Monday, April 13, 2015

Inspire Me Monday: Don't Be Intimidated, Just Add Color!

Howdy all!  Welcome to Inspire Me Monday and I'm your hostess this week, Allison Cope!

Now I am the type of card maker that may take hours and I mean HOURS to colour and cut and design and re-design a card to get it to the way I see it in my head.  Sometimes it can be intimidating looking at such detailed beautiful stamps and wonder how your going to make the SHINE!  But today, I just wanted to share a fun a QUICK colouring tutorial that would only take a few minutes!  Yup... colouring in only a few minutes you say!  That's right up a busy crafter's alley.

Today I'm working with water colour paper, Distress Inks and two gorgeous Power Poppy stamp sets, "Good Thinking: Love Notes" and "Simply Camellias".  So grab that cuppa joe, sit back and relax as I share some quick and easy inking with you today...  Enjoy!

Here's another quick glance at my four cards again...


Amazing how we started with 4 identical stamped cards & the same inks and how different each card turned out!  And that's the fun of experimenting with ink!

Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope this inspires you to create today.

~ Ally ~


  1. These are all fab! I love seeing the 4 different effects all together like that... thanks!!

  2. Great tutorial, Ally! I love the idea of just playing with the Distress Inks, and thanks for the tutorial for the MISTI. I now have one and will have to try it, especially since I have done multiple cards. Hugs!

  3. They are all so pretty, the last is my favorite. You are right that it is sometimes intimidating to color such lovely images. Thanks for the tutorial.

  4. Woooow, Ally, i love them all, each is great!!!!

  5. Beautiful cards! Love your techniques of watercolors.

  6. Beautiful results and tutorial Ally!

  7. Oh, my word! Fabulous tutorial, Ally! Your water coloring method could change my life. I'll have to practice being less practiced. I love the look!

  8. WOW!! Ally, this is just amazing, I would be scared to do this but your video makes me want to give it a try, fabulous colors in all of the cards, thank you so much for sharing.

  9. A new way to WOW my crafty friends. Thanks for taking the time for us.

  10. Ally, love these cards! What is the die you used to frame them?
    Thanks in advance,
    Tina in San Diego


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