Monday, March 26, 2012

Distressed ink coloring

     I was in the mood to try something different for my coloring.  I don't get in the mood that often,because i love my Copics, but i was yesterday. The stamp is Cheeky Boy from Stampavie. First, i embossed the image in black on a piece of Watercolor paper. I used Tim Holtz distressed ink in a variety of colors with a watercolor brush to color.. I have some of the refills, but not all.  The refills work easiest. I just put a little drop in a watercolor tray and dab just a little with my watercolor brush to lighten it as i put it on the paper. The best part is that you can add more water the lighter that you want it and you can always add more ink to darken. This was my first attempt, but i think that i will do it again in the future.

Especially Made Distress ink
Craft your days away #41 Boys plus button (all stars are buttons)
Crafting When we can #14 One for the Boys
Cards for Men #7 The Great Outdoors
MIM #82 Anything goes

Thank you and i'll see you tomorrow!


  1. Fabulous card love your image and your colouring. Thanks for joining us at CFM, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

  2. Fabulous card. Thanks for playing along with us at ME4Y.

    Be blessed, Beckie

  3. Gorgeous card, I love this image and the details are fab, thanks for joining us at CYDA, hope to see you again soon, Gaynor DT :)

  4. So cute! What a fun image! Thank you so much for joining us at MIM this week! Don't forget to leave a comment for another entry, being sure to mention you saw them on Make it Monday, for a chance at our second prize! Good luck,
    Rene :D

  5. Lovely card Deonna! I love colouring with my distress inks too, but mine always looks far too washed out - you've inspired me to go home and try again, only with even less water than I do already :)
    BTW I love your bunny, my Mr 6 is absolutely enthralled with your raining eggs and the Easter Bunny sitting on the screen!

  6. This is so cute. I love your site the eggs falling is adorable.I Saw your project on MIM.

  7. Very cute!! I'm new to Distress Inks colouring but hope to get this good soon :)

  8. Adorable sweetie. Thank you for joining us at Craft Your Day's Away and good luck.


  9. This is gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at CWWC this time. Carol DT x

  10. So cute! Great design!

    I am popping by from MIM.

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  11. Very lovely. Great coloring.
    Thanks for joining Craft Your Day's Away

    Hugs Berit DT

  12. This is so eye the inking. Thanks for joining us over at Crafting When We can. Janet, DT

  13. Awesome job with the colouring. Saw your project on Make it Monday and had to come over and take a closer look.
    Crafty Blogocks
    DT Member for Catch The Bug