12/06/2012

Are these worth keeping?


I have been learning to paint with distress inks yesterday and today, I did try painting with them about 6months ago but I wasn't 100% happy with the outcome, question is are these any better?  or should I go back to my copics? I'd love your honest opinions :o)

Thanks for any help, guidance or helpful tips :o)
Hugs 

62 comments:

Denise and Louise said...

These are gorgeous - wish I could get these kind of results with DI. Guess I will just have to keep practising xx

Inkypinkydelights said...

You cannot be serious? Please please do not throw these out Teresa! They look good to me! Judy x

CraftygasheadZo said...

Personally I'd keep them, I reckon you've done a grand job. You get different results with the inks & I find they don't blend as well as Copics but that's okay as they are water based not alcohol. I can't suggest anything to do better because I think you've got it spot on! Zo xx

CraftygasheadZo said...

Oooh forgot to say I have seen some peeps who do this then use their pencils to add more depth to the colour/shade/tone etc. Zo xx

Angie`s Inky Fingers! said...

Defo, brilliant teresa, yes, put them on a card! you`ve done really well, i love how you`ve coloured them! xx

Christa said...

For me they look great !! Great shading. I should use them. Love from Holland , Christa.

amanda stokes said...

Hi Teresa,
Gorgeous colouring,i think you colour beautifully with both mediums...sorry that hasn't helped much has it lol :) x

Linda said...

I just knew it, Teresa they are all Gorgeous, I really love the yellow one, you really are one talented lady, Linda xx

sue - aka bearhouse said...

Teresa, I'm not expert but to me these look stunning. So yes I'd say definitely worth keeping!!
Sue

Kelly Lloyd said...

Teresa, i think they look wonderful.. Very professional. Gorgeous colours and shading etc..
KEEP KEEP KEEP !!! lol

Hugs Kelly

annesyme said...

Teresa they look fabulous to me, very delicate and I would definitely put them to use on your cards.
Anne x

annesyme said...

Teresa they look fabulous to me, very delicate and I would definitely put them to use on your cards.
Anne x

catherine said...

I think they look beautiful Teresa and I love the distress markers and the look they give. Use which you feel comfortable with at the time and you'll be happy with the results
x catherine

Wendy Fraser said...

I think they are really beautiful, so lovely and delicate. Sometimes its nice to have a change of colouring medium, I should defo use other things as well as my PMs from time to time xx

jaymor said...

Hi Teresa, I can't offer guidance, help or tips only admiration for your work. They are all beautiful and distress ink painting is certainly another feather in your cap.
Jean xxx

Nadell said...

Hi hun,

I like your coloring ;o) But I like on my ! images more shadows *ggg* But I think you should like your coloring. If you think is ok, so is it ok :oD

Have a nice evening.

Hugs
Nadell xoxo

Angélique said...

I think you did a good job, it takes a lot of time.
It's totaly different than copics but I love them both.
Please show more!!

Judith said...

Teresa these are gorgeous.

Wendy L said...

Teresa they are gorgeous and well worth keeping. If you dont want to use them I will. They all go to my charities so a good cause. I cant promise to make them into such beautiful cards as you though. xxxxx

Nicole said...

Keep, keep, keep!!!!!Wow, so gorgeous coloured. Really beautiful!!! Hugs, Nicole

Twocrafty said...

I don't know much about colouring with Distress inks but think these look fab so you should definitely keep!! Tracy xx

stacky said...

Not 100% happy !!! are you kidding they are amazing and equally as stunning as when you use your copics if I could colour as well as you do I would be one happy crafter xx

* Shaz * said...

I personally love all your images no matter how you colour them in i just wished i had your talent so i say they are worth keeping, love them xx

Eileen Whitehead said...

Wish I could do half as well. Mine look very amateurish in comparison.

I wouldn't want to part with them . . . .

Eileen Alana

rachel said...

These are fabulous Teresa - amazing results - you must be an incredle perfectionist to see anything wrong - they're just gorgeous!!!! xx

Suzie's Card Den said...

Teresa they look fantastic to me, please dont throw them out. I don't suppose you can get the same effect with DI as with Copics as they are different mediums. Nice to do for a change, I bought the full set of DI markers when they came out but sent them back as I could not get them to blend, so you have done a fantatic job.
Hugs
Suzie xx

Vicky said...

One word..."BEAUTIFUL...!!"

big hugs Vicky xx

Aunty Sue said...

To be honest they are rubbish so send them to me. Tee Hee. No they are stunning and I would definately keep but do like all your work cant imagine there is anything you couldnt colour. But remeber if you do throw them throw them this way. Hugs Sue xx

Pam Sparks said...

Beautiful Teresa! I thought you already colored with DI!!! You fooled me! lol

crafty-stamper said...

Not worth keeping any of them if you post them off to me I will dispose of them for you.will pm my address(yours in hope lol )
I just wish my colouring with any medium was anywhere near as good as yours all fantastic
carol x

ChrisAndCat said...

I think they are fab, I would definitely say to use them. Can I ask what colours you used for the hair on the pink one please, I cannot do hair with markers or DI no matter what I try.....

Sandra H said...

Hi Teresa, These are absolutely gorgeous the colouring is just perfect can't see why you would think they wasn't any good, Please us them on forthcoming cards as they are truly gorgeous and if you don't feel that you can't use them please send them to me l can make good use of them.......lol l'm serious!! truly l think you have done a wonderful job and you can only get better with experience:)x

PAC CHARITY CARDS said...

Hi Teresa

They are absolutley fab. You must keep them

Caz

Caroljenks said...

I like Aunty Sue's suggestion - apart from they'd go to her and not me :(

I think they are gorgeous and personally I'd be over the moon if I'd got these results!

Carol x

Squirrel x said...

Hey hun, just popped over to see what you have been up to with the DIs - WOW! These little Tildas are looking soooooo gorgeous, great work my friend, you've cracked it! Honestly hun, these are so lovely, beautifully delicate colourwork and shading. You should be proud sweetie. Hugs Sxx

Viv's Visuals said...

I like them Teresa - DI gives a completely different look to alcohol markers - I like colouring with DI cos even though they don't do blending as well as copics etc I like the finished look - so keep!

arjette said...

They look very fine to me Teresa!!!! Maybe if you color them the same way but then with your copics, you can see the difference and decide what you like best?? But I think those pictures look very fine to me!

gr. arjette.

Jenny said...

Well I agree with everybody else keep them, they are great!

I keep giving DI a go, I find I am very critical of the DI work as I get such a great blend with Copics. I guess the question is what is it about the images that you see you don't like? You have great contrast of colours, your blending is spot on, what would you like to see. Don't know if that helps, but it the question I ask myself, it's helped with my Copic work. Going to give it a try with my DI next :-D Sorry for long rambling comment xx

Fleur said...

They're gorgeous Teresa, the beauty of inks is you can get your own individual look. I do love the soft/subtle look, and yours are perfect. I do my inks quite heavy and then do my shading with the walnut stain ~ not every ones cup of tea, but that's my style.
HUGZ Fleur xxx

Donna Mosley said...

Ooh! Teresa, these are all amazing, you definately have those new pens sussed hun.

Donna x

kay said...

teresa,these are gorgeous,your colouring with the distress inks is spot on,x

Linda (Lindyloo) said...

Hi Teresa,
I think you should stick with BOTH. You have wonderful finishes with both, so now you can use either, whichever takes your fancy on the day. They are absolutely beautiful.
Hugs Linda xx

pam said...

well teresa I think they are gorgeous... defo use them..pam

Jennifer said...

Oooh well done Teresa! Worth the perseverance. They look lovely and I'll look forward to seeing them cards. I just ordered the TH set of markers (after many weeks of agonising) Really hope I'm not wasting my money but it's my Birthday soon so thought I deserved a treat lol! xx Jenny xx

Debbie said...

they look just amazing

Becky said...

They're lovely Teresa.
If you have a look at Dena's link in my tutorial she shows how to add more depth in the shading, not that I'm saying you need it-I don't always do it, it's just nice to have the option there.
Hugs Bex xx

Kathleen said...

They look amazing Teresa. Beautiful colouring. You should put them on cards. Well done Teresa.
Kathleen x

shampylou30 said...

gorgeous still trying to learn distress inks sue xxx

Jane said...

Fantastic Teresa, not played with mine much like you wasn't happy with the results but I think after seeing yours I am definately going back for another go. Take care Jane x

justforyoupapercrafts said...

Every thing you do looks so fantastic...no help here i'm afraid just the usual drooling lol xxx

Cheryl said...

oh wow Hun,not 100 per cent,wow these are stunning Hun honest the detail is amazing,hugs Cherylxxxx

kathr said...

Wow! Teresa, these are absolutely Fabulous,can't think why you need our opinions, but if you don't like them I'll take them off your hands...lol..
Hugz Kath...xx...

rosie said...

gorgeous Teresa. keep them. if not send them to me!! LOL
only kidding. truthfully I would definitely keep them. they are STUNNING!!!!!

emma mitchell said...

These are stunning Teresa , love the softness of them , but love your copic colouring too , sorry I'm not much help
Hugs Emma xx

cardsmadebymarlene.blogspot.com said...

Hi Teresa, I'm not an expert but I think these are all stunning, don't throw them away. Marlene

Susan Flynn said...

Teresa if I had 10% of your talent I would be one happy bunny!! Your colouring is gorgeous and I love it you could colour with coal dust and I bet it would turn out fantastic!! I have the DIs and can't do much with them I would love to see a tutorial from you :-) loads of hugs from a very envious Susan xx

Tracey said...

These are beautiful!! I would definitely keep them and use them. Being on the softer side, these would be perfect images for baby cards. I think these are gorgeous!
Hugs

Diane!s Favourite Place said...

Definitely keep them Teresa they are lovely, can!t wait to see your cards. Diane

Christina C. said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS....wish mine were half as beautiful!!! I gave up...sigh!!!!

xxxtglxxx said...

Deffo keep them hun! :)

I think they look lovely, and its nice to see a contrast between markers and inks, its a different style and so you make different makes with them I think :)

hugs

xxalisonxx

Woo said...

Are you Serious??? Absolutely beautiful Teresa, I love painting with Distress inks they create a completely different look Fab Work xxx

Liz's creative corner said...

Teresa wow hun these are beautiful, I scrolled down to find them and wow is it worth it, you should colour with them loads,hugs Liz xx