Vix (Vixykins) will be proud of me, I have got my fingers inky, or at least I did yesterday. The challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers has been (for the last fortnight) "Inky Fingers", and I have been itching to get this one done. However, as usual, life got in the way and I was down to doing it yesterday in the shop. I decided to just get the e-mails (and Facebook) out of the way before I started, and I was just finishing doing this when my son walked into the shop. So, instead of making my card, I spent a lovely day talking to him and my husband! When he left, I had roughly 1 hour in which to do my card, and all the other things I needed to do.
I decided to just make a selection of inky backgrounds and bring them home with me to make the card here. I bought (a couple of weeks ago) some Starburst Stains, which I haven't tried yet (for this Vix would NOT be proud of me!), and would have like to have used them on this card. But I didn't think I had time to add the water and let them do what they had to do, so instead I used some Cosmic Shimmer Mists that I had received on Thursday (they come ready mixed). I also used some Inky Dinks which I got at Port Sunlight, and again, hadn't used. I made 4 different pieces of card, all very different.
The image is a Sweet Pea stamp, which has been stamped, scanned and enlarged, coloured with ProMarkers (of course), with a few accents with Sakura pens. I have used two different inky backgrounds, although you can't see much of one, just a bit peeping out from behind the image. I secured the image to the mat using something new (to me), a Crafler (a craft stapler), and some gorgeous butterfly staples. I got these in the shop on Thursday and couldn't wait to try them out!
As well as Crafty Cardmakers, I am entering this into - Flutter By Wednesday - Anything Goes