Sunday, July 8, 2012

Inspired Wishes

Hi Everyone,

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…
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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 Smile
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Beautiful card!!!

Christine Blain

This is a great card, Vicki. I love both of those stamp sets too - and you've used them beautifully!

Vicky W

I must agree with Chrstine. Vicki, you have used these stamp sets to your advantage & created a stunning card. I love all your ripping - isn't that fun? & your stamping. Thanks so much for deciding to playing along with us at Sunny Challenges & Challenges


This is fantastic Vicki! I love the rippy feel with this! The image is just terrific!

Elizabeth Dyson

This is a real WOW card. I love all the elements you have used. Great work

Lisa M

Vicki, wow...that's a great technique you shared! Your stamping skills are the heat and I love the torn edges!! Beautiful card.

Susan Flynn

You have used such a pretty stamp on your card its gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Card Makin' Mamas for our "Rubber Challenge" hugs Susan x

Carole Stedman

Beautiful card Vicki. I love how you have torn your papers and stamped your images.

Kris McIntosh

Beautiful card Vicky. I love how you have created a shabby chic card with all the tearing. Thanks for joining us at Sunny Challenges and Creations this week.

Sylvia Buist

Great choice of stamp set, its one of my favourites and I like the way you've paired it with all the tearing.

Sunny Challenges & Creations

Vicki, it is with great pleasure that we award you our Ray of Sunshine this week for your gorgeous card.

Elizabeth Dyson

Huge congratulations for being this week's Ray of Sunshine - a well deserved win. Your card is simply gorgeous.


Oh, this is AMAZING! LOVE the torn DSP--how clever is that?! And the brown accents to your green image are stunning! This is fabulous! :)

Pia S

Stunning card! Love the layout and image. I find it really difficult to work with green colors myself, so I'm impressed by your result!