Archives

Predominantly Purple

My mojo has gone AWOL again just lately, but the challenge over at CASology of the cue word “Purple” inspired me to make this sympathy card. Unfortunately by the time I’d finished it I was 30 minutes too late to enter the challenge!

I always think sympathy cards should be simple & understated, so this one was no exception: a brayered background overstamped with an Artemio poppy. The greeting is by Dovecraft. Simples!
Inks: Adirondack Cool Peri & Eggplant
Stamps: Artemio, Dovecraft
Advertisements

Black Forest

No, not the gateau! It’s the title of one of my new Inkylicious stamps that I bought over the weekend at the NEC. I also bought some new Adirondacks so some of those are in evidence for the first time on this card.

I also bought a couple of mountain/valley masks so I had a play with those, too. I was trying out some new card and it showed up brush marks when I used my Inkylicious brushes – this isn’t normally a problem so I switched to using a brayer which was better, and the sky looked better than it appears in the photos.
Cardstock: Anna Marie Designs
Stamps: All Inkylicious except greeting: Imagination Crafts
Inks: Adirondack Mountain Rose, Sunshine Yellow, Terra Cotta,
Memento Tuxedo Black

Butterfly Thanks

A few challenges have caught my eye this week. The first is at Stamping Sensations where the inspiration is a picture of poppies. The second is a colour challenge at Less is More, the colours being dark green & rust, and the third is at CAS-ology where the cue is silhouettes. I immediately decided against rust-coloured poppies as they would look like they should be thrown on the compost heap!

Instead I settled on silhouette-stamped poppies with a brayered & script-stamped background on the base card, behind an aperture cut from a piece of card popped up on dimensional glue. The greeting & butterfly were stamped in rust-coloured ink.
Cardstock: Xerox Colotech Plus 300gsm
Stamps: Artemio 10001023, Inspired by Stamping Fancy Sentiments, Hero Arts, Inkylicious Script
Inks: Adirondack Terracotta, Distress Peeled Paint