Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Color Images with Distress Inks

Just popping in to share a card. You may have already seen it over Virginia's View Challenge .
In case you didn't, here it is...
Noel
Stamps: Penny Black (Sparkler)
Inks: TH Distress Ink ( Barn Door, Festive Berrie, Mowed Lawn, Peel Paint, Antique Linen, Vintage Photo, Mustard Seed))
Paper: Lawn Fawn (Snow Day Collection)
Accessories: Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh), Markers (Faber-Castell, Marvey)

 You see, with distress inks, you can color the entire image with your sponging/distressing. This stamp Sparkler is ideal for this type of distressing. I also did it on pattern paper for added interest. 

Lastly, here is a cute photo of my daughter Stephanie from yesterday.
Stephanie successfully passed her comprehensive exam for her PhD. She is now officially a PhD CANDIDATE (instead of a PhD student) in the School of Public Health and Health Systems at the University of Waterloo--BIG difference, huh? LOL.

In case you are interested to know more about Stephanie and her work. Here's the profile at the university website
"....While Stephanie’s Master’s thesis explored individual meanings of health and illness in the realm of food allergies, she has since shifted her focus to program evaluation and global health. For her dissertation she is evaluating NGOs who work in the water, sanitation, and hygiene (WaSH) sector using gender-responsive and utilization-focused approaches. Outside of her research work, Stephanie is a Co-Director for Stand Up to Stigma—a student-led mental health initiative at the University of Waterloo. In her spare time she also enjoys playing the cello and working as a wedding photographer."
 
As you can tell, I am so proud of my girl. Way to go, Stephanie!  
Thanks for stopping by!

23 comments:

Susanne Vargas said...

Great card and fun picture of Stephanie! No wonder you are proud of her - she is intelligent and beautiful inside and out!

Barb said...

Stephanie is so beautiful, Virginia! I love that photo of her! ♥♥♥ And your card is so pretty! Tell Stephanie big congrats from me!

Kristie Goulet said...

Love your card Virginia. Great picture of Stephanie. She is beautiful and so is your wreath. xoxo

conil said...

Loved the card the 1st time I saw it. Gorgeousness. Well, you should be proud of your girl...she's beautiful and accomplished. WOW!

Cindy C. said...

Congrats to Stephanie and you, a proud mom Virginia!! Beautiful card, I am glad to see it again!!

Harriet said...

Lovely photo of Stephanie....loved reading about her achievements. You have all the reason in the world to be proud of your daughter. Loved your card....Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family.

LauraJane:) said...

WooHoo Stephanie! Now you can really enjoy the holidays right?!!
FUN photo of her in your up-do wreath!
Great to see that distressed card again.

Tracey McNeely said...

Virginia first off, congratulations to Stephanie. I know this is big!! She looks so lovely and happy inside the wreath that I also gorgeous BTW! ;) Stunning card Virginia!

Lynn said...

Such wonderful news for Stephanie. So happy for her and your family. Love your card...the distress on patterned paper is fabulous.

Becca Cruger said...

Gorgeous card, Virginia. I bet you're just bursting with pride over your daughter. Congrats to her!

Deepti said...

Congratulations to Stephanie and of course the proud mom :) great photo and beautiful card !

Rachel said...

gorgeous card, v!! and huge congrats to stephanie! it IS a BIG deal and she should be proud!
-Rachel
rwkrafts.com

Lisa said...

A beautiful card and a beautiful daughter!! Big congrats to you both ;)

Miriam Prantner said...

Gorgeous card! I love the inking and hooray for Stephanie, what a great milestone! Love the photo!

~amy~ said...

Your card is simply stunning!!!!

WTG to your girl! That's AWESOME. Proud Momma!

Nat said...

beautiful card, love this! Huge congrats to your daughter too!! :) Merry Christmas

cm said...

Stunning card, Virginia! The musical paper is a lovely special touch. As for your daughter: WOW! Intelligent, beautiful, fun-loving - a girl with class and pizzazz! She has a brilliant future ahead of her, and her willingness to share her gifts with others will make a difference in people's lives, be that through medicine, music or photography. A treasure indeed; you more than deserve to be proud of her! She's awesome (as is her mom!)
~c

Susi Kelly said...

I came over to your blog to tell you how lovely your card is, but then I read the info on your beautiful daughter, Virginia. You and Dr. John must be so proud of her accomplishments, and I'm sure there will be many more to come. Congrats!

Lin said...

I've been out of the loop in TX, so I'm so glad I stumbled on this beauty, Virginia.....LOVE the musical feel you gave to your card! I may be borrowing this idea! And Stephanie looks beautiful all framed in that wreath - big congrats to her as she moves towards her goal!

Loly Borda-Towery said...

Yay! Way to go Stephanie! And your card is beautiful. TFS

Renee said...

Beautiful card and that is so awesome for your daughter!! What a fantastic accomplishment!!!

Sheila H said...

I love the paper you used for your poinsettia and leaves, Virginia. Your distress coloring is magnificent. Congratulations to Stephanie!

alexandra s.m. said...

Beautiful card Virginia and a HUGE Congrats to Stephanie!! BRAVO!!