Thursday, 16 July 2015

Get inky with the Southern Girls

Good morning, where did the last fortnight go??? I know I spent a little (quite a lot...) of time watching the tennis last week, but I was convinced that this card wasn't needed until next week...seem to have lost a whole week somewhere! IS Thursday (again) and it IS time for a new challenge at Southern Girls. This fortnight we challenge you to 'get inky'!
For my card I decided to use distress inks and very little else, apart from the lovely Oddball Art image courtesy of one of our lovely sponsors for this challenge. I printed the fairy onto watercolour paper and painted her with distress inks, quite challenging as I haven't done this before! I then inked the edges of the paper, stencilled on the leaves and stamped the sentiment.
There are lovely prizes to be won from our generous sponsors this fortnight The Paper Doll Company and Oddball Stamps, so get out your inks and stamps and join us! Just click here to be inspired by the lovely inky creations from the rest of Team Trace and to add your link!
Have a lovely day
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Jo said...

Beautiful card Chris, love the Oddball Art images & you've coloured her so nice......hope you don't mind me saying but would love to see her in the Oddball Art Facebook challenge
hugs Jo x

Pamellia Johnson said...

Amazing colouring Chris! I love the subtle border, it adds interest without taking away from your incredible image! hugs :)

Rose said...

Gorgeous card Chris I love the texture you get with water colour paper.
Rose x

aussie aNNie said...

Fabulous card and love these oddball images, and love the background stencil.xx{aNNie My Personal Blog}

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,fab colours and love the

Chrissy said...

You are an expert already with colouring with distress inks Chris..your colouring is fabulous and love the image and leaves...gorgeous card.


Penny said...

Oh, Chris, this is another fabulous CAS card! Love the fun image--and you did a great job of distress-ink coloring! Really fantastic bg that you created for her! :^)
Have a wonderful weekend!
Hugs, Penny

Kandy's Krafts said...

Gosh, your first time painting with distress inks, you have done a fantastic job. Lovely colours and image. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Girlz Challenge. Good Luck.

Julieanne..aka pinkjools said...

Hi Chris...Gorgeous card....cute image and love what you have done with the background....Joolsx

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coldwaters2 said...

Hi Chris what a beautiful creation I totally love that image also the wonderful simplicity of the design it looks amazing
lorraine x

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Wow, the image is wonderful, Chris, beautiful colours and very clean, it's a fabulous card. Have a wonderful weekend, sweetie.

Love and hugs

Bonnie Taylor said...

Beautiful card. The image and colors are so pretty. Thank you for sharing with us at Craft Your Passion. We hope to see you again!
~ Bonnie DT

DonnaMundinger said...

Love your CAS design and lovely water coloring of the adorable image. Thanks so much for joining our "Sprite Delight II" challenge at Aurora Wings. xxD

Abi said...

That is cute Chris! Your distress colouring looks gorgeous. Enjoy your weekend xx

Michelle said...

Gorgeous this card. Great coloring.
Thanks for playing with us at Inspiration Destination.
Hope we see you again and good luck.
xxx Michelle (DT)

Laine Hadlow said...

That is a beautiful card. I love the image and stencilled leaves. Lainie xd

Desire Fourie said...

Chris this is stunning inking, colouring, stamping and stenciling. Loving the zesty tones.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

I utterly love this card Chris. I've been drooling over it since I saw it on the DT blog! It's utterly gorgeous. The soft inky edges and beautiful watercoloured image. Love, love, LOVE this beautiful card. Hugs, Wends x

mags said...

A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges.

chrissy xx said...

Oh I do so love these images Chris..Keep thinking I must get some.
Your distress ink are GOrgeous! You must do more..

Amanda said...

Hi Chris, what a lovely card and coloured so beautifully with the Distress Inks.
Thankyou for joining us at Sugar & Betty's. Good Luck and hope to see you again next time.
Hugs Amanda

Messy Mamma said...

I love love love your water coloured card, so fairy like and sweet! Lauren x