Thursday, January 21, 2016

More Inking.

Well goodness me you all seem 
to be having an Inky time over  at
40 entries already with another week still  to play.
Here is some more inspiration .

I have been taking an online
Stamping Colour Techniques class
by Laura Bassen
and this is a technique using masking tape.
I've used different colours and added the butterfly
to my card.
This is very CAS for me and out of my comfort zone. 
I really wanted the butterfly to be 2 of the band
colours but didn't want to make a fussy cut 
addition to the card so in the end I came up with
inking a circle onto the card just large enough to take
the stamp which is by Stamplorations  from their
Artful Flutters set.
Colours were created using Versa Magic Dew Drops
in  Wheat, Pink Petunia & Perfect Plumeria.
Wording was from Stamplorations 
'Trendy Butterflies'
The black dots were punched from a snippet 
of shinny black sticky plastic.
Entering into the following challenges:
Craft Your Passion #295 Anything goes.
Through The Craft Room Door # Anything goes.
Inspiration Destination #69 Anything goes,
Addicted To Stamps #177 Make your mark.
Sweet Stampin # Things with wings.
Pixie's Crafty Workshop #212 Use your snippets.
Stamplorations #  CAS Anything goes.

My 2nd Inspiration card
has me tackling another Nemesis
namely my Brayer!

I used a selection of inks to create
the brayered background, a masked 
circle to make the moon and torn paper
to create the hills.
Stamps used are  from
Lavinia stamps  'Butterrflies'
Woodware 'Plant and Meadow - mini'
I adhered the panel to  a digi paper
from Pink Petticoat called 'Biscotti'
which matched my moon perfectly.
Base card was made using blue cardstock.

Entering into the following challenges:
Love  To Scrap #70 Anything goes.
Tuesday Taggers # Silhouettes.
That Craft Place #Anything goes.
Southern Girls # Anything goes.
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #26 Anything goes.
2 Creative Chicks #6 Anything goes.


Margreet said...

2 gorgeous card. beautiful
xxx Margreet

Jane Willis said...

Really gorgeous cards, both of them. I love the mystical look of the second one

aussie aNNie said...

Gorgeous the gorgeous design.xx

brenda said...

Two beauties ValeryAnne, especially like the inky second one. I actually though I had missed this challenge but see there is still a week so have it on my to do list for today.

B x

Aquarius said...

Some great inking techniques here and it is often good to step outside the comfort zone. Thanks for your recent comments - as you said so many ideas, so little time!!

Unknown said...

It's good to try something out of our comfort zone every now and then. Both of your cards are brilliant and such great use of the inks.

Veerle said...

Both cards are gorgeous. I too just love playing with inks. Hugs, Veerle

Andree said...

Two wonderful, and very different, cards. The designs, stamps and colours are gorgeous xx

Andree said...

Two wonderful, and very different, cards. The designs, stamps and colours are gorgeous xx

Lia said...

Wow, these cards are so gorgeous. To be honoust: i like the 2nd one the best. You may try these techniques more often because you do it sooo well!
Lia xx

Amanda said...

two great cards, love your brayered one, the colours are beautiful x Amanda

Di said...

Lovely snippets card Mrs A - and you sure beat that brayer, great result!

I have my inky card all ready for my Sunday Snippets post :) For some reason it's very busy in the Playground too - we're up to 75 entried withalmost two days left to go. I wonder whether folk are snuggled down in their craft rooms during this cold spell? :)


Di xx

Diane said...

Wow lovely colors and designs on both of your cards.

Hugs Diane

Sandra H said...

Wow Mrs A Simply gorgeous are both your cards the braying on the 2nd card is amazing your so talented xx

Margo said...

Your first card is so lovely and colourful ! The second one is just a piece of artwork ! Looks like a painting ! Very lovely !

Viv said...

Great CAS card Mrs A!
Brayer???? OMG - I got one of those - seen ink too...... ONCE. LOL x

KandA said...

Gorgous cards Mrs A. Especially love the second with the really beautiful scene - and you certainly showed the brayer who was boss xx

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

I must try masking technique, your cards are both beautiful! I like the bands in the first one, great colours combo! And love expecially the second card, you have painted a stunning scenery with the brayer, stamps and masking! Such a fabulous effect!!!

rachel said...

lovely cards Valery - I especially love the brayered one - beautiful x

Meggymay said...

Two lovely beautiful cards. Thank you for sharing the second one with us at TioT's, the scene you created looks fantastic.

Liz said...

Two wonderful cards. I especially love the atmospheric scene on the second one. xx

Hettie said...

ooooo Lully. That is both of us who have fought the brayer and won this week!!!

Kathleen said...

Well done you, great job on both the new techniques.
I have never tried a brayer because I know I would never master it but for those who can it produces some stunning effects.

Kath x

Cass said...

Two fab cards. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin'
Cass xx

Cass said...

Two fab cards. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin'
Cass xx

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Mrs A
A duo of brilliant cards. The second one looks amazing with the scene you have created.
Best wishes.
Ang x

Ericraft said...

What a clever card using the masking tape. i find it difficult to make CAS cards too. Looks great and thank you for joining over at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends. Erica (DT) xx

Carol L said...

They're both great cards! I really like those graphic angles on the first, and the shadow stamping looks amazing on the 2nd! Very creative ;)

KT Fit Kitty said...

Oh, you lucky duck! I am a big fan of Laura's! From the looks of these gorgeous cards, you are learning lots of great inking techniques! Beautifully done - I love both!

Greta said...

Terrific use of the brayer, Mrs. A! Two beautiful cards!

chrissie said...

Really beautiful cards and the second one is just right for the Try it on Tuesday challenge.

Thank you for joining in with us

Love Chrissie xx

Mandy LaCroix said...

Great technique! How cool! Fabulous color combo. :)
Thanks for sharing it with Addicted To Stamps & More!

Mandy LaCroix said...

Hello again! Thanks for sharing over at 2 Creative Chicks!

TRACEY MO said...

Great cards love the backgrounds.

Thanks for joining us at I D challenge blog

Tracey dt

Donna said...

Beautiful cards Mrs A, love the layered stamping on the 2nd card such a beautiful finish and I love the bold chevrons on the 1st card, the colours are very spring like! :) Donna ♥ x

Rahmat said...

Pretty card, the STAMPlorations sentiment looks great! thanks for joining us at ATSM.

Donna said...

These are both absolutely stunning and inspiring, I've not seen masking tape used in a design like that and your bartering is fabulous!! Have a wonderful weekend!

Sue's Paper Crafts said...

Beautiful card, lovely colors. Thank you for joining us at 2 Creative Chicks.

Sue - 2 Creative Chicks DT

froebelsternchen said...

Just fab! Thank you for joining us at Try it on Tuesday!

Barb said...

Two lovely and very different cards Mrs A. You seem to have mastered your braying technique. Very atmospheric. Barbxx

Unknown said...

Hello Mrs.A! What amazing cards you have made! Love both of them!! Have a fabby weekend! Hugs and sunshine

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

OH wow! Those inky skills are stunning! Thanks so much for joining in the fun for our first Team Lou challenge of the year at Southern Girls. We hope to see you back with us again soon. Hugs, Wends x SGC DT

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

I really like the second card that you've made with it's beautiful inking. You've created a beautiful scene:)

Mrs.B said...

HI Mrs. A. Two great cards and I Love your silhouette card, the colours are gorgeous - well done you on using the brayer - mine has a lovely space in a drawer!
Avril xx
p.s. Thanks for linking to TioT

Ksenija @Sweet Kobylkin said...

Both cards are beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing your card with us at STAMPlorations CAS Card Challenge. -Ksenija, DT

Asmah Zainal Abidin said...

Hello Mrs A...your inking technique is absolutely wonderful. I adore your creativity and great cards. Thank you for joining Anything Goes challenge at Through The Craft Room Door. Join us again soon. Enjoy your day :)
Qinaahana Arts and Crafts {My Blog}

Leslie said...

What a beautiful project with so many wonderful details! Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us in the Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog's "Anything Goes!" challenge this time!
Leslie, LTSCB DT
Love To Scrap!
Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog DT
Really Reasonable Ribbon DT
House of Cards DT
Crafty Friends DT

Nicola Jayne Saul said...

Beautiful cards. Thanks for joining us at That Craft Place, Nicola X