My heart beat a little faster when I saw the description of this week's challenge at Clearly iStamp:
Let's see your creative ways for using ink. (ie. using ink pad directly on paper, sponging, stamp distressed ink onto acrylic block and spritz with water and press onto paper). Show us what you come up with.
Before Tim Holtz's Compendium books were available, I taught a series of stamping classes at our local scrapbook store which included making a booklet with 100 different stamp and ink techniques. I used four of them in making this card today. But furst, I was inspired by our digi called "Splats," which included the quote by Vincent Van Gogh. I decided to use a rainbow of paint splotches on an artist's palette (drawn freehand after printing), with the biggest one in the center, yellow, displaying the quote!
Here are the four ink techniques I used. 1) the entire white background was inked using bubblewrap and four colors of ink. Then it was cut apart into sunshine rays and inked again using 2) direct to paper (3rd and 6th from the left) or 3) rice in a balloon used as a stamp (see the lower left corner and 5th from the left). 4) Last, I used my usual technique of sponging the edges with ink.
If you're interested in the palette design, I reduced width of the splotches to 1," except for the largest which was increased to 2.9" with a sentiment that is 2" in width.
Would you believe I have a close stamping friend that hates yellow! I'll have to share with her this card with this sentiment. It really perked me up to make it on a gray snowy day! I hope you'll join in the inky fun so we can learn the techniques you have up your sleeve!
I'm sharing this card with the following challenges:
CCEE#1305 - "Hot" (quote, colors, sun's rays)
Crafting for All Seasons #44 - Buttons and Bows
Digistamps 4 Joy #59 - Anything Goes
Inky Chicks #2 - Bingo (Sentiment, Image, Bow)
Inkspirational #5 - Anything Goes