Monday, 8 July 2013

Distressed Inks & a Haul

Evening All

No cards from me this evening sadly, but I thought I'd share with you a little image I coloured using distressed inks.  For many of you this is old news, I know, but I have been away from card making for over a year and so I am just getting to grips with things again.  I always used pro markers for colouring before but I have seen so many lovely cards that have been coloured with the distressed inks recently and I love how they look.  I only have about 6 colours at the moment but I will definitely be getting some more.  I've made a few boo-boos on this image but it was my first go at colouring with the inks, and I really liked the effect.  I love this image, isn't she super cute?

This is Ivy from Saturated Canary, you can download the digi HERE 

I coloured her big slouchy socks a little bit too pink so it didn't really all blend in but it was good for practice.  I am needing some blue tones so if anyone can recommend the cheapest place to buy the distressed inks please let me know!

Last Friday I read on another blog that Dunelm Mill were getting rid of all their crafty goodies, so I hopped it down there to see what my local store had and I was delighted, I picked up these goodies . . . 
There were only a few papers left but I really liked them, they are very vintagey looking, pale greens and blues, they were 14p each, winner!  I also picked up the mini shabby chic frames for 99p a pack.  I was delighted with them as they were originally £3.99 and were only suppose to be 50% off.  The ribbon and metal flowers were not reduced but I really wanted them so they fell into the basket too!

There wasn't much else left to be honest, there were a few paper stacks which I might go back and see if they still have but apart from that the shelves were empty.  Im a little sad they are clearing it all out, even though I hadn't crafted in a year I would still go along the craft aisle to see what they had, I actually just love collecting crafty goodies, and sometimes I don't want to use them because they look so lush in their packet.  Am I the only weirdo that thinks this??

Anyway it's super later, and I have an early start tomorrow so I am off to have a quick peek on Bloglovin and head to bed!

Much Love

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  1. Hi Kirsty, thanks for your lovely comment on my blog, so appreciated. It took me quite a while to get to grips with my DI's I'd had them for ages but once I got started I don't use anything else much now. Cheapest place I've found for individual markers are 'Art From The Heart' £2.25 each, and I use the watercolour coldpress paper.
    Hope the links ok.
    Hugs Sue W.

  2. Ahhh, this is so beautiful! Love SC images and how you've coloured up this DARLING girl!!

    Big Hugs,

  3. your colour scheme is lovely - cant wait to see the card she ends up on!

  4. Love the colouring in, I keep meaning to give this ago but I need to get some good watercolour paper first.

  5. lovely colouring,like the got some fab bargins well done. sue xx

  6. Hi Kirsty and welcome to the DC blog-hop. A fabulous image and beautifuly coloured.
    Anne x

  7. Great colouring. I love colouring with distress inks, the colours are just perfect for your blog title :-). Well done on your bargains from Dunelm, hope to see you back making cards soon! Maddy x

  8. I love your colouring here - it's brilliant x

  9. beautifully coloured
    Linda x