HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!!!
Wow, it is officially 2011. Way back in the late nineteen hundreds (sounds like eons ago) Prince was singing about 1999-2000. Well, we hit and surpassed that mark by 11 years.
Do you recall the fears that were spread during that time: Computer crashes and glitches, ATM machines unable to process requests, widespread blackouts, water shortage, etc., simply because of the 00 digits.
I know several people who purchased generators and tanks of water and stockpiled food. Me, I went out and brought the New Year in right. God says, I have not given you the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. 2 Timothy 1:7
So, last night I was ringing in 2011 by playing around with the Tim Holtz Distress Inks while watching Laura’s UStream –Following the Paper Trail. Guess what? We had a special visitor…T!m himself. He only stayed for about 10 minutes, but it was great having him pop in. There I was busily working with his inks, serendipitous for sure. With that in mind, I thought I’d provide a bit of eye candy for you.
Aren’t they luscious? I could just eat them. Please keep in mind that this is just a sampling of the colors. Sadly, I do not own all of them.
I really love using these inks, but sometimes it is hard to ascertain which colors are needed for a particular project, especially with the Blues.
I finally broke down and made some color swatches for myself. I am going to punch out some of my corner punches to help with my record keeping. I used the Black Soot on this Holly Leaves corner bunch. Why? Because it was at my elbow. lol. I did three of them trying to see how dark I could go with the saturation. Holly Leaves--light, square to the left--medium and the one on top of the pad--darker.
Don’t ask me how, but somehow I would up with two Scattered Straw pads. I am glad as I like that color.
Each piece started life as a white 2x2 card and I used the Inkssentials tool and blending foam to color them.
The Tattered Rose and Milled Lavender are probably the lowest on my list of well-liked colors followed closely by Shabby Shutters, too soft for me.
My faves: Vintage Photo, Chipped Sapphire, Worn Lipstick, Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Barn Door, Stormy Sky, and Peeled Paint. Yum-O!!! Can I sneak in Antique Linen and Old Paper? Really liking it with the Martha Stewart Iron Gate Punch. The two marry well.
Just wanted to pop in and help you ruin your resolve to not shop as much this year…lol. If I told you about my last year purchases I would have to take you hostage. Keep inking and thinking with love.