Sunday, March 13, 2011

Purple passion

Stampin'Up purists, this post is not for you. :)
I recently began watching what I call "Tim TV" demos by Tim Holtz. I was very interested in trying some product, so went to my LSS and bought some Tim Holtz stuff. I played around for a bit with my favourite technique where I crinkle the card stock, rub the Distress Ink over top, spritz with water then watch it pretty when done with this gorgeous purple called Dusty Concord. I then blended with a light purple called Milled Lavender. A perfect combination. What's great about the Distress Inks is that they react with water to create gorgeous designs.
I stamped the chandelier with black Archival ink (my new fave black) then embossed with black powder. I also used the Archival ink to stamp the damask pattern along the side and bottom. I distressed the edges a bit and matted the chandelier image on Concord Cruch card stock (from SU) then again on Basic Black card stock (also SU). Both ribbons and bling are from SU. The Concord Crush ribbon and card stock match perfectly with the Dusty Concord Distress Ink.

Here is the inside of the card. It is for my neighbour Julia who turns 14 today.
Thank you for looking.


Sandi said...

Absolutely beautiful card Michelle!! I too wish SU would carry more colors in the distress ink and in larger size (with refills). I love using my SU distress ink, but so limited with just the four colors. I have been able to mimic the same effect however by using SU's classic ink & spritzing with water. You did an awesome job on this card.

Sandi said...

Absolute gorgeous Michelle!! Your chandeliar (sp?) just pops off the card it is so sparkly. I could have sworn I commented on this before, so decided I would comment again because it must have went out to the cyber world -- LOL