I was recently blogging to a friend and bemoaning the fact that I didn't use Inks and Brushos and just relied on good old design papers when making cards. Then thinking about it I suddenly realised that I had gone to a workshop at the beginning of the year where we just had fun playing around with mixing the colours of oxide inks onto our craft mats and creating watercolour card backgrounds. We each had eight pieces of card to use and the idea was to make a light and a dark version of our chosen colours.
I wasn't very adventuresome with my colours as I'm more a lover of a pastel palette. Some of the other girls came up with really striking and vibrant colour ways. We then made our swatches up into cards. I only managed to complete the one card, even though we were stamping direct onto the cardstock and using the matching die cuts.
Here is the one card that I did produce.
Stamp and dies are by Julie Hickey from her Fancy Flutter-bies , Floral Fancies and Floral Fancies Die set. I used a score pal to create the back panel. When I got it home I decided it needed a bit of an 'oomph' so used pink stickles glue to add some glamour.
Here are the other colour swatches that I made at the same time and still waiting for me to have some more 'oomph' to complete into cards.
What a fabulous card with gorgeous colours and a striking design. Yay to the oomph and I really love this card.....Stunning result and I love it x.
You sure looked like you had fun at the workshop and you have produced wonderful backgrounds and I am so looking forward to seeing more fabulous cards, that you produce with them x.
Love the card you made and I'm sure you will have fun using your other backgrounds now you have rediscovered them.
A gorgeous card and a really fab collection of backgrounds, hope you have as much fun with the rest of them
That's the way I like it! It's great to create flowers etc. in this way!
You made a gorgeous card. Your other papers are gorgeous too. Just go out of your comfortzone and create!
I think that try new techniques is the most interesting part of crafting :) even if the result isn't good as one has thought before.
But your inked panels are fabulous and all so striking, and the card you created with the pink one is unique! Great idea adding some sparkling!
Waiting to see what you will make with the other panels!
Beautiful card with your inky paper! The stamps are stunning and the colours gorgeous! The other panels you've made are beautiful too and will look wonderful made into cards when the time is right! There's something so satisfying about creating your own inky papers even though it is a lot messier than dsp!
What a great way to create watercolors. Your panels are so pretty and I can't wait to see what you do with them. Good for you, stepping out of your comfort zone.
A lovely floral creation and super inkiness, it is fun using oxides as no two are ever the same.
Oh these are so lovely! Cosmic Shimmer or similar might perk them up before stamping but they came out so well, and they class as snippets too. I agree with Brenda - no two are ever the same.Clever girl!
It's a fabulous card Mrs A and I do love your backgrounds. It's fun to just mess around with the inks, you never really know what you'll get and the backgrounds have so many uses. Hope you use your panels soon.
This is a fabulous card Mrs A, I'm sure you'll enjoy creating with your other backgrounds too in the future. I look forward to seeing what you create.
These are really fabulous V.A. I think that you have done a super job and how lovely they look on the super card too or as Julie would say lovlee.
Beautiful card, Mrs A, the added Stickles is a perfect finishing touch. Looking forward to seeing what you make with your other inky sheets. xx
Great inking love them all and wow fabulous results.xx
Ooh wow Mrs A these are so adventurous l just love them and the flowers coloured so beautifully as Annie wrote above great inking enjoy your day xx
Hi Mrs A your card is gorgeous and I love the backgrounds you have made. Have a great week. Take care. Hugs Jackie
Hi Mrs A what a stunning card absolutely love the back grounds,well done my friend xx
lovely card , lovely flowers
great job Valerie !
hugs for you too , have a great week :)
Beautiful card Valery Anne and the other pieces of card you have inked are stunning - Michelle x
Your card is beautiful and so is your samples...I see many beautiful cards in the future...well done Mrs. A
Sheesh! I never for one moment thought you were copying, you daft mare! Fancy thinking that. With your bad shoulder I'm sure you're trying to schedule as and when you feel able. I mentioned adding a spritz of glimmer spray as it does add that certain something to the DI backgrounds. And you really would love working with alcohol inks and the TH sparkle card especially. It's messy so you need a coverall to wear plus disposable gloves but I've dome worse - at Coventry for example. You mentioned patterned paper. That seems to be quite out of fashion for the moment. It will come back for sure but if you check Jennifer McGuire's latest posts am sure she comes up with new ideas for using the stuff. I could wallpaper our house with what I have here.
Wow! How absolutely gorgeous!
Your card is really lovely Mrs A, have fun with your other backgrounds too. Have a very happy week, Sue x
ohh, those inky pieces are colorful and beautiful!! I love how you used them to make those pretty flowers and butterfly! Very clever use of those colored papers!
I'm back from my holiday visiting my sisters and trying to catch up! I sure love this card you made with your inky background, Anne! And I love your other smooched backgrounds just waiting to be used, especially that first one in aquas and greens and golds! If you don't get "moved" to use them any other way, they always make gorgeous word die cuts! Hugs, Darnell
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