Wednesday, 17 June 2009

Thinking Inking


So Jennifer McGuire's thinking Inking class finally began - I've been looking forward to it so much.  And after watching this amazing video on Monday, I HAD to get involved.  A quick order to my fave online store, and my new Tim Holtz products arrived today!  Yay.  So I have been playing with my first EVER distress inks tonight.

First, this card - my first attempt at creating a background with distress inks.  Then I tried the watercolour effect for the butterfly's shadow.  I was instantly hooked.
  

Supplies: Stamps - Hero Arts (butterfly, sentiment); Ink - Tim Holtz (broken china);  Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels One Dies; Gems - Hero Arts.

Then I tried distressing white polka dot paper.  This was a paper left over from Christmas - from the My Mind's Eye 'Be Merry' collection.  And now it's blue :)  I LOVE this idea.  Finally, I tried out the water droplets on the green inked paper - I love the effect of this too.

Supplies: Hero Arts (tree, sentiment); Ink - Tim Holtz (Broken China, Shabby Shutters);  PP - My Mind's Eye - Be Merry; Button - Hero Arts.

So I am seriously addicted to distressing now.  Bring on the weekend :)

Thanks to Jennifer for this AWESOME class.  She is an amazing teacher.  Watch the video if you haven't already, it's VERY inspiring.

21 comments:

~kelly marie~ said...

I love these cards and what you did with the stuff from the class! I hope I have time to play too ... so many wonderful techniques in one class!

Dawn said...

great job Lucy. I tried but don't think I have the right blender tools - didn't go as well as this, I'll definitely be trying the water inking with the butterfly - looks awesome. Aren't the distress inks just the best!!!

Susanne said...

Lucy, these cards are stunning. You make me want to start distressing!!! Better try it tomorrow.

paula said...

Lucy you are one super amazing woman (do you know that!) :-D Your cards just keep getting better & better every time you create something. Have a great weekend stamping xoxoxo

Erica said...

Wow you are a very talented lady...I love your cards! TFS

Chris Millar said...

You've done such a good job with the techniques Jen showed on the video! The shadow for the butterfly is so cool! And love how you've changed the polka dot paper!! Awesome Lucy!

Karen said...

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the tree card. LOVE the blue on the polka dot paper, the water droplets on the green inked paper, and the darling tree. AWESOME card.

Regina said...

beautiful cards!

Erin Glee said...

So glad you "discovered" Distressing~ I love this style... so combined with your great talent~AMAZING!

Ann said...

Gorgeous stuff as always!

Vanessa said...

Wow, you did so well with the distress inks! I especially like your tree card, the droplets look great!

Deirdre said...

Lucy.... amazing cards... aren't distress inks fun? Jennifer put up another class and video on Wed... roll on Friday for another one! So much new stuff to try....

Yankee in England said...

Wow what a great way to use the new tecniques Jennifer is sharing. I love the washed out impression of the butterfly on the back ground very inspired.

Jane said...

GORGEOUS!!

Beverley said...

Fantastic Cards Lucy, I love what you created with the butterfly :)

Lorena said...

Wow Lucy! You're an advanced pupil! The cards are stunning. I still have to order some distress inks but I'm already dying to play with them! I'll still have to wait a few weeks though *sighs*

Christina B. said...

this is my second time visiting your blog, and I am so Inspired by you! I will be going out and picking up some distressing items so I can try this too! I love hwo you did the water dots on your card. I will be back for more Inspiration! THANK YOU!! You are AMAZING!!

krolski (kathy) said...

Love both of these cards Lucy. Especially love that polka dot paper with the tree! So cool!

Jill W. said...

The more I look at your work, the more I am convinced that I must get that adorable hero arts butterfly stamp, I will just send hubby your way when he gets the bill...lol!
TFS,
~Jill

Dana said...

Your cards are beautiful. I love seeing how you used the tricks and lessons from Jennifer and created your own. Love your work Lucy!

Diana said...

WOW, these are just lovely Lucy!