Monday, February 15, 2010

Happily Distressed

This past weekend I had the opportunity to take two classes taught by Jen Starr, a designer for Ranger Ink as well as Prima and Tattered Angels. She is such a talented designer and I learned so much from her classes. I can't wait til she comes back to ScrapbooksPlus!

This was one of my favorite project we did. We started with plain white water color paper and a strip of the harlequin paper. I added some inks and embossing powder, used some stamps and a mask too {the way Jen showed me} and voila, this is what I got. I chose to use the colors that are in my studio so that I could display this on one of my memo boards. The quote stamp that I used said:
"Creativity is an endless journey where we should always take the scenic route"

That's My... This project was so much fun. I decided on "That's My Family" for my book. It is still a work in progress but I hope to be posting the finished project in the next few days.

Watching Jen design with these products was so inspiring {I love inspiration, it's my thing.} So of course I had to get a few new Ranger products after seeing how fabulous they are. So here is my new stash!

I decided I really need my Distress Inks close at hand so I put them in a basket on a shelf next to my work space. I can pull the basket off of the shelf where it lives and put in right onto my counter when I'm working with the inks. This is the ITSO canvas basket from Target. It is perfect for my ink pads because it is shallow so I can glance down and see all of the colors at once. If it were a deep basket my inks would be stacked making it harder to find the color I want. {I love organization. it's my other thing}

So I have been converted! I am no longer a strictly clear stamp girl! I never thought I could be swayed into rubber stamps but I was. They are easier to grab and use, they are more durable, easier to clean and easier to store. {they also look really cute on my shelf & cute is important!}

1 comment:

  1. I LOVE your blog and I am really into crafts too!!!!

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