Saturday, 31 May 2014

Fizzy Moon in Distress!

Morning to you all......

It's my big brothers Birthday today so just in case you are reading this.......Happy Birthday Craig!  Hope you have a great day.

I have had some Distress Ink pens now for about a year and never had a lot of chance to try them out....the couple of times I did I wasn't too happy with the result as I couldn't get the ink lines to disappear from the coloured image.
I wanted to use the direct to paper technique as this is the way that I colour using my Polychromos but as all these pens/pencils you have to find what works for you.   After a couple of practices with different watercolour paper I have found that I can get a good result using Bockingford Watercolour paper 140lb (300gsm)......I used Daler-Rowney for this image.........

I have made a chart with all the colours as I also read that this would be helpful whilst getting to know the range of colours.  The brushed corduroy threw me completely though as it is very green and not what I was expecting.  I have since found out that there are a couple of the colours that are better in the actual ink pad....brushed corduroy and tea dye being the main two.

I loved colouring Fizzy Moon in and actually very quick in comparison to the pencils.  I think you will be seeing a lot more images coloured with these pens!

The paper on the card is MME
Simple Banner Die - Memory Box

Thanks for popping over today.  
Hope you have a good day whatever you get up to.....I am off to collect new glasses and then visit Mum and Dad and get my hair cut and highlighted :)

Catch you all soon.
Hugs Sally xxx


  1. Oh what an adorable bear and such a fabulous card.

  2. Adorable card, love the cute bear which is perfectly coloured and a great layout too. Your Brother will love this card. Hugs, Claire x

  3. A really gorgeous card, Sally! Lovely design and colours and I am sooooo jealous of your colouring skills!

  4. I love your card Sally. The image is adorable and the papers are gorgeous.
    Enjoy the rest of your week.
    Hugs Sharon. x

  5. What a great card Sally...fabulous colouring on your adorable Bear and love the papers and card design..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  6. Well he looks fab!! I struggle sometimes with certain shades to get my ink lines in copics to dissapear!! as for doing it with promarkers I could never get them to either so I gave up and stuck with copics! lol You have done a great job and I love the papers you have used too x


Thanks so much for taking the time to leave me a comment. I love reading them all.
Hugs Sally xxx

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