Sunday, 11 July 2010

I've got Inky Fingers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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


  1. Vix will be pleased with you she loves messy fingers !! WEll done, gorgeous card and lovely colours. Thank you for joining us at crafty cardmakers x

  2. This is gorgeous!! Thanks for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

  3. Hehe Sue made messy fings!! Just got to convert Gloria now lol!

    Well Done hunny, gorgeous background x

  4. well done on getting messy fingers lol, she is well proud, such a gorjuss card as well, love the image enlarged looks fab, like the idea of the staple with butterflys, thanks so much for playin with us at crafty cardmakers xx

  5. For a card done quickly, you did very well. Love it. xxx