Monday, July 25, 2011

Elements of Style- Just Add Ink Sketch

Back again- as promised- don't fall off your chair now- hahahaha. 

My card tonight is for this week's Just Add Ink sketch challenge. Here is the sketch designed by Bronwyn this week:

The card I came up with for this challenge was not the original one I had planned. It was one of those cards where I changed my mind constantly as I created it. I am not quite sure about the end result- I keep looking at it and thinking "Hmmmmm.....". Not a good "Hmmmm.." and not a bad "hmmmm.." just a hmmm.

I have had a play with the 'Elements of Style' set which I have wanted for the longest time and has just become mine. I am absolutely head-over-heels in love with it and have to resist the urge to use it on every card I make. I ended up using monochromatic blues which was not planned at all- I've used Baja Breeze, Not Quite Navy and Whisper White. Here it is:

 The photo isn't fantastic as I had to take it inside because it's been so gloomy here in Perth but I hope you can still see the colours of the card. All of the flowers are embossed on this card. On the Baja Breeze card the flower pattern is clear embossed and then coloured with bleach in my aqua painter (my absolute fav technique at the moment- thanks Kirsty Brown xx). On the Whisper White cardstock the flower stamp was inked with versamark and then Baja Breeze ink and the clear embossed.  The bird is also embossed and lifted up on Dimensionals. I dyed some Whisper White taffeta ribbon with Not Quite Navy ink and secured it on top of the larger embossed square and under the smaller embossed square.

I also had a good old play with my Champagne Shimmer paint (can't stop using that either) and my newest toy- my colour spritzer. The sentiment is a sneek peek from the new IB&C- a little stamp set called 'It's Your Day'.

Thanks for popping by and having a look at my card. Hope to be back very soon with some more creative stuff.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Inkspirations Sketch Challenge 79

Finally a blog post!!!! It's been a while. Certainly doesn't feel like my last post was a month ago but it was.
I've been having a really fun time lately with lots of stamping and quite a few workshops. With my parents away all this has been thrown in with 24/7, no break, single parenting of my gorgeous little man; a ten day bout of flu; good times with friends; and keeping my house from turning into a complete mess. Good times!!!

I still have quite a few cards and things to post on my blog from my recent workshops and stamping get togethers. I will hopefully post them this week but tonight I have a card that I just HAD to make for this weeks Inskpirations Challenge. When I saw tthis week's sketch  an idea popped straight into my head (that hasn't been happening all that often) so I sat down to create it before my idea disappeared.

Here is the sketch:
And here is my card:

I am super happy with how this card turned out. I have been wanting to have a play with one of these little dresses on the model ever since I saw this creation by my gorgeous friend Sarah-Jane Kalé. The dress model stamps are from the 'Sew Suite' stamp set and the sentiment is from 'Create A Cupcake'. The colours I have used are Baja Breeze; So Saffron; Perfect Plum and Regal Rose. The gorgeous ruffle ribbon is some retired Regal Rose from my stash.
*** I can't help but think of my Mum as I type this. My parents are currently visiting my youngest brother and his partner in London and this 'Sew Suite' stamp set is actually hers. When she sees this card (if she checks my blog or Facebook) she is going to know I have been borrowing from her craft room. I promise you Mum  I did listen to the  one thing you asked and haven't touched your newest stamps. hehehehehe ****

I feel abuzz with ideas tonight so am going to go back into my craft room and see if I can pull together another idea that is whirling around in my head. Watch this space tomorrow.

Nighty night,