Just Add Ink - Hello There

24 October 2014

Just Add Ink 237
Clear Block Stamping
Ok, I admit it. I've been living under a rock!
When this Just Add Ink challenge came around I thought to myself...
 "Does clear block stamping just mean using a stamp with a clear block?"

On further investigation 'Clear Block Stamping' is a technique where you literally use the clear block to stamp. Please tell me there's someone else out there that didn't know this?! 

After many (insert about a hundred) failed attempts at this card and a huge explosion of mess in my craftroom, I finally came up with something that I didn't think was too bad.

And don't fall over...I put it on an angle! I know, stepping way out of comfort zone!

So, in hope that others may not know about Clear Block Stamping, I have created a quick tutorial about how I achieved the effect on my card. Enjoy!

Make sure you check out all the other talented Design Team Members and how they have used the Clear Block Stamping Technique. 

Below is a list of items I have used on my card and if you click on the product it will take you to my shop where you can purchase any of these items. 

Thanks for stopping by,
Lou xo 
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INKspired Blog Hop - Endless Wishes

19 October 2014

INKspired Artists Blog Hop #3

You may just 'hopped' here from my friend Kabrina. If this is your first stop, a huge welcome to our third team blog hop. 

I am having loads of fun with these blog hops and it always amazes me how everyone creates something different from the same sketch! Be sure to hit the 'next' button at the bottom and hop all the way around.

I'm sure we will all offer some inspiration with this weeks sketch:

I wanted to stick with something simple without my usual umpteen layers look! Even though I love layers, I want to create some Christmas cards this year that are cost effective, elegant and simple. I have used the Endless Wishes stamp set to create what I think has all of those elements. 

I used the Heat and Stick Powder and Gold Glitter to create the gorgeous glittery slow flake and without being biased, I love how it turned out!

Next stop is the ever so lovely and talented Marlene.

Thanks for 'hopping' by,
Lou xo

Below is a list of items I used for this card. You can purchase any of these at my online shop by clicking on the image. 
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Just Add Ink - Four Feathers

10 October 2014

Just Add Ink 235
Four Feathers 
But two feathers looked better!

The challenge over at Just Add Ink this week is a colour challenge. If you are a regular follower of my blog you would know that colour challenges are not on my favourite list. I just don't know why I get in such a fluster with colour challenges! 

I am happy with my result and really enjoyed using my new Four Feathers Stamp Set.

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Be sure to check out all the other talented Design Team Members and their creations this week.

Thanks for stopping by,
Lou xo

If you would like to purchase any of the items for this card please click on the images and you will be taken to my online shop. 
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INKspired Blog Hop 2

05 October 2014

INKspired Artists Blog Hop #2

Last week we launched our first blog hop and it was loads of fun. Thank you to everyone who commented and enjoyed all our creations, we all loved inspiring you!

If you follow my blog and this is your first stop, please be sure to hit the 'next button' and do the loop of all our artwork.  And if you have just arrived here from Lisa's amazing take on this sketch, welcome!

Here is this weeks sketch:

I dyed the organza ribbon using rubbing alcohol, about 6-7 drops of Melon Mambo ink refill and a Stampin Spritzer.

Next stop is Marlene and her beautiful take on this sketch.

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