Sunday 1 December 2013

Lots Of Inky Goodness.

Would you like to know the honest truth of how this card started?  Well, after watching several You-tube demos on how to use a brayer, I decided to free my "Speedball" from the drawer and break out my luscious boxes of 
inky goodness and brayer a background. Well, that was the plan, in reality though all that happened was I used up a ridiculous amount of copy paper and a whole load of patience  and became rather frustrated. 
Anyway, wanting to create a rainbow of colour and make a card fit for my beautiful neice I decided to put the brayer away again and use makeup sponges to build up a vibrant background over the masked full moon I then bought in a little colour and swiped some shadowing across it before using a collection of various Lavinia Stamps 
to create a scene.

A computer generated wording, ribbon, a sprinkling of  "Glamour Dust" and a few squeezes of Stickles  complete the card. If you fancy the chance of a £40 spend up at Lavinia, Ink up your "Lavinia Stamps" and join us in this months "Anything Goes Challenge". 

I'm using this card for the following challenges:-
Hobbycutz 27, Make a scene,
CHCB3, Sparkle and bling,
WnW118, Wings,
CR72, Anything goes, ribbons,
HCC24, Glitter,
PCJ, Bling,
CFAS66, Birthdays,
SD12, Sparkle.

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Zoe said...

Wow! Superb array of colour, simply love this card xx Zoe xx

brenda said...

Of course I don't mind Julie, the idea came put of not being able to stamp much.

Fingers crossed I will soon be able to do more and get around blogland as well, my head is slowly getting back into place.

Love, love your creation.

B x

Chris said...

Wow! This one really caught my eye, Julie! I love your beautiful vibrant inky background, however you made it! It really shows off the lovely fairy silhouetted against the full moon. Love the added texture too, and just the right amount of glitter!

Anonymous said...

Lovely card, thanks for joining us at Craftyhands Challenge Blog.

Moira DT.

Unknown said...

WOW!! That color is amazing. I LOVE this. Looks like your playing around paid off.


Kelly Lloyd said...

Really beautiful card, thanks for sharing it with us at crafty ribbons
Hugs Kelly

Pauline Butcher said...

Stunning card, I'm loving the beautiful colours, so vibrant and alive, simply gorgeous. Hugs P xxxx

Karen said...

Beautiful vibrant card Julie, love it. Kx

Susan said...

A Fantabulous card Julie - you certainly got the hang of it !!
Hugs xxx

Aileen said...

Wow absolutely beautiful card Julie. You may not be able to brayer ( join the club) but you can certainly sponge, what a sensational card.

Gloria Shirr (purpleglo) said...

Wow Julie! This is stunning! I am in awe of your card. Thanks so much for sharing this with us.

I am your newest follower and would love to have you follow my blog also.

Please join me for a chance to win FREE candy on my blog. Have a wonderful week! Hugs, Gloria

Denise said...

This is an amazing card!!! Just love the scene you created! Thank you for sharing this beautiful creation of yours with us at Hobbycutz. Good Luck....
Crafty Hugs
Denise said...

Beautiful card love the design and like you the brayer says oh no not her again. Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all seasons and good luck. Love Alison xx

Dawn said...

Stunning creation! Thanks for shaing at Crafting for all seasons this time!
Good Luck
Dawn xx

Nancy in Iowa said...

Well your frustration certainly paid off. Glad you stuck with it because this is stunningly beautiful. Those rich colors are the perfect backdrop to this spritely fairy! Lavina stamps are so unique and you do them all justice. Who needs a brayer anyway! I only use mine for pressing design paper onto the base card. Strictly utilitarian in my craft world - no artistic use at all! Brayer be for swishin!

coops said...

wow so stunning julie.fantastic colours and i love the silhouette image :D

xx coops xx

John Lockwood said...

I have to agree WOW what a beautiful Background and scene, Thanx for joining us at Hobbycutz challenges, good luck!

John x

John Lockwood said...

Thanx for joining us at Hobbycutz challenges, good luck!

John x

Barbara said...

I ADORE this card! x

Stamping With Bibiana said...

sooo vibrant it looks matter what technique you used it is just perfect and so pretty...
hugs bibiana

crafty-stamper said...

gorgeous image and love the richly coloured background and added sparkle-thanks for joining us at Happy Campers
Carol DT x

Jenny said...

Absolutely STUNNING Julie! hugs x

Vicky Hayes said...

How frustrating for you Julie! But you know, no-one can brayer on copy paper, it just doesn't blend nicely - try doing it on a nice smooth card stock instead. Anyway, you made the most gorgeous inky background with the make up sponges. What a beautiful magical scene! Vicky x