Thursday, 27 January 2011

Abso-Bloomin-Lutely Love You

Here's another card from the excellent Sheena Douglass workshop I did at the weekend, this was learning how to get shading with only one colour of Distress Ink.  The background paper with the embossing isn't black; we inked it heavily with Black Soot Distress Ink, it also has a double stamped flower swirl that is then embossed.  The flowers have Cosmic Shimmers on top of PVA glue.  The original version shown to us had a pristine white sentiment that stood out nicely on the card.  Unfortunately I got a big black fingerprint on mine so it ended up being inked LOL!

This card is for the following challenges:

Crafts & Me - monochrome
Crafty Creations - heat embossing
A Spoonful of Sugar - Valentine
My Time to Craft - embossing
Crafty Cardmakers - floral
Pile it on - love is in the air
Sugar Creek Hollow - black, white and a splash of colour
Alphabet Challenge - L is for Lady


  1. I am sooooo jealous Anne - you've mastered the colouring with distress inks so well.... and you're too honest! I'd have said nowt about the fingerprint! lol

  2. All I want is a room somewhere
    Far away from the cold night air . . .
    Oh you've got me singing now, lol. This is fabulous. I love my distress inks too. And I have to say I can't count the number of times I've had to 'distress' because of ink finger prints! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this week. xx

  3. Another lovely card Anne, and the fingerprint makes it unique! Jo x

  4. Hi Anne wow I really need some lessons with DIs think I'll tage along nxt time..LOl stunning creation great theme..

    smiles Christine xx

  5. Great card! I love the old times feel to it!! Thanks for sharing! :) Blessings!

  6. What a lovely image and beautiful card! I love your coloring with distress inks, it has such a wonderful vintage appeal!
    Thank you for joining our challenge this week at SCH! We hope to see there next week!!

  7. This is just lovely, I love the splash of blue in the flowers and the great vintage feel.
    Thanks so much for joining in with us at Sugar Creek Hollow. Hope to see you again soon!
    Hugs, Heide
    SCH DT

  8. So pretty! Love the pretty image and the shimmer. :o)

  9. Oh my, spectacular coloring of that vintage image. This is abso bloomin wonderful! Thanks for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow - hope you'll join us in the next challenge starting Saturday.
    All the best,
    Sharon, SCH-DT

  10. Beautiful card thanks for joining us at Alphabet challenge this week.

  11. Super image and card Anne - very evocative of bygone times.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Cardmakers this week!

  12. What a great job you did with your new coloring technique. It looks watercolored. Love the flowers in the basket. Great job. Glad you could join us at Sugar Creek Hollow. Hope to see you in future challenges!
    SCH DT

  13. This is just a lovely creation of art!!! You have a great eye for patterns and textures as well as the use of the perfect embellies!!! Thanks for joining us this week at SCH. Hope to see you back again tomorrow as we begin a new challenge. Blessings, Tracy, Owner, Sugar Creek Hollow

  14. Just gorgeous and love your technique! This is such a beautiful vintage image and love your splash of blue. Thanks so much for joining us for this week's Sugar Creek Hollow challenge, we hope you will come back and join us for our new challenge next Saturday!

  15. Sounds like you had a fun time at that workshop, this card is great... well done of the rescue remedy for the sentiment...and thanks so much for joining in with our embossing challenge at MTTC this week!

  16. What a fabby card and a great techique. It sure gives a stunning result. Thank you so much for joining us at Aplhabet Challenge this week.
    Happy Crafting

  17. Cute card!
    Thanks for sharing the Love at Pile It On and ASFOS this week :)


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