Friday, June 21, 2013

Coloring with a Q-tip

TGIF! This is my first time linking up with Unity Stamps for their weekly 'Friends With Flair' post. I don't usually share the things I make with my Unity Stamps, so this will be a good reason to get these projects out in the world!


This card is totally out of my crafty comfort zone! I got totally inky and my desk turned many different colors, which was a beautiful sight :)


The flowers were definitely the most fun to color. I was too lazy to get out all my water colors and brushes, so I used my trusty Distress Inks and a q-tip to color them in


Just ink directly onto your craft mat, spray with a teeny bit of water, and grab a q-tip! You're never going to use up that box of 500 q-tips anyways. I was shocked at how easily it blended, and it only took one dab of ink to color the whole flower!


Thanks for joining :) There will be more Unity projects next Friday woohoo

Unity Stamps: "Quiet Essence", "Classified Newsprint", and a free tag stamp included with an order :)
Distress Inks: Shabby Shutters, Wild Honey, Scatted Straw, Frayed Burlap, Seedless Preserves, Aged Mahogany, Worn Lipstick.

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22 comments:

  1. One dab to color the whole flower? Wow I must give it a try ;) love the flowers!!

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  2. Beautifully stunning. LOVE IT!!

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  3. Wow I love your flowers, they are so birght and pretty!

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  4. I've never tried this but your stunning card inspires.

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  5. Now I need to try this technique... so darn pretty! Lvoe those flowers!

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  6. Great technique....your card is so beautiful Rachael.
    Enjoy your weekend.
    Hugs
    Tracy
    xoxo

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  7. such a lovely card. I'm totally going to try the q-tip technique !

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  8. Great job on the flowers love this card

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  9. Love those big, beautiful, bright flowers!!!!!

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  10. I am loving the punch of color from these beautiful blooms against the more distressed looking background. Great Card.

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  11. Rachel. First time? Welcome. Tks for sharing your creativity. Stop by the other blogs and you will see how fun it is to inspire and get inspired.

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  12. I need to try this! Please share with us more often! This is gorgeous!

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  13. This is totally a stunner for sure!

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  14. Welcome to FWF! I hope to see you and your beautiful creations next week!

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  15. beautiful! thank you for sharing your tips too! :)

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  16. Oooh, thank you for sharing this technique. The q-tip worked so well with the stamping. Love this!!! :)

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  17. Beautiful coloring, Rachel. Thanks for the quick tutorial on the distress inks!

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  18. Those flowers are stunning! I'm going to try that with the q-tip!! How freaking long has it been since I've been to your blog - this is ridiculous :)

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  19. As you can see by this post, I am definitely behind times.lol I love the idea of using q-tips and distress ink. I am a big fan of distress inking and now I have another way of using it. The girls in my card class are really going to love this. They can always tell the cards I make because I distress a lot! Cannot wait to see more of your ideas. Going to u-tube hope to find you there.

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