Sunday, 22 May 2016

A taste of Africa

After seeing Emma and Deby of Inkylicious on Hochanda last week, I got my ink dusters out to have a play, and decided to use the Serengeti sets of stamps.
I used memento inks and a mountain valley stencil to create the scenes. For the second one I put a few dots of clear stardust sakura pen for stars in the sky. I used white gel pen to highlight the stamped images.
I'm entering this second one into the current challenge at Allsorts, where the theme is Happy Birthday.

I used the off-cuts from the first card to make my last card, and think it might be the best of the lot! Definitely as far as the white pen goes! I am taking my Elephants to the snippet playground as I used snippets. Don't let the elephants near the hooch, Sarn!!!!
Thanks for looking!

18 comments:

Zoe Sanderson said...

Stunning colours and yes the 3rd is right on the money the magical. XOXO

Mrs A. said...

Oh my goodness these are magical . I love the elephants. Hugs Mrs A.

Di said...

Wow Sally - stunning work! These are just beautiful. And now I know why Mrs A came screaming into the Playground about elephants using the duck pond as a watering hole!

Hugs

Di xx

brenda said...

Great designs and colours Sally and perfect for our 7th Birthday celebrations at Allsorts, many thanks for joining in the fun. Really must tune my head into the fact there is now another craft channel, would love to have see the shows.

Hope you have a good Sunday.

B x

Karen Knott said...

Wow these are all gorgeous, I kept going back and forth trying to choose a favourite but I cant they are all stunning in different ways. Like you I love my ink dusters....fantastic invention !
Hugs, Kaz x

Barb said...

Three absolute beauties Sally. Stunning colours too. Your blending is super and the white gel on the images looks really good. Barbxx

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

I really like your backgrounds. I'm torn between the second and third cards. I love the sky on the second one and the stars finish it off beautifully. The colours on the third just shout out Africa and are just perfect with these stamps. Fabulous stamping. Enjoy the rest of your weekend Sally. Crafty Hugs, Sandra :)x

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Three stunning cards Sally, I love the starry sky in the second.

Sue xx

Helene E said...

What warm and vibrant projects! Thank you for joining our 7th anniversary at Allsorts.

Daffodil Cards said...

STUNNING cards, beautiful coloured and designed. Love the warmth of them.
Faith
x

cuilliesocks said...

OMG Sally, stunning cards with the most wonderful colours and your blending is amazing. This is a fabulous range of stamps, love them, Kate x

Wendy L said...

These are stunning, thanks for joining us at Allsorts Birthday Celebrations. xxx

Lynne K said...

Fabulous, Sally, they look like watercolour paintings. x

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Wonderful creations Sally - your colouring is always stunning perfection. The touch of white really brings the beautiful scenes to life. FABULOUS!
Sylvia xxxx

scrappymo! said...

You have such a talent with those inky dusters.These are so wonderful!
The white accent detailing looks fab.

SARN said...

Hee hee . . . I also got my duster brushes out this week after being inspired by the Hochanda show!
Mind you, your card is WAAAAY better than mine! Love the lush colours you used and the white highlights are genius.

Thanks for your good wishes,
Hugs, Sarn xxx

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Wonderful scenes Sally, so beautiful use of the inks and stamps. Very inspirational!

Love and hugs
Maarit

Pat said...

These Africa scenes are gorgeous Sally and the highlights with the white pen really bring them to life. Your daughter is a very clever musician and such a pretty voice too. x