Saturday, 16 April 2011

Chocolate Orange

If you caught my post yesterday, you will know that I am currently experimenting with my distress inks.  I've been eyeing up a few demos on to get some new ideas and I am starting to get a bit braver with trying things out.

Starting with a sheet of white paper I dabbed on Spiced marmalade and sprayed with water, did the same again with Tea dye and then finished off with Vintage photo.  I stamped the floral flourishes in Vintage photo and then embossed with some gold embossing power.  Now I don't have any distress embossing powder (definitely on my wish list) but I have attempted to get the same effect  by brushing some of the embossing power off before heating.

I loved the shimmer effect I got yesterday using the iridescent embossing powder, so I have done the same again (lightly sprinkle over some dabbed on distress ink and then heat).  It gives the paper a slightly rough feel and you can only see the glimmer when the card is facing a certain way, but I think it is worth it..

The colour scheme for this card came from the photo inspiration challenge at Paperplay challenges.  I don't know why, but chocolate and orange were the first things I thought of, so I ran with it.  That fit in very nicely with the chocolate challenge at Moving along with the times and the design came from the sketch at Everybody art.

If anyone has any comments tips or ideas for how I can improve my technique with distress ink, they are most welcome.  I love learning new things and blogging is a great way to do this xx


  1. Great card - thanks for playing along with Paperplay this week.

  2. WOW, this is amazing! Love the golden swirls, and your design is absolutely fabulous! Such a masterpiece! Love it!

    hugs from Hanna

  3. Yummy Naomi your chocolate orange is fab! great techniques with the distress inks. Thanks for joining in for my very first challenge at MAWTT this week
    Hugs Laurie x

  4. Hi Naomi, I think your techniques are fine!! Great card. Thanks for joining in with us at MAWTT this week, good luck. Pami x

  5. Very cool and unique. Just love it! Thanks for playing along at PaperPlay Challenges.


  6. This is a stunning card! Thank you so much for entering the Paper Play Photo Inspiration challenge!
    Alicia xx

  7. Aww what a cute little teddy! Love those colors! Thanks for joining us at MAWTT! x

  8. Hi, Sorry this is a copy and Pasted comment but Shell from the Team is up on holiday with me so we are really busy. Thanks for joining in the Chocolate Challenge with us on MAWTT this week, Love Hazel and Shell xox


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