Friday, 15 June 2012

Distress markers and inks

I've been overindulging in new purchases lately but in an attempt to justify them I have been having a play.  Above is a card made using distress markers.  The peach stamp is a Joanna Sheen set and I stamped it on to Silk Art card and then coloured in with the markers.  Because the card has a sheen I was able to use a watercolour brush and get a really blended look with the colouring which I loved.  I had cards to make for two upcoming birthdays and I was so pleased with the results that I made them both the same.  The label and border are cut with Spellbinder dies.

When the Fall and Winter Distress Inks were released they looked very similar colours to ones already available so I didn't buy them.  But the Spring and Summer colours are very different from existing ones and they are really bright and right up my alley!  I received the summer ones this week and the 3 ATCs shown here are made mixing the two sets and using PaperArtsy stamps.  Great fun and much more summery than the weather!