Saturday, 19 May 2018

Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers - I is for Inky

Today's new challenge at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers is I is for Inky.



I decided to try for inky AND pretty, so a long step out of my comfort zone!


For the background I smooshed distress inks in green, blue and pink, allowing each to dry before adding the next and then spraying the whole thing with water to allow the inks to blend. When it was all dry, I spritzed with some gold mica powder in a spray bottle of water.


I die cut the stitched square and then ran a pen along the "stitching" lines to make it look like real sewing, then matted the square on black.

Next I used some very old stamps - probably all around 20 years old  and random unmounted ones of unknown origin - to stamp a selection of leaves and flowers onto watercolour paper and coloured them in using the same inks I had used for the background. To do this, I daubed each inkpad onto an acrylic block then picked up the colour with a water brush, diluting it as needed. I finished them off with touches of gold gel pen.

Then I cut them out with a narrow white border and attached them with Pinflair glue to give lots of dimension.


Finally I  used my computer to generate the sentiment and added it, tucking it slightly under one of the leaves to link it to the floral corner.

We'd love you to come along and get inky with us, and who knows, you may be crowned Queen or Princess of Snark.

I would like to share this with
Stamping Sensations - Close to Nature
Crafty Creations Challenge - Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft - Anything Goes
Make my Monday - Hint of Summer to Come
More Mixed Media - Anything goes - optional pink  

17 comments:

  1. No need for snark on this beautiful card. Love it!

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  2. So pretty
    Love the background and the gorgeous flowers and that stitching!!!!
    Love love love it sistah

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  3. Gorgeous card, beautiful background and those flowers are fabulous love, love, love it.

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  4. Beautiful card, Jane, what a great background! Super design. xx

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  5. So my understanding is, you were being snarky by making your inky card pretty? I would have felt snarky after fussy cutting all those elements. ;) It really is a beautiful card!

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  6. What a great background and the die cut stitches are awesome!

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  7. You might have been out of your comfort zone Jane, but you’ve made a fabulous card! Thanks for joining us at Make My Monday

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  8. Fab card! You made simple stamps stand out! The dimension is rad (I heart paper!!!) achieved with just simply fussy cutting! Your inky colors are gorgeous. Hey- smart thinking to use an acrylic block as a palette! Did I understand that correctly?-- 'cuz it's ingenious. I like it.

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  9. Lovely inkiness and super display of blooms Jane, many thanks for joining us in with our May challenge at Stamping Sensations.

    B x

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  10. Inky perfection, Jane! I love this card, Jo x

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  11. such a pretty card and ever so true about weeds. Another man's weeds is another man's something something and all that

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  12. A lovely card - the soft colours are perfect to complement the pretty "weeds"!! Thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations

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  13. This is so so so awesome! I love the idea of adding a black line along the die cut "stitching". You really had me fooled and I though it was the real deal. Your ink work is amazing and I love the bundled fussy cut flowers. Truly remarkable creation. TFS! Big hugs, Autumn

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  14. Wow! A fabulous self created background for your wonderful flowers. Getting messy is out of your comfort box but it is worth it. So pleased you played along with us at MMM. Caz DT.

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  15. Very beautiful card. Love the gorgeous background. Thank you for joining us at the Make My Monday Challenges. Nandini, DT

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  16. Beautiful card with those colours and your design...thank you for joining us for our More Mixed Media Challenge..hugs Lozzy xx

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