Saturday 19 May 2012

In the Garden

Welcome to this weeks challenge at
This weeks theme chosen by fellow teamy and very talented Helen is
In The Garden

This weeks sponsor is The Stamping Boutique
and the prize is 5 Digi's of your choice.

I've done two simple cards for the challenge this week.
I've been playing with Tim Holtz Alcohol Inks.

I've made the backgrounds by swirling the inks and blending solution on to the coated card stock. Then I have just stamped an image using Stazon black ink into the bac ground. The same image has been stamped onto the corner of the base card in Distress ink Pumice stone and the sentiment has been done in the same colour.Then it's all layered up onto a complimentary cardstock.

This has been done the same way as the previous card except that instead of stamping on the base card I have added a punched border using a Marcha Stewart border punch. Because this stamped image is more of a reverse image, (the ink sticks to the background and the flowers are clear) the background looks black and the alcohol ink colours the flowers. Same technique but two differnt looks.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Joyful Stamper - Anything Goes
Peachy Keen Stamps - Anything Goes
Rainbow Lady - Let's Get Inky
Truly Scrumptious - Anything Goes
Creative Craft Challenge - Distressing
Paper Take Weekly - In the Garden
Make it Monday - Anything Goes
Paper Creations - In the Garden
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes


  1. Awesome cards!!! Love how you stamped the same image on the base card....GREAT idea!!

    THANKS BUNCHES for playing along with this weeks challenge at Simon Says Stamp and Show!!

  2. Just gorgeous both of them.. thanks for sharing
    Love Cynthia x

  3. Two beautiful cards. I love your alcohol ink background and beautiful stamping.
    Thank you for joining in Rainbow Lady's Inky challenge.
    Beryl xx

  4. Jan these are all so stunning. I love all of the beautiful colours and your technique with those inks is amazing! :)

  5. What gorgeous cards and love the beautiful images:)
    Thank you so much for joining us for our last challenge at PaperCreations Ink
    Lynn xxx

  6. Love the technical work.

  7. Beautiful cards, Jan. Thanks for joining us at Rainbow Lady.

  8. Both gorgeous cards Jan, beautiful stamping! Thanks for joining us at Rainbow Lady's Challenge this week
    Claire xx

  9. Unbelievably beautiful backgrounds you've created here. These cards are gorgeous!!

    Thank you so much for taking the time to link up your talent and creative ideas with us at Make It Monday!
    Lisa xx

  10. This is just beautiful. Amazing colors and contrasts. Hugs- Glora


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