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.




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"


Karen Motz said...

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

Anonymous 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 I have to buy it and the La Blanc 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.