Monday, May 18, 2020

Distress Ink Colored Digi. Dinosaur


Hello! We have a new challenge at Incy Wincy Designs Challenge Blog. The theme is Anything Goes. The image I am using is from one of our challenge sponsors, Cute As A Button.

I printed the image on Strathmore Bristol Smooth paper. I heat set the image to dry the it and prevent bleeding when I color it. I decided to color the image pink. I used Tim Holtz Distress ink in Picked Raspberry and Victorian Velvet to color the dinosaur. I colored the dinosaur's hair with TH Tumbled Glass Distress ink.

To color it, I pressed the ink pad on a palette and picked up the color with a paint brush. I colored the bone with Zig Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolor. I mixed white and black for some gray shading. After this had dried off, I painted a the pearl white over it for some shine. I also used this on the collar. I added a small drop of white paint on the dinosaur's body spots and nails. I added gray dots on the dinosaur's cheeks. For the heart pendant, I used a Karin Decobrush metallic blue marker. I painted the grass with Zig Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolor.

I fussy cut the image leaving a small border around it.

For the panel, I have this card base with a blended background on it for a while. I finally found some use for it. I muted this busy background with a vellum. Looking through my stash, I found this left over black frame that I cut with Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles wafer dies. I also found a small black rectangle cut with the same die set. I usually keep my extra die cuts together with the dies just in case I find some use for it.

I adhered the vellum to the back of the frame. I adhered the stitched rectangle on the center of the vellum. I adhered the dinosaur on the black rectangle with foam adhesive. I added small dots on the background using Sakura Stardust clear glitter gelly roll pen.

For the sentiment, I embossed this on a grayish-blue cardstock. The stamp I used is from Paper Smooches Digits stamp set. I die cut this into a banner using Lawn Fawn Fancy Folded Banner die but only partially die cutting it since I only needed the fish tail ends. I adhered this on the bottom of the image with foam adhesive.

Thank you for visiting my blog. I cannot wait to see what you created. Have a blessed, brilliant and creative day. Stay safe always.

Maria Giselle B.

I am sharing this creation at


  1. Great fun and super happy colours, many thanks for sharing and joining us at Allsorts challenge.

    B x

  2. This is just such fun and so cute. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Allsorts
    Lynn x

  3. Cute card Maria. Thank you for sharing with us over here at The Creative Crafters Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
    Wendy DT Member for