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Monday, August 15, 2011

Inky Fingers!!!!

This is from a set Mark's Finest Papers released last month. Little Birds with Big Mouths. I've been looking at a few of their sets on and off. Finally with a bit of money for stamping I was able to order the ones I've been eyeballing.
I just fell in love with this set, without a closer look I ordered it.
When I received it on Saturday I stamped it several times trying to get the coloring down. Since I'm not a master at coloring, I finally stamped it in Versamark and did it in chalk. The challenge was distressing another one of my favorite things. I tore around all the edges of the image and sentiment. I created my distressed background with Watercolor paper using a music note stamp embossed in white, then inked up my acrylic block with TH Black Soot, Fire Brick and Blue Jeans spritzed it with water rubbed the paper over it tore the edges and there it was. I attached all the layers to GKD PL Smokey Slate added a piece of ribbon from my stash and a brad.
I hope you like this one! I may just be back on track here. Thanks for all your support.


The Other Patti Sue said...

Awwww such a sweet image and you've showcased it perfectly!

Betty Benton said...

Wonderful layout -- I love the sheet music underlayer; it must be the tune the birds are tweeting!

Winnie and Patty said...

Colleen--what a great distressed card! And I love the set you used, Little Birds with Big Mouths! It reminds me of all my hungry birds at my bird feeders! Great job on the challenge!!! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge!

Olga said...

this is one gorgeous card, you mastered the coloring!!!!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

You are so right, my friend, the chalks worked beautifully! Sorry I didn't get back yesterday to check out the birds.

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Wow, the chalks really are an outstanding element on this image. I didn't even think about chalks-but it's gorgeous. What a beautiful card. Thank you so much for playing with Speedy's Friends Challenge this week. It is a pleasure to visit and see your work. Hope you can play with us again next week.

Bear Hugs,

Harriet Skelly said...

I agree the chalks look great - what a great distressed cards! I love Little Birds With Big Mouths! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Colleen Dietrich said...

OMGosh, this is just darling! I love what you've done with that MFP set. :) Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends this week!