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Tuesday, 24 August 2010

More Ink!

Yes, that's right. More ink! I treated myself to some of the Tapestry stamp sets that've been around for a few years, and they arrived yesterday. Then there's the Lavinia set I've had for a few months. I've inked it up but never been happy with the result before. Put them together, and this is what I came up with!

I masked and sponged the background using a variety of Versamark inks, then stamped the fairy and castle in graphite, and followed that with the flowers, grassy bits and distant trees. I added some sparkle to the fairy's wings and butterflies with Sakura Stardust clear. The result is pretty much the size of the biggest square cards I've got (and therefore the biggest envelopes), so I mounted it on glittered black card, and finished it off with a bouquet using bits from the local 99p shop, Hobbycraft, and some glittery ribbon.

I'd like to enter the card for the following challenges: Wild Orchid who want us to 'make it sparkle', Creative Card Crew whose theme is 'Sparkle and Shine', and Stampacular Sunday which wants more than one image stamped (fairy, castle, butterflies, flowers, grass .....).

9 comments:

Brenda Brown said...

That's worked well Josephine. It's lovely to experiment and play with new things. Go for it girl.
B xxx

Annette said...

Wow - gorgeous! Love how you've built up the background! Thanks for joining us at SSC this week.

Sprytebyrd said...

Wow, what a wonderful card!
Thanks so much for joining us this week at Stamptacular Sunday ♥ Good luck on our 2 is better than 1 challenge!
Dee (Spryte)
Sprytebyrds Spot

Dawn said...

Josephine, that is so atmospheric, its good to do something new isn't it & get your fingers dirty!! lol

Mina said...

wow this is stunning Josephine and I love your bargain flowers
Mina xxx

Teresa / Trees aWard in Crafts said...

Wow, I love the dreamy feel this card has. Just right for the fairy image.

Nannieflash said...

Oh this is gorgoeus and so pretty Josphine. With love and hugs Shirleyxxx

Leonie said...

Wow this is awesome! Love the whole fairy scene you have created with all those stamps! Just perfect for our challenge this week over at SSC.
hugs Leonie

elsi67 said...

Lovely card :) Thank you so much for participating in the Wild Orchid Crafts challenge ♥

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