the sheet and then gave it another quick spritz with the mist.  I then cut it into ATC sized pieces and stamped on them with the Dandelion Frame and some sentiments.
As the watercolour paper is slightly lighter weight I mounted it onto the black card for stability.  You can see where I spritzed the mist.  For real these are very glimmery.  They are available for trade ( or just if anyone wants one- first in first served)  

Just want also to send my best wishes to Virginia who's father passed away in the last few days - hugs and prayers being sent your way and also to Paula... who was going in to be induced with her baby... I pray all went well for you.

This weekend is Queens Birthday weekend for us in New Zealand... so we get an extra day off on Monday.... and boy do I need it.  The last two days at work have been hectic... did an 11 hour day on Thursday  and was at work at 7.10am this morning.  Both days at a workshop over the other side of the city ( 30 kms from work) - making my way home Thursday night at 5.00pm in peak hour traffic!!!!!   Glad I don't do that every day that's for sure!!!!

So have a great weekend all.

8 comments:

Barb said...

Hi Dawn! Love these! Such fabulous colors! I especially like the third one with a bit of blue! I can see the glimmer and shimmer when I click the photos for a larger size...so pretty! Have a great three days off! Sounds like you need it! :)

Monika Reeck said...

FAB COLOR Dawn..wooow..you are sooo diligent...I have going around commenting to our stamping friends and have no time to stamping LOL :)

Tiffany said...

Wow! These are all so delightful! TH inks are the best, I LOVE distressing but I don't use the technique all the time...I have to be in the mood to distress...haha! Have a wonderful weekend!

Jill said...

I LOVE these so much I just HAD to pop over here and check them out some more! I can't get enough! :)

donna mikasa said...

These are awesome ATCs, Dawn! Love your technique and color choices, too!

Jacqueline said...

Beautiful!

Suzanne C said...

Gorgeous set of ATC's and the backgrounds are fantastic.

Frogs-n-Butterflies said...

Excellent!!! I love the distressed look! Gorgeous colors!