Sunday, 14 July 2013

Inking and more...

Well I can truly say that I have re-discovered my stamps and accessories and I am loving every moment! The Inked class over at Studio Calico has just wrapped up its second week and we are about to begin week number 3, wow that is disappearing fast! This week saw us playing with heat embossing, water colour stamping, ombre stamping, chalkboard effect and stitching to accent our stamped images. I have played with all but the stitching technique, hopefully I will get to that one this week!

So, to show and tell with my playing! I have a layout which incorporates embossing and water colour stamping. The zig zag patterned was stamped onto paper that was coloured in an ombre fashion with distress inks, the background yellow dots are using distress ink like water colours, the big butterfly was inked up with distress inks and misted before being stamped and the dotty velum circles are embossed with copper zing. Lots of stamping on this page! Oh, and can you believe that is me as a little one??!!

This next card uses the same zig zag stamp (a very cool stamp!), and five different distress inks to create an ombre effect. I think I will be using this technique a fair bit more now, I just love the result!

Oh, and my class kit stamps arrived this week too!! Yay!! Next I have made some project life style cards using the chalkboard effect with white embossing on black/dark background.

The frame card was inspired by some of the new MME (I think!) that was revealed this week for CHA. That got me thinking too about creating chalkboard frames and so I made these:

All good fun!! I have also managed to do one July challenge for Scrap the Boys. The requirement was to scrap a black and white head shot of your boy/man. I chose one of Liam that I had lying around, and is so typical of his quirky personality!

Well, I think that is all from me for now! See you next time.

Katie x


Michelle Jamieson said...

Loving seeing all your cool techniques! Love the colours you've used in your STB layout.
Misting looks fabulous. Thanks for playing along at STB! :)

Monica Brady said...

Look at all those bright colours just pop!!! Great layering and design! Love that cheeky photo!

Linda said...

Love the colors in the STB LO! The misting is fab!
Thx for joining us :)

Dot said...

Fantastic boy layout! Love the colours and your background!