Sunday, 26 October 2014

Just Sitting Here Thinking of You

Hi guys

I'm back to share another card, this time for the latest challenge at CASology where the cue word is 'Home'.

When I think of home there are lots of things that jump to mind and a nice squashy sofa is one of them :)

I decided to use brown tones for this card, making it suitable for a girl or a guy.  I die cut an oval from some scrap paper and placed this over the card base and fixed a stencil over the top before using my ink dusters to blend the ink.  Next I stamped the polka dot sofa and die cut it using its co-ordinating die and this was popped up on 3D foam.  I then curved the sentiment from the same set and stamped it to follow the line of the oval.

Materials used:

  • Stencil: MFT Mix-ables - Graduated Dots
  • Ink: Memento - Desert Sand, Potter's Clay and Rich Cocoa
  • Stamps: Clearly Besotted - Time To Relax

I would also like to enter this card at the following challenge blogs:

Crafty Creations - Challenge #274 - Thinking of You
Loves Rubberstamps - Challenge #123 - Warm Colours

That's all from me today, I hope you've all had a lovely weekend.

Wish Big

Hi there

This morning I'd like to share a card I've made to combine a few challenges.

The photography isn't great, as usual I had trouble with the purples looking more blue so I used artificial light (something I usually hate to do!) but in this case it warmed up the colours to look more true to life.

I stamped the flowers in VersaMark onto vellum and heat embossed with black powder.  I then coloured the vellum with ProMarkers.  I coloured on the reverse first but the colours weren't vivid enough so I coloured on the front and then on the reverse a second time.  I then fussy cut these out.  On a flat base I stamped the flourish which came from the same stamp set as the flowers.  I positioned the flowers where I wanted them and stamped the sentiment.  I then adhered the flowers with glue dots and added black gemstones to the centres.

Materials used:

  • Stamps: Honey Doo Crafts - Flowers for Design; Clearly Besotted - Dandelion Dreams
  • Ink: VersaMark; Versafine - Onyx Black
  • Embossing Powder: Stampin' Up - Black
  • Coloured with ProMarkers
  • Vellum and gemstones from stash

Challenge entries:

Colour Me...! - Challenge #43

Crazy for CAS - Challenge #56 - Sketch

Addicted to CAS - Challenge #50 - Vellum

Right, off to do some overdue housework (again!) but hopefully I will find some crafty time later.  Thanks, as always, for visiting.  Your comments are always so appreciated x

Happy Birthday, Shirley-Bee!

Good morning

Many of you will no doubt be aware of the amazing talents of Shirley-Bee of Shirley-Bee's Stamping Stuff.  Today is her birthday and some of us have secretly arranged to hold a surprise linky party in her honour.  If you'd like to join in the celebration by sending some happy birthday wishes Shirley's way then you can find the linky over at maria f's blog, rieslingmama.

Shirley is a super-talented lady and I'm in awe of how she can just smoosh some watercolour and add a few scribbles and come up with amazing creations time after time.  She has also recently released her very own stamp designs, The Bee's Knees, available at Stamplorations.

I thought I would CASE one of Shirley's cards to send my birthday wishes.  I used her design, colours and layout as my inspiration.  Not a patch on the original, here is my card...

I inked up the leaf stamp in the lilac shade then used the ink 'Kissing Technique' by using a dotty stamp in a darker purple shade.  I then did the same with the orangey tones.  This is the first time I've tried this technique and I quite like the effect.  I stamped 'wishes' in black ink and adhered the birthday word die cut which was cut from black cardstock.  The panel was matted onto some black cardstock before adhering to the card base.

This is Shirley's wonderful creation...

Materials used:

  • Stamps: Clearly Besotted - Leafy Accents, It's Your Birthday
  • Ink: Versa Color - Heliotrope, Boysenberry, Marigold, Topaz; Versafine - Onyx Black
  • Die: Clearly Besotted - Birthday Word Die

I would like to enter my card at the following challenge blogs:

Simply Create Too - Challenge #73 - Shop in your Craft Room (I raided my much loved Clearly Besotted goodies, all of which have been used many times before)
Brown Sugar - Challenge #117 - Anything Goes
Seize the Birthday - Anything Goes

Happy Birthday, Shirley! I hope you have a fabulous day x

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Just a Ladybird Note

Hi there

This is a really quick post to share a card I've made this evening for the current Less is More challenge where the theme is 'Little Creatures'.

I thought I would have lots to choose from in my stash but it was actually quite limited...apart from butterflies!  I ended up inking up a stamp from a set I've not used before...

This is a teeny card, only 10cm x 10cm.  The little row of ladybirds is from a Country Companions set which was part of a bundle I bought from eBay a while ago.  I hadn't really noticed them until I was specifically looking for some 'little creatures'.  I found a scrap of white cardstock and stamped the ladybirds in black ink and then coloured them with my Inktense pencils, just using a wet brush to pick up the colour from the pencil tip.  I then manipulated the sentiment stamp slightly to follow the curve of the bugs and also stamped this in black.  I used a square die to cut out the design and then matted this onto a scrap of black card, creating a narrow border.  I then popped this up onto the card base using 3D foam.

Materials used:

  • Stamps: Country Companions - Sunshine Meadows; SP & Company - Just a Note
  • Ink: Versafine - Onyx Black
  • Coloured with Derwent Inktense pencils
  • Die: Xcut - Nested Squares
  • Cardstock from stash

I would also like to enter this card at the following challenge blogs:

Papertake Weekly Challenge - Black and White and...
Pixie's Snippets Playground - Week 147 (the white and black mats were cut from cardstock in my scraps as it's such a tiny card)

I hope you're all having a fab week...not long now until the weekend :)

Take care

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Addicted to Stamps and More #118

Good morning

Well, we've whizzed around to Wednesday again and Addicted to Stamps and More has a fresh new challenge for you.  This week's challenge theme is...

How you interpret this is up to could be an annual holiday such as Christmas, Easter, etc. or a holiday destination/theme

Our fab sponsor this week is Eureka Stamps and the winner's prize will be 3 digis from their store.

Here is my DT card using a digi image by our sponsor...

I printed the digi onto white card and cut it out using a Spellbinders die.  I then coloured the image with ProMarkers and FlexMarkers and added some Wink of Stella to the gold trim of the sleigh and the stars on the tree.  I covered the card base with some green jacquard Christmas paper and adhered the die cut onto this.  I stamped and die cut the sentiment banner and popped this up on 3D foam and added a snowflake and some stars which were die cut from glitter paper.  I'm not overly happy with this card, it's not really my usual style as I needed to print the digi fairly large to be able to colour the detail and I then struggled a bit with my layout.  As a Christmas card, I like it.  I just prefer my more CAS designs.

Materials used:
  • Digi: Eureka Stamps - Sleigh with Presents
  • Coloured with ProMarkers and FlexMarkers
  • Accented with Wink of Stella
  • Stamp: Clearly Besotted - Mini Banners
  • Ink: Versafine - Onyx Black
  • Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities - Labels One; Clearly Besotted - Mini Basic Banners; Uniko Studio - Designer Dies Snowflakes
  • Cardstock and paper from stash

Now, why not pop over to ATSM to get some Holiday inspiration from the rest of the Design Team.  There is a lovely selection of cards this week to get your mojo going.

We'd love you to join in and share your creations with us.

Have a great day!

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Home Sweet Home

Hi there

Apologies for not posting for over a week.  My mojo disappeared for a few days but I did manage to make a couple of cards at the weekend but have been unable to share them until now.

The first one is this new home card I made for a very special friend of mine.

I stamped the little cottage and sentiment on some white cardstock and used a stitched oval die to cut this out and then coloured it in with my ProMarkers.  I added some Glossy Accents to the windows and some Wink of Stella to create smoke coming out of the chimney.  I then used a patchwork embossing folder to emboss a white cardstock panel and added touches of Wink of Stella to some of the embossed flowers, dots and stars.  I think the patchwork works well with the cottage image and the stitching detail on the oval die cut.  The oval was adhered to the panel using thin 3D foam.  I then wrapped some twine around the panel before popping the panel up on 3D foam strips.

Materials used:
  • Stamps: Woodware - Home Sweet Home
  • Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black
  • Die: Lil' Inkers - Stitched Ovals
  • Embossing Folder: Tri-Boss - Boofle
  • Twine: Doodlebug - Brights Selection
  • Coloured with ProMarkers
  • Accented with Wink of Stella and Glossy Accents

I'd like to enter this card at the following challenges:

STAMPlorations - October Challenge - Stamps and Embossing

That's all for now.  I'll be back tomorrow to introduce the new challenge over at Addicted to Stamps and More and would love for you to pop back.

Until then, have a lovely day.

Sunday, 12 October 2014

Black and Gold Christmas - Take Two!

Hi guys

Well, as I mentioned in my last post I'm back with another card, this being one which was made up of leftover bits from my last card.

When I was putting this card together it reminded me of the photo inspiration at the current Runway Inspired Challenge so I'm linking this one up there and I've included the inspiration photo below - the black lines alongside the gold, and all that white space around it.

Here's my card, very similar to the last one, just pretty much in reverse.

Here's the Runway Inspired Challenge photo...

So, as I mentioned these were leftovers from my last card.  I used a white linen square card base and glued down the black die cut and then filled in with the little bits of gold holographic card which were also leftover.  I used the same sentiment, this time stamped in black.

I managed to capture the sparkle from the holographic card in this photo...

Materials used:

  • Die: Clearly Besotted - Christmas Tree Die
  • Stamp: Clearly Besotted - Most Wonderful
  • Ink: Versafine - Onyx Black
  • Cardstock: Papermania - Black; Anna Marie Designs - white linen square card; holographic from stash

I would also like to link this card up as follows:

Clearly Besotted - Challenge #14 - Christmas 
Pixie's Snippets Playground - Week 146 - I always forget about this little challenge and I think I've only linked up there once before.  Apart from the card base and sentiment, this card was all snippets :)

I think that really is all for today now, I really must make an effort to at least do some housework before the weekend is over! 

Take care

Black and Gold Christmas

Yes it's me again!

I'm feeling a bit better this afternoon and my mojo has clearly made a comeback!

After the last card I was feeling all Christmassy so decided to make another one.  I've not really made much of a start on my Christmas cards this year so these will all help :)

For this card I was inspired by Vicki Dutcher's card at this week's Muse challenge.  The gold on black was really striking so that's the direction I took for this card.

Apologies for the photography here, it's really dull outside so I had to use my lamp but I couldn't stop the glare off the black cardstock. Grrr!

I cut a panel of black card the same as the card base and cut out the Christmas tree die, another newbie from Clearly Besotted, I love this die!  I had to make sure I kept the little black bits from inside the loops as I would need these later.  Next I stamped the sentiment with VersaMark below the negative die cut and heat embossed with gold powder.  I love this curvy sentiment and I think it works great with this die.

Next I die cut another tree from some gold holographic card.  Euchhh I hear you cry!  Now, I can quite happily say I have a strong dislike for holographic card, mainly stemming from my early cardmaking days when it was everywhere and I think it can sometimes look very cheap and tacky.  But for some reason I kept a few sheets in my stash and used in this way I think it looks quite classy...who knew?!

I then grabbed a piece of scrap paper, just a little bigger than the die cut and covered this with adhesive and placed it behind the black panel.  This meant that the gold die and all the little black bits could be put in place quite easily, and without having to add any glue.  I then mounted the black panel onto, yes, some more holographic card, just leaving a very thin border to add some sparkle.  This was then adhered to my card base, et voila, a finished card!  I'm a bit disappointed that my gold EP isn't very sparkly but it's all I have.

Materials used:

  • Die: Clearly Besotted - Christmas Tree Die
  • Stamp: Clearly Besotted - Most Wonderful
  • Ink: VersaMark
  • Embossing Powder: Rubber Stampede - Gold
  • Cardstock: Papermania - Black; gold holographic from stash

Here is the striking card from this week's Muse, Vicki Dutcher...

I would also like to link up this card at the following challenge blogs:

Clearly Besotted - Challenge #14 - Christmas
Virginia's View - Challenge #8 - Clean and Simple
Creative Card Crew - Challenge #72 - Black Cardstock

I've now got an idea for another card so I may be back shortly!  I'm on fire today! haha

Merry Christmas Ornamental Style

Hi there

There are a few challenges I wanted to enter today so without further ado here's a pretty little one layer Christmas card for you...

A new batch of goodies from Clearly Besotted arrived on my doorstep this week so I've inked up one of the sets here, all images from the same set.  I inked up the pale pink and the silver tops at the same time, fairly easy to do with the little ink cubes.  I then cleaned off the stamps and gently just inked up one side of the ornaments with a very slightly darker pink and overstamped the images to create a little dimension.  I then stamped the dotted strings and the snowflakes in silver before stamping the sentiment in black.  To finish I added four tiny smooth domed gems to add a little bling.  I wanted to keep the design in the upper right hand corner to keep lots of white space.

Materials used:

  • Stamps: Clearly Besotted - Ornamental Style
  • Ink: Versa Color - Petal Pink, Pink and Silver; Versafine - Onyx Black
  • Gems: Glitterati

Challenge entries:

Clearly Besotted - Challenge #14 - Christmas
Less is More - Week 193 - One layer card 'Two'
Crazy for CAS - Challenge #55 - One layer stamped card
613 Avenue Create - Challenge #93 - Anything goes (optional CAS)
ColourQ - Challenge #262

Thanks as always for looking, hope to see you again soon.

Thanks for Everything

Hi there

Firstly, apologies for not having posted for a few days.  I've got a horrible cold so my mojo hasn't been very 'with it' for a few days so I decided to have a little sort out of my stash instead.  I WILL make everything fit in my cupboard if it's the last thing I do!  I've taken stuff off shelves, shifted them up and down a notch, then decided things didn't fit as well as they did before so removed stuff, shifted shelves back.  But I think I'm just about there now, for the time being anyway!

Today I am sharing something very different for me.  Yesterday afternoon I was feeling a bit better so decided to have a play with my Brushos.  I bought a small set a few weeks ago so thought I'd see what they were all about.  I blended a few colours with some water onto a paint palette and this is what I created.  At first I hated it and almost threw it in the bin but once it had dried I actually quite liked it so I cut it down and layered it up into this card.

It's actually quite scary how much pigment is in these colours so I watered them down quite a lot and then took a brush and splattered some orange, green and yellow onto some dry watercolour paper, trying to keep the splatters in a tree shape (more difficult than you think!) and also trying not to cover myself in the process!  I then watered down some brown and painted in the tree trunk and a few branches, blending the splatters around a little.  Then I had to be patient and wait for it to dry.  Next I stamped the sentiment in dark brown pigment ink, I decided on pigment as I wasn't sure how dye ink would react on watercolour paper.  I then cut it down and matted it onto some orange cardstock before adhering to a kraft card base.

Materials used:

  • Brusho Crystal Colours - Yellow, Orange, Leaf Green and Dark Brown
  • Stamp: Clearly Besotted - Many Thanks
  • Ink: Versa Color - Pinecone
  • Cardstock from stash

I would like to enter this card at the following challenge blogs:

CASology - Week 116 - Splatter
Let's Craft and Create - Challenge #97 - Autumn
{PIN}spirational - Challenge #125 - Any Kind of Project
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Challenge #250 - Autumn
613 Avenue Create - Challenge #93 - Anything Goes CAS
AAA Cards - Game #24 - Autumn Colours

That's all for now guys.  Still feeling a bit yucky but hopefully my mojo will be back in full swing soon.  Have a happy Sunday :)

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Addicted to Stamps and More #116

Good morning

Well, here we are, back around to Wednesday again which means that Addicted to Stamps and More has a brand new challenge for you.  And we have an easy peasy one for you this time which is...

Anything Goes!
Go ahead and create using anything you like, we'd love you to share it with us!

Our sponsor this week is Rick St Dennis and the prize being offered to our winner is 3 digis!

Here's my DT card using one of our sponsor's images...

Halloween cards are something I very rarely make and I felt a little out of my comfort zone making this one but on this occasion I thought I'd have a go at colouring this fab little image.  I printed off the digi and coloured it using ProMarkers and FlexMarkers.  Not the best colouring, I really need to build up my collection to give me more shading options!  This was then die cut with a rectangle die and framed with some thick green vellum.  I chose a black card base and stamped some silver stars on one side and then used a silver gelly roll pen to create the vertical line.  I embossed the sentiment in silver on purple cardstock and then had a play with my new bow die in orange to echo the orange bow ties in the image.  I used some dotty embossed card for this to add a bit of interest.  After some popping up on 3D foam my card was finished.

Materials used:

  • Digi Image: Rick St Dennis - Flying High
  • Stamps: Clearly Besotted - Happy Days and Many Thanks
  • Ink: VersaMark; Versa Color - Silver
  • Embossing Powder: Rubber Stampede - Silver
  • Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities - Classic Rectangles Large; Frantic Stamper - Small Solid Bow
  • Cardstock and vellum from stash
  • Coloured with ProMarkers and FlexMarkers

I'd like to enter this card at the following challenge blogs:

A Gem of a Challenge - Challenge #129 - Clean and Simple
Oh La La Creations - Challenge #166 - Use a Bow
{PIN}spirational - Challenge #125 - Any Kind of Project
Without Words - October Challenge - Boo!

My teamies over at ATSM have some great cards to inspire you this week, a lovely mixed bag and as the challenge is 'Anything Goes', why not come and join us and share your creations.

Thanks for visiting, as always :)


Sunday, 5 October 2014

Have a Fabulous Birthday

Hi guys

I hope you're all having a relaxing Sunday

I'm popping by this afternoon to share a card which I've made, taking inspiration from a wonderful card made by Kimberly Weiner who is the Guest Muse at Muse Challenge this week.  I've also managed to combine a few other challenges with this one too.

Here is my card...

Here is Kimberly's gorgeous creation...

I loved the colours Kimberly used but with the ink pads in my stash I was struggling to come up with something similar.  So instead I stamped the floral image in VersaMark and then heat embossed with white embossing powder.  I then water coloured, taking colour directly from the tips of my Inktense pencils with a wet brush.  As the colours with the white outline were quite soft, I continued with a bold sentiment but used grey ink instead of black.  I then popped the panel up on 3D foam strips.  So I've taken the colours, the floral image and the layout as my inspiration.

Materials used:

  • Stamps: Stampin' Up - So Very Grateful; Clearly Besotted - Flight of Fancy
  • Ink: VersaMark; Versa Color - Sky Gray
  • Embossing Powder: Wow! - Opaque Bright White
  • Watercoloured using Derwent Inktense pencils

I am also going to link this card up at the following challenge blogs:

A Gem of a Challenge - Challenge #129 - Clean and Simple
Time Out Challenges - Challenge #15 - Stamping
613 Avenue Create - Challenge #92 - Anything Goes
STAMPlorations - October Challenge - Stamps & Embossing
AAA Cards - Challenge #23 - CAS/Watercolour

I hope you've all had a lovely weekend and managed to find some crafty time.  There was certainly a lot going on in blogland yesterday during World Card Making Day!

If I find some more time I may be back with another card for you later.

Bye for now

Saturday, 4 October 2014

To The Best Mum


Well, I'm back as promised with the card I made this morning.

This is for my mum's birthday next week but I had to get a wiggle on as it had to be mailed to France.  Mum very rarely accesses the internet so hopefully she won't see this before her special day!

I've used more new products on this one too, I'm having great fun playing with my new goodies!

I used my Ink Dusters (yes, again!) to blend the ink through this fabric effect stencil onto some white cardstock and then stamped the flower image over this in black before die cutting the panel.  I adore this flower stamp, I've seen it used a few times in blogland so when I saw it at one of the craft fairs I just had to have it.  I then combined two stamp sets, both from Clearly Besotted, to create the sentiment and finished off by popping up the panel on 3D foam strips and adding some Doodlebug Sprinkles.

Materials used:

  • Stencil: Dutch Doobadoo - Fabric
  • Stamps: Penny Black - Dreamy; Clearly Besotted - For Everyone and The Best
  • Ink: Memento - Grape Jelly; Versafine - Onyx Black
  • Inkylicious Ink Dusters
  • Die: Spellbinders Nestabilities - Reverse Wonky Rectangles
  • Doodlebug Sprinkles - Lilac

Challenge entries are as follows:

Addicted to CAS - Challenge #49 - Stencil
Fantasy Stampers - Challenge #20 - 'Here Come The Girls ' (feminine/girlie project)
A Gem of a Challenge - Challenge #129 - Clean and Simple
613 Avenue Create - Challenge #91 - Anything Goes
Time Out Challenges - Challenge #15 - Stamping
{PIN}spirational Challenge - Challenge #125 - Any kind of project

Right, nothing more to share at the moment and I really must get back to sorting out my stash as it's gradually taking over my flat! :D

Take care

Happy World Card Making Day!

Hi guys

As most of you in blogland will know, today is World Card Making Day.  I hope you are managing to fit in some crafting wherever you are today :)  I've just been catching up on my Blogger reader and was thrilled to discover I've one last week's challenge at CAS(E) this Sketch with my little bunny card, here.  To win this is amazing as I was in awe of so many of the entries, it's made my day!

I planned to do lots of crafting today but so far I've been trying to have a good sort out of my stash, trying to organise it better.  I did make a card this morning, mainly because I had to get it in the mail by lunchtime, and I'll share that one with you a little later.  I then found a little space on my table so took a break from sorting and made this next card.

Apart from the ink I used to stamp the leaf and sentiment, everything else I used was bought last week at a local craft fair and used for the first time today, I'll explain all the products below...

I wanted to keep this one really simple.  I stamped the leaf in Memento ink.  I then used my new Inktense pencils and blended these with a little water.  Next I stamped the water droplet in the same ink as the leaf.  The stamp is a cluster of water drops but I just inked up one.  I tried to lift some of the colour so it would appear lighter through the droplet but once Inktense is dry there's no shifting it!  So it doesn't look exactly as I intended but by adding a touch of detail with a white pigment ink pen to lift it slightly, it looks a lot more realistic.  I then stamped the sentiment and was going to add a few ink splatters but decided to keep it super simple and let the leaf be the main focal point.

Materials used:

  • Stamps: Inkylicious - Aspen Leaves and Water Drops
  • Ink: Memento - Potter's Clay and Rich Cocoa
  • Coloured with Derwent Inktense pencils
  • Accented with Uniball Signo white pen

I would like to link up at the following challenge blogs:

Less is More - Challenge #192 - Colour challenge 'Autumn's Bounty'
One-Layer Simplicity - Challenge #10 - Turning to Fall
Let's Craft and Create - Challenge #97 - Autumn
Craft-Room Challenge - Seasonal Colours

That's all for the mo, I hope to get more crafting done and will be back to share the card I made this morning.

Bye for now

Friday, 3 October 2014

Friends Forever

Hi guys

I've got less than half an hour to spare to enter this week's Less is More challenge where the recipe is 'Mostly Words'.

My ink dusters were still to hand from my last card so I had another play with them tonight and created this card...

I started by laying the stencil over my card base and blending the pink ink with my Ink Dusters.  The sentiment was stamped in black and a mixture of pink and white sequins were adhered around it.

Materials used:

  • Stencil: MFT Mix-ables - Checkerboard
  • Ink: Memento - Rose Bud; Versafine - Onyx Black
  • Stamp: Stampin' Up - Stacks of Wishes
  • Inkylicious Ink Dusters
  • Doodlebug Sequins

I am also going to link this card up at the following challenge blogs:

A Gem of a Challenge - Challenge #129 - Clean and Simple
Virginia's View - Challenge #8 - Clean and Simple

Amended to add to:
Time Out Challenges - Challenge #15 - Stamping (thanks Sandie!)

Right, off to link up!  Thanks for popping by, I hope to see you again soon.

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Winter Glow

Hi there

Well, after my run of posts early last week I've been a bit quiet again but during that time I took a trip to the Stitching, Sewing and Hobbycrafts Show and purchased some new goodies and I've used a few of my new items on today's card.

I've been making cards for years but have never had the tools to try ink blending so one of my purchases was some Ink Dusters by Inkylicious.  I may have been a bit adventurous using them for the first time through a stencil but I wanted to use this new stencil so I could enter the latest challenge at CAS(E) this Sketch.

So, apart from the sentiment stamp and the ink, everything I used here is new to my stash...

I cut a white cardstock panel and stuck down and masked the stencil, with the bottom part masked with a ripped piece of post-it note.  I then used my Ink Dusters to blend the orange glow and the night sky.  As always, I have a problem photographing blues and purples and this is actually more of a purple tone in real life.  With the stencil still in place I stamped the trees, some using second generation stamping.  I then removed the stencil and stamped the bunny and sentiment in the foreground.  I initially wanted to just use the stencil to create some interest but I think here it gives the effect of looking through some tall trees at a forest in the distance.  My ink blending is far from perfect but for a first attempt I'm really pleased with the result.

Materials used:

  • Stencil: Memory Box - Texture Wave
  • Ink Dusters by Inkylicious
  • Ink: Memento - Tangelo, Grape Jelly and Paris Dusk; Versafine - Onyx Black
  • Stamps: Card-io Combinations - Winter Walks (tree) and Christmas Scenery 2 (rabbit); Clearly Besotted - Sweet Little Sentiments

I would like to link this card up at the following challenge blogs:

CAS(E) this Sketch - Challenge #94

A Gem of a Challenge - Challenge #129 - Clean and Simple
Brown Sugar - Challenge #113 - Anything Goes
Time Out - Challenge #15 - Stamping
{PIN}spirational - Challenge #125 - Any Kind of Project

Thanks so much for visiting and I hope to put some more of my new goodies to use very soon :)

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