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 ~

10 comments:

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

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  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!

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  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.

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

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  5. Beautiful cards! Love your techniques of watercolors.

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  6. Beautiful results and tutorial Ally!

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  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!

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  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.

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

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  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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