Monday, April 7, 2008

CHF Challenge Chicks #2 Distress Ink

Today's theme was DISTRESS INK!!!! During CHA I had the pleasure of attending Lisa Strahl's Mini Ranger U in the foyer of the Marriott with my some of my CHF teammates. We had a great evening of chit chat and of course learned a few things about using Ranger Distress Inks and blending too *wink*

I own about 10 distress inks but was thrilled to buy the remainder this week because CHF is featuring them as a product spotlight and they are on sale (who can resist a sale???) One of the things I LOVE most about product spotlights is that provides information for you so you can learn more about the product. In addition, CHF also provides you with step by step instructions on how to use the product as well as various examples through the tutorial. Essentially CHF brings you your OWN mini Ranger University right to your computer screen. Gotta love that!

Tidbit: The top paper was a cream colour originally. I used various distress inks and blended them together with the Ink Blending Tool. (a must have! )

Stamp Set(s):
-Large Polka Dot Backgrounder by CHF
-Birthday sentiment from The Art of Framing (The Rummage Bin) by CHF

-Swirl from Beautiful (The Rummage Bin) by CHF
-Frame from Story Book (The Rummage Bin) by CHF

-Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink by Ranger
Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distress Ink by Ranger
Tim Holtz Broken China Distress Ink by Ranger
-White Ink by Clearsnap

-Intense Teal by Prism Paper
-Intense Kiwi by Prism Paper
-Natural Smooth by Prism Paper

-Prima Flowers
-Button by MME
-White Gel Pen

-Sewing Machine

For even MORE distress ink ideas check to see what the other designers have come up with. Here are the links to their designs…

Kim Hughes, Lesley Langdon, Dawn Lusk, Lori Craig, Lisa Silver, Julia Stainton, Julie Campbell, Lisa Strahl, Kristine Reynolds, Sherrie Siemens, Val Stangle

Have a terrific day!

Edited to Add:

Oooh! Gorgeous colors and textures! LOVE IT! Can I ask, -- with the blending tool... do you need to have a different pad for each ink... or how does it work?

I used the same pad each time. I just pressed it over some scrap paper until the colour was lighter before I applied a new one. That being said, I have a blending pad for lighter colours and one for darker colours.


Dawn said...

oh Alli! I love those colors! love your bits of flourishes and the polka dots...everything!

Kristine Reynolds said...

Beautiful card Alli! The color is fabulous...that's the best thing about these inks...the vivid color. You showcased them well!

Lori Craig said...

Absolutely. Positively. Beautiful! Just stunning! All of your details are just perfect!

Sherrie said...

Oh Alli! I love your mixing of stamps here plus the beautiful way you sponged the sentiment! Gorgeous!

Julie Campbell said...

Oooh! Gorgeous colors and textures! LOVE IT! Can I ask, -- with the blending tool... do you need to have a different pad for each ink... or how does it work?

Kim Hughes said...

ahhhh, LOVE this Alli!! You have so many wonderful added touches :)

Julia Stainton said...

Gorgeous rich colors Alli! I love it!

Carolyn King said...

HOw fun is this? Awesome card Alli!

Silvergirl said...

Alli!!! This is amazing! You have such a fresh way of looking at things! Every time I see your work, I learn!

Gorgeous colors and wonderful notes on blending. I have much to learn!

Cindy said...

Nice!! I love all the little details on this card!

Joan and Amy said...

This is gorgeous. I love how the flowers are tucked under the paper. It looks great. Joan

Sherry Wright said...

Love this card Alli, I think the polka dot backgrounder is on my must have list now. ;0)

Christina Fischer said...

This is fantastic! Love the colors and design!! :)

Bethany Paull said...

I don't even know where to begin. So, just, WOW! That's all, just WOW!

Acie said...

Gorgeous! I love it. The button detail is so clever! And those swirlies are to die for. :o)