Thursday, May 26, 2011

3rd Bloggaversary





Hi Everyone,


I can't believe that it's been three years since I started Blogging. Although I don't Blog as often as I would like to, I am still having so much fun sharing ideas, meeting great people, and being inspired by all of you. I can't thank you guys enough for all of your support and loyalty for the last three years.


Recently, I have been teaching a class in water colouring with my Distress Inks, and I wanted to use these inks in a different way. So, I took out my sponges, and sponged Broken China, Peeled Paint and Frayed Burlap onto white card stock. I misted the card and got these great water marks all over the card to give it some texture. I then stamped the Hero Arts Envelope pattern in the frayed burlap, and sponged it to distress the edges, added some glitter and a sentiment to finish the card. I am very happy with how the card turned out, but I am not quite sure that all the details will show up on screen.

I used a La Blanc stamp and Hero Arts Envelope pattern .

Thanks so much for stopping by.


Your comments mean a lot to me.

Thanks,

Nicky










9 comments:

Laurie said...

I think this may be one of my favourite cards yet from you, Nicky! I love the soft natural feel of it and using the distress inks with glitter is just beautiful. I've been meaning to check out the La Blanc stamps - this one looks really lovely and very detailed. Congratulations on 3 years of blogging and thanks for sharing your creativity with us!

owl wing said...

Happy 3rd Bloggaversary! Your cards are always so "Elegant"

Love
Heidi

Karen Motz said...

Happy blogaversary Nicky!!! I LOVE the watermarks on this card...it's so pretty!!!

Monique F said...

I LOVE, LOVE this card Nicky! Thanks for sharing this technique using your distress inks. Also, a huge congrats for reaching 3 years in blog land! FYI: I just moved out to Mississauga! I'm a little further now but we should get together soon! and NO excuses LOL

Esther said...

3 years, Nicky!...time she does fly...congratulations! Your card is gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!...I love it...haven't seen that Hero Arts stamp and wouldn't have known how to use it...now I have to buy it and the La Blanc stamp...you should get a commission...

Anonymous said...

Hi Nicky. Happy anniversary in the blogaverse. Love your card because the background has a nice soft texture. I always enjoy seeing what you create.
Barb from around the corner.

Karen Wilson said...

Wow, 3 yrs! Congrats Nicky! Gorgeous card, as always!! TFS and hope all is well!

Robb_eeie said...

WOW Nicky!!! This creation of yours is timeless ... love the aged-water-colours and bits that make it feel antique.
You've been hiding this talent from us all this time !! :)

Maralyn said...

Congratulations, Nicky and a big thank you for giving us three years of blogging and sharing with us your amazing talent! This card is gorgeous.

Maralyn