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Sunday 3 July 2011

Messing around with inks

Phew what a beautiful summer day we're having again. I've had a lovely day so far pottering around making some cards and jewellery. This card came about after a little play with some inks - tinkabella for the main image and memento dye inks for the background.

 The background is brayered with canteloupe and bamboo leaves memento ink and stamped with stamps from Fantasy Meadow and Floral Bouquet stamp sheets from Chocolate Baroque. The background is matted on some black card and has black enamel accents in the corners.

I stamped the main image onto coated white card using black versafine with stamps from Fantasy Meadow, Floral bouquet and also Nature Table and Gossamer Wings (all again from Chocolate Baroque). I painted the images with tinkabella inks, they have a lovely sheen especially on this coated cardstock. I made the background with more tinkabella inks and lots of water which makes the inks break up and created a lovely effect. Once the background was dry I overstamped some more foliage around the top of the image in black.

To finish off I added a creative acrylic tag stamped with a HOTP sentiment and embossed with black EP.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Allsorts: Free and easy
By the cute and girly: things with wings
Crafts and Me: Birthdays
Flutter by Wednesday: Open challenge with butterfly angel or fairy
My Mum's Craft Shop: something old something new
(I've had the fairy stamp and inks for ages but the flower stamps and memento inks are new)
Oldie but goodie: anything goes
Simply Create:  Silhouettes
Top Tip Tuesday: Something beginning with T (I've used Tinkabella inks)

Thanks for calling by today.
Claire xx


  1. wow this is just AMAZING!!!! I am loving the vibrant colours! Hugs Juls

  2. A beautiful card, Thank you so much for entering our challenge at ALLSORTS this week, good luck & hope you’ll join us again!
    Hugz Fleur xXx

  3. Fabulous Claire, such vivid colours and I am sure I have some of those inks lying around somewhere unopened. Mmmm have to go and find them if I can.
    Hope you have had a good weekend.
    luv and hugs {brenda] xoxox

  4. This is gorgeous Claire!!

  5. Fab card project! love inks and you have had a really good play too! great job! Thanks for playing along with us on the Top Tip Tuesday Challenge this week, For Our T is for ? Challenge, hugs Samantha

  6. Stunning card Claire - beautiful image and gorgeous colours.
    Thanks for playing Free & Easy with us at Allsorts this week.
    Good luck.
    Debs xx

  7. Claire, this is really amazing - absolutely stunning
    Beryl x

  8. Such a beautiful card! I like all the colours. Very, very nice!

    Thank you for joining us at MMCS challenges this week! Hugs!

  9. gorgeous card love your background thanks so much for joining us at oldie but a goodie this week
    hugs sara x

  10. Claire, this is 'so you', you have a way with inks. Beautiful colours and fab images.
    Christine xx

  11. This is really striking, the colours are so vibrant - I love it!

    Thanks for sharing it with us at Oldie But A Goodie and good luck with the challenge

    Hugs Laurie x

  12. A beautiful scene! Thank you for joining us for "T is for..." at Top Tip Tuesday!

  13. Claire:
    Your card is beautiful and I especially like your silhouette fairy stamp. Thank you for joining us at Simply Create for our Silhouette Challenge.


  14. wow gorgeous colours, lovely lovely work

    thanks for joining in with our free n easy theme this week at Allsorts


    Amanda xx

  15. WOW you have made one STUNNING card!! LOVE the way you "played" with your inks :)

    so glad you joined us on SC for this challenge

  16. This is really sweet. Thanks for joining us over at By the Cute and Girly this month and good luck. Hugs, Hanna

  17. very pretty, love all of the colors. thanks for joining SC!!!

  18. So so sweet! Thank you fro playing with us at BT&G and good luck! x


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