Distress Ink is one of the staples of my layouts. I love the weathered wood look. I have used it for masculine, outdoorsy layouts. I am the proud owner of all of Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads. This is by far my favorite. It is easy to use and long lasting.
Used in this layout: I want to be a cowboy inside
I bought this one a little unsure about the color. Would it be too grey? Too dark? Well, it's actually just right. A nice blue-grey color that looks nice to ink around edges or even using it with stamps. I think I need to go and buy some more colors... ;-)
Used in this layout: Splish Splash
This inks are the best! They come in a lot of colors and they're perfect for inking paper. One of the things I love the best too is that if you use this ink on a rubber/clear stamp you get this really great aged look. i just LOVE these!!!
I love distress ink - This particular color went great with a project I was working on. I used it around the edges of a photo and on trip for a wedding gift. It added that pizzazz that I love. I wish I had all the colors!!!
I knew I was getting blue from reviews here and elsewhere but I did not know I was getting a close match to the Stormy Sky ink pad. The color are different so you may have a preference one way or the other but until you see real stamped solids side by side you really can't make an informed choice.
I'm still with Stormy Sky. The color is more open then Weathered Wood and more of a worn denim. Weathered Wood is a bit more gray and somber -- but only a bit. I don't have a full collection of Distressed Ink pads but Stormy Sky goes with more of my 28 colors. See my review on this site for my opinions of Stormy Sky.