Sunday, March 5, 2017

Distress Oxide Play


happy March!  The trees and bulbs are starting to bloom which a sure sign Spring is on its way.  While it is still cold and rainy in Northern California I'm having fun playing with my new Distress Oxide inks from Tim Holtz and Ranger Ink.

If you are a fan of Tim Holtz or Ranger I'm sure you have seen the release of these new inks.  They are a hybrid ink fusion between a dye and pigment ink.  All the fun properties of the original Distress with a new twist.  There are lots of you out there playing and sharing the results so this is my contribution to the experimentation and play!

There are 12 colors of Distress Oxide.  We have Worn Lipstick, Fired Brick, Spiced Marmalade, Fossilized Amber, Peeled Paint, Cracked Pistachio, Broken China, Iced Spruce, Faded Jeans, Wilted Violet, Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain.  Check out the Ranger Ink site here for more information.

I have four colors so far - Cracked Pistachio, Broken China, Wilted Violet and Vintage Photo.  And yes, I will be getting the rest.

The pop of color I got by stamping and embossing is nothing short of amazing!  The text paper was colored using Tim's wrinkle free distress technique and then stamping with the Vintage photo Distress Oxide.  Using a blending tool I added more Distress Oxide inks to the embossed panels and sprayed with water to get that chalky, oxidized finish.  Yum!

On these cards I stamped a focal image with Distress Oxide ink and then spritzed with water.  Once dry I used regular Distress inks to color the background.  Thanks to my friend Terri for letting me play with some of her Distress Oxide colors!!!

Looking forward to getting the rest of the colors and having more PLAY time!

Up for your own Distress Oxide play day?  For all of you Chico crafters there will be a class at Chico Scrapbooks in late March or early April.  Contact Jodie at Chico Scrapbooks at 530-526-0688 to sign up.  The class includes the purchase of six or all twelve of the new Distress Oxide inks, a guided play session to explore the inks, and then creation of cards like the ones pictured here.

Thanks for stopping by today!  Hope your year is going well so far and you are taking time for crafty play time.  See you next time.

Happy Creating!

Hugs, Sharon

Monday, January 16, 2017

Good Morning-Update

Good Morning,

It's January 2017.  Its the middle of the month and I haven't popped in to wish you a happy new year. Hope your 2017 has gotten off to a good start. Thank you for your support and stopping by.

I am happy and excited to say that I'm once again going to the craft industry trade show put on by the Craft and Hobby Association. This year it is called Creativation and it's going to be in Phoenix, AZ staring later this week. Yippee!  Getting so excited I can hardly concentrate on anything else.

I will do my best to post regular updates on Facebook and, Instagram. You can find me on FB at SY's Studio and on Instagram at sharony62.

If you are a follower of this blog and check in on a regular basis you may have noticed fewer posts.  Not for lack of trying on my part. I am having technical difficulties,  Hehehehe. I normally post from my iPad from he comfort of my couch.  My Blogger app has stopped working and I can no longer upload photos from my mobile devices. Hmmmmmm. I will get this resolved or start posting from my desktop computer.  After I get back I will sort this all out.

In the meantime, be sure to follow me on Facebook and Instagram to get my updates on Creativation.  Facebook is SY's Studio and Instagram is sharony62.

Have a wonderful week.

Happy Creating!

Hugs, Sharon