Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Stamptoberfest and inky fun!

The last two weeks I have been busy playing the challenges at 2 peas's Stamptoberfests and at the same time getting a start on my seasonal cards. It is an annual event in which I host a challenge and I spend many hours getting my stamps inky. At the being of the event our weather turned abruptly to winter...a tad later than usual but nonetheless winter is here and my spirit quickly turns from fall card making to winter too. Let me show you a sampling of what I worked on:

This first card is an inspiration card for the challenge I hosted. Acetate Kissing is creating a polished stone background with alcohol inks. They stamping an image with alcohol inks and removing the ink quickly resulting in a clear image.

Another more tradition kissing challenge involved inking up a large foam stamp, stamping with an inked background stamp and putting it on paper. Here I edged the card with the new Fiskar's border punch.

Quirkiness card challenge: This card called for some serious fun! I added some dimension with the Fiskar's paper crimper as I did some paper piecing.

Jennifer McGuire began her Holiday Thinking Inking classes at 2 Peas during this same time.

Here I did some kissing and shading with distress inks.

Just do it...I tried a technique I had on my to do list for a very long time-watercolor pens on the back of cut n dry foam, misting and stamping.

Watercolor ATC

Burnished background-embossing a background image and adding multiple layers of ink tone on tone. Resist technique completed the main image.

A clean and simple look was created with a new stamp.

Stamping a background with a misting acrylic ink block- another Holiday Thinking Inking technique.

Another burnished background with a vintage look.

A Christmas hanger made with a center of a recylced soda can....alcohol ink base, crimped and embossed then image is added wit final detail of hanger and snow and sitting it in a mini real pile for the photo. Yes, it is winter here :-)