Saturday, 13 August 2011

Inking "Less is More" Challenge week 28

Hi Crafter's

I have joined in this week with the challenge over at "Less is More" the brief this week is a one layer card using ink. It's been a while since I have joined in with a challenge.

This appealed to me and thought I would have a go. I have not messed about with ink in this way before.
Using distress refill inks.

For my first attempt I dropped a few spots of colour onto a glass cutting mat. I then masked off the area of my card blank where I didn't want any colour and I then pressed my card onto the ink, then blotted away the excess ink with a scrap piece of paper.
 The inking looked a bit like a stormy sky so I stamped the grass and the birds and the sentiment.














I enjoyed this so much I had to have another go but when I tried doing it the same way all I got was a muddy mess. The first was a fluke.
So for my next card I used the ink refills again but this time I used just two colours this time I spread them on to an acrylic block and then stamped that onto my card blank.


This looked a bit brighter so I used a poppy stamp from Clarity Stamps coloured using Zig Art and Graphic twin tip pens.








I felt I had more control this way so had another go with the same method.



I wasn't sure whether or not I liked this one and was unsure if I should finish it or chuck it in the bin..........









I decided to stamp it with balloon stamps from Clarity Stamps. and a sentiment from Hobby Art sentiment set.
I'm still not  sure about this but thought I would show it to you anyway.

I enjoyed making these cards with this method cos you never know what you are going to get and that was half the fun.  Thanks Chrissie and Mandi for the challenge.

Thank you for stopping by and paying my little blog a visit. Let me know what you think I do love reading your comments.

35 comments:

Hello From Texas said...

I think they are all wonderful, but will admit the second one is my favorite. I love how you colored the flower against the wonderful background.
Welcome to LIM.
TFS
Carole

Susan said...

I think they are all lovely! I love the colours you have used, they are some of my favourites. You make it sound so easy I want to go and try it myself. Sue x

Lynne said...

They are all lovely and you`ve done a great job with the acrylic block.
Lynne xxx

Jess said...

I like all of these, but my favourite is the stormy night one :)

sheila said...

wow-your little scenes are incredible....I really like what you have done here!

Annes Art said...

Beautiful cards!!

Chrissie said...

These are all beautiful Susan... and welcome to "Less is More"!
I'm so glad you had fun... I imagine that with the right overstamping even the 'Muddy mess' would look terrific.
It's amazing how a background is altered once other stamping has been added.
These are fab submissions, thanks so much, we hope to see you again next week.
Chrissie
Lady LIM
"Less is More"
If you could possibly remove the oOrd Verification option from your blog it would make commenting much easier for us.
Thanks

Suzilou said...

Gosh they are all great, love the background you have created, I really struggled with this and love the stamps and sentiments :)

Sarah said...

All three are fabulous! I want to try that technique now.

Kathyk said...

Three fab results - great to try new techniques isn't it? Love your balloon card - it's our local balloon fiesta this weekend and almost 100 have taken off this morning and we've been able to see them from our window

Kathyk

Jacqueline said...

These are totally beautiful, so effective with stamps!

Margaret said...

Love them all Sue
Margaret x

The Sparkly Fairy said...

I love how you have done these!

Carla said...

beautiful

Linby said...

These are so beautiful-really lovely.
Linbyx

Suze Bain said...

Great inky backgrounds. They're all great. xx

Jane said...

All three are beautiful, really like number 2.

creativeseconds said...

I like them all ~ you've inspired me to try and create a scene too!

Nellie said...

What a beautiful collection of cards!

Mandi said...

Terrific cards Sue
I love the first one
Thanks so much
Mandi
Diva LIM
"Less is More"

Jenni's Jems said...

Loved them all but my favourite has to be the red of the flowers against the background x

Jenny said...

So glad you joined in this week as these are so beautiful. They're all amazing effects and the over stamping fits the scenes so well :)
Jenny x

Sasha said...

Three lovely cards with super effects!

Susan said...

All three cards turned out fabulous...and the stamps you chose to use with the inking are perfect for each!

Faith A said...

These are so pretty

Aileen said...

This does look like fun and I like that you matched your stamp to the result. All 3 are lovely. x

Maja said...

wonderfull cards

Annchen said...

so wonderful cards, love them all

Meggymay said...

All three are beautiful

Vicky Hayes said...

These are just brilliant Sue! I especially like the poppies and the balloons (I think I've seen enough stormy skies in real life LOL!) Vx

Wishcraft said...

Love them all. You've got some fab effects with the inks and love the stamps you've used :o) Lisa x

kingstonmama said...

Oh, these are all three so pretty. Love them! Ann

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

My goodness, these are all wonderful. Teh colors you chose worked so well, and the sentiments and images work beautifully with the result of your inking! I love the way the red flowers pop in the second one. They are a ll fantastic!!!

Sally H said...

Three fabulous cards! I really love the poppies

Karen @ stampinginpink said...

these are all wonderful susan. the first one is my favourite - you can just feel the atmosphere from the storm that is brewing coming from that card. thank you for sharing the technique and tips lol Karen x