Sunday, 25 October 2015

Inky Pinky

Here's the second baby card I made yesterday.

I had a new set of Avery Elle stamps on my desk , awaiting their first inking, when I discovered there was an Avery Elle challenge 'pink'.  The elephant and 'hello' are Avery Elle stamps ( elephant is coloured with markers) , the clouds are Inky Doodles and the sentiment is Stampin Up. I inked the back panel using orchid Brilliance ink and then stamped that drippy background (Hero ) using raspberry. I then spray it with pearlised water for a more distressed look.

Actually I should rename this blog 'My tragic craft life' as this is the second version of the card I made. The first time, just as I was adding the sentiment as the finishing touch, I dropped the black ink pad and got it all over it!

I'd like to enter:
Avery Elle pink
My Time to Craft  inspired by The Beatles ( 'Hello Goodbye' song goes 'hello, hello'- can't stop singing it now)
Fantasy Stampers  animal antics
Addicted to Stamps  make your mark


  1. You're on a roll! great card ... love the drippy BG

  2. That background is SOOOOOo stinkin' cool! Love the contrast of the soft, adorable ellie against that grungy background. LOVE!

  3. Another lovely image for this cute card

    Love Chrissie xx

  4. I really like that background but don't quite understand how you did it a stamp or did you just spray it...sorry if I am being thick!! When you get a moment you can reply from here- I changed my settings go now so that when I ask a question you can reply from your one is free from me! Have a good week xx

    1. Good morning Sandie! Was busy inviting Ink GDs when I saw your message. First I coloured the panel with the paler ink and then this is the stamp I used:
      Then I sprayed the top bit with pearlised water to give it a sheen and a bit of a watery effect.

  5. What a sweet card, Marina! I love it. Thanks for playing over at Addicted to Stamps & More. Melissa - DT

  6. My tip, use this background stamp a lot! Love it! Such a lovely card for a young girl.
    Comforting to hear that others mess up too...

  7. An amazing background, so colourful and artistic. Thanks for your Beatles song, now none stop in my head. Thanks for sharing with us at MTTC. Caz DT.

  8. This is lovely, especially like the background, it's like pink grunge!
    Perfect for our Animal Antics theme at Fantasy Stampers, thanks for joining us. X