Wednesday, January 13, 2016

I is for Inking.

It is  a new Theme
over at my Butterfly Challenge
 I would like to see coloured inking somewhere on your project.
ie. Stamped image inked using coloured inks, or an inked background or distress inks/markers to colour your image.

Here are my inspiration cards for you.

The 1st one  uses a stamp set by 
Imagination Crafts.
It has stamps which are both outline and solid infill
This enables you to build up a stamped image  using different 
coloured ink pads for each stage of the stamping.
I first stamped the flower out using 
distress ink in 'Peeled Paint'.The outline stamp of the 
flower heads and buds was used next . I coloured 
with  Versa Magic  'Perfect Plumeria' and lastly
the infill stamp using Versa Magic 'Pink Petunia.
The sentiment came in the same set.
Then I had a mishap. 
I used the small butterfly infill
stamp to stamp off 2 small butterflies at the top of the flowers.
They looked awful  and ruined the card 
so I had a hunt through my other
butterfly stamps and found a Clearly Besotted 
'Elegant Butterflies stamp which just about 
covered the mess up.  I stamped onto a scrap 
of the same white card and layered up using 1st green
then plumeria and lastly petunia just overstamping 
lightly with each colour.  Fussy cut out and then drew
round the stamp again. Fussy cut to give a slightly
larger image and inked up with the green.
I layered the white card up with  pink and dark pink
card stock from my stash that matched the inking 

Layered inside with the pink card stock
and another flower head that I fussy cut out
after inking up.
Entering into the following challenges:
Craft Your Passion #294 Anything goes.
In The Pink #85 Anything goes,
Crafty Catz #306 Flowers.
2 Creative Chicks #6 Anything goes.
Sweet Stampin #  Flowers.
The Crafty Addicts #6 Anything goes/celebration.
Crafts Galore # Anything goes.
Addicted To Stamps #176 Anything goes.

For my second card I have used Cardio stamps
 from ' Oriental Blossom Flower ' and 'Summer Wreath'.

I used a white card blank and cut a circle from 
the front of it using my X cut dies.
Having removed the inner circle I then closed the card
and drew very lightly round the aperture using a pencil.
This gave me the shape to start building up my wreath design.
I used  Distress ink 'Forest Moss' for the base and then 
Versa  Magic dew drops in Plumeria , Petunia and night sky
for the flowers. I stamped the butterflies one in each 
colour into the centre of the circle.

I die cut another circle front and repeated the same pattern
around the outside edge sandwiching  a piece of
acetate in between. Stamped off another 3 butterflies and fussy cut out.
these were applied to the front and raised up slightly with 3d pads.
Silver sticker sentiment from my stash.

Inside of the card and below the card closed to show
the sentiment but I caught the glare from  the camera
on the acetate. 

Do hope I have given you some ideas and hope to see you
play along.
Entering into the following challenges:
Stamping Sensations # anything goes with a die/s
The Crafter's Cafe #140 Square cards.
Creative Knockouts #123 Anything goes.
Where the HeART Is #5 Anything goes.
One Crazy Stamper # Anything goes,
Crafting By Designs # Anything goes.
Pixie's Crafty Workshop # Use your snippets( snippet of acetate).
Alphabet Challenge #W = window.
City Crafter #294 Butterfly, my butterfly.


Aquarius said...

These are both great butterfly cards - glad I'm not the only one who has to find ways of covering up little 'mishaps'!! Will probably join you later with some inking.

Unknown said...

Beautiful cards and you did a great job covering your 'mistake'.

Veerle said...

Two gorgeous cards.

KandA said...

Both gorgous cards Mrs A, great stamping and a super job of covering your 'mishap' xx

Sandra H said...

Both cards Mrs A are as always so creative l love them both......hope your keeping well take care xx

Margo said...

Such beautiful cards ! I love the butterflies !

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

You have covered perfectly your mistake, I don't see nothing! The result is beautiful and so impressive!
I'm in love with your second card, so lovely and very inspiring!! I have read your process and I think this is a fabulous idea, I want try some of similar with the acetate and some of my (a lot of) negative diecuts. The wreaths with your inking are just amazing, so sweet and pretty!! And the butterflies looks great in the center!

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

I have done some grammatical mistakes in my comment... Sorry for my bad english :(

cuilliesocks said...

Oooo love your pretty cards valery,the designs are wonderful and colours are gorgeous, Kate x

Diane said...

Both cards are just delightful Valery Anne.

Hugs Diane

rachel said...

wonderful makes Valery - really wonderful! big hugs rachel x

Kathleen said...

Lovely sample cards, nice stamps.

Kath x

Di said...

Beautiful! And such a nice theme for the new challenge too - see you there!


Di xx

aussie aNNie said...

Fabulous makes the images and your colours are sweet.x

An Occasional Genius said...

Both incredibly pretty Mrs A, I particularly love the acetate one. I'll try and break out the butterflies and inks to play along xx

Chris said...

Beautiful cards and fabulous stamping!
Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

Eekers said...

Proof a card can be saved with a little bit of ingenuity! You would never be able to tell :)
Thanks for joining us at The Crafty Addicts and Good Luck! :)
Annabel - Crafty Addicts DT.

AlisonC said...

I love it when people confess to mess ups. It makes me feels so much better! Well saved though, no-one would know if you hadn't fessed up. I love Card-io stamps, as you probably know and your wreaths are beautiful, such a clever idea to use the acetate.

Marina said...

Two lovely, pretty cards with beautiful butterflies. Thanks for joining in at City Crafter. Marina DT

Carol L said...

They're both such pretty cards with those fluttering butterflies. I love the acetate panel - very creative and beautiful!

Jenny L said...

Hi Mrs A,
2 brilliant examples of inking techniques in these 2 wonderfully created cards.
Love the 2nd one the most though.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

brenda said...

I'm wondering why this post failed to show up on my dashboard ValeryAnne, is Blogger up to even more tactica I wonder.

Love both your card, the flowers are obviously a hit with me but it's those Butterflies that steal the show.

Many thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations challenge.

B x

Wei Wei said...

Both cards are beautiful! Love your stamping and inking! Thank you for sharing at ATSM.

Cheri Burry said...

Wow! Stunning card design! What a lot of work you put into this and it turned out beautifully! Thanks for playing along with us over at One Crazy Stamper in our January Challenge!

Pat said...

Beautiful card, love the decorated aperture, thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge.

Pat xx

Tamie said...

Phenomenal creation. Love it. Thanks for joining us at Creative Knockouts on our Anything Goes Challenge.


MagsB said...

These are gorgeous, what gorgeous soft colours! The aperture card is my favourite, I love the delicate twigs that make up the wreath!

love Mags B x

Mac Mable said...

Love the inspiration and your both cards are beautiful. Clever how you've done the wreath card, so delicate and pretty and so very creative x That was so kind of you to stop by blog and leave such friendly and positive comments, thank you so much x Enjoyed entering into your challenge x

Mandy LaCroix said...

Such pretty colors and floral image! :)
Thanks for sharing it over at 2 Creative Chicks!

Sue's Paper Crafts said...

Beautiful card, wonderful flowers and color combo. Thank you for joining us at 2 Creative Chicks.

Sue - 2 Creative Chicks DT

Sally H said...

Two wonderful cards, Mrs A! Love the design of the second one - wonderful! Thanks for sharing it with us at stamping sensations for our stamp and Die challenge and good luck!

Ros Crawford said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!

stempelfrida said...

Thank you very much for sharing your first card with us at the ATSM challenge. It is very cute. Please come and play with us again next week. Creative regards from stempelfrida

Stella said...

Bith card are gorgeous. I epsecialy love the second card. Thanks so much for joining us at CCCB!

Tammy said...

Gorgeous creations! I absolutely love your window card, fabulous stamping and design! Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge Blog!
Tammy x

Karen Day said...

Just amazing work! Thanks for sharing it with us in our January challenge at One Crazy Stamper!

Kat W said...

What a sweet elegant card :-)
Thanks for joining in our challenge at In The Pink!
Hugs, Kat x

Joan said...

Two fabulous cards, very clever cover up on the first one and I love the second one ,beautiful design

Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month


Eret said...

How pretty cards. I love the stamping on both of them. Thank you for sharing your beautiful window card with us at Stamping Sensation.
Eret x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

These are fantastic creations.

Emma said...

What a lovely cards, thank you for joining us at Crafts Galore Challenge for our ‘Anything Goes’ Challenge, hope to see you again. Emma DT x