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.
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