Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Red-eeming Features

Hey ho folks, figured I better get on a do a post before P gets cross with me. She needs a bit of a light entertainment in the morning to take her mind off work - although I'm not sure her boss feels the same when he stomps in her office and sees her blogging, but there you go.
So today's shopping spree involved some Adirondack inks, which I've never used before, but I have it on good authority that they're great fun to use, if not slightly messy. On this recommendation, I went out and bought 6 of the blighters. Not a huge selection of colours - I would have preferred some blues and a richer green, however that can wait for another day.
I spent the first part of the evening engrossed in some Youtube demos of Mr Tim Holtz using the inks, and off I went. They are indeed messy, and in my opinion, incredibly smelly. I feel like I've been inhaling cheap gin. They do make for some lovely vibrant backgrounds though.
Here's tonight's card:

I used the Red Pepper and Butterscotch inks dabbed on the a felt pad. The flower stamp is by Hero Arts, the sentiment from Stampin' Up, and then I simply mounted it onto a piece of satin gold card and kept it very CAS.
I would like to enter it into the following challenges:
Pollycraft Monday Challenge - Autumn Colours
Crafty Calendar Challenge - Hot Colours


  1. Very pretty! Staz-on smells like it's not good for you too...

  2. C, love it! No boss prowling around yet... blogging to my hearts content! Love how adventurous you are with your crafting you know, I always learn something new from you :)

  3. I love this Claire! Gorgeous colours and beautiful image. I would love to play with all these inks, but they are indeed very very messy LOL. Hugs, Claire

  4. Hello Claire! Hope life is treating you well!

    What a great card - I gotta try these inks! Thx for playing with us Pollycrafts Monday! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!

    Mary J x

  5. Lovin' the look. Claire....very pretty.
    I do occasionaly use those inks....butterscotch is just gorgeous....but haven't bought any new ones for ages....love the cranberry too....
    Your card is elegant and understated....like me....HAAA!

  6. Still say they don't smell and there is an open bottle of gin in craft cave. Love the card grasshopper ;)

    Tim did a good job with his teaching.

  7. Have you checked the bathtub lately? That might be where the smell is coming from. Love your card -- another experiment that went completely right! Have you tried painting with the inks yet?

  8. lol. It would be ok if you liked the smell of gin! Great card.
    Thanks for joining the Autumn challenge at Pollycraft this week.

    Hugs, xo

  9. A lovely card - the colours are great! Thanks for joining us at Pollycraft this week, Sheena xx

  10. Gorgeous, the simple cards are often the most striking! Thanks so much for joining in with our challenge at Crafty Calendar this month.
    Jenni x