Sunday, 6 January 2013

There's a new Kid on the Block

Hi All
Wow, two posts in one day, what can I say, it can't last!!
There is a new kid on the challenge block, Inkspirational owned and run by my lovely Teamie Mynnette.
It is a weekly challenge, and the first week of every month will be a colour inkspiration, this month it is Dark Pink, Kiwi and Black.
I decided that I just had to join in, and so I have used it as the basis for my class at Davina's next Saturday.
I love trying out new colour combinations and this is where the challenges are so brilliant, they make you think outside the box, or at least they do me.
I have used one of the Woodware Clear Magic stamps designed by Jane Gill. There were several in the last catalogue and they work so well for this technique that I got carried away, so expect several more posts using this colour combo.
I also like to use the sketch challenges for inspiration and here I have used the current sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches. This in fact is the reason for the second blog post of the day, the challenge finishes in just over an hour. Nothing like cutting it fine!!
The panel has been created by sponging Mowed Lawn and Picked Raspberry Distress Ink over the stamped and embossed image. The ghosting is the result of stamping with a clean stamp that has been spritzed with water.
The double-sided background paper is Magenta MEMOR-212 Spring Tapestry, and I have added a faux stitched border to the stamped panel.
The buttons, threads and tiny black pearls are all from my stash.
I'm really pleased with the results, I love this combo it is so bright and vibrant. Thanks for the challenges Girls.
See you again tomorrow, I hope, I have so many things to share with you already.
hugs Kimx


  1. Wow! This is really gorgeous! I love the colors and then the silhouette image just pops. Nicely done. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

  2. This is so pretty!! Great way to use the colors! :)

  3. This is a gorgeous card!! Beautiful colors and wonderful techniques!!
    Thanks for joining us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!!

  4. Hi your card. What a fabulous colour combination.
    Hugs Debbie x

  5. That's a gorgeous card Kim, I love the colours and the effect you've created with the stamp and water, looks great.

    Jo x

  6. This is such an u usual colour combination but it works really well here :)

  7. Kim, I love this sponging, the result is so gorgeous. I find this technique so difficult and you have made it look so easy! The colours all blend so well. Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational.

  8. Kim, the black silhouette pops beautifully against the background paper, the result is so dramatic! A great take on the sketch layout too!
    Thanks so much for playing along with us at Inkspirational and I really hope you join us again soon! Ruth x

  9. Wiiii!!! I LOVE THIS ONE!! Sorry, no yelling, just pure excitement :) This is an awesome way making your very own backgrounds, and I love how it all comes together. And so many pretty details! The buttons, the stitching, bling... I'm amazed:D Thank you for joining us at Inkspirational this week, please join us again!

  10. Wow Kim this is beautiful. I am seriously loving that ghosting technique you used. Thank you for joining us at Inkspirational this week!

  11. That's a stunning card, Kim... the silhouetted flowers look just gorgeous against that vivid background!
    Alison x

  12. I am LOVING your use of our colors, Kim! LOVE the black embossing on top of your gorgeous inky background! This is just amazing! THANK YOU SO MUCH for joining us at Inkspirational! I can't wait to see what you make for us next week! :)

  13. Hi Kim ,
    Your card is soooo pretty...I like the inky background and the stamped image....
    Thank you for joining us at Inkspirational this week!
    Hugs , Annette xx

  14. Great card Kim, these colours are so jumping off the page, the buttons have a nice calming influence! :)


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