Sunday, July 8, 2012
I’ve been playing with some items that are new to me – rubber of course! Getting all inky with it and being inspired by not just the ink, but by a sketch challenge too!
I got a little ‘rippy’ with the paper and have a great tip for you. If you want to tear the edges of paper and can never get it to tear relatively in a straight line – Use a water brush to run a line of water around the edge of the paper to soften it, then simply pinch off the edges – they go all pulpy and easy to pull off but give a torn edge look.
The sketch inspiring me today was from a new challenge site called Sunny Challenges and Creations, and here is their sketch for this week…
I love the Inspired by Nature stamp set – it’s new to me – and I have no idea why I waited this long to buy it! Just look at what I made my very first go at inking it up. It’s been stamped in Old Olive and Chocolate Chip. I used these colours because that was the second part of Sunnys’ challenge – to use these colours, but they look awesome together anyway.
Another new to me stamp set is the Sincere Salutations – how beautiful are they – and they fit inside the X-Large Oval punch perfectly, which in turn fits inside the lovely frame from the Lots of Tags sizzlit. (I’ve embossed it using the Square Lattice folder just to give it some oomph.)
Card Makin Mamas also have a challenge going to “get out the rubber” – I don’t think I could have found more rubber than that unless I was at the drags on a Saturday night! lol
The other place I’d like to share this is Inspire me Fridays – the stamp set is Inspired by Nature and the name kind of fits with challenge don’t it?
Well that’s it from me for now, I’ll be back again to share some more ink around