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Friday, August 30, 2013

Coloring on Kraft with Distress Inks

This is the first time I use my Distress Ink pads to color an image. The image is stamped on kraft and I've used these inks to color with: Old Paper, Wild Honey, Fired Brick, Walnut Stain, Faded Jeans and Black Soot.

This Venetian stamp is from Penny Black - I think it makes a great holiday image- I love to travel to cities for short holiday breaks. I've never been to Venice, but I've been in Rome and Milan.

The sentiment is a sticker and the post card stamp came free with a magazine. I've used Spellbinders dies to make the kraft card base. I sprayed with some peach glimmer mist for a bit of sparkle.

This card is for these challenges:
1) Come and Get It Challenges - Let's Go on a Holiday
2) LEJ Designs - #68 Holiday & Travel
3) Make it Monday - Anything Goes 


Cindy van Oorschot said...

Great card Pia, love it. Thanks again for joining us for our Holiday Challenge.
Cindy DT

Cindy Groh said...

WOW, that looks awesome. At first I thought it was a frame because the detail from that embossing folder is amazing. I love to see other cardmakers using stickers for their sentiments. I just stocked up on a bunch this week to make cards for this stamp company. Anyway, I saw your card on MIM and thought I's stop by and tell you how awesome it is but then I starting babbling:)

Chrissy said...

Gorgeous Pia, love the frame,so detailed...fabulous image and wonderful colouring..


Sue - bearhouse said...

This is gorgeous Pia. I love the image, you have coloured it beautifully and the die cut frame works so well with it.
Sue xx

Avril Ann said...

Pia, this is sensational my lovely xxx

jane stillman said...

A fabulous, great design and colouring. Thank you for joining us over at LEJ Designs good luck

Laine said...

So very elegant Pia. Love the vintage feel to your creation. Seems very 1950's. Love it.

Marjorie said...

Pia, this is really lovely.. the frame is beautiful too!.. Think I will have to have this die lol!!
Marjorie xx

KraftyKoolKat said...

Wow sweetie this is gorgeous. You set yourself a hard task, I find colouring on kraft hard and you added a task by colouring with distress inks for the first time. Your creation is awesome, give yourself a big pat on the back.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.


Lisa M said...

And....WOW!! I'm too nervous to try coloring with Distress inks, but on the other hand, so excited to try too. I am definitely MORE swayed after seeing this. Your card is sensational Pia. Love that image you chose. Very classy appeal to it.
Lisa x

M said...

This image is a really versatile one, Pia, and it looks great coloured with distress inks. It gives a soft, slightly vintage effect. Lovely. Marina

Tammy said...

WOW this is gorgeous, fabulous coloring with your distress inks!!
Hugs, Tammy

lalkygirl said...

What a fab ,,chic card ,love the so
Ape and pretty image
Thanks for joining
Us at MIM and good luck
Tracey x

Yvonne Garner said...

Beautifully done, Pia! Just got this image the other day. Anxious to ink it up! Have a gret weekend.

PinkyLisasInkyCrafts said...

This is very elegant and lovely. Gorgeous shape and frame.
Now you have painted with your inks, you'll be hooked! I adore painting with my distress inks. You can get such gorgeous shading with them. Try them on some water colour card/paper as the texture gives it a real water colour look.

Thank you for entering my blog candy and always leaving such lovely and encouraging comments on my blog. I appreciate the effort you put into commenting on all my new posts. Your a real star!

Hugs and <3
Lisa xxxxxx

Sylvia Anderson said...

This is beautiful, I love your colouring, lovely subtle colours.
Thank you for joining in the LEJ Designs challenge, good luck x

Marlies said...

Wauw a beautiful, elegant card! The colouring on kraft has a lovely vintage look about it. I must try that out one day. A fab creation. hugs, Marlies

sandie said...

Fab job at colouring this image with distress ink. I love this image, every time you use it I like it more x

Meighan Wheller said...

Love the image Pia and fabulous work in the colouring. I am yet to try colouring with my distress inks - you have inpsired me to give it a go. Thanks for sharing with us at Come and Get It. Meg

cotnob said...

This is really pretty Pia, I love you die cut frame and your image looks fabulous coloured with distress inks.

scrappymo! said...

This is so soft and subtle and has a vintage feel. I think this design is so versatile and you have done a marvelous job painting with your distress inks! Way to go!

MagsB said...

Oh my, this is such an elegant card! What lovely colouring, it looks so good! Bravo!

love Mags B x

Patricia St Martin said...

Pia, Sorry I have not been around, been so busy. You have to tell me what the name of the spellbinder die is, I just love it. That is a totally awesome vintage stamp. You did fantastic job using the distress ink. You should stop at Nicecrane designs and see all the vintage art he has. He has some awesome vintage ladies.
Hugs, Pat

Lisa S. said...

Stunning project Pia! I'm going to look closer into this technique when I get home. I love it!!