Welcome back to the Colour INKspiration bloghop. This week's colours are just absolutely stunning together. It took me a while to get started using them but they are so nice to use together.
I was intrigued by a technique I've never heard of before which Kelly described in the last challenge so I just HAD to go and get some glycerine for sponging. What a smooth and lovely effect this is. You need to
- stamp your inkpad onto a clear block so you have a generous amount of ink to work into the sponge/ sponge dauber ( or use ink refill drops)
- use only a few drops of glycerine and work it into the sponge so that it is distributed evenly - I put a little puddle on a large clear block and used this as a palette
- sponge from off the project onto your card as normal - small circular motions to cover the area, adding more colour for more depth as desired.
- the smooth coverage is lovely and the effect is mesmerising- a bit like the ocean in the picture!
- you need to store these sponge daubers separately ( airtight container) once they have glycerine in them and I wouldn't recommend using them directly on the inkpad as the glycerine might damage the inkpad.
I did that with Coastal Cabana as the background colour for my stamping after placing a punched out circle of paper as my mask on the vanilla card base. (-Terrible photo sorry but it's the only before shot I have). I started sponging on the mask and worked my way outwards to create a smooth patch of colour.
With my mask still in place I stamped the flowers and leaves from the gorgeous Painted Seasons Sale A Bration set. The little dots in mango were just the tiniest accent it needed. You can earn this set as a bundle as a Level 2 Sale A Bration choice- ie free with a purchase of $180 of any product.
I have to confess I don't have the greatest success with masking and was disappointed that the flowers did not stamp very close to the edge of the mask. So to remedy the flaw I decided to make cover the fault with a circular frame and make it a shaker card, There are so many great sets of sequins at the moment so I simply piled them on top of my sentiment and glued the window in place.
I took a tip from Jackie Aitkin who is one of our team members and a Stampin' Up! Artisans this year. (ie super talented stamper!) and placed a thin bead of Multipurpose Liquid glue on the adhesive foam strips so that I had a little bit of wiggle room to get the frame in just the right spot. Great Success!!And of course the inside is also decorated because I was having so much fun.
I did a few samples using these colours and stamps. This one didn't make it as a shaker but it still needed a frame. I quite like the little birdie and the timber heart with the sentiment, and the sequins added the mango touch for me.
Next this week is Monique
I know you will have fun with these colours, so after you have seen all the amazing inspriation projects in this hop get your inks out and create a card for the challenge. You simply need to take a photo and post it to our Facebook Page.We'd love to see what you create.
I hope you have a creative week and remember,
"don't just post online,
post something pretty!"