Friday, June 1, 2012

Distress Ink and Alcohol Markers

Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company, and Speedy TV are starting a new feature today -- Tutorial Time with Speedy TV .  Each Friday a different member of the team will present a tutorial on a technique -- some of which you might know, some of which may be new to you.  The rest of the team will each make a card showing an example of this technique.  TammyLee Newberry is kicking off the feature with Distress Ink and Alcohol Markers.  Here is my card using this technique.

The background was made using Tammy's technique with Tim Holtz Distress Bundled Sage ink.  Then I stamped the butterfly with Versafine Onyx Black ink, embossed with clear embossing powder, and colored with Copic markers.  I love that new Provocraft/Cuttlebug embossing folder I used for the background.  It came in a pack of four.  If you'd like to try this technique, check out Tammy's tutorial, post your card on Speedy TV and maybe win a free stamp set!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today.  Be sure to check out the new tutorials on Speedy TV each week.

Stamps:  Mark's Finest Papers - Hello Butterflies
Paper:  MFP Licorice Whips, Bang Up Blue, Florida Peach, Snow Storm Smooth
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Tim Holtz Distress Bundled Sage
Accessories:  Cuttlebug Wedding Set embossing folder, Copic markers, Lacey Squares die


jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

Bundled sage........hmmmm, guess I have to take a look at that ink! I love the colors you chose for the butterfly and papers, and the distressed bg is fab!!

Jane said...

Very pretty card Lois. I hope to get to know you better while on the DT.
You do beautiful work on your cards!

Lagene said...

Gorgeous butterfly, it turned out so pretty on the sage color! Love your layout, the embossed BG & lacy frame really make it POP!

Kathy Bradley said...

Wow, beautiful card and I love the color of ink used for the technique - very pretty!

Davi said...

Beautiful card Lois! I love the distressed background so pretty with the butterfly ;)

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like all things Butterfly including your card. Tried the technique. Tried a couple Tim Holtz colors for background (Wild Honey & Broken China) each on different paper not together. Used Tiger stamp from Big Cats and my coloring with Prisma Color markers that my daughter gave me made the Tiger look too dark/scary. I know Tigers are wild but they are bee-utiful looking unlike my colored image. I'm thinking I may need an image with less detail or lighter color coloring. I have Oopsy Daisy and am going to give it a try.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Tammylee said...

Love the distress inks! This turned out so cute!

Designing with Debbie said...

As always Lois, Gorgeous card. I love your work and look forward to working with you more closely. Great job on the tutorial.

Pat said...

That is a gorgeous shade of blue. Your background turned out great.

Anonymous said...

This butterfly is gorgeous on this neat bg you've made. Well done.