Thursday, October 6, 2011

Tilda in Winter Night : Distress Inking

I am so sorry for the delay in posting.  I worked an extra  5 days and then found myself without wifi or any internet connection for a few days.  My connection is back up and running.... YAAA!   

Oh my...   Color Me Creative has grown!  Not only are we getting more and more wonderful new members... We have increased the number of  our design team members!  Our Junior Design Team joined our Senior Design Team and now we have some wonderful new Junior Design Team members.   Look on the sidebar and your will have a link to their wonder blog sites. I know you will be in for a treat!

Color Me Creative has a new challenge with the focus on distress inking with Copic  alcohol markers.   I just love to use the technique of distress inking.  It is a  technique I learned in  Suzanne Dean's Color Me Creative Classroom Class 3 Video 14.   This technique gives a watercolor effect and you will notice there is a lot of white space.   It is a technique frequently used by Scandinavian artists. Do you think trying to perfect this technique would be a good excuse to travel abroad? LOL!  It is work a try!    Check out this technique and join in the fun for the  Color Me Creative Challenge: Distress Ink Effects Using Copic Markers! 

Challenge:  Distress Effect Using Copic or ProMarkers 
No back linking allowed!

The Prize for the winner of this challenge (randomly chosen) will get:
3 Magnolia Stamps of their choice from Magnolia-licious
1 pack of Cryogen Cardstock
All challenge participants will have the opportunity to have their name in a drawing for a $50.00 Gift Certificate!!!!

  • Distress Inking
  • Copic Alcohol Markers
  • Masking
  • Sponging
Tilda in Winter Night (Magnolia-Licious)
Tree Silhouettes (GKD)

  • Cryogen (Curious Metallic)
  • Pure Luxury In the Navy (GKD)
  • Pure Luxury Little Boy Blue (GKD)
  • pure Luxury White (GKD)
  • Copic Alcohol Ink Markers (.too, Inc.)
  • Memento Summer Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
  • Memento Summer Angel Pink (Tsukineko)
  • Memento Summer Summer Sky  (Tsukineko)
  • Memento Summer  Dandelion (Tsukineko)
Coat and Socks: B04, B02, B000, C3, Colorless Blender
Bench and shoes: E49, E44, E40, Colorless Blender
Hair and lantern  :  E37, E34, E30  add y02 and Y000 for Flame  and flame shadow
Skin Tones:  E000, E00, E02, R20
Shadows under bench:  C3

I hope you enjoyed this card.  Join in on the fun and I hope to see you at Color Me Creative!



  1. What an amazing and stunning card!! I adore the trees in the background and wonder how they were done! Your coloring skills always blow me away, and this card is another reason for that!! It's just gorgeous!!

  2. Oh Marie ... where does all of your creativity come from? I would never have thought to put the tree background behind Tilda but it SO works. What an absolutely perfect creation.

  3. THIS IS GORGEOUS. I would had love to win one of those books to show me you have any links that you could suggest? Your card has my mouth open!!!!!!

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  5. Oops...went to site and found the videos...thanks so much for the inspiration.

  6. This is absolutely gorgeous, Marie! Love the background and perfectly colored winter Tilda!

  7. I am sooo happy you're back! You were lost and now you're found! :D
    I see that the lack of Wifi has not hindered your amazing artistic talents and it was soooo worth the wait to see another of your stunning cards. Your eye for detail just gets better and better, if that's possible.
    HUGE hugs,
    Have a great weekend!
    Lisa xx

  8. Wow, Marie, your colouring is outta this world!! Beautiful card!!!

  9. Oh, I'm in awe of this beautiful creation. Found you at CMC and new there so trying to catch up so I can follow everyone. I'm so glad I found you. Gorgeous blog. "Hugs" Carol


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