Friday, 13 June 2014
In the pink
Although my stamp is beautiful (IndigoBlu "Ella Bella") I still can't seem to make a card pretty!
However, here, I started out my using a "Morrocan" mask to create a background paper - I inked over with Distress Ink "Victorian Velvet". Before heat setting or letting the ink dry, I dripped some water on to try to bleach out some of the colour - this did not go as well as I hoped it would, but perhaps I was too impatient to get on with making my card!!!
Using the Victorian Velvet distress ink, I inked around the edges of the card with the scrolly part of the Ella Bella stamp to create little scrolls and just some frilly edging. I then trimmed this down to 125mm square, dried and lightly distressed the edges with the same distress ink.
Next, I took my stamp and inked it with Ranger Archival in black. Gave it a really heavy coating to ensure the silhouette solid areas stamped up nicely, which they did! I used my little Quickie Glue pen and added some ultra-fine black glitter (unsure where from as in an unmarked pot).
I took distress ink Black Soot and inked onto my card black around the edges, to give it the impression of frame - then glued my paper to the card.
I added some little square black gems and did a few cosmic shimmer pearl dots in a pinky/red colour (the colour name has worn off the bottle!!) - It has taken me a while to perfect the dots as they usually spread and are more flat, however, I'm pleased to have finally got it right!!!
I hand wrote a little bit of wording "Seek beauty from within" and edged around the pink paper with some stickles black glitter glue.
Job done! Hope you like - I'm going to enter into my first ever blog challenge!
Not sure about my flower - I like the flower, but not sure if it goes on the card ok, hence the different pictures, with and without - let me know what you think!
The flower was made with some black docraft flowers, the larger of which I coloured with the Victorian Velvet distress and black archival ink (using the Ella Bella stamp) - the smaller one was in black paper, so I just glued them together and added a little docraft glimmer shimmer dome.
It's a bit basic, I know, but....well someone may like it!
Thanks for stopping by!
Peace & Harmony to all,