Friday, February 1, 2013

CIC68 - Let's Get Inky!

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



Lisa Lara said...

I absolutely love how you used the digi Vickie. I had thought of that and you brought it to life. So beautiful.

Dawn Lancaster said...

This is so clever! I love it! Thanks for playing at Crafting For All Seasons his time!
Good Luck
Dawn xx

Pauline said...

Hi Vickie! What a marvellous image, and I so love that you've created the sunbeams with the papers! Gorgeous... and so very sunny!
hugs and blessings,

Tammy said...

This is gorgeous Vickie!! I love that fabulous background and fun image! Thanks so much for stopping by with your sweet comment! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
Hugs, Tammy

Riette said...

Oh that is just SO CLEVER Vickie!! I love your idea of the paint palette. Perfect and gorgeous colors!
Thank you for joining us at MAWTT!
Red (DT)

KarinsArtScrap said...

What a great card.
Thanks for join us at Digistamps4Joy.

Greetings karin DT member

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

I love your paint palette and how you created your sunburst! It's definitely a cheerful card. Thanks for joining the CCEE Stampers!

Desire Fourie said...

Such a great creation. Love everything about it. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
{Digistamps4Joy DT Member}
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Carol said...

Fab card Vickie. Thanks for joining us at CFAS this time and I hope you'll join our next challenge which begins tomorrow. Carol DT x