Friday, March 24, 2017

Distress Oxide Testing by Lynn Good

Hi everyone, I was super excited to get my Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks and decided to have a play around and share this with you.  (A little warning - there are alot of photos so you may need a cuppa!)  All the samples below have been sealed with gloss medium, I found that this enhanced the colours especially on the black cardstock.

This first one is using a gloss pearl cardstock which is quite thick.  I applied the oxide ink directly onto the card stock and them blended it with a bit of water and baby wipes.  I dried this and whilst drying, dripped water droplets onto the cardstock.

These two above were so much fun - I have used water colour paper and applied the ink to my craft mat 3 colours at a time, spritzing them with water and then placing the water colour paper on top.  I kept doing this with different colours, drying in between each layer.  The first few layers I swiped the paper through the ink, the top layers I dabbed the paper into the watered ink.  I also spritzed the paper as I was drying the layers.

This was using only 3 colours and on canvas paper.  The ink was placed on the craft mat first and spritzed with water before running the canvas paper through the ink

These final three are using black cardstock and all use the same technique but different colour combinations.

I have turned some of the backgrounds into cards:

For the card above, I have used the 49 and Market stamp from the Gabi's Haute Couture Collection.  I have stamped onto white tissue paper and adhered to the cardstock.  I wanted to see how much of the ink showed through the tissue.   In the sample below, I have stamped the image directly onto the card.  As the background was very busy I have added some Glass Beads, Micro Beads, Nuvo Crystal drops and glitter to the dress and flowing below the dress to complete the card.

Again, as with all the cards I have kept the embellishments simple to let the backgrounds shine. To the card above, I have added 49 and Markets flowers and a simple rub on sentiment.

I have backed the card above with red cardstock to make the black more predominant.  I run the black inked card through a We R Memorykeepers, Geometric Embossing folder for added texture.  The flowers are Prima Flowers and a simple "hello"sticker stuck to red cardstock and fussy cut out.

Again keeping it simple - I have added some black twine behind the 49 and Market flower and embossed a Kaisercraft Wooden Flourish word with Stampendous Embossing Enamel.

Here are some close ups of the cards:

I hope that you have enjoyed my testing of the Distress Oxide Inks and I can say they are fantastic and highly recommend you get them if you are having any doubts.

I have added links below to all the products that I used.

Til next time - Happy Crafting.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Gabi's Hibiscus coloured with Prismacolors - Card and video with Linda

Hi there - great to see you here at the Scrapbook Boutique blog today where I've been having fun with 49 and Market's Gabi's Hibiscus stamp set. I thought I'd work with my Prismacolor pencils today to colour up the largest image in the set...

Here's the whole card...

I have a video to show you my creative process and I hope you'll enjoy it below or in HD on You Tube -

Happy Hump Day - hope it's a good one.
See you again soon...

Monday, March 20, 2017

Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pads are back in stock!

are now BACK in Stock
You can find them in the store HERE

Love Always with Angela

Hi there!! Ange here today with a little card  stretching one of my existing stamp sets.  I do ♥love♥ MFT scribble stamp set and especially paired with the Luxe stamps too.  I find the Luxe stamps nice and 'juicy' and really do a good job covering solid stamp shapes.  This card originally was going to be a bouquet and whilst I was stamping, I changed my mind to have a flower within a flower.  I embossed the scribble in white to make it really pop against the solid colour and was happy with that. A lick of wink of stella gives it a lovely shimmery finish (although I really need to learn restraint sometimes!! )


* Trim red cardstock 21cm x 16 cm and fold in half landscape
* Trim neenah white cardstock 9.5cm x 16 cm
* Cover large MFT solid stamp with Tsukineko Luxe Love Letter and stamp just above the middle of the neenah white.
* Cover smaller MFT solid stamp with Love Letter and stamp close to and above the large stamp.
* re ink and stamp all around middle large stamp so it resembles a flower.
* cover neenah white cardstock with embossing buddy.
* Using versamark cover each "petal" with scribble rose working quickly
* Cover with white embossing powder and heat emboss
* In petals with Tsukineko Pear Tart and stamp
* Stamp sentiment with versafine black onyx
* cover each petal with Wink of Stella
*adhere to red base card with pop dots.

******ETA  I was going to emboss first and the stamp the Red petals second as I was worried the embossing powder would stick to the solid if I did it the other was round.  I couldn't really see where I was stamping the scribble so I decided to do the solid first.  Using the embossing buddy and making sure the red solid shapes were completely dry worked fine :)

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