Monday, November 22

Simon Says Stamp & Show... Your Distress Inks!

It's MONDAY!!! I hope you had a wonderful weekend...
and are ready for a new challenge over

Show your Distress Inks!!!

Well... I most definitely use distress inks in every project!!! It is the base colour under the crackle effect on my little dimensional bird cage box. Yes a box,


originally thought I would make a frame by cutting layers of the bird cage from grey board then decided a lid would work fabulously for the other embellishments!


It is with a touch of Vintage Photo distress ink that enhance the edges of the die cut bird, cut using the gorgeous new curio BasicGrey papers, yum!


My handmade flowers were cut with the Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die again with curio papers, then sprayed with some distress ink glimmer mist.


Now, the handmade gem in the centre of the flower was created using my melting pot and UTEE powders. I wanted to try some Leandra beads, which were sooo much fun and then it extended from there and I made some heart and pebble shapes...


 The branch is cut from Tim Holtz Branch die and the cage is secured at the top with a idea-ology swivel claspHad to add some of Tim Holtz baubles secured with jump rings.


Hope it inspires and why not pop round the rest of the team to see how they include distress inks!!!

THE director ~ Linda Elbourne 
Kim Costello <~ You're already here ~ Linda Coughlin 

Thanks for stopping by have a wonderfully creative day
BiG HuGs Kim :)

12 comments:

Wax Beach Artist said...

Your box is so beautiful! I am impressed and inspired. Lovely work.

donna mikasa said...

Wow, Kim--such a beautiful project! So many wonderful details on your box!

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

What a treasure. All your elements are so pretty.

Paula said...

wow...your so clever and so innovative - love this project.

Natanri said...

Wow!!!Very beautiful!

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Hi Kim,

Very fabby work!! I really love the soft colors you chose and the collage flowers are beautiful!

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp

Neil said...

Hi, I love this project!

France said...

MAGNIFICENT !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Georgia said...

WOW! I love this Kim, it's so gorgeous and a fantastic gift idea! The flowers and bird are so pretty and I love the way you've distressed them! :) Love, Georgia xx

Sasha said...

Everything about this is absolutely adorable. A true work of art.

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maxine said...

stunning thanks for sharing x

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