Thursday, May 24, 2012

Inking Tips with Barb!

Thursday greetings to you!  It's Barb here today to host the blog.

I have a daughter who is always taking silly pictures and I have to admit.... they are so much more fun to use in my scrapbooking layouts!  Normally, when I use the One Fine Day paper line, I am making sweet, pretty pages but today, I wanted to try to grunge them up a bit! Here is what I created....

After adding a few paint splatters, some messy stitching and a lot of PowderPuff Chalking Ink, I was able to create the look I was going for!

The chipboard flower and circle are from the Quick Quotes Bag O'Chips Stackable Flowers. I used the PowderPuff Chalking Ink in Baja Blue to color the petals of the flower and Mango Mai Tai to ink the chipboard circle and patterned paper.

I took the lid off the water bottle I had sitting at my desk and added PowderPuff Chalking Ink in Mocha Mama to create the circles on my layout.

And of course, I used the PowderPuff Chalking Inks to add some color to the ordinary, white office tags.

I used Mango Mai Tai to ink the edges of the tag and added a little Biscotti PowderPuff Chalking Ink to the center. I wanted to "soften" the look of the ink so I used a little trick I know.

I misted the tag with water and used my finger to blend the water around the tag.

After the tag dried, the ink appeared to have a softer, more blended look.

Quick Quotes Supplies Used:
Patterned Paper: One Fine Day 200, 300
Chipboard: Bag O'Chips - Stackable Flowers
PowderPuff Challking Ink: Biscotti, Mocha Mama, Mango Mai Tai, Baja Blue

Other Supplies Used:
Cardstock: Bazzill, Core'dinations
Letter Stickers: Basic Grey, Studio Calico
Brads: Basic Grey
Punch: Martha Stewart
Paint: Plaid
Decorative Tape: Studio Calico
Smooch Accent Ink: Clearsnap
Other: Tags, Net, Machine Stitching

I hope you can use my tricks in one of your crafty projects! Have a wonderful weekend!
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Jan Hennings said...

so cute and great pictures!!

Jessica Buffa said...

Barb, this layout is fun! I love the way you used those Chalk Inks! Gorgeous! Fun pictures to play with too. I prefer fun pics over ordinary pics any day!
Jessica S

sharon g said...

I love your low tech blending technique and "tool"...

Anita Scroggins said...

Great project Barb! Love how you did the tags!

Crafty Aunt Dee said...

What a cute layout and so much fun. Great tutorial. Thanks

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Love the tips thanks so much!

Sheila Tango said...

So cute. I really like this color combination and the clever way you added the "coffee stain" circles. This will be a great idea for my boy pages.

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the look with the misting on the tags.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

TanishaRenee said...

Love it all-- the paint splotches, the inked circles, and the cute photos!