Sunday, 30 December 2012

A Purposeless Card

It seems ages since I made something just for fun, with no specific purpose. Its been all Christmas cards, gifts, specific birthday cards… Tonight I looked at some of my favourite challenge blogs for inspiration and came up with this.  

The stamp is by Paper Artsy/Inkadinkado (it says both on it) and it’s the first time I’ve used it. I used a brush to stipple ‘Salty Ocean’ Distress Ink onto a manila tag and then stamped the image, slightly off centre , in ‘Chipped Sapphire’. Actually the off-centre bit was a happy accident!! I stamped again onto white card and paper pieced fragments of the image. I edged the tag in silver pen and added eyelets. The alcohol ink background was a leftover and I added a ribbon border.

I’d like to enter this for
Out of a Hat Creations – Birthstone colours (Sapphire)
Artful Times  – recipe (I hope it’s okay that the female in the recipe is part of a mixed group)
Fashionable Stamping Challenges – Surprise Us

Why not join in the giveaway at Inkspirational Challenges?



Yvonne Garner said...

This is a great card! Refreshing color palette, too. Hanks for joining us at FSC! Best, Yvonne

Mynnette said...

This is just lovely, Marina! LOVE the cool colors you used--and the metallic eyelets are amazing! :) HUGS & Happy New Year! :)

Von said...

That's fabulous :) thank you for sharing with us at Artful Times
Von x☺x

chrissies said...

This is a terrific card Marina and so lovely of you to share it with us at Out of a Hat.

Hope you have a wonderful 2013 and look forward to uou joining us again then.

Best wishes Chrissie xxxx

lynne said...

A wonderful card.
Thank you for sharing with us at FSC this fortnight.

sandie said...

Marian, this is beautiful, the stamp is gorgeous and stamped in this ink is perfect

Sylv said...

A beautiful stamped piece, love the colours and the offset tag looks great.

Sylv x

Janet said...

Happy New Year Marian
I love Sapphire & your card is fabulous.
Thanks for joining us at Out of a Hat
Janet x

Neet said...

Of course it's ok to have a female as part of a group Marina. Lovely inspired card, great techniques employed here.
Hope you and the family have had a blessed Christmas and my best wishes for the New Year.
Hugs, Neet (Artful Times) xx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A wonderful tag in great colors. Love the image. Thanks for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges this fortnight and a happy New Year.

Esther said...

This is a great tag - love how you've paper pieced fragments of the image..Thanks so much for sharing wiht us at FSC..Esther xx