Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Something a bit different...

... for me, anyway!!  Last Saturday I met up with Janine as the lovely ladies who own/run NiceStuff (dont have a blog but are on facebook) were doing a make and take at a local craft shop, and it was going to be using Distress Inks - well I have a few and apart from the odd inking around the edges of images I've not really used them.

So Gail and Janet went some through some different techniques on how to get some use out of them and these are the results:
These are three tags I made with the help and inspiration from Gail - very different not my usual style - but I am loving them.

Gail, had made a tag and I loved the image so she kindly gave it to me:

How cool is that!!!

Then as luck would have it todays challenge over at I love promarkers is make your own backing papers!!!  So out came the distress inks, sponges, mask and spritzer and this is what I have come up with:

I am loving the weird and whacky at the moment - this image is from a designer on Etsy called VeraLane Studio - I came across her work whilst mooching on other peoples blogs (as you do) I have coloured him with promarkers and matted onto black card.  The sentiment came with the image (and someother things to).  As mentioned I have used Tim Holtz distress inks and a mask that came from the local craft shop to make the backing paper, which has again been matted onto black card.  I have taken this picture outside so there is extra shadowing and the colouring doesnt look as shaded (if that makes sense) as it does indoors.

I would like to enter this into:

I love promarkers - make your own backing paper
Simon says stamp - anything goes

Right thats me for the day.

Thanks for looking



  1. Oh wow! I LOVE your tags! They are awesome! And your card is soooo fabulous! XOX

  2. These are so cute! I love the designs! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

  3. Love your tags and card....the distress inks make such wonderful textures and rich colours!
    Helen xox

  4. I used to make tags back in my crafty days... Maybe I need to get back into that!


  5. your gallery is just very nice .graphics are very nice . your website it just super. best of luck . do come visit me some time. that goes to everybody who see this. WE.HOBBIESANDCRAFTS.NET. and please sign my guestbook at the bottom of my webpage to let me know you came to see me do send your very good friends ( thank you )

  6. They are quite different from your usual makes, but equally as fabulous!

  7. I love your tags Ali, I'm a bit like your were with distress inks, only using them to ink the edges of papers etc.
    Your card is brilliant, you have created a fabulous background and I love your fun image and sentiment - I'll be checking under my bed each night now!.

  8. Love the tags but really, really love the card, it's stunning x