Monday, 11 June 2012

Pure inkiness!

I had the spring set of Distress inks for my Birthday and had done very little with them, so during the week I sat down and got inky...
I wasn't sure if the yellow would work in this colour combo, but it certainly does - well done Ranger! I started off making a card, using  Distress inks in Peacock Feathers, Shaded Lilac and Squeezed Lemonade. I added some shading with some sequin waste before stamping with text, flowers and butterflies from Inkylicious.
The flowers on the right were stamped in Dusty concord. The Butterflies needed a little lift so I stamped and coloured some more with the same distress inks. I triple embossed them, shaping them whilst still warm and added them using a little 3d glue.
The Challenge at Penny Black and More this month is All my favourite things, and Butterflies, Distress inks and flowers are definitely most of them. The only thing missed off this one is trees, but you need to imagine the scene is in the shade of one! 
On Wednesday I had bought myself a new sketch book, but when I tried to remove the sticky label from the front it had torn the surface slightly. I realised I could do something similar to cover up the mess, so I did! Ta-dah!
Quick confession - I bought the butterfly and dragonfly stamps yesterday at Doncaster from the Inkylicious stall. The plate is called Wings and Things, and with birds and butterflies it was a must! I needed some retail therapy and it was just the ticket. Thanks, Lynne, for encouraging me to go!
I'm entering my notebook into this week's Crafty Card Makers challenge where the theme is no Cards, Tags or ATCs, and Moving along with the times where the theme is anything but a card.
Well, Thanks for looking, and I hope I will catch up with you later in the week x
P.S. Thanks to everyone who has visited Meg's blog and  left her comments x

27 comments:

  1. Having seen the card and notebook in real life, I can vouch for the fact that they are stunningly beautiful. And yes, the retail therapy certainly worked! x

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  2. Both of those are absolutely b-eau-ti-ful!! Loving what you have done and thank goodness that label tore your book!! Think I might just have to order the DIs now!!
    Thanks for your visit x

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  3. Hi Sally, looks like you should start that journal as you create such beautiful pieces and your techniques are fabulous. The card and notebook are just fantastic so beautifully crafted and the notebook is perfect for our challenge at Crafty cardmakers. Thanks for sharing these beauties with us.

    Marie

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  4. That looks absolutely gorgeous! :)

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  5. I love the colours you have used!! Butterflies and dragonflies are always a great choice!! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers! Cxx

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  6. love how youve subtly blended the 3 colours together...lovely inkyness indeed.

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  7. They are fabulous makes,
    so lovely!

    Thank you for sharing this with us at Penny Black and More, good luck;-))m

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  8. Oh such beautiful inkiness! These colours are gorgeous! And your sketch book is so much better covered with your artistic talent!

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  9. This is just gorgeous Sally - I love the dreamy look and the notebook and card would make a fabulous gift set! Glad you had a good time at Doncaster. I agree that sometimes a little retail therapy is just the ticket! Vicky x

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  10. Oh, these are absolutely gorgeous!

    Thanks for joining the 'no cards' challenge at Crafty Cardmakers.

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  11. The Spring inks are yummy aren't they. I love my set.
    All these projects are sunning, Sally. I love the pale middle with the blues and purples. I must try this combination.
    I'm glad you had a great time at Doncaster with Lynne.
    Hope you are keeping well.
    hugs Lisax

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  12. beautiful colours and colouring and i like the idea of covering the notebook to match! thank you for sharing your favourites with us this month at penny black and more.
    linda

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  13. I love the colours in ths - just gorgeous- and the butterfly stamps are beautiful a happy accident that you tore the label I'd say! Thanks for playing along at MAWTT this week hugs Judith x

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  14. Wow, wow, wow!!! These are beautiful!! This is just the sort of thing I wish I could do Sally. I've bought some ink pads and the applicators but I sit and look at them ... terrified!
    xxx

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  15. this is pretty fabulous Sally, very creative and very inkylicious!
    Thanks for sharing your beautiful design with us at MAWTT and good luck with the challenge
    Laurie x

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  16. Your journal is fab Sally I love the butterfly and dragonfly stamp and the colour just makes them luminous! I understand the countdown obsession to the holidays, it affects anyone in education:) But you were right it would make a good beach hut!
    Val x

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  17. Totally gorgeous Sally, dun to perfection!Hope you are all healthy and happy.
    x Michelle

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  18. Both of these are super but I especially like that sketchbook. The shadowing effect you achieved with those grasses is quite terrific.
    Paula (PEP)

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  19. Absolutely stunning Sally...such pretty colours. Love the butterfly and dragonfly stamps.
    Debbie x

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  20. LOVE them Love them Love them, really beautiful projects

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  21. Pure inkiness as you say Sal and totally stunning.

    Thanks so much for sharing with us at Penny Black and More this month.

    B x

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  22. These projects are absolutely stunning Sally. I do love those Spring colour DIs and you've used them to perfection. The images are gorgeous too. Love the triple embossed butterfly and dragonfly ... just beautiful!

    I was sorry to miss Donny but had my granddaughter staying for the weekend. Glad you had a good time with Lynne and Megan.

    Hugs
    Lesley XX

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  23. These are beautiful Sally.
    Nothing beats a bit of retail therapy does it lol.
    Thank you for joining us over at Crafty Cardmakers.
    hugs Kimx

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  24. Wonderful Sally, so lovely.

    Hugs
    Anke

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  25. Very pretty, the colours work really well together, thank you for sharing at Penny Black and More @ Allsorts and good luck x Susan x

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  26. This is stunning, Sally - love the images and the colours - beautiful x

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