This week's challenge at Less is More is to create a card using ink. I think Chrissie and Mandi sit up nights just to come up with these difficult challenges! LOL! Well, every week I use ink, but this week the challenge is to use ink (or ink pads) in a different way than I normally would. I can tell you, this was definitely a challenge for me. I thought and thought...nothing.
Finally, I decided to drag out my tattered angels misting sprays (that's ink....right?) I must have 8 or 10 bottles of this stuff....and ~hiding face in shame~ I've never actually used it on a project! So, what the heck....might as well give it a whirl. After about 4 attempts, I finally finished this card and I'm reasonably satisfied with it.
I used a Kraft card base and masked off the area I wanted to spray with the glimmer mists. I used a golden yellow on the top portion and the bottom portion I used a ivy green. Both have a shimmer to them, but I'm not sure you can tell by this photo. The sentiment is a Tim Holtz sentiment, the grass and flowers are from PTI and the butterfly is a Bo Bunny stamp. I doodled a little trail for the butterfly. I also stamped the butterfly in gold, then again in brown. It looks cool in real life, but it's hard to see here. I might also mention that the glitter mist sprays buckle the card stock pretty bad, so I had to work to flatten the card after I was finished.
Not being totally satisfied, I decided to give something else a try. I've used this method before and had relatively good success. Should have known it wouldn't be so easy this time.
I used a white card base and masked off the area for inking with post it notes. I sponged some green and blue inks inside the masked area. The plants are PTI stamps as is the sentiment (from two different collections). This card I have posted is the third card I made...totally messed up the first two...bad inky messes. Maybe I should have posted them...after all, this challenged was about being Inky! LOL!
Thought I'd also share a few of the tangles I've been making lately. This first one kind of reminds me of a flower. The image is drawn on a 5 x 5 inch square of white Bristol board.
This second one was for a challenge to complete a tangle using circles. This one was also on a 5 x 5 inch piece of Bristol board.
I love how this one turned out....I think I'll call it The Mouth! I was inspired by a drawing I saw that is very similar to the way this one turned out.
That's all for today. Thanks so much for stopping by! Your comments are welcomed and greatly appreciated! Until next time...
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