May 26, 2009

Inky Fingers

Long weekends are wonderful aren't they?! It was so nice having an extra day off work yesterday. I got all of the laundry done, straightened up the house a bit, grilled steaks for dinner, cleaned up the kitchen, and still had time to play with my scrap stash. Boy could I get used to that! Thankfully summer vacation is just around the corner :)

Anyway since I had the day off and wasn't rushed for time, I decided to pull out my distress inks and play around with them a bit. I have a handful of different colors of distress inks but I usually only use the brown ones and only for inking the edges of the papers. I have other colors that have been begging to be used :D

This is just a simple layout and I might go back and add a title to it but I had fun using distress inks to ink up the chipboard stem and flowers which were previously white. For the stem I used the color "Peeled Paint". The darker red flowers are a combination of the colors "Aged Mahogany" and "Tattered Rose", and the lighter pink flowers are the color "Worn Lipstick". I also used distress Stickles in the color "Worn Lipstick" in the centers of the yellow flowers.

While I ended up with inky fingers (I am too impatient about letting things dry before touching them!) I love the look of distress inks and I foresee a lot more embellishment inking in my future!

Thanks for stopping by!


Jcbaron99 said...

I LOVE me some inky fingers - you know me - the messier the better :-) Great layout!

Tammy said...

Love it!!

LG said...

Wow Kris this LO is amazing! Love it so much! Very inspiring!

thanks for your sweet comment at my blog! Talk to you soon


Jane Ettia Jones said...

oh gotta luv the distressing inks Kris there addictive I tell ya and apron don't forget the apron LOL LOL I can't tell you how many outfits I have ruined LOL.

And I dont' have you email I just wanted to say thank you so much for always stopping by my blog and your lovely comments of support and friendship, big huge hugs to you your so sweet.


Mireille said...

love the layout and love the cool apron lace edge!