Time passes quickly and it's already time for a new challenge at Colour Inkspiration. If you haven't played with us before, we're a group of Australian and New Zealand Stampin' Up demonstrators. You can play with us by joining in our Facebook group here which will let you play along, comment and vote for your favourite from the top 5 selected by the crew.
What a fabulous set of colours to help brighten - or warm - our midwinter. Today, it was a relief to get into my craft room, which was all toasty warm, while the wind, rain and cold chased each other around outside!
I've always loved playing around with inky, spongy backgrounds. A recent post by the ever-fabulous Paula Dobson reminded me that I haven't done that for a while so that was the starting point for today's card.
I started out by blending Smoky Slate and Seaside Spray onto shimmery white cardstock, which I chose because I was adding water. I used a brayer to apply the ink which is something I've only every used once before. I usually use sponges.
When I was happy with the coverage, I used a spritzer to apply a fine mist of water over the paper and quickly dabbed up the moisture with a piece of handitowel. I like the fine mottled effect this produces as well as the variety of sizes in the splotches.
Once the paper was dry, I stamped over the top part of it using one of the stamps from Artisan Textures using Seaside Spray ink. Then I tapped over some splatters of Wink of Stella to give a bit of shine.
I stamped the trees in Early Espresso, using a post-it note to protect the bottom of the page from unwanted tree trunks. I sponged in a ground line using a dauber then sketched in some grass with the Early Espresso Stampin' Write marker.
We love to see what you do with these colours. You can see what the rest of the team have done by continuing the hop. Next up is Kim Badelt.
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