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Wednesday, 12 May 2010

I Blame Vixykins!

So, on Monday evening, I had a good play. I had ink on my fingers and everything!

It all started when I took out my Moonglow inks. First I painted a sheet of A4 card with the ink, and then I added some of my sparklies - some is Radiant Rain, some Cosmic Shimmer and some from Crafty Notions. I ended up with three different sheets of marbly shimmer, and then had to decide what to do with them.

I decided to stamp and emboss some butterflies on the card, trying to pick up the various tonings available. Then I had to come up with a background that would contrast with the marbled card and butterflies.

I took some cream card and some Hero Arts flourish stamps, and stamped with Versamark. Then I took out yet another sparkly in my collection - Perfect Pearls - and used a selection of colours to mirror the colours in the marbled card.

Then I either punched some flowers from the card or used something from my 'stash'.




This one used the Midnight Cosmic Shimmer and Irish Mist Radiant Rain on a base of Silhouette Silver. I'd also like to enter it for this month's Sir Stampalot Challenge




This one had a base coat of Vivacious Violet and then had Midnight Cosmic Shimmer and Persimmon Radiant Rain.




And finally, this one used a Burnt Umber ink base with Persimmon Radiant Rain and gold Crafty Notions spray.


I've matted the various layers with gold card and added some sticky gems and in the case of the third card, a stamped label.

So, there you are, Vix. I've given my Moonglow inks a good outing. I like the effect, although I don't see as much difference between the different colours as I'd hoped, but I've probably swamped a subtle effect with my additions.
Seriously, though. Thanks, Vix. It's lovely to try new things - even if my bank account isn't quite as convinced about it!

9 comments:

Sally H said...

Fabulous sparkle and gorgeous cards. Thanks for sharing at sir stampalot and good luck!

Vixykins said...

LMAO!! I luuuurve moonshadow inks! Mix them so paint one as a base then add blobs of another moonshadow or two and scrunch (or puddle) Very subtle differences but yummy! They make very marvellous vintage flowers too :D

Your cards are gorgeous, particularly love the background of the middle one :D

chris said...

Wow these are all so very special, love them all but the pinky coloured one at the bottom is so so perfect, its my favourite.
hugs chris xx

thanks for joining us in the Sir Stampalot challenge.

brenda said...

Hi Josephine

Reading your post I can see all my fabvoutite crafy goodies and techniques, so of course I love all three of your lovely cards.

To choose a favroutite, well tough but probably go with Chris and the bottom one - the colour just sways it for me.

Thank you for joining us at Stampalot this month and good luck.

B x

Anesha said...

Beautiful cards,love the backgrounds. Anesha

coldwaters2 said...

Wow these are stunning what wonderful butterflies and the shimmer really shows up beautifully

Hugs
Lorraine x

Tracy said...

Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Sir Stampalot’s Challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Lorraine said...

They look fabulous. Very striking. Love 'em.

Clare *Littlebear* said...

These are gorgeous! Thank you for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month.
Clare x

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