Sunday 20 April 2014

Ink To Paper - While crafting with my neighbour - Card 4

It was my weekly craft day with Lisa, my next door neighbour. It was once again my turn to design and prepare our card kit. I decided that it is high time I practised more with my Tim Holtz stains. So I set out my TH mat, some water colour paper, and lots of twine, found some sparkly buttons and cut up some Kraft card stock for card bases.

We were off and running! We made a few inky backgrounds and both loved every minute of it! Then we promptly ruined the first couple of toppers by wrecking what we stamped over them. Fits of giggles and then we managed to make some more inky goodness. Whew! We were both happy with our outcomes and Lisa headed home stating that she was going to make more!

Here is my first. We dabbed some stain onto the mat and then picked it up with a H2O brush. I found that made the stain really watery on the card, so we dabbed the stain dauber right onto the now wet area on the card, and then used the H2O pen to spread the stain. Not sure if that was the right way...but we liked how it turned out! Flicked a little water from our fingers on time I will try a mini spray bottle.

The stamp is just one from the Michael's $1.50 bins. I bought a couple of these inspirational type stamps a couple of years ago. I found the stamp was large enough to make a statement on its own.  I learned my lesson from the sentiment that failed on my last inky card!
I kept embellishments to a minimum.  Just a sparkly button tied through a bit of fine jute twine.

I have not finished the inside as I am writing a letter inside to a friend.

****************This is card #4 of 50. I am on a consumables spending freeze until I have made 50 cards (Sook Wang tape and heavy weight card stock are exempt).***************

Card Base - Kraft card cut from my stash
Card stock - snippets of pink and Kraft from my stash
Embossing folder - Darice Woodgrain
Embellishments - Jute twine from my stash; glittery button from my stash
Bling - diamonds from my stash
Ink -  Momento Ink for the image; Charcoal Colorbok Chalk Ink for the shading
Tim Holtz Stains - Broken China, Pickled Raspberry, Mustard Seed
Jute - fine jute twine from my stash
Stamp - Michael's dollar bins

I am entering this card in the following challenges.
1. Pixies Crafty Workshop - must use snippets
2. Two Peas In A Bucket  April Mood Board Challenge
3. MFP Speedy TV Inspirational Challenge - #59 The eyes have it. I chose the colours of the  middle photo for my inspiration.
4. Dream Valley Challenges - #80 Say it with Words
5. Crafty Calendar Challenge - Things with Wings


jimlynn said...

It's beautiful and I love the colors behind the butterfly. I've tried several of these but none came out this pretty. Love it!

Cathy said...

Gorgeous inky background Mo, getting messy is so much fun! Way to go #3! Cathy x

Mrs A. said...

Smashing colour combo on your card. 3 of 50? Goodness I had the vapours reading that. Needed loads of chocklit to sustain myself!!
Hugs Mrs a.

Tracy said...

Your card is beautiful.
I love your background, so bright and perfect with this butterfly stamp.
I have this same stamp :)
All my best to your mom, hope you have safe travels.

wannabcre8tive said...

Wow, your card is so pretty and how exciting you tried something new. You did a fabulous job with the technique.
Thanks, so much for joining us for the Speedy TV Inspiration challenge.

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Hi Mo, this is so beautiful - love your watercolor background and the big sentiment - just perfect! Great to have you playing with us at Dream Valley Challenges! I hope to see you again here next time! Hugs, Cornelia

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Oooer do love this inky delight well done Mo!! and also had a good peek down below, well done all around I should think! Shaz in Oz.x

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

Hi Maureen I love your background what gorgeous colours! You better get a move on - no 3 of 50 before you spend, I don't think I could last that long I have no resolve!! Susan xx

Sarn said...

Right . . . that's IT . .. I am definitely getting inky this afternoon - thanks to you and another snippet entry - I am all fired up. LOVE the results here Mo - really excellent.

Hoppy Easter Hugs to you xxx

Brenda Brown said...

A fabulous inky background, love the blotchy colours and that amazing butterfly stamp. A great card Mo xx

Di said...

Wow, this is gorgeous Mo! LOVE the background - such a great result.

Safe travels!


Di xx

Pia S said...

Wow! I love the colors of this card and the layout is fabulous, it looks like you've made a frame for it!

cotnob said...

This is gorgeous Maureen, I love your inked background, such beautiful colors and your butterfly and sentiment are perfect.

Sassy Raggedy said...

I am so jealous that you have someone to craft with. I really miss that. I love the way your card turned out. You did a wonderful job and that stamp was a bargain...Hugs, joann

Sue said...

What a fab background Mo!!! and gorgeous stamp hope you all had a lovely Easter weekend...huggles Sue xxx

Kathleen said...

Fabulous colours.

Kath x

Hettie said...

This is bootiful Mrs Mo. Love the colours you used. I am a big fan of spritz and flick! I just spray some water into my hand and dip my fingers in and flick. I find if I try and spray or just throw from my hand, they tend to be a bit too big for my liking. If you just leave it for a minute or two then blot it. Well, that is how I do it anyhoo!

Mary Jo said...

So, so pretty!!

Carol L said...

This is simply stunning!! I LOVE the background colors and one-of-a-kind look! Well done!

Kathy Bradley said...

Wow, I really like your background - beautiful colors and card! Thanks for joining us at SpeedyTV's Inspirational Challenge.

butterfly said...

Oh what a glorious inky background - just beautiful, and a perfect backdrop for the butterfly.
Alison x

MaryH said...

Oh Well DONE! Hard to guess this is your first effort; it's beautiful. I've got some of the stains but never tried them. (Got hooked on the Dylusions sprays though). It's fun to see the background that emerges when the effort dries. We used to do ceramic firing, and it makes me think of that same feeling. You just are never quite sure how it will turn out when finished, but it's pretty however it does. I like your choice of colors, and the way you've used the kraft & colors as mats. That is a great stamp too, just the right size for your card front. Can't wait to enjoy future experiments. Glad that you have a friend to enjoy the process with you. TFS & Hugs

Irene said...

A beautiful card with such an amazing background of beautiful colours. I love how they all blend together perfectly. Just stunning.#

nwilliams6 said...

Your colors are amazing! This bg is really well done - I need to do more like this. Eye-catching and very trendy as well. Super card - thanks for sharing it with us in the MFPSpeedyTV challenge!

Darnell said...

Maureen, this is incredible!! I love it so much!! That watercolored and splatted background is all the rage right now and you guys ROCKED the technique big time! How fun that you got the giggles, too!! Wish I lived close by so I could join you! Hugs, Darnell

Lin said...

Oh my absolutely gorgeous. Love the stain background and the stamped image looks fabulous on it.

Thanks for sharing this little beauty with us

Dream Valley

Karen Petitt said...

So sorry it has taken me such a long time to visit Mo. This is gorgeous! The colours you have used and that stamp - it just works perfectly. Am going to have a look at other card art that I have missed Karen xx

Jo said...

So gorgeous Mo, the colours are stunning! Good luck with your spending'll have 50 cards made before you know it! Thanks for joining us over at Crafty CAlendar this time & good luck!
hugs Jo x

Anne-Marie said...

What a truly beautiful card.

Thank you for sharing it with us as part of Dream Valley Challenges.

Anne-Marie x x