It's not often I do two posts in one day but I just had to today! I'd already posted when I saw the challenge this week over at Less is More to create a one layer card using inks (not ink pads!). Well it got me in a proper pickle and I can tell you that the card I'm showing you is number 4. The first 3, well lets just say have been confined to the B1N file!
Here is the state of my desk as got inky:
This is the first time I've put my reinkers to use as I haven't even had to use them to freshen up an ink pad yet! Here you can see the inks before they dried:
I didn't have any glossy white card so instead I used a piece of the 12x12 card that comes in the designer paper packs and cut it down to 5" square card. Next I stamped the large flower from Growing Green in Versamark ink and heat embossed using the white powder. Then I used an aqua brush to 'flood' each area f petal with water then dropped Riding Hood Red and More Mustard inks in - again a petal at a time. I've seen this technique used before where you spray the entire area with water before adding the inks, but I wanted to contain my inks within the stamped area - not let it seep on to the white area of card!
I heat embossed the sentiment with black embossing powder as didn't want to spoil the card after all my effort with a smudged sentiment!! Here it is finished and dry:
I've been out with the boys this afternoon to see some crafty friends who had an open house today. They had some older girls and I can't thank them enough for looking after Zac and Blake in the garden - Blake was on a mission to fall in the pond! Anyway, I couldn't resist this cute lil' monsta and had to buy him:
Now I apologise for the side on view, but no matter what I do, blogger will not put my monsta the right way around!