Monday, 25 June 2012

Depths of Distress....

Well, this was going to be SUCH a complicated project.... I had loads of product and shed loads of technique all planned...... My starting point was the background. And that became both starting and end point! I just didn't want to touch that background any more, the colours had come out so well! A very very simple background too, just Shabby Shutters, Peacock Feathers and Picked Raspberry Distress Inks, smooshed on a craft sheet with water. Splats of plain water to 'bleach' out the colour in places, and that was it!
These three colours go together so well....
(Have to say, I always thought Distress inks weren't meant to blend and mix with each other, they are supposed to keep their own colours? I seem to have created a gorgeous purple from the pink and turquoise tones!!)
I've added a tiny Stampers Anonymous fairy figure, and just one word of text to keep it simple..
Even though the title of the challenge over at Simon Says Stamp And Show sounds a little dark and gloomy, I seem to have interpreted it in a bit of a bright and colourful way!!!!!
Love Trish xxxx


  1. Bright & cheerful, striking colours, less is definitely more in this case. The stamped image & quote ... just perfect. x

  2. just love it, the bakground is amazing and i am not suprised you left it out on show, it would be a shame to cover it up!trace x

  3. ...these colours are inky-licious...a gorgeous riot of colour...I think perfection is more apt...loVely work Trish...Mel :)

  4. So pretty Trish! I LOVE the beautiful background you created! Stunning!

  5. really love your background, great colors

  6. wowwowWOW!!!! this is brilliant!! loooove it!!! =)
    hugs, SannaS

  7. Thank you for sharing your fabby project with the DT from Simon Says Stamp and Show, love all the colors you have used for the project, thank you for sharing Hugs Terry xxxx

  8. Popped over to see this from Simon Says. Absolutely wonderful inky background - I love it.

  9. But it's wonderful, Trish, even if the colours do run, he, he. I think they weren't supposed to 'wick' - ie lose their colour when used with water as some dye inks do, but to be honest, few inks really do - it was just the gimmick of the moment. Love the colours you used x


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