Saturday, March 20, 2010

i'm distressing...

one of my newest Maggie's that is...lol.


To cut a long story short we shifted just over 12 months ago and a lot of my scrapbooking supplies have remained unpacked to this day. Bit sad really to admit i have that much its still packed and I dont miss it...lol. Well anywho....I went looking for something (cant remember what now..lol) and came across my T!m distress ink pads and a few refills. Well how excited do you think I was...its a wonder you didnt hear me squeal from the four corners of the globe.

I rushed inside and dug out my SU water pen (which I have never used before!! even though I have had it for about 12 months lol) and set to work colouring in one of my new Maggies that i received yesterday from Diana at Magnolia-liscious. Now i think they have all sold out but she has them on pre-order. If you are thinking of getting some her store is awesome go take a gander!! Lots of ones I had never seen before and the service is great too. they were posted last friday in the US and I received them yesterday so 7 days woot woot!! Colour me impressed!


Anywho im digressing again. i tend to do that wander off in my own little world.

So why am i posting on here about finding T!m inks..well cause i wanted to show you my Maggie I coloured! Seeing as it was my first ever go and I have all of about 8 colours I was pretty impressed with myself!! Hmm...might be another avenue I might have to explore some more.


Hard Hat critcism is wanted from anyone who colours with distress inks. i really need to learn some more. I know the hair is total rubbish but I didnt search through to the bottom of the box to find the yellow until after i had tried the tea and walnut ones lol....thinking an afternoon on youtube might be a goer..lol


Here she is Curtseying Tilda.


15 comments:

Only by His Grace said...

Hi Leone,
Hmmmm...a stamp I need to have.
super job with your distress inks.
I am practicing with my distress inks too and love them.
I like the colours you have used.
Hugs Marion

Patti.Jo said...

Was wondering where that squeal came from!!! You did a great job with the distress inks Leone! I think it is a constant learning experience. My favorite way to color right now. Keep up the good work, love your Tilda!!!

Lesley said...

Okay I heard the noise...lol..

Love this image and the way you have coloured it in... You are doing amazing things with your cards...

Hugs Lesley

Cami said...

Wow Leonie, you did a fab job coloring Tilda with distress inks! I keep putting it off but you have inspired me to try! Love the colors you worked with also! Hugs, Cami

Teri said...

Well, I think she is adorable and her hair is NOT rubbish!!! I've just started playing with the distress inks as well, love them! I love, love, love that image and can't wait to get my hands on her!!!!
Teri

Nancy said...

Hi Leonie,
You have done a awesome job with your distress coloring! I so want to give this a try myself. You have provided some great inspiration! Great job!
Hugs,
Nancy

Barb Hardeman said...

Leonie I don't find anything wrong with her either. You've colored her very well. Her hair looks just fine. I would say -just tone it all down a smidge! Just go back with plain water and a paper towel to dab up the colol a bit. But not much. Maybe add a few dark browns for the deepest shadows. But really your coloring looks fabulous! Hope I didn't say too much and make you feel down - not my intention!

Maureen said...

Well I have never used distress inks so I am no help; but I must say I love your Tilda! She is so cute; love the colours and your shading.

Julie Case said...

I've never tried the distress inks...but I think your image looks just fabulous! Such an adorable image and colored beautifully!
Julie

Kathy said...

I haven't even got the hang of Copics , yet I am itching to try distress inks...sigh...:)

Regina said...

Leone!!! Tilda is so cute in your coloring with distress inks! Love all the colors!!:))You did an amazing job!! For sure!!!
Hugs,
Regina

Gina L said...

I have not tried distress inks yet. I got the Magnolia Ink just today and was telling my mom that I need to try it. You are such a brave soul!!! GinaL

cabio's craft corner said...

Great distressing technique. Your coloring sure inspire me to try the distressing ink :o)
Hugs,
Cabio

Robin said...

Awesome job with the distress inks. And I love this Tilda...she is on my wish list!!

StampinJo said...

Hello Leonie, I just love that little girl you did. She is so pretty and so sweet. Thank you for sharing your site with us. StampinJo from Ontario Canada