Monday, April 12, 2010

Blog Candy, Another Tilda and Stamps Happen

Life has been a little hectic the past few weeks but finally getting the blog candy on that I mentioned.

Just love coloring with the Distress Inks and found this nifty container to put my Distress Ink color chart into.  Friend Marion pointed out that the lid can be flipped back around to the bottom, so fantastic..... it is out of the way when using the chart.  The chart is laminated, so I put a drop of ink onto the appropriate color box.  When I'm done coloring, I just flip the lid back over the top and it keeps it ready for me the next time I color.  So far the Distress Inks I've left on the chart haven't dried completely, they are just thicker, but no problem, just add a little water.  Love working with this set up..... no waste, so handy and the chart shows me the dark and light version of the color.

So for the blog candy celebrating 10,000 hits on my blog, someone can win the Distress Ink container with laminated chart, some stamps and a few flower embellishments.  To be eligible, please sign up as a follower if you haven't already and leave a comment.  I will ship internationally too!  Not necessary to link to your blog, but would love it if you did.  I'll leave this open till April 18th at midnight CDT and give the winner 24 hours to respond.

Want to thank you all for coming by to visit and so appreciate the comments, they mean so much to me!!!

Here is another cute little Tilda holding a Dalecarlian horse.  The horse originated in Sweden and is a wooden carved toy, traditionally painted red.  Where would we be without Wikipedia!!!  :)
   Colored with Distress Inks and added a few punched flowers for embellishments.  Also added another layer of part of her hair, the bows, pocket, her arm and hand and shoes to make it more 3D!  You can find a large selection of cutie Tilda's at Diana's Magnolia-licious store here.

It's been a little while since I colored this, but believe I used Faded Jeans, Broken China, Tattered Rose, Brushed Corduroy and Frayed Burlap.  Punches are Carl and Punch Bunch.

Also here is another card I did with the Distress Inks.

This is a Stamps Happen stamp and I used the Tattered Rose, Chipped Sapphire, Brushed Corduroy, Faded Jeans, Tumbled Glass, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss, Pumice Stone, Fired Brick, Vintage Photo, Dusty Concord, Scattered Straw and Mustard Seed.

Love these little Prima roses (just a little too small for even me to make myself) and added some Punch Bunch ash leaves and some Leone Em maidenhair ferns.  Also used the Scor-pal to add lines around the frame.

One more thing, I am doing both Distress Ink water coloring classes and also Floral Punch classes, so if you are in the Minnesota metro area and are interested, please e-mail me for more information about classes.

That's it for today, but don't forget about the blog candy!  Enjoy the day!!!   Patti Jo


Linda S. said...

Oh my, I think I will be the first to comment. I love your coloring with the Distress inks, but really do not understand your chart thingy. I hope when I get lucky and win it, I will have the lightbulb moment. I have wanted to try coloring with the Distress inks, so this would be perfect. I have signed up as a follower, but I do not have a blog to link to. Thank you for the chance at your candy. Linda S. in NE

ShirleyTACS said...

I love your little girl looking out over the sea. Now I'll have to find the Stamps Happen store to see what other great stamps they have. Thanks for sponsoring the drawing. I love your work.

Rosie said...

Hi Patti Jo! I just wanted to say that I love your distress ink's amazing! I wish I lived in your area so I could take your classes! Also, thank you for the opportunity to win some blog candy! I've been a follower for a little while and have linked your candy to my blog:
Hugs, Rosemary

Claudean said...

Love your distress ink coloring, I haven't tried this yet but would love to. Great job on the cards. Thanks for a chance to win some candy.

Only By His Grace Papercrafting said...

Hi Patti Jo!
Just love your Tilda card and was interested in the Delacarlian horse she is holding. Something new I have learnt. I love the colours you have used. The check black and white ribbon is a nice touch too.
I laso love your other card. what a nice stamp that is. I love how you coloured the sand. Really super colouring.
Nice blog candy. The pallet is such a great idea to see the colours of the distress inks and to keep the drops of ink from drying out.
I will put your blog candy on my blog but don't put me in the draw as you have already made me one of these charts. (lucky me)
Hugs Marion

Lisette Morris said...

Your coloring is lovely. I am just dabbling in distress inks. Thank you for giving the details on how your colored. Beautiful cards.

Sharon Caudle said...

Beaautiful cards, Patti Jo! Your coloring is gorgeous!

Pat said...

Hi Patti Jo...I didn't realize you're in MN...I'm a former Minnesota girl too...and I used to be a Patti too! (My middlke name is Kay!) Where in MN are you? Your cards are beautiful...I love the way they look w/watercoloring...just beautiful! Pat Frank (VA)

Cami said...

Love both of your card Patti Jo! Your coloring with distress inks is beautiful! I have the refill ink bottles but haven't started yet! Hugs, Cami

Anonymous said...

Hi Patti Jo! Your cards are charming and your water-coloring is beautiful. Oh, another Leone Em punch to Your color combos w/the black mats just really make the images stunning! TFS!
Pam Going Postal

Peggie said...

Both are beautiful cards. I love Stamp Happens stamps and you did a great job with this one. Of course I love Tilda.

RubyM:) said...

Hello Patti your work always amazes me specially your so gorgeous flowers.WHY WHY DO YOU HAVE TO BE SO FAR FROM ME???!!:( YOUR CARDS ARE BEAUTIFUL AS ALWAYS.Looking foward to your next creation.I would add your candy on my blog and i was already a follower.Thanks for the chance to win cool candy.Congrats on so many hits!!! RubyM:)

Leonie said...

Wow your watercolouring is just gorgeous! I love your beach scene and of course Miss Tilda looks stunning!!! I'm still learning with the watercolouring! its a
hugs leonie

Jeanine said...

I simply love the effect that the Distress inks provide. So soft and delicate. I too am a former central MN kid (having lived there for a littler over 20 yrs). I am still trying to comprehend the chart idea, but would LOVE winning it. Thank you for sharing with us.

Karen W said...

Both of your cards are lovely! Thanks for giving us an opportunity to win some blog candy!

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

These are terrific! I love the colors!

6 wacky women said...

Gorgeous cards, Patti.Jo
Your colouring is beautiful, love the colours, such pretty details too.

Karen x

Candy said...

PattiJo you cards are amazing! Love the new set up for your distress inks - great idea!! Thank you for the chance to win your candy :o)
Hugs, Candy

Monique said...

Beautifull card !! I love your coloring :)).

Hugs Monique

Lissanne said...

Patti your cards are beautiful!! I am new to Magnolia stamps and have just bought all of the distress inks to use to color with. Your chart for the inks looks amazing as I have been trying to figure out how to know what color I am using. I look forward to more of your work!

Jodie from Oz said...

Patti Jo, your cards & distress ink colouring is so beautiful. I love all your gorgeous cards, I hope to take the plunge and try the inks soon. Thanks for the inspiration. Hugs Jodie from Oz

Ukka said...

Hello Patti!
You have such wonderful ideas for cards!I love the colours you have used. I have become a follower and I am putting your giveaway on my sidebar!

Irinca said...

I am a follower also and added a link to the sidebar
Thank you so much for the chance to take part!!!

Greetings from Russia

Kathy said...

Both cards are just gorgeous!! I love the colors and your details are fabulous!! That Tilda image is so cute!! I never got that one but everytime I see it I think why didn't I get it!! LOL
Lovely cards!

cabio's craft corner said...

Gorgeous coloring work Patti Jo. Love the little flowers you added on these cards and both color scheme are very nice :o)

BA said...

I love to colouring with distress reinker too. your coluring is stunning and your cards are beautiful.
have a wonderful day
xoxo BA

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Anonymous said...

Congrats on your 10,000 hits on your blog. I have never seen that Tilda stamp, she's cute. Great cards and coloring!

Rosa-kreattiva said...

WOW!!! This is really some wonderful candy.. Thanks for a chance to win..
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Hugs, rosa
i am new follower
beautiful card, congratulation...

Gloria J. Dawson said...

Love your distress ink coloring!
Your cards are beautiful!

Angel said...

Wow Wow Wow your cards are Fabulous.. My First time here.. I never tryed the distressing coloring but want too..
Thanks for the chance to win the Giveaway!I justy bought 2 Tilda's I am so ready to paly with it.. I have only did one Tilda card Thanks to Suzanne She sent me a rak to get me started..
My Blog link is...

Sheila said...

Awesome Blog! Thanks for sharing your talent with us. I'm excited to learn a new technique. I wish I lived in Minnesota.

Thanks again for offering a great blog candy.


Anonymous said...

What fun it would be to take one of your classes! Unfortunately I live down south. I love Stamps Happens Stamps like this. I have several I need to put ink to. You have inspired me to get busy. Gorgeous coloring.

Anne said...

Your cards are beautiful! I have wanted to try watercoloring with the distress inks, and your chart and box seem like the perfect thing to get me going! Thanks for the opportunity to win!


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