Friday, 2 June 2017

Loving my oxides!

Hello and thank you for your visit.

I recently bought five of the new Tim Holtz Oxide Distress inkpads and couldn't wait to have a play.

So I got out some Visible Images stamps  bought when I went to Ally Pally that hadn't been used before.

  I cut a piece of white A4 card into four and coloured each piece, by the smooshing method, with a different combination of colours.  Then I used a different set of  stamps onto each of the the backgrounds.

The jellyfish was stamped first and painted with fired brick oxide and I added a touch of sparkle pen to the top.

After stamping the rest of the stamps I added white jelly pen to the jellyfish, fish eyes and the bubbles then finished by shading the outside of the card with black soot distress ink.

I love the way the inks blend together and how they turn chalky when water is added and will be collecting the rest of the colours that are available.

Wishing you a happy weekend, whatever your plans.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge (Anything Goes)
A Bit More Time to Craft #45 (Anything Goes)
The Crafter's Cafe #174

43 comments:

meg said...

Beautiful card Barb, love the background colours, the jellyfish looks like a fantstic stamp, thanks for the mini tutorial too

cuilliesocks said...

Oooer, I love this Barb, it's gorgeous, fabulous design and I love the jellyfish image, super colours too. Pleased you're liking the Oxide inks, I've yet to try them, but your colour blending is fabulous, Kate x

Carole said...

Looks like you have 'discovered' (sorry :)) Distress oxides...something I have yet to discover...no space left in my room!!!! Your card is lovely and so unusual Barb.x

Sylviahobbycards said...

Gorgeous card,Barb.Love the stamps and the beautiful background.Have a nice weekend.

Gr,Sylvia x

cotnob said...

A beautiful card Barb, such a pretty background and lovely stamps.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Glennis said...

Lovely card, I only have 2 colours so far, such fun to use!

Kathleen said...

Great image and a great background, a really card with your first use of the new inks.

Kath x

Aquarius said...

These ink pads certainly are great to use - love the underwater scene

Carol L said...

Your underwater scene is awesome, and lucky you having a play with oxide inks!

Veerle said...

Your card is awesome Barb, love your oxide background and I love that jelly fish stamp.
Hugs Veerle xx

scrAPpamondo said...

Amazing underwater card, great effect with the oxides! I too have just bought five Distress oxides and couldn't wait that they arrive! :D

Babs Watson said...

A really beautiful under the sea scene , lovely background and what great stamps.

Hugs Babs x

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

This is stunning Barb. I love your Oxide background and the Jelly fish looks great coloured in pink. I love Visible Image stamps and I really love what you've done with them here, great work. Crafty hugs, Sandra x

Jenny L said...

Hi Barb,
yes those oxides are truly fantastic arn't they.
Love this wonderful card and your inking technique.
Fab stamps used also and great design.
Have a lovely weekend yourself.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Gerrina said...

Oh deer; that is how I got started; bought 4 of them and now 3 months later I have all the DO colours...:)!
Love what you did with them! A beautiful card! Enjoy the weekend!

Lillianb said...

Thats a beautiful card Barb, Love the background

lilian

SARN said...

What a lovely card to show off your Oxide inks Barb. GORGEOUS.
Hugs, Sarn xxx

Donna said...

Fantastic scene and amazing background!

Cara said...

Beautiful card, the background works perfectly with those fabulous stamps. Have a great weekend x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

I've seen a lot of videos demonstrating these fab new inks and they look such fun to play with. I can see that you had great fun with them here on this card Barb. A fabulous card it is too. I love the theme and your wonderful design.
Lorraine

Viv's Visuals said...

Another flying visit Barb. Loving this stunning card! Great scene and brilliant colouring/stamping. x

Tina Z. said...

wow, an amazing card, so different and interesting!
hugs xx

April Cheetham said...

What an absolutely stunning card Barb!! Amazing colours and I will definitely have to give those ink pads a go! Xx

scrappymo! said...

Beautiful inky card, Barb. I love the stamps. The jellyfish is superb and the wee little fish that are swimming by are lovely too!

Janice said...

Fabulous card Barb, a great first attempt with your new inks!
Janice x

Linby said...

The oxides are brilliant aren't they - love how you used them on this fab card.

Greta said...

Beautiful colors & so artistic, Barb!

ShazInOzCardsCalligraphy said...

Brilliant eye catching creation Barb, real eye candy how you've worked the inks and the stamps.
I've an idea to try for turning DI initial Oxide like result, but it's totally untested yet.
When time gonna try it too. 😉
Thanks for sharing your inspiration!
Shaz in Oz.x

{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

MaryH said...

Barb, what a fantastic look you achieved with your first Oxide play. Love the splendid artistry of your jellyfish and if you smooshed with the oxides, WOW!Will be MIA for a little while yet, as I will be visiting in the UK for about 3 wks. So see you when I can get back into regular blogging. Hugs 7 TFS

Lin said...

Your smooshing makes a great background for the image, Barb! Thanks for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

AlisonC said...

What a wonderful image. Your background looks really good. I hear good things about the Oxide pads.

aussie aNNie said...

Sorry I missed this one Barb, just love your play with the oxides, they are amazing aren't they and what a gorgeous card....love to smoosh myself..hugs to you.xx[aNNie]

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I've no experience with the oxides, but wow! They look so cool. I love your under the sea scene!

Cobnut Crafter said...

Fabulous background and love the jellyfish stamp. My Oxides have only just arrived and haven't had time to play yet - but looking at your beautifully coloured card I must follow your lead and get crafting! Anne xx

Lisa Andersson said...

Fantastic background, Barb! love the scene you've created. The oxides are really fun to play with.
Hugs, Lisa

Claire said...

Oh this is fab, I love everything you've done right down to the fine detail of the fishes eyes x

KandA said...

Gorgeous card and such a fabulous underwater scene with a super background xx

rachel said...

what a gorgeous make Barb - I adore those oxides too! Brilliant! Hugs rachel x

cass said...

Thank you for entering your wonderful creation at The Crafter's Cafe this fortnight for our "Anything Goes optional twist Transport" challenge.

Pat said...

This is beautiful Barb and love the gelly fish and sweet little fishes racing across, and the touches of white gel pen work really well. These new oxide inks are intriguing and look great here and I may in the future invest in a few. I am always late to the party and have only just got around to buying some Brushos so maybe some time before I venture into oxides. x

Sue - said...

Beautiful card Barb. The background works really well with the jelly fish. I can see I'm going to have to get some of the oxide inks.

HeatherB said...

Woooowwww! This is amazing! Thanks for playing along with us at The Crafter's Cafe Challenge Blog!

Donna said...

Absolutely gorgeous. You are really selling those Chalk inks to me! x