Monday, October 14, 2013

Distressing ideas

Hey folks,

Firstly happy Pujas for those who celebrate it and happy Dussehra too.. This post was supposed to go live on the 12th but I have been doing a city tour of pandals as part of a group and well.. I was out the entire night and working non-stop to write a review for a magazine on the pandals which gave me no time to breathe or sleep, hence, the delay. But no excuses anymore...

I am just showcasing a quick idea on how you can use your distress inks to make quick cards... This card I took 40 Minutes to create and  a lot of hours to conceptualize and execute to my perfection.. I wasted a bit of card stock because was not happy with the results but finally managed to make a decent attempt of it..

I used my distress inks to make up a country side scene... Distress inks are perfect for creating beautiful scenes.. The clouds are made using a hand-drawn and fussy cut template and using broken china distress ink and for the green part.. I cut a rough sheet of paper the exact size of my base and cut off the bottom part as a grass-strewn cliff.. I then masked the rest of the paper with that template and blended in with peeled paint distress ink... rest is all stamps and inks.. Oh the birds are hand-drawn.. Went back to school days when these were the only kind of birds I knew how to draw.. *wink*

Some close-up shots to show you the ink colors better..

So that's all there is to it..

Products used:-
distress inks- broken china and peeled paint
stamps=> HOTP and Darcie
Black archival ink and pale tomatoes mid-tone shadow ink

That's it from me.. You still have ample amount of time to play  with our spread your wings with distress inks challenge...For details click here.

Thanks all so much...


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