Saturday, September 24, 2011

Fall Seasonal Distress Ink tags

Some sample tags done with the new Fall distress inks. The stamping was done in black Archival. The tag on the right I stamped the words in white acrylic, then blended in the ink, then wiped with a damp paper towel.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Steampunk Winged Dressform

Stamp and Show Some Steampunk, and I gave myself a bit of a monochrome challenge as well. Tag is cut with Sewing Room Bigz die, embossed folder from Cuttlebug. Inked in Distress Walnut Stain, then run through Distress Embossing Pad and Distress Embossing Powder in Walnut Stain added to hit the raised areas.

Wings cut from Heart Wings Bigz die from Grungeboard, coloured with Pumice Stone Distress Stain and Tea Dye Distress Stickles. Attached with Mini Attacher. Gears and spinner from Idea-ology line.

I struggled with whether to do something with the "head" or not and ened up leaving it as is. Putting a button or a word key in that place moved the focus to that pieces, and I wanted the piece to remain more abstract.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Alcohol Ink card and Distress Stain Butterflies

Back with a simple card made from Alcohol Inks on glossy cardstock, combined with some die cutting of a (wrinkle-free) Distress Stained background.

I really like the way the Alcohol Inks blended in the background. I worked with all colours from the Ranger Ink Lights collection. I think for this sort of technique, sticking to one "range"of colours (lights, brights, earthtones) is the way to go. Otherwise some of your tones will end up getting overshadowed by others.