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.


  1. 2 gorgeous card. beautiful
    xxx Margreet

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

  3. Gorgeous the gorgeous design.xx

  4. 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

  5. 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!!

  6. 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.

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

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

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

  10. 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

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

  12. 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

  13. Wow lovely colors and designs on both of your cards.

    Hugs Diane

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

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

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

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

  18. 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!!!

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

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

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

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

  23. 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

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

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

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

  27. 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

  28. 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 ;)

  29. 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!

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

  31. 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

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

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

  34. Great cards love the backgrounds.

    Thanks for joining us at I D challenge blog

    Tracey dt

  35. 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

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

  37. 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!

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

    Sue - 2 Creative Chicks DT

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

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

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

  42. 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

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

  44. 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

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

  46. 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}

  47. 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

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


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