Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Inky Fingers

Working my way back to crafty happiness, but strangely not feeling the urge to colour-in images, so I spent a happy couple of hours trawling through the Stitchy Bear Shop and settled upon some silhouettes. Being a gal who prefers to make cards Clean & Simple, I think silhoutte stamps are marvellous, I have a couple in rubber and love to play about embossing and distress inking, as I did with yesterdays post. So I was curious to know if I would enjoy them as digital images, as embossing and shadow stamping would be a bit of a task. Well what d'ya thunk?
I did blast it with a heat gun to (hopefully) heat seal the printer ink, and then inked it up using "Wild Honey", "Fired Brick" and "Bundled Sage" Distress Inks, and kept away from the main image in case in did smudge, which it did a little but nothing too drastic. It's then been mounted on a couple of contrasting layers of Bazzill cardstock. The card blank has been inkified using my marvellous Damask Cover-a-Card stamp from Impression Obsession, and "Brushed Corduroy" Distress Ink. Really quite a quick and painless experience. So much so, I made another card nearly identical, but used the "Summer Fence" silhouette instead of the "Pheasant".....

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Quirky Crafts - Make your Own Background (Just for fun, as I'm a GDT this week)
One Stitch at a Time - Use a digi


  1. Me frst! Me first!
    I love this! you got skills girl! Amazing what a couple of inks and patience can get you huh?
    All I have to say is....
    So when are we going to see the second one?

  2. One word: flashback!! :o) Back to the time where I lived at the country side at my parents house, remembering those walks that one of the neighbours organised impromptu: cross the fields, through the woods and round a nearby lake...this scene of your card could easily match what we sometime saw along these walks. Amazing how just looking at a card can bring back forgotten memories..... Thanks Claire!!!

  3. Gorgeous card, love it! Thanks so much for playing with us at OSAAT and using a SBDS digi.

    xoxo Marjo

  4. Haven't I seen this on a whiskey label...Ha!
    Absolutely gorgeous, Claire....mojo most deffo back, but didn't actually believe it was ever AWOL in the first place, lol!

  5. I love this silhouette and such gorgeous colors, thanks so much for joining us this week at One Stitch at a Time
    Debs R

  6. OMG, this is amazing. You have some skills with those distressing inks!! Gorgeous colours too :)

    Many thanks for joining in with our Use a Digi challenge over at OSAAT

    Mandy (DT member for OSAAT)

  7. Gorgeous! I love your Just for fun entry!

  8. I love it too!! Gorgeous card, love you papers!


  9. thank you so much for purchasing 2 of my silhouettes (the Summer Fence and Pheasant). This card you have shared here is incredible.

    I'd like to invite you to show it off, and anything else you make using Toucan Scraps products, on my Facebook Page.

    blessings to you from Angela