Sunday, February 26, 2012

Introducing distressing inks.

Morning all.  It's a bright Sunday morning here in Scotland and I am feeling a wee bit happy with myself, LOL...why?  Well for a start I am up and about, I don't do mornings!  (Believe me when I say it's a miracle on a Sunday morning!) Not only that but I have cake in the oven, smelling yummy!  (I must be coming down with something!)
After updating my blog I am going to sort out my craft bag then I'm away for an afternoon of crafting at our local Hopeman crop.  Whoop!  A good day is planned.

Now my cake could be interesting....remember I had a herman cake recently?  I got one back off a pal and decided to change the recipe.  :0  I know, mad or what?
So instead of using apple I've added carrot and honey...will it work or will it be a quick trip to the supermarket before the crop?!  If smells are anything to go by it's doing mighty fine but I may just have to taste test before going out this afternoon, LOL.  Maybe lashings of cream cheese frosting might help too.

Before we continue with pictures from the show I'd like to share what we got up to yesterday.  Firstly I'd like to give a big "thank you" to all the lovely ladies who came to Elgin yesterday to join me getting all inky with Tim Holtz distress inks and Marion Emberson stamps.  I certainly had a good day and I believe everyone else enjoyed their day too.  Here is the cards we created;

The products we used are;  Distress inks Peeled paint and Broken china.  Stamps all by Marion...It's all in the words, Find joy everyday, Build a tree, Just because and finally On your special day.  Spellbinder dies; Eyelet squares, Classic squares, Lace doily motifs, Butterflies, Long classic rectangles and Ribbon tag trio.  Bling by Zva creative, black seam binding from Elgin, Memento black ink,  PI clear embossing powder with Versamark ink.

With the first card we concentrated on getting the hang of blending the inks together then making a simple scene over the top. 
The second we created the background and then stamped over with the same colour for a different texture.  The butterfly we attached embossing ink whilst still in the die so that only the raised area could be covered (remove from die before applying heat!), this meant that ink could be then added and wiped back....magic!
The third card we again blended the different inks then spritzed with water using a Rangers mini mister, blotting before adding the black ink.

That's my buzzer going for the long do I have to wait before testing it?! :)
That's all from me today it's time to go and get sorted and packed for this afternoon.  I have a lot of birthdays coming up in March so I think I may try and get ahead of the game this afternoon and do a wee bit of card making.
I hope you all have a lovely Sunday whatever you have planned.


mixamatoasties said...

Fab cards Erika.

Hope Herman turns out ok. I made one recently too. Folk thought I was mad! Xxx

Fiona said...

wow...gorgeous Erika...hope the cake is good!!


Lau W said...

Love your cards, elegant, soft, excellent work !

scrappymo! said...

Hope you are all busy munching on Herman carrot cake right now!

Those cards are great...Wish I lived in Scotand and would sign up for your courses. The inky directions you gave sound interesting.

Shazza said...

Hermand worked magnificently Erika, nom nom nom!

Pop's Cards said...

Morning sweetie these are absolutely gorgeous in fabulous colours too, happy hugs Pops x