Collect Beautiful Moments by Donna Gray


Hi everyone, 

Donna here today with a quick and easy card for you all using just Distress inks for the colouring.


What To Do:

Use a piece of Strathmore Mixed Media paper for this as you will be flicking/spraying water on it.
Stamp the image from Prima with black Archival ink. In the centre blend Salty Ocean Distress ink, then radiating out blend in Vintage Photo Distress ink.
Either flick some water with your fingers or from the spray bottle, wait a few seconds and then dab a piece of kitchen roll on the surface to lift some of the ink off for the blotched effect you see here.
Stamp an image from a Carabelle set on separate white card, cut out and adhere to the left of the main image.
Add a Tim Holtz sentiment (doodle around it and colour with some of the Vintage Photo), distress the edges of the mixed media paper with the distresser tool, then ink around those edges with some more Vintage Photo to remove any white paper that’s showing.
Mount onto card stock and there you have a simple but effective card.
I tend to forget how truly brilliant those Distress inks are at times for their speed and versatility ;)

Supplies Used:


Distress InksSalty Ocean and Vintage Photo

Hope you like it
Donna x

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  1. Gorgeous card Donna!!! One of my favorite distress ink techniques!!!!

  2. Wow Donna, what an absolute beauty, love the whole design especially the accent of the Carabelle stamp.
    Julie x

  3. Gorgeously grungy Donna and love those colours together.
    Fliss xx

  4. Beautifully done, and of course I love the touch of Carabelle.
    Amanda x

  5. Love this Donna! Beautifully created - Cool colour and stamp combinations xx

  6. That is just beautiful, I love the water effect!
    Gorgeous colours and background too.
    Big hugs,
    Lynne x

  7. Gorgeous and fab colour combo

  8. Wow - stunning, Donna! Just goes to show that with a fabulous stamp and some inks, you really don't need anything else!
    Alison x

  9. Not sure how "grunge" and "stunning" can go together so well, but they certainly do so here! Beautiful work, Donna!


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