Sunday, 14 August 2011

All inky at LIM

Hello crafty friends, Hope the weekend has been a great one :0)
Over at LIM this week Mandi and Chrissie have challenged us to get all inky,

Once more we are back to the second week of the month and so our challenge is for a 
ONE LAYER CARD


If you are not sure of the principles of this genre, do check out our Guidelines at the top of our blog.
The special feature we would like to see this week is for you to 
USE INK
** This does include ink pads **
...hopefully in a way you haven't tried before.... or using a favourite technique.
I had a great time with this one and chose to use Andy Skinners inky technique This is fun, he has a video so pop over and check it out if you have a minute:0) I turned the card on it's side and marbled it just on that side, let it dry and then stamped the Graphic 45 Cling Le Circ2 . What was really interesting was the Copics I used to colour were taking the coloured ink down and I got a lift that was totally unsuspected but very welcome. You can see it on the leaves and the yellow of the ladies dress sleeves.
I have a feeling there maybe more attempts at this challenge, I love getting inky, Great challenge again ladies, Thanks! I have photos of the inside but although interesting I think I'm going to cover it up with a liner, the Copics bled through :{

I've had a very busy crafty weekend but I can't share any of it yet, sorry. At the Craft Barn Blog we have something quite interesting coming up in the next few weeks and I think you may want to play along, I'll keep you posted TTFN Have a wonderful week all :0)

69 comments:

Beryl K said...

Stunning card Gay, love the images
Beryl x

Junie said...

WOW Gay what a fantastic inky card !!! Just adore all those colours together !!! Very much looking forward to what is coming up shortly at Craft Barn !! take care

craftattack said...

Lovely card, love your great ladies! Hugs, Valerie

Kathyk said...

FAB card and lovely effect - shame about the "bleed" though - think I'd cover it with an insert too

Kathyk

Suze Bain said...

Fabulous colours and images Gay (and te inside is very pretty too!) xx

Carla said...

stunning card!

Debgem said...

Gay - this is just wonderful. I really like the marbling at the bottom of the card, and the image you've used is super. I love it!

Suzilou said...

Love your inked colours and the stamp looks brilliant over the top :)

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wonderful, love the colors.

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

Ooh . . . another really different and interesting card Gay. Congrats.

Hugs, Sandra x

Kim Dellow said...

Oh that is just wonderful! A great bit of stamping Gay! Kim

Katina said...

Fantastic Gay!!! xx

Jenny said...

I love to see what you make Gay, it's always so different and a refreshing change :)
A fab card as usual, I love the inky colours and the way they flow from the ladies dresses. The inside looks interesting too...I think a lot of us will have to use inserts this week!
Jenny x

Sasha said...

Fabulous card, Gay! I can see that you have used quite a few different techniques on your card...Brilliant! Love your colour choices and stamps!

Mrs.B said...

Great card Gay, love the images and the colours.
Avril

Chrissie said...

Some really interesting effects here Gay and some terrific colours too!
Thanks so much for your continued support of our challenges, it's greatly appreciated!
Chrissie
Lady LIM
"Less is More"

Lynn said...

Hi Kay, love the marbelling effect. I have found that using promarkers over the distress inks seems to split the alcohol inks into different hues, although all I have had so far is 'mud'. I am wondering whether a pearlescent card will allow the alcohol ink to sit on top instead of bleeding through? I will see if I have some in my stash and give it a go. Wonderful card, and I do like the stamp. Lynn x

Susan said...

I just checked out that video and that's a really cool technique. Love how your card turned out!

Maria said...

Gorgeous card! I love the marbling effect and I actually think the inside looks pretty cool! Maria x

Gibmiss said...

Hi Gay
Wow!!!! Gorgeous i can tell you love getting inky....Stunning work...
Hugs sylvie
xxx

Esther said...

WoW - gorgeous card...and love that stamp!! I love alcohol inks and don't know why I've never done this - i used to all the time when I worked with kids on holiday playschemes..they loved it, but i'd forgotten all about it..off to get inky !! Thanks for reminding me...Esther xx

Netty said...

Terrific stamp and great colourings. Love the inside as well. xx

Rosemary said...

wowee gay... what a cool card!!

Elizabeth said...

Fabulous card!! Beautiful ladies and colors.

Stamps and Paper said...

Gay what a pretty card...so colourful you really have made use of your inks

Anne

Vicky Hayes said...

Your cards are always so original Gay and I love the effects you got on this one! Vx

Maja said...

Great card, great colours. And the inside looks fantastic, no need to cover it.

Linda R. said...

Looks like inky fun my friend.. I just love that fun image you used.. I always love seeing your cards..

Hope you have a great day!!

Hugs, Linda

Meggymay said...

Love those ladies, its a super card. Yvonne x

GinaA said...

Your card is stunning, great colours. Will have a look at the link to see how it's done.

Spardha said...

Wow!.. Its BEAUTIFUL!.. You are a master of one layer cards! :D

Marja's Stamp Addiction said...

Gorgeous your card Gay. The stamp is very beautiful and artistic and also the colouring. Fabulous
greet
Marja

Ruth M said...

Oh wow, this is wonderful, full of joie de vivre - really happy card - fabulous!

Viv said...

Oh wow Gay what a great card and lovely 'pop' of colours too, well done I love it :O) Viv xx

Faith A said...

What an incredible card the colours are gorgeous and the images are perfect as is the sentiment, LOVE IT

Pop's Cards said...

Gorgeous creation ♥ Pops x x x

Suzi B said...

Fabulous colours love the stamping!
I rather like the inside too ... sooo pretty.
Suzi B :)

Suzi B said...

Thanks for the link to the video I've just sat absorbded watching it lol
Will be giving it a go.
Suzi B x x

Mina said...

oh wow Gay this is wonderful...it reminds me so much of Yellow Submarine, its the same sort of multi art theme...its an amazing piece of work
Mina xxx

Mandi said...

That inkin glooks fantastic, Gay
You did brilliantly placing it so perfectly
Thanks so much
Mandi
Diva LIM
"Less is More"

Jules said...

Hi Gay

What a fantastic OLC .. .. brilliant finished look and gorgeous colour choices.

Love Jules xx

Anne said...

This is stunning and unusual, will check out the video when I can. Can't wait to se what Craft Barn are up to:)
Anne
x

Diane J said...

Lovely colourful card xx

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Hi Gay - glorious colours and a fabulous image. As always,a brilliant creation!
Hugs, Sylvia xxx

Diane said...

Very interesting technique...the colors turned out amazing!!

massofhair said...

Hi Gay

What a stunning card and some fantastic inking techniques. Will go and see the video tonight after my online class.

Just followed the Craft Barn Blog as i really love Andy Skinner images and didn't know he#s on the design team.

Have a great week:-)

Lynne said...

Gay, you are so talented at these inky techniques. Fabulous card.
Lynne xxx

Lisa Jane said...

oh wow this is stunning - what fab colours
Lisa x

Carol said...

Super card Gay, great technique and lovely colours used. Carol x

Doreen said...

This is stunning Gay,very clever.xxx

Emily Leiphart said...

I love the dancing ladies, Gay! The way you've inked the edge is beautiful!

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

I love the images and the way you inked them!

kingstonmama said...

Beautiful card, Gay. I love your colors. You always have such interesting and different stamps! I'll have to check out that video, as I'm not familiar with this technique. :) Ann

Aileen said...

Very pretty, arty and colourful. x

The Crafty Elf said...

Gay...your card is STUNNING! Once again, thank you for your inspiration!

Riikka said...

What a great card!

lin_ka1 said...

this is beautiful :)

*Alison* said...

WOW.. what a beautiful creation.. i love all the colors.. :) HUGS

Franka Benjaminsen said...

What a gorgeous card. Love the colours and this marble technique. Bye, Franka

Sally H said...

Wow! This is stunning Gay! Love the colours. Must have a go at that technique

Squirrel said...

Just beautiful - your colours glow! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving the love, have a great week!
Rosey x

Cheryl said...

oh this is just brilliant hun just love this,super love hugs cherylx bless you for popping over to my blog too,xxxx

Kerry said...

Great card, love all the different colours.

lililindsay said...

I'll definitely give that technique a go! Fab stamp, yet again, producing a great card.

Rachelxx said...

Love the technique - makes a stunning card :-)

fatmonica said...

It's brilliant!

Annie said...

a fabulous inky card! enjoy your weekend.
hugs, annie x

Mikko Tyllinen said...

Very beautiful!

Dolly Daydreams said...

What fabulous ladies and so well dressed love them to bits.

Marie