More Distress Inking & Gaining New Skills

June 22, 2014 at 8:01 pm 19 comments

Hi! I said I’d pop back in with another project using the Distress Inks.
By carefully laying the stencil several times onto the cardstock but only partially inked and sprayed, I could add colour in different layers without making them all combine and creating a muddy colour.
I’m afraid I don’t know where the stencil came from- I think I just picked it up from a jumble sale somewhere. The sentiment is a Newtons Nook one.

This week I’ve been learning new skills. This week it was Prom Week for my second eldest. She had found a hairstyle that she really wanted and decided I could learn it.
With the help of my old friend YouTube, I learned in half an hour how to create this ‘do’.
I fumbled and fiddled and eventually made a reasonable job of her hair. She was happy- which was the main objective and with some help of jewels ( aka my jewellery ) we decorated her hair too. I can’t show you a proper picture as she’ll kill me ( camera shy and all that) but I don’t think she’ll mind the back of her head.
What skill will I be required to learn next?! What’s the most unusual skill you’ve had to learn?!



Need to go- I’ve been crafting recently with the new range from docrafts out very soon; the Roald Dahl collection. It’s swizzbangingly gorgeous! x

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19 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Virginia L.  |  June 22, 2014 at 8:04 pm

    LOVE your artsy card, Keren. Your new take on this technique is fabulous! And now…about that hair style…when can I book an appointment with you?


    • 2. kerenbaker  |  June 22, 2014 at 8:05 pm

      Ha ha! I’ll just fly over and do it for you! x


  • 3. beaumama  |  June 22, 2014 at 8:11 pm

    I think your daughter’s hair turned out swizzbangingly gorgeous. (Did you make up that word?) …and your card is lovely…this is technique I need to learn.


    • 4. kerenbaker  |  June 22, 2014 at 8:17 pm

      Thanks!! Well yes, I did sort of make it up- in line with Roald Dahl’ish type of language!


  • 5. isisimaginings  |  June 22, 2014 at 8:28 pm

    A lovely card & your daughter’s hair looks wonderful.


  • 6. Sue Brannan  |  June 22, 2014 at 8:36 pm

    What a wonderful updo…what on earth did you google as this looks like a one off….?! Lovely technique on the card…as always clleeeeverrrrr! X


  • 7. Bev  |  June 22, 2014 at 9:01 pm

    Very cool card, Keren! Wonderfully unmuddied, too. Just love the NN stamps; they ink up and stamp so nicely, don’t they?! DD’s hair is lovely. Well done, mom! She’ll look back on this ‘do, and love it forever. Have a great week. : )


  • 8. Mara  |  June 22, 2014 at 9:05 pm

    Beautiful girl! x


  • 9. justtyra  |  June 22, 2014 at 10:28 pm

    this is fabulous Keren!


  • 10. Clare Allen  |  June 22, 2014 at 10:37 pm

    Brilliant card Keren and very well done on the hairstyle front – totes amazing! I hope she enjoyed her prom!


  • 11. Tina Best  |  June 22, 2014 at 10:37 pm

    The card and most especially the hair are gorgeous.


  • 12. Sarah G  |  June 23, 2014 at 7:08 am

    Lovely card and super cool hair! I hope the prom went well :) Looking forward to seeing your Roald Dahlesque creations – my boys love the books and illustrations!


  • 13. tsurutadesigns  |  June 23, 2014 at 1:13 pm

    Love your cards…watercoloring is my favorite now.
    You’re a natural at the hair thing…my daughter is quite sad that I don’t know how to french braid and actually told me that she thought all moms should know how to do them, straight, not wonky like I do them..hmph.


  • 14. Denise Fletcher  |  June 23, 2014 at 1:45 pm

    Love the card, Keren. Do you let each layer of ink dry first before adding more? Love the strawberry blonde hair do too! You are a multi talented lady!


  • 15. massofhair  |  June 23, 2014 at 10:47 pm

    Your daughters hair looks all grown up & perfect for her Prom!

    Love your card, you always manage to produce CAS styles no matter what you try. Am in awe:-) xxx


  • 16. cathyparlitsis  |  June 25, 2014 at 9:39 pm

    HI, Keren! GREAT card and beautiful hairstyle! LOVING your style! Hugs, Cathy


    • 17. kerenbaker  |  June 25, 2014 at 9:49 pm

      Thanks so much Cathy! I’ll pop over to see you shortly too! x


  • 18. Ros Crawford  |  June 28, 2014 at 12:57 pm

    Absolutely fabulous!! Both ‘up do’ and card … Yeh next time you come I’ll get you to do my hair!


  • 19. pinnednpenned  |  August 10, 2014 at 7:16 am

    Card and hair–both fabulous!!



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