Good morning all...well it is after midnight!
Well I've had a lovely time with inks today. I was watching the ladies from Inkylicious on Hochanda the other week and they really fascinated me with what they were doing with inks. I've seen Barbara Grey do the same but it never seemed as well explained as the ladies the other day (I'm afraid I don't know their names...very rude of me). Now I know this work isn't up to their standard but I'm a learner! I just happen to have the large brushes these ladies use with the inks..they call them ink dusters. I bought the brushes about eighteen months ago, never been used. I'd forgotten I'd got them. The thing is I'm so chuffed coz I can use them far better with my wonky arm than I can a blending pad. It is the fine motor movements I have the most problem with so the fact you sort of swish the ink (new technical term!) with the brushes is great for me. Anyway I had a play using a die cut circle for the sun and tore some paper to get the hill effect. I used momento inks for the background then stamped my sentiment and flower stamp in black versafine ink. This was a larger piece of work but I trimmed off the bits I was unhappy with and then backed it onto black card and I finished with a few gems in the corner.
My second card is what is known as a 'happy accident'. The ladies when on Hochanda dibbed the brushes into the ink pad then dabbed off onto a piece of paper before inking their card. I obviously did as I was told and followed suit. I'd also tried some second generation stamping which incidentally was the bit I didn't use on my first card - anyway the piece of stamping on this second card was my dabbing and my first generation stamp onto scrap card. Well blow me if I didn't love the way it looked. I showed Mr B who thought I was bonkers but after I'd trimmed it and backed it onto black, then added an embossed piece of white onto black and a Kraft card base even he had to eat humble pie and say it was 'OK' - Mr B doesn't waste words...why use three when one will do...ok! Just ok! Anyway I must confess I like this second accidental card better than the first! I'd love to hear yours thoughts on it please....that's me off to bed now...catch you next time x