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Wednesday, 7 January 2009

Papertake Weekly Challenge









This is my entry for this weeks Papertake Weekly Challenge. The Challenge this week is "Seeing Spots" You have to make a card using spots,dots or circles. The image I have used is my new Fox Cub stamp which is available to order from our spring releases over at Pink Gem Designs.

Anyone who visits my blog regulary will know my favorite colouring medium at the moment is Tim Holtz Distress Inks which I apply with a water brush. Another lady who likes to use distress inks to watercolour is the very talented Christine Dark. I just love the smokey backgrounds she adds to her stamp images. Christine has kindly made a video and posted it on her blog to show how she acheives her beautiful works of art. I decided after watching the video to have a go myself and above is the result! It's not too bad for a first attempt but I will need lots of practice before I reach Christines standard. X

Stamp - Fox Cub - Pink Gem Designs
DP- Pink Petticoat
CS - Bazill Bling
Sentiment - The Range
Gems - Poundland
X - cut flower punch & Kars border punch
Stickles Glitter Glue

21 comments:

Alison said...

OMG how cute is he, adorable Janet and well done your card looks great.

Love to Doodle! said...

S-T-U-N-N-I-N-G Janet - looks absolutely fabulous! xx

Sandra said...

Great card Janet, your fox is such a cutie. I've seen Chris' tutorial and love the way she is so bold sloshing all that black around. I need to invest in some distress inks so I can have a go too. This technique looks fab on your card.
Hugs
Sandra xx

POPPET said...

Im getting itchy fingers now lol...

Its perfect hun, i love it lots, the image the colouring so perfect, Hugs pops x x x

Ria said...

This is really beautifull Janet, Never thaught about a dark background!! but it looks stunning!
hugs Ria

Pink Dandelion said...

A fabulous card, I love the way you have done the colouring. Thanks for the link to the video, I am off to check it out. Debs x

Sharon said...

Your colouring looks great Janet. I'm off to look at Chris's tutorial now!

Chris said...

Absolutely stunning Janet. Your fox cub is so cute, love him and your colouring is superb! No practice necessary LOL and thanks so much for the link, really appreciate it. Chris x

Donna said...

This is so adorable, love your colouring. Donna x

Rachel said...

Hi there

Thanks so much for your inspiration. We have just discovered colouring in with distress inks and wondered if you would be so kind as to let us know what ones to purchase? I know there are 24 but if you were starting out which ones would you pick first? We have about 6 of them and are IN LOVE with this already he he.
Thanks so much.

Lyndsey Marie said...

Hi Janet,
Yet another cute stamp design from you and a fab card. love your water colouring of the image I would say an excellent 1st attempt it looks great.
Lyndsey xx

cats whiskers said...

Oh wow this is fabulous, you have really picked that technique up, Christine explained it so well didn't she, going to have a go myself. Love this cute little fox wish he would visit my garden
Hugs Jacqui x

joey said...

Hi Janet, gorgeous!!!!!!! I think I feel an order coming your cat design is stunning, love how youhave brought him to life with the colours. joey xxx

ribenaruby said...

Amazing colouring and great image! Shall go to view this video.

Debbie said...

This is gorgeous Janet and your colouring is Amazing, Hugs Debbie x

Sue said...

Ahhh, he is lovely. I love the distress ink technique Janet, you've done a fab job. I have 7 of these ink pads myself but have never really known how to use them. I'm off to look at Christine's video. Thanks for the link. Sue.x

steph said...

Lovely card Janet! Thanks for joining us for the challenge!

Trina said...

This is adorable! I love the image...and your coloring is wonderful!! Absolutely gorgeous!!

Kim said...

Another beauty... a fab tutorial from chris, I aim to sit and have ago this weekend...

Kitty Kats Krafts said...

Hi Janet, this little fox is a real cutie! He's on my wish list :o)

Many thanks

Sam

Judy's Crafty Moments said...

This is FABULOUS!!! You have done a great job with the dusky background. Love that DP too. I love your style !!