Saturday, May 25, 2013

Simon Say's Stamp Favourite Ink Challenge

What is my favourite ink??? Like Anita Houston - The Artful Maven Haven said on her blog "I sure can't pick which one I like best"   I too struggle with choosing just one ink, I think my ink favourite type of  ink would have to be distress inks. But then I also love creating fun cards with Hero Arts Shadow Inks as well. But for this Challenge, The two inks I couldn't decide between were Tim Holtz Distress Inks Fired Brick and Vintage Photo so I made two cards using a different ink for each one. The stamped images were stamped with Black Archival Ink, another of my favourites, and I used a little smidge of Picket Fence Distress Stain on both cards, other than that only one ink and the matching distress stain were used for both cards.

The first one used Fired Brick:  Embrace Imperfection

The card base is kraft cardstock. The stamps are all Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous stamps, Urban Tapestry, Butterflies & Moths and Life is What Happens ..... I put a strip of Tim Holtz Ideaology - Tissue Tape - Sketchbook down one side I fussy cut the Butterflies and Moths stamp and used some black jewelery wire for the antenna on the top butterfly. I coated the wings with Clear Rock Candy Stickles. I cut two file tabs from Tim's/Sizzix On The Edge - File Tabs Die and used the words Embrace & Imperfection from the Idea-ology Chit Chat stickers pad. I finished off by mounting the whole thing onto black card stock before foam mounting onto the kraft cardstock.

The second card used Vintage Photo:  Time

Again the base is Kraft card stock. I used the Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Pen & Pencil Stamp Set I pierced holes on one side and inserted eyelets. then tied some twine through each eyelet. I affixed the 1/2 from the Idea-ology Numerals Metal Hardware with some Long Fastners. I cut two clocks from a sheet from the Idea-ology Kraft Resist 12X12 stash I put two Metal Game Spinners onto one of the clocks. mounted everything onto another piece of Kraft Resist from the same stash. then foam mounted the whole thing onto the Kraft card stock. I distressed the card stock and inked around the edges with Vintage photo of course.

I could have made more as there are so many inks I love, but I have to stop somewhere!!! hope you like them.

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