Spring Distress Inks

I managed to get a very quick bit of playtime with the new Spring Distress inkpads.  I used all three colours and I do like the palette.  I started by inking the top with squeezed lemonade and the bottom with shaded lilac, then I stamped a couple of different lace stamps top and bottom with peacock feathers and the bottom two corners with the corner stamps from Lace Fragments.  I misted the top with quite a bit of water and let the colour bleed and run down the tag.  I misted the bottom a bit too, but not as much.  After drying with a heat tool, I flicked a little clean water over and blotted it off.

I then stamped the phrase from Artistic Affirmations about three or four times over the background using squeezed lemonade and added a little more shaded lilac at the bottom.  The lilac stamped corners were a bit faded out by this point, so I added another lace border in shaded lilac.  I then stamped the words and border swirls with Onyx Black Versafine and added a piece of decorated Stampbord.

I can see the lilac and lemonade combination would work really well with our Elegant Iris stamp set – definitely Spring like.  I just wish the weather was!

PS – I’ve been tweaking a few bits and pieces around the blog – menus at the top, side bar content and a little slide show thingy at the top of the main page.  You’ll now find a list of links in the side bar, and in the menu bar right at the very top, there are now links to Cards, Mixed Media and Video which show you blog posts from those categories – like little galleries.  It’s a constant work in progress, but I feel like it’s a bit more organised now – hope you like it!

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Comments

  1. Love your tag Glenda I can’t wait for my inks to arrive and have some play time the colours are fab
    Jackie x

  2. I really love these colours of the Spring Distress Inks and the way that you’ve used them. I wonder if I could get them before Saturday.
    Love Ann
    x

  3. I always enjoy the idea’s you come up with but the tag is rally inspired. the new distress inks look fubn I hope to have mine soon.

  4. Val Wallis says:

    A stunning tag – so looking forward to having a play with the new colours

  5. I absolutely love the tag & was hanging on every word of how you created it. I like the new layout too so shall go off exploring further. Great way of finding things as I’m always hopping back here to check something that I remember having seen.
    Paula (PEP)

  6. Sue stone says:

    Great tag , great colours, love what you have done Glenda and like the new layout . Look after yourself. Love Suexxx

  7. Gorgeous tag Glenda, hope your holiday is going ahead.

  8. Hi, Glenda! This tag is awesome! Beautifully done with your colors, stamping, layout and technique. Love it! Hugs, Clare

  9. Miranda says:

    Hi Glenda, lovely tag with those new colours, hopefully I have mine soon!
    I hope you and Adrian are enjoying the holidays and rest! warm greet Miranda

  10. Margaret Iddon says:

    Love this tag and I, like others, am eagerly awaiting the pstie with my inks. Knowing Glenda they will be here soon.

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