I finally set aside some time for crafting today (I have so much Fire Fighting studying to do), and thoroughly enjoyed myself! I bought some Tim Holtz products this week, and had my first go at blending Distress Inks... SO much fun!
I blended an orange/red/pink background first of all, using Festive Berries, Spiced Marmalade and Picked Raspberry mini ink pads. (I bought four of the Distress Ink Mini Kits, and bought another eight individual mini pads, to get the colour range I wanted, plus two storage tins.)
I squirted some water from a mini mister into my hand and dropped it into the background to create some texture on it.
I cut another white cardstock panel with one of the Mixed Media Thinlits dies, and coloured it by blending Cracked Pistachio, Tumbled Glass and Peacock Feathers.
I layered the above two cardstock layers onto a third layer which I coloured with Walnut Stain, for a narrow border.
I bought enough Mini Ink Blending Tool foam pads so that each ink has its own, which I store in the bottom of the ink pad (they fit perfectly).
I cut some white cardstock Sizzix Craft Asylum Meadow Butterfly parts, and had a lovely time blending ink on them! Highly therapeutic!
I cut some turquoise cardstock leaves with Paper Smooches Foliage 1 dies, and layered them underneath a couple of butterflies.
I absolutely love the vibrant colours of the ink, and the way they blend!
Finally, I added the word 'Hello' from Tim Holtz's Handwritten Celebrate Thinlits die set.