Thursday, 8 October 2015

Inktober day 8 - Birthday Blossoms

A quick little card today using Birthday Blossoms stamp set on  vanilla card  with melon mambo  and mossy meadow ink.

I deliberately stamped off the edge with this one and then stamped the main flower image on the card, followed by the leaves and then I stamped a second flower on a spare piece of card. I went ahead and cut this with scissors because although I do have the punch and would normally use it, the scissors were right there and the punch was not. Since I was only doing the one  and its a simple shape to cut, it was fine.

I sponged the edges of the stamped panel, matted it onto gold  foil card and then matted that onto a kraft card base. Once that was all in place, I added the hand cut flower  with dimensionals. A perfect accent dot in the centre of the flower finished the card.

Back tomorrow with day 9's project.
Until then, take care

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Inktober day 7 - Layered Letters

Its day 7 already - one whole week into October and the weather is certainly letting us know that winter will be on its way pretty soon. So I opted for some more summery shades for today's offering made using the layered letters stamp set.
I particularly like this set because it comes with two base stamps, the rectangle I used here and an oval too and these are made sized  to perfectly house the letters of the alphabet and the symbols that come in the set.

The two step stamping, layering of the letters over those base shapes allows the appearance of dimension without the bulk and with the ink colour variations available the options are endless for monochrome, tone on tone or  contrasting colour ways and because it is a photo polymer set, it is so easy to see where you are stamping.

For this card I chose to team layered letters with another stamp set to complete the sentiment of the card but it is so versatile and great for spelling out names on personalised projects.  I layered the stamped panel onto matted card in  the colours I has used and added a bow made from a piece of lace trim to finish.

No idea yet what project  tomorrow will bring, a new day and a clean sheet of paper
Until next time take care.

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Inktober day 6

Back on track now... This one I started last night because I was using metallic texture paste and knew it needed a long time to dry.

I came back to it today and used a selection of inks (tempting turquoise, blue lagoon, crushed curry and melon mambo) to sponge a blended sky.

I die cut two butterflies using framelits and layered them up. I popped them on at an angle allowing the wing to fall slightly off the side and added the butterfly sentiment to finish.
I was really pleased with the end result. It can be fun to just see where the ink takes you.

Until tomorrow, take care

Inktober day 5 ( a little bit late)

I made this yesterday and then life got in the way of the actual upload so it has been sitting on my desk patiently waiting to have its photo taken...

I haven't used them  enough since I got them, so this was an experiment using one of the Happy Patterns stencils and four of the ink pads that were on my desk yesterday. I cut my base to the size I wanted, decided where I wanted the word happy to be and taped the stencil in place over the top of my base card. Using sponges I started at the bottom and added ink through the stencil, changing colours every two rows of dots, blending where they overlapped.  I sponged some ink around the edges before matting it onto a blackberry base . The butterfly was  punched, inked and added with a glue dot.

Today's make is drying as I type and will be uploaded later.
Until then

Monday, 5 October 2015

Inktober day 4

Day four and this is quite literally a thumbnail photograph...because I made the card landscape and had to hold it  down to take the photo.

Decided  after playing  spot the ink yesterday, that today's make should be quite heavily "inkfluenced" and so I went for a  super inky background technique with a bright bold  sentiment stamped over.

I love this sentiment... wise words indeed.

Until tomorrow

OOps just discovered this did not publish yesterday... but better late than never I guess...

Sunday, 4 October 2015

INKtober day 3 ... AND world card making day

Okay so day three and I have a  horrendous headache that woke me up and has stayed with me all day long... I am hoping it will be as sick of me as I am of it and will disappear soon...

Pain makes me ever so slightly (okay a lot)  antisocial and so sloping off to the craftroom seemed like a good idea. A little distraction crafting never did anyone any harm...

The ink is not quite so obvious on this card, but there are three different kinds of ink on here...

Can you see them?...actually a little clue would be that one of them is pretty much invisible ;)

Until tomorrow


Friday, 2 October 2015

INKtober 2

For day two of INKtober I have made this simple card

I die cut the  butterfly in plain white card and adhered it to the white card base using Tombow glue.

The I squished my ink pad to get some ink on the lid and used the blender pen to add colours through the die cut butterfly.

A few gems and stamped sentiments was all that was needed to finish it.

Day three tomorrow... will need to get my thinking cap on because I want to use this month to try to find lots of different ways to use ink on my projects...and they will not all be cards for sure.

Until tomorrow..

Thursday, 1 October 2015

"INKtober" - day one

It's October and all around the world artists are taking part in the INKtober Initiative and creating a new inky drawing every day of the month

Now I can't draw for toffee but I do use ink so I decided I would try to  keep pace and make one inky project every day for the month of Oct/INK- tober..Starting with this card I made for a friendship swap.

I brayered ink on the embossing folder before I ran it through my big shot, lightly sponged ink over the embossed area afterwards, stamped the images on top and used the blender pen to add colour to the flowers. I stamped and clear embossed the wording for a tone on tone effect and used markers and sponge ink on the hand cut dragonfly.

So a really inky start to the fist of the month...  Tomorrow is another day ;)

Take care