Monday, April 7, 2008

CHF Challenge Chicks

The challenge is on once again! This week we are challenged to use our distress inks. These inks are fabulous and can do many things. I thought I would show you a card that displays some technique. You can use distress inks just to "muddy up" your edges and to age but here I did a lot more.
The first think I did was ink up the "nature silhouette" blooms from Cornish Heritage Farms and then emboss them in white.
I then used my craft sheet and pounced my shabby shutters and vintage photo inks and then spritzed it with water. I dragged the bottom half of my card through the ink and then gave it a quick heat set.
I wiped my craft sheet then did the same treatment for my top half using "broken china and antique linen".
For a final touch I flicked some water to create some spots on the top half....a cool look.
Finished it off with some treated grungeboard, sentiment and brads.
Here are the deets of the products I used.
Stamps:
Nature Silhouettes (CHF)
Inks:
Distress ink (broken china, shabby shutters, antique linen, vintage photo) Ranger
Frost white (colorbox ink)
Paper:
White cardstock (prism)
Accessories:
craft sheet
water mister (ranger)
white embossing powder (CHF)
copper brads (dipped in white embossing powder)
Grungeboard (Tim Holtz)
Sewing


Make sure you pop around to these other CHF chicks and see what things they created with distress ink! Check out....Julia Stainton ,Lisa Silver ,Kim Hughes,Dawn Lusk,Kristine Reynolds,Alli Miles,Julie Campbell, Lori Craig ,Lesley Langdon,Lisa Strahl

28 comments:

Dawn said...

oooh, *squeal* gorgeous! I love it!!!

Kristine Reynolds said...

Oh, I love it! I have been wanting to try this technique...Now I just have to try it! Thanks for the inspiration!

Lori Craig said...

I love this! I've been wanting to try this technique, too! I love that we both started with similar ideas and have totally different looks! These inks ROCK! Your card is just gorgeous, Sherrie!

Michelle said...

This is sooo pretty.

Crestajune said...

Very cool! I LOVE distress inks! You did a fabulous job on this challenge!

Sonja said...

Oh, I am speachless..............
That is gorgeous!! I am such a sucker for this color combo!!

Sincerely,
Sonja

Amy said...

stunning!

Alli Miles said...

B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L! Your work is always incredible Sherrie. I love your use of the elements and mix of different mediums. I almost KNEW you would use grunge board *wink*!

Julie Campbell said...

Whooo girl! This is fantabulous!!! I love that technique! Thanks for all of the great details!

Denise... said...

Wow...this is beeee-uoooo-teeeee-fullll!!!

Juanita B said...

Oh my goodness, I L-O-V-E this card!! The colors are stunning. you used wonderful stamps, and everything is put together so well!
Thank you for sharing the fabulous techniques and card.

Kim Hughes said...

eeeeek...I LOVE everything about this Sherrie!!!

liannallama said...

fabulous card!

Mary Dawn said...

this is just to die for!

Julia Stainton said...

Gorgeous Sherrie! I just love those water spots and that cool technique. I NEED a craft sheet!

Silvergirl said...

AMAZING!!!! You are a master! I can't wait to try this out!

lise

Cindy H. said...

Oooh, what a lovely card and such a cool technique! Love it!!

Julia Aston said...

Beautiful! love all the inks you used here and the different techniques! love the water spots in the sky!

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MWIT said...

{Delightful squeal!} This is beautimous! Oh my gosh! I hope this is in the CHF gallery so I can favorite it! I love EVERYTHING about this card.

Joan and Amy said...

This is beautiful. Visiting your blog for the first time from outside Edmonton. Joan

veronica said...

beautiful! i love those colors. techinique is way cool!

tmkarobelle said...

I love this technique!

I feel stupid for asking, but what is a craft sheet?

Conniecrafter said...

This is so pretty, neat effect!

Deb said...

Absolutely gorgeous, love it!!

Anonymous said...

I love this...I've never tried this technique and will have to soon.

Charmaine

Rose Ann said...

This is so beautiful, Sherri! I love the silhouettes with that pretty background!

Anonymous said...

WOW! So gorgeous! TFS!

Shawn K.,

rohla said...

Sherrie, this is just gorgeous! Ok, dippity-do here needs to know what a craft sheet is and what pouncing is??? I know, I'm in the stone age here!

Amy/rohla