Wednesday, May 22, 2013

"Inky" & Loving it!!

Good Morning!
I hope this week has gone well for you so far!  Below is some inspiration from 3 of our Design Team members, all featuring their favorite ink for this week's Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!  If you'd like to see more, stop by the blog and click the person's name or card to see all of the details and leave these wonderful people some comments!  : )

Made by Dan!
 
Dan had this to say: Asking me what my favourite ink pad is is like asking me what my favourite food is  - there's more than one answer and it changes regularly!  Having said that, thinking back through my crafting life it came down to a choice of two - Gathered Twigs and Fired Brick Distress Ink Pads.  I use Gathered Twigs most of all, but as an accent and distressing colour.  Fired Brick is the one that I actually use when I want a blast of rich colour in a composition so it won out here.  I decided to challenge myself and use only that inkpad for the whole piece, apart from some black for stamping.  I used several stamp sets on this page, including Valentine Blueprint, Around the Edge, Mona's Sketchbook and Rockstar.



Made by Candy Colwell!
 
Candy noted: My favorite ink pad was Vintage Photo Distress Ink until the introduction of Gathered Twigs. It has got to be the deepest most beautiful brown ever!  It is perfect in vintage work; especially when distressing and aging the edges of paper. Coupled with Black Soot, you can instantly give paper the appearance of being old and worn. It seems like the gorgeous images on Tim's stamps; in this case, Classics #5 for the face, Artful Tools for the paint brushes and measuring tape, Papillon for the dimensional butterfly and Simple Sayings for the sentiment are even more enhanced when Gathered Twigs provides the rich warm tones surrounding them.





Sarah says: Many years ago I started out my crafting journey by making a few Christmas cards and today I still love to create cards. When I'm not up to my eyes in a complex project I really enjoy working on one layer cards. I still get a lot of pleasure from seeing the imprint of fresh ink on white paper. I was also wondering how I could play around with lots of my Tim stamps to create interesting designs. I love how the eye fits inside the frame and I never get tired of playing around with the Papillion set which I teamed with the smaller  butterflies from Attic Treasures.


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87 comments:

  1. WAUW some pretty cool projects here, that´s for sure. Love them.

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  2. Might have to pick up that salty ocean distress pad...

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  3. Fantastic projects, love the challenge theme :) Cathy.

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  4. It's hard to go wrong with any of the Distress inks. Lovely contributions by the DT members. I'm off to check their blogs. I'm with Dan: my favorite ink at any moment has probably changed as fast as what I want for my next meal.

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  5. Well done DAN, CANDY and SARAH!

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  6. Such awesome projects. Iris

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  7. How talented these artists are! Beautiful work, love all the detail. Thank you for sharing with us.

    Elaine Allen

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  8. Some amazing talent here! Nicely done.

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  9. These are awesome projects! So gorgeous.

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  10. Great projects. I want to join in the
    challenge. I just have to decide how
    to pick a favorite ink.

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  11. Love these stunning projects. Thanks for sharing!!

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  12. my goodness, all of these projects are just wonderful!

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  13. Wow....Very striking...the color combo's are awesome. Great job!

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  14. Interesting projects.
    Carla from Utah

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  15. Great projects! Thanks for the ideas. ;-)

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  16. Although I can't create art projects like these, I do admire those who can! Beautiful creations!

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  17. wow really interesting projects using the distressed inks.

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  18. Those are great inspirations! Thank you!

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  19. Great creations!
    I think my favorite Distress ink color is Gathered Twigs. Such a rich, beautiful brown!

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  20. Thanks for sharing your favorite inks and projects with us!!

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  21. Great projects! I love the imperfect look you get when you stamp with distress inks!

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  22. always so much inspiration. those projects are just amazing
    -Rachel w k
    rwkrafts.com

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  23. Thanks for sharing the cool projects and information about the inks.

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  24. Very cool projects. Different than what I usually see here and I like them!

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  25. thanks for sharing the lovely works of art.

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  26. Very creative projects - It is a great thing to do this style

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  27. Wow, all of these projects are amazing!! I loved reading what the dt had to say! Love Dan's piece!! Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

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  28. These are gorgeous ladies! Thanks for sharing!

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  29. Fantastic projects, love the challenge theme :)

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  30. These DT creations are gorgeous, I saw them yesterday when I entered that great challenge. Hugs, Hanneke

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  31. Great feature - nice to hear what the pros have to say about the inks. Hadn't heard that about Gathered Twigs... something new to check out!

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  32. Congrats to Dan, Candy and Sarah for such incredible creations. Nicola x

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  33. These projects are great works of art. I was intrigued by how they blended their inks as it makes the stamps look like drawings.

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  34. All the projects are amazing, those DT members are so talented

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  35. These projects are amazing. I can never get all the detail they have in my projects. They are really great.

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  36. These creations are amazing!! Love the second one!! That's so gorgeous!!
    xxx Marianne MW

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  37. love love these project!!! well done team

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  38. Nothing better than getting inky! Amazing designs! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  39. The DT are excelling themselves this week. The colour projects are amazing

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  40. Three different but goregeous projects. Love seeing just one color used.

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  41. I don't have the vision to create collages like this (I better stick to cards). I think it is so cute how you call your candy 'doggy bags' LOL!

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  42. Love them all - can't wait to spend some time creating this weekend.

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  43. wow stunning proyects super talented girls

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  44. Wonderful projects, so much detail!

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  45. These 3 projects are fabulous! From the depth of the first two to the simplicity of the last one. Great inspiration of them!!!

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  46. Very different Artsy cards. Not what I am used to seeing from Simon Says.

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  47. So cool! I love distress inks!

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  48. The design team is again pure excellence!

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  49. These are pretty fabulous...all of them! My favorite ink is still Distress Ink and my favorite watercolors are still Twinkling H20's. I use these more in my coloring than anything else. Oh, and now I use the Distress Markers too!

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  50. WOW, I love those artsy projects. The colors are great, especially on the second one!

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  51. All completely different projects - made me think about trying something new too

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  52. Wow weeee i can't say which I like the best. Every darn one of um are exactly my kind of stuff. Love this display of art today.

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  53. These are so amazing!!! I can't wait to go and play too :)

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  54. Wow... These are amazing. I hope I can play along. Those details are just too cool.

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  55. Wow... These are amazing. I hope I can play along. Those details are just too cool.

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  56. Amazing projects. Love them all. Thanks for sharing

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  57. WOW, Simply amazing projects! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  58. I am borderline obsessed with the measuring tapes on Candy's project!

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  59. I love candy's piece. It's insanely gorgeous!

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  60. Awesome cards. I love the style.

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  61. Great cards, Love the ink choices.

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  62. AMAZING CReations!! THANKS for sharing and have a Fabulous Week!! ;)

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  63. I find myself grabbing Tim Holtz Tea Dye distress ink over and over and over.

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