Thursday, July 28, 2011

Colouring with White Ink

I decided to play along with Papertrey Inks challenge this week which is to colour with white ink. Here is my project.

I stamped the Background Basics Text Style onto kraft cardstock with Versamark. Ontop of that I inked a butterfly from the Butterfly Kisses set with Versamagic Chalk Ink and coloured over that with PTI Fresh Snow Ink. I really like the dreamy softness that the white ink gives to the butterfly. I coloured the flower centres with a Stardust Pen, drew in some antenna and added some pearls.

For the bottom part I stamped an image from the Background Basics Retro set with Versamark and added a sentiment from the In Bloom set.

Wishing you an inky day!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Just A Splash...

...of colour that is. That's what the challenge is over at The Play Date Cafe this week. Make a black and white card with a splash of colour.

For my card I went with a splash of yellow to pop against the black and white.

I inked Hero Arts Classic Fabric Design with Versamark, stamped it on white paper and coloured over that with black Pan Pastels. These are  artist quality chalk/pastels that are very pigmented. To see more posts about this product click here. This was mounted onto white cardstock run through the Cuttlebug with Kassie's Brocade embossing folder.

I punched out a Martha Stewart butterfly and covered it with glitter and added my ribbon and Hero Arts sentiment from Classic Messages.

Wishing you an inky day!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Card Camp Finale

Here's my last project for Card Camp using this weeks colours.
I love how these colours look together.
The flower and sentiment are from Hero Arts To/From Petals stamp set. The flower was inked with a Kaleidacolor pad in Caribbean Sea and the background was done with Hero Arts Designer Woodgrain stamp in Memento Summer Sky.

It's been a fun four weeks of Card Camp!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Card Camp Week 4

It's the last week of card camp and with it a new colour combo.
Love these colours together. I used them along with one of Kristina's card sketches as inspiration for my card.

For this card I used one of Papertrey Inks Impression Plates for the background and a Beautiful Blooms die for the flowers.  I also ran the flowers through my Cuttlebug with the Swiss Dots Embossing Folder.
The light blue panel was stamped with Hero Arts Flourish Background withVersamark and the sentiment is from the To/From Petals set also from Hero Arts.

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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Card Camp Week 3

I can't believe it's already week 3 of Card Camp. Time sure flies! Here are this weeks colours.
This was another challenge for me as I don't really use colours in the brown family very often. Thank goodness I got to use some red!
There's not much stamping going on here, just for the sentiment. Instead I decided to play with Papertrey Inks Beautiful Blooms II #3 dies and layer them using this weeks colours. I really like how the flowers pop on the red background!

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Thursday, July 7, 2011

Card Camp - Week Two

Well it's Week Two of Card Camp and here are the colours we have to play with.
Very fun colours but I had a hard time incorporating all of them into my project.  I think I was a little over ambitious mixing all these colours and patterns.  I find this card a little "busy".

I made a rainbow of scallop borders that I stamped with Hero Arts Envelope Pattern, to add a bit of texture. I used Versamark on the kraft c/s with Hero Arts Antique Flower Background and Distress Inks on the flower and leaf from the Dots n Flowers set, also from Hero Arts. I added some lace (first time using some on a project) and a wavy banner.

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