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Sunday, 13 August 2017

Use Your Inks at Fashionable Stamping

Hello, it's time for a new challenge at Fashionable Stamping and this time Dot has chosen 'Use Your Inks' and you can use them anyway as long as you use them to stamp as well.
The prize for the Lucky random winner will be a stamp from our Sponsor Ink Art Designs.

For the background of my card I took inspiration from Brenda who made this tag a while ago.  I loved the background, and as I've had this stamp from Crafty Individuals for quite a while (un-inked), thought it might be something to try for my  'inky'  piece.  I used Antique Linen, Tumbled Glass and Shaded Lilac  and Stormy Sky DIs and spritzed and dripped with water.   Then stamped randomly using two colours,  I used Frayed Burlap and Dusty Concord.

My butterfly was stamped with Black Archival and I watercoloured with Fossilized Amber DI, when it was dry I applied a little Frosted Lace stickles and rubbed over with my finger, which just left a feint shimmer.  I decided on the position of  the butterfly and then stamped the antennae with black so that I didn't have to fussy cut this part.  I masked off part of the sentiment and again stamped with the two inks.

The base layer was distressed with inks and then a script stamp using Frayed Burlap.

The rest of the Design Team have some wonderful inspiration for you, so please pop over to the main blog, where you will also find all the challenge details.

I am entering this at:
  Penny Black and More - All Creatures Great and Small
  Stamping Sensations - Anything Goes
  Emerald City Crafts - Anything Goes

And just for fun - I decided to used similar colours to Brenda's tag, love how this turned out too.

Thanks for calling in, have a great day,
Avril xx


Lisa said...

Oh wow!! They are both so gorgeous!! I love the colors on both!! The butterflies are stunning!! Love, love these!! So amazing!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

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aussie aNNie said...

Fabulous Avril and love the colours, this is one great challenge theme too.xx [aNNie]

Electra said...

Really beautiful!!

Valerie-Jael said...

Gorgeous card! Have a great Sunday, hugs, Valerie

chrissie said...

The cards look amazing and the colours choices on both are wonderful Avril

Have a great Sunday

Love Chrissie xx

Lia said...

Your butterfly can fly away the very next minute: it looks so real! The background is gorgeous.
Lia xx

Janette said...

Beautiful, love the background it's gorgeous and that butterfly is just stunning.......I'd be thrilled to receive this....
Hope your having a nice weekend...xx

Shirley Chillman said...

Beautiful butterfly Avril and the background really makes it pop off the page.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

May said...

Both cards are so beautiful I adore the backgrounds Avril..Gorgeous work... May x

Linda said...

WOW!! These are stunning Avril .... I do love that butterfly and the colours you've used are so pretty. I've got that CI stamp too ...... think I need to ink it up now. Thanks for the inspiration xx

Caro´s kreative Welt said...

Hi Avril, your card is wonderful. I love the butterfly and colours.
Have a nice Sunday.
Hugs Carola

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Wow gorgeous cards, I love both versions :) Happy Sunday, Shirleyxx

Margik said...

Love both beautiful cards, Avril!
Mar xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

These are both so beautiful but must say my preference is for the Lilac one! Hope you are enjoying your weekend! Chrisx

Ink Art Designs said...

Hi Avril. Wow! The background layers on this look stunning.Love how you hae used your inks in so many different ways.
Dot x
Ink Art Designs

butterfly said...

Love the weathered wallpaper look in both colour ways - fabulous layering - these cards are absolutely gorgeous, Avril.
Alison x

brenda said...

A perfect creation for our All Creatures theme this month as well as Stamping Sensations, beautiful muted colours in the background, many thanks for joining us at Penny Black and More and Stamping Sensations challenges.

B x

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

This card really caught my eye Avril and I have to say that I love everything about it. The stamps that you've used just work so well together and that gorgeous butterfly just jumps right off of the page. The colour palette has to be one of my favourites but I also really like your second card too, so I couldn't choose a favourite if I had to. Thank you for sharing this with us at Stamping Sensations and good luck. Sandra x

Lynne K said...

Wow, stunning cards, Avril! The butterfly is amazing, and I love the soft colours of the backgrounds. Absolutely gorgeous! Thank you for sharing them with us at Stamping Sensations.


Sara Barker said...

Oh, my Goodness, Avril, this is gorgeous! I love your background and the design is just perfect! How could ever let that background stamp lie un-used?! Hugs!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful creations. Thanks for sharing your talent and showing us all what we also can aspire to achieve. Love the layouts, colours chosen and everything else!