Monday, January 21, 2013

my first try at light ink colouring...


Good morning everyone, thank you all so much for your birthday wishes they meant a lot to me and I enjoyed reading them so much too I will catch up with you all this week to thank you in person...great dinner last night the chicken it was fab but...major cheesecake disaster...the cream cheese I bought was a slimline one and I didn't notice, so with the higher milk instead of fat content meant my cheesecake mix didn't set in time...so a rethink was needed, it tasted great and was like thick whisked cream in texture so I chopped up the lush Oreo base to a thick crumb and served the cream mix with the crumb with grated chocolate and orange on it and wow it was delicious...so dessert disaster averted, isn't it amazing what we can come up with when we have too lol...our beautiful Daughter and her other half bought me a lush snood scarf in blue, its beautiful and jewellery and a pedicure set, Phil bought me two leather and fabric bound books for sketching and writing ideas in, they are so stunning I will take a photo and show you and he bought me new make up brushes (badly needed for a while) see we think men don't listen lol and my lovely Dad gave me cash to buy something I wanted...we had a lovely dinner and loads of giggling and conversations, so my Birthday was brilliant and couldn't have been more perfect...I got an email last week from someone asking about using distress inks to colour a lighter stamped image and if it would work, I hadn't a clue so thought well give a go girl...I stamped this stunningly cheeky little cherub in using the palest ink pad I had which was a Memento London Fog pad, I had to heat set it though as it isn't waterproof unless set and there you go distress inks work with it ok although I had to adjust the amounts I used and its still not perfect but as a first go not too bad...what do you think?...this stamp is from the brand new Magnolia With Love collection and is called Bonny Tilda (and its on sale atm too)...isn't it just so so cute and just a little bit cheeky lol...the paper is from Magnolia too and is the Red Romance 6x6" Paper I finished my card with two Heart Paper Frames (Doilies) - 10cm some Ruffle Rose - Red and Sonia Rose - Ivory flowers, a strip of lace and a ceramic sentiment...everything except the lace and sentiment are from Bunny Zoe's Crafts the fab sketch is from Sketch N Stash challenge and I'm also entering it for the Fairytale Challenge and the Lovely Hanglar or Sweet Magnolia challenge too...I'm having a chilling colouring day today I want to try a few more images in the pale ink to see if I can improve my shading with them...whatever your up to today I hope its a great one
Mina xxx

distress ink colours used
skin - antique linen, frayed burlap, tattered rose
hair - antique linen, frayed burlap
shading - pumice stone

18 comments:

June Nelson said...

Wowser Mina its beautiful, I wouldnt dare try, this is just fabulous cant stop looking at it,big huggies Juen xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Ali said...

Sounds a great birthday - love your card xx

debby4000 said...

Absolutely love your gorgeous card.
luv
Debby

Irene said...

WOW how gorgeous does this little naked one looks, you did a fab job here Mina!!
Dinner sounds jummie and fun, great you had a lovely evening and got spoiled!!!

xx Irene

Marianne said...

Love your card and the soft(er) skin colouring. I still haven't tried colouring with distress inks, but I'd be thrilled if I could get this result LOL. Glad you had a fab birthday.

Chrissy said...

Gosh Mina, this is fantastic colouring,took my mind off your dessert, which sounded so yummy..

Luv CHRISSYxx

Wendy L said...

This is such a lovely card and I have never seen that image before, so sweet. xxxxx

uksharon said...

I like it - it works! Think I prefer the lighter ink.
Best wishes, Sharon

Mojca said...

WAw Mina I love your colourng and the layout is gorgeous. Sorry to hear that the cake went to pot, but the most important thing is that you had fun. hugs! Mojca

rachel said...

gorgeous card Mina - a little Cheeky xx Love it xx

My'scardcorner said...

cute card Mina love how youve used the dies in the background. Glad your birthday meal was a success.
Myrax

Shazza said...

belated birthday wishes, glad you had a lovely day. Gorgeous card, think the colours are perfect x

heidy said...

Glad your Birthday was good Mina!!
Love your beautiful card!!
Beautiful coloring!!
XXX Heidy

Vicky said...

Just so gorgeous and such wonderful details too hun...:o)

biggest of hugs Vicky xx

coops said...

oh wwo so stunning mina.such a cheeky sweet image and your colouring is fabulous ;D

xx coops xx

Bianca said...

What a lovely creation! I love it! Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge! xx Bianca

Grenouille Greetings said...

It sounds like you had a great time, Mina. Your cheesecake recovery sounds perfect and your card is just GORGEOUS!! Hugs, Lesley

Andrea said...

Lovely card! Thanks for joining us at the Lovely Hanglar or Sweet Magnolia challenge blog x

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