… actually in this case I think it is Double stamping. I am not sure of the correct name for this technique, I have seen it called a number of different things, but whatever it is called, it is a great technique.
This first card I am going to enter into this week’s Retro Sketches challenge since it was their sketch that inspired me 🙂
I have used the Direct Ink onto cardstock technique using the colours Pool Party and Old Olive, and then I have used the Triple stamping technique for the silhouette in Basic Grey. The silhouette image comes from one of my all time favourite stamp sets Serene Silhouettes.
The second card uses similar techniques only this time I have used the ink directly onto the clear block and then stamped that onto the cardstock. It is just a little more subtle, but still very effective. The colours are the same, only this time it is the French Foliage stamp set (another favourite!)
If you like the Triple Stamping technique, live in the Canberra area, and would like to learn more about how to use this technique, I will be running classes on Tuesday 26th March at 1pm and Wednesday 27th March at 7.30pm. Bookings are essential as places are limited, so contact me asap to book your seat. I will also organise a class on the Direct Ink techniques, probably in late April or early May, details coming soon.
This week’s Dynamic Duo‘s colours are:
Yum… another gorgeous combination!
The colour reminds of a beautiful clear ocean, so I made my card using the new By The Tide stamp set.
I have also used the French Foliage set to add some “bubbles” in the background along with the Square Lattice embossing folder and some sponging around the edges, and paper piercing and faux stitching of course! 🙂
You can see what the rest of the Design Team have done with these colours here. Please join us and share your wonderful creations.
Absolutely loved this week’s challenge at Our Creative Corner from the fabulous and very talented Susan Butler at Scrumplescrunch. If you haven’t already, definitely head on over to her blog for some serious inspiration!
Sue’s challenge is to make your own background:
“Decide whether you are a Pablo Picasso- and delve into mixed-media which involves paint, inks, glue, newspaper-clippings, photographs; in fact anything that you can lay your hands on to make it work visually.
Or do you lean toward Paul Cezanne- water-colours- (you are allowed to use Distress Inks as your watercolour medium) to set your scene, mood and connection to your project.
Try not to cover up your background too much with your focal image, allow everyone to view it in all it’s splendour.
And absolutely no patterned paper on your project!”
Since I just love to do water colouring
, I decided to use this technique for my background. I have used a large sheet of water colour paper and wet it down completely under the tap. So when I say, wet it down, I mean literally put it under the tap and get it wet all over.
I then used my markers
to add ink in different colours (you could use re-inkers for this but mine are packed!) and then an aqua brush
to blend the colours nicely. I wanted to keep the colours soft and subtle. I then used the French Foliage
stamp set to add the leaves, splodges and very faint words, while the paper was still very wet. I thought it needed a bit more colour then, so I have used some alcohol inks and dropped some blobs of ink in various colours. The flowers are from the Field Flowers
stamp set, which have been stamped and then cut out and layered over the background. The centres of the flowers have some tiny spots of Copper coloured alcohol ink in the centre, which gives it a nice shine, along with some Champagne Glimmer paper
and Crumb Cake Tulle Ribbon
Lots of inspiration from the OCC Design Team
this week (as always!) so make sure you check out their creations. And please join in the fun with us this week.
This week at Our Creative Corner, Meihsia has challenged us to create a circle card or project with a Fall (Autumn) theme – Autumn colours or objects.
I really like this challenge, even though it is Spring here in Australia, I love Autumn colours and the leaves falling from the trees. And I rarely make circle cards, so it was good to do something a little different again.
I have used the Scallop Circle Die to make the card base in Whisper White, then done a reverse mask to colour the centre area. The tree is from Serene Silhouettes stamp set and is stamped in Black Stazon ink. The Stazon ink allowed me to sponge the background colours over the top, without the black ink smudging and blending in with the colours.
The bow is made with Always Artichoke Seam Binding ribbon which is held together with a Vintage Brad, and the leaves around the edge are from the French Foliage stamp set. I have inked the leaves in one colour (i.e. Old Olive), and then sponged around the edge using a different colour (Riding Hood Red) using a sponge dauber.
I do hope you will join in with this great challenge, we love seeing the projects you have made using our challenges. And make sure you check out what the rest of the Design Team have come up with.
Yep you have to kiss the card! No not really….. This week’s challenge from Our Creative Corner comes from Lisa Minckler from You Made Me Ink, she wants us to use the kissing technique (stamp to stamp) somewhere on a card or project.
And the twist is to use the letters X and O somewhere on your project.
My X and O are a little hard to see in this photo, but they are on the red heart that is on the tag that is hanging down.
For the blue background, I have put ink directly onto a clear block, then I have used the Music Notes wheel with Raspberry Ripple ink over the top, and stamped it straight onto Whisper White card stock. Be careful if you are using this technique that you stamp straight up and straight down, it is very easy for it to slide around and smudge everything (speaking from experience!!). Those pretty flowers from Field Flowers stamp set have been inked in Pretty in Pink and then stamped again using the word stamp from French Foliage in Raspberry Ripple stamp to stamp. Add some twine and one of the new Bushed Bronze Designer Buttons and of course some of my favourite…. faux stitching! 🙂
Check out what the rest of the Design Team have done for this challenge, and make sure you join us with your own creation this week – we love to see what you have come up with.