Monday, December 20, 2010

A new technique (for me) & TOPS!

Well, not really a new technique for many of you, but for me it is!
Based on my admiration for many people who color with distress inks, I have been practicing watercoloring with re-inkers trying to figure out if purchasing a set of Tim Holtz distress inks is worth it?
What I've learned......
1. The paper I bought maybe too thick & bumpy (140 lb & I;ll have to experiment with the other side of the paper before I give up on it completely- the other side is smoother)
2. If you stamp your image with Staz-On ink, you can't use copics to color (which is my only face colors)
3.. If you stamp with Memento black ink, let it dry first, before coloring
4.. (from Chelsea) you can lighten an area of coloring with applying more water & dabbing with a papertowel
5.. You don't need million dollar brushes (although they may help)...I use my aquamarkers to color
6. Tim Holtz distress ink PADS (I only have one) aren't the best way to get your color, so in that regard, yes reinkers would be best.
7. CTMH reinkers don't blend as nicely as SU reinkers.

OVERALL. I am having a blast coloring this way!
What have I made you ask.......

The light shades of blue are from my CTMH distress ink mini-pad & the darker blue are from a Twilight CTMH inkpad. Hair & skin are copics.

This is my first door hanger creation & I made it for my daughter Hannah (see her name on there) for Christmas. She's always putting one thing or another on her door!  
Door hanger & star & swirl blings are compliments of Susie Sugar & her Die Cut Dreams Store!
These are sooooooooooo fun to make.
I am headed over to post this at our Steel Magnolia's blog now!
See you there.

Onto other news.
Look what I did........

How exciting!!
Thanks for the tops girlz!!


Challenges for my doorhanger:
DCD Challenge- girlie 
Meljens  DT & Challenge- sweet as candy/cookies
Simon Says Stamp- silver, blue & white
Cute Card Thursday- one for the kids
PaperPlay- anything but a card


Lori said...

Wow wow wow sheer perfection. I love the colouring! And the blue omg the letters everything is just perfect! Hannah must be over the moon, you killed it!

Margreet said...

Oh Cor.....amazing....Hannah must love inspired me....I won a sort of GD of a Dutch blog and I received a kit and a wooden doorhanger to use....this week I have to finish it....
xxx Margreet

Kathyk said...

Well done on the top5 award and I love your door hanger.

Seasons Greetings to you and your readers


Kelly said...

Congratulations on your award Corry, your door hanger is the bomb. I'm sure Hannah loves it!

I was looking for your TOPS info and somehow missed it!

Donna Mosley said...

Hi Corry, love this gorgeous door hanger and all the practice with the inks have definately paid off. The colouring is fantastic and best of all you sound like you're having a ball. Well done on the top five and so well deserved.

Donna x

Mandy said...

It's beautiful Cor, Hannah will love it
hugs Mandy xx

Kelly Schelske said...

It looks great Corry!

Christine said...

So cute. I love it!! I use Distress Inks to color with sometimes too but I think I need to practice more. They are fun to use. I think you did a fantastic job on this. Thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog. I hope to see more of your lovely cards again soon.
xoxo, Christine

Anita said...

What an adorable door hanger. Your watercoloring looks fantastic! Thanks for joining us in the MelJen's Designs Challenge this week.

Debs said...

wow fab girl, I love how you did Hannah's name and the blue is gorgeous

Debs said...

oh and huge congrats on the TOP 5 very well deserved

Lauretta See said...

such a cute creation!! Thank you for playing in our last challenge over at MelJens.
Happy Christmas and a wonderful new year!!

Congrats on making the top 5! Good Luck!

Liz's creative corner said...

This is gorgeous, thanks for joining us at paperplay, hugs Liz xx

Marilyn said...

Corry, this is cute, cute, cute!

craftykitten said...

Hey corry,
I adore this door hanger hun, love the colours and the wsay you did Hannah's name - Gorgeous!!
Thanks for joining us at Die Cut Dreams this time.
Dawn x

Anonymous said...

Whoa super cute Corry! She must've loved it! Merry Christmas to you and your family !! I love that coloring too!

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