Thursday, November 18, 2010

Mojo sketch...and some crow

Isn't that what it's called when you eat your words?? Eating crow ??
A few posts down I made a discovery about distress inks combined with water based markers and was so smug about not needing a ton of colours. Well I got the ink applicator and a few more colors and I'm addicted!!!!!!!
However, I'll try this technique again with the markers and ink applicator and tell you how it goes.

This next card was made for mojo's sketch 165 .

Stamped the Knit image from in versamark and embossed with clear ep. Sponged broken china distress ink onto layer.
Kept sponging.
Sponged some more.
Stamped circle and punched with 1 3/4 punch. Stamped snowflake and added bling.
Had a hard time with the angle...but forced myself to do it so I had to compensate by straightening sentiment from PTI made of snow.

And I just had to ask....does anyone else do this ??? Faux knit layer, snowflake AND sentiment are all stamped on the back of the white paper that tells you what colour your PTI cardstock is. When I put my CS in the hanging folders I couldn't bring myself to throw them away and now I have plain white CS (that works great even in finicky punches) to last me a while !!!

Stamps - Vintage Circles Small and Faux Fun Waltzingmouse, Snowflake serenade and Made of Snow PTI
Paper - Pure Poppy and White PTI, Tempting Turquoise SU
Ink Broken China Distress Ink, PTI Pure poppy
Ribbon Pure poppy saddle stitch PTI, FElt PTI Pure poppy, Martha Stewart coarse glitter in crystal
Spellbinders labels 5 die, PTI Victorian lace border die and limitless layers die


  1. YES!! I use those label sheets all the time! I throw them into my scrap bag (which is totally the worst way to organize scraps).

    Your card is gorgeous! That background image is one of my favs and I love it with the distress inks. Such pretty colors!

    When is that baby girl coming??!!

  2. Great card. That background stamp is fantastic - it looks almost irridescent! I have been resisting Distress Inks, because I didn't know enough about them... but I have seen so many beautiful projects with them. Where would I start? Do you have a few fave colors you would recommend to start with?

  3. I use those sheets too. they are so nice and thick!

  4. Beautiful color combo - pure poppy w/ the turquoise.

  5. I don't use the CS paper sheets as CS, but I do use them for a base when I am working with glitter. I love all the pretty bling on your snowflake too.

  6. i don't use them on projects but i do save them for stamping out ideas and to collect glitter way i would throw them out!!

  7. I also save the CS labels... we sure are some crazy hoarders, I mean, recyclers! I really like the Faux Knit... it's good with the sponging.

  8. I also use those label sheets! LOL you are not alone! Love your card.

  9. I use those sheets as scratch paper, but I do use them! I like that faux knit stamp.