Monday, May 12, 2014

My Craft Spot - Challenge #137

Hello everyone and welcome to Studio 5380.
It's Monday and time for another challenge over at My Craft Spot.  This week's challenge is:
Technique - Inking.
This challenge made me think outside my normal comfort zone and try something a bit different. I have collected a nice assortment of inking sprays and I've actually used them a couple of times on pages in my art journal. But, I've never tried them out on a card - so this challenge seemed like the perfect time to give it a go....
My technique:
* I started with a piece of Express It paper and gave it a mist with water.
* Next, I spritzed on Dylusions Inks in the following colors: Bubblegum, Cut Grass and Vibrant Turquoise.
* I spritzed on more water and dabbed it up with a paper towel, blending the colors as I dabbed.

*After allowing the inks to dry, I used a polka dot stencil and white ink (Hero Arts) to create the circles on my card.
* Once the circles were dry, I stamped on my sentiment from the Chalkboard Sentiments stamp set by My Craft Spot.

A few sequins in Caribbean Blues and a bit of Black Jute String were my finishing touches.

This was a fun card to make - messy, but fun.  I think I'll be trying this method again sometime soon. I'm anxious to try other color combinations and see what I end up with!

I hope you will stop by the My Craft Spot Blog to see what the other Designers have to share with you today.  I also hope you get a chance to play along with our challenge. I would love to see your inking technique linked up with us this week.

Before I let you go, I would like to remind you that you still have a chance to get your name in the drawing for the set of stamps I am giving away. If you missed the post, you can see it HERE.  Thanks so much for stopping by today and I'll be seeing you soon....


  1. I love the way this came out, Tanya. This would make a fab album cover.

  2. This is absolutely gorgeous, Tanya!! The background looks amazing!! I love the beautiful colors!! They look fabulous!! And I know how messy this sprays can be!! I use gloves because I was tired of having multi-colored fingernails ;) Happy Monday my friend :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  3. Beautiful card, Tanya!! I really love your inked background - so pretty! These colors look beautiful blended together and the white dots are fabulous!

  4. So your background, WOW!

  5. This is a beautiful card !!! I love the inking technique !!!! Beautiful colors !!! Hope you have a wonderful Monday !!

  6. WOW!! This is BEAUTIFUL!!! Love that you added the pretty sequins!!
    Have a wonderful day my friend,
    *Crafting With Creative M*

  7. This is gorgeous, Tanya! The background is amazing... I'm stunned this is your first card creation with all those inks! You're a natural, my sweet friend! The colors are beautiful and I love the sentiment and sprinkling of sequins. Lovely work, as always! :o)

    Hugs and blessings,

  8. Wow, such a cool background! The colors are awesome and blend so well together:) Love the fun little sequins to-fun touch! Fabulous card!
    Have a great day!
    Sherrie K

  9. Love it Tanya!!! The colors are great. Love the sequins. Fantastic card!!!! :)

  10. Another technique I want to try. I have never done an on'line art class, but I think I should look into what is available.

  11. WOW!!!! Well it certainly doesn't look like you've never done this before on a card! This really is pretty.... the colors meshing together look amazing... nicely done my friend! :O)

  12. Tanya ~ GORGEOUS card! I would never be able to tell you are out of your comfort zone at all! The colors are so pretty together! Then the sequins ~ beautiful touch too!

  13. I really love your card -- keep seeing it in my blogger feed and keep falling in love with it. The colors, the look, the feel. Beautiful!

  14. This is really pretty, love the colors.


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