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I have been married to the same guy for a LONG time ! We have 3 grown children and the 5 loves of our lives that they have given us ... 4 girls and one boy ! I have been crafting all my life and found my true addiction when I taught myself to use Copic Markers and introduced them into my card making ! I am NOT certified in the use of Copics but that doesn't stop me from creating with them ! I always been a bit of a crafting rebel and don't follow directions well !I love crafting with my hands and seldom will you find them idle as they usually have a crochet hook , knitting needles or a book in them . Exercise is not my strong suit ! LOL ! My husband and I also love camping in our RV ( weather permitting ... as in NO snow !) so most weekends from Spring to Fall you find us camped somewhere with our 3 Yorkies .... though don't tell them they aren't BIG dogs ! Hope you enjoy my little touch of my life .... the creative and the real life !

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Just playing and creating

 I read a blog by Suzanne Dean then watched her You Tube video here on using Copic markers like distressed ink used in Scandinavian distress ink painting on stamped images . Well I am not great about following directions to a tee and had to add my own twist to this technique . I added brown Copics and did some highlighting and smudges of color ... I call this technique Distressed Inks meets antiquing ...... or OOPS , I goofed but I like it ! LOL ! I will have to play more with the Distressed Painting to get it " right " but it is sure fun to play and make a mess ! LOL !

 So without further comment , here is my first attempt at Distressed painting ....

The image up close and personal !
Tilda writing in her Diary is from the newest release from Magnolia's Raise the Ceiling , the envelope is from the Love collection 2008 ( I do believe ) I masked Tilda to stamp the envelope under her .


And YES , I remembered to take a photo of my Copics this time !  How few pens I actually used this time ...... so strange for me ! LOL !

Thanks for looking and don't be afraid to try something different and step outside your box as you just never know what you may create !

Happy Creating and thanks for looking at my blog !


24 comments:

  1. What a cute card! She looks awesome sitting on top of that envelope! Great punched border too! Great card!
    hugs!
    Sharon

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  2. What a great job, I am so going to have to try this technique! I even have a few of this exact Tilda image! LOL

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  3. Your card is adorable! Great job using Suzanne's technique!
    Hugs,
    Nancy

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  4. This card is so sweet! Love your colour combo, so soft. hugs Shelley

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  5. Anonymous4:44 AM

    NIce to see Tilda with a little bit of a tan! I love the way you colored her..
    Cyndi Evans

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  6. Love your card! Great first time for this technique....Love the colors!

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  7. What an adorable card! Love how you colored her. :)

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  8. Such a sweet card! I love your color combo and the pretty punched fan border. Your coloring is fabulous...very pretty!!

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  9. Oh wow first attempt at coloring with distress inks?? You are awesome looks great!!

    Hugs,
    Patricia

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  10. She's darling. Your coloring is superb! Now I want this envelope stamp for my Writing in her diary Tilda! Gina L

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  11. So cute! I love your colouring... beautiful!

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  12. Beautiful! Gorgeous coloring!
    - Ann

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  13. Beautiful,love the neutral colors and design.
    Andrea

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  14. She looks so sweet sitting on the envelope and writing her most personal thoughts. I love the colors, the punched border, everything. Thanks for sharing. Shirley

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  15. YOUR FIST ATTEMPT??? NAHHH it looks like a pro colored that LOL! Very pretty and your little girl is adorable on top of the envelope.Your whole card is precious!RubyM:)♥

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  16. Beautiful card! Amazing colouring.

    xoxo,
    Lori

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  17. Your card is lovely. Wonderful coloring! hugs, Angela

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  18. Very pretty card and you did a great job coloring Tilda! Cami

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  19. Very nice colouring. I love your layout.
    super.
    Hugs Marion

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  20. Great card i love it ...love the punch work ,coloring is awesome too...

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  21. How very sweet. The coloring is just wonderful. Love the punch border.

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  22. Very pretty! your coloring is fantastic!
    Hugs, Christine

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  23. Beautiful layout with gorgeous coloring :o)
    Hugs,
    Cabio

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  24. Great first time....looks wonderful! Been trying this technique myself...not so easy.

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