Friday, 21 March 2014

Time for challenge No 2.......

....over at the That's Crafty challenge blog.  Don't forget there's a £20 voucher up for grabs for one lucky participant of the challenge so make sure you head over to play.  This time the theme for the challenge is 'Inky Antics' so it was time to get out the distress inks, a mask and a few stamps for a little inky fun.

Here's a quick little how to, for all those who are interested.........firstly using a That Special Touch Mask as a guide add some distress ink direct to card front with a bit of cut 'n' dry.  I've used Peacock Feathers and Mowed Lawn, a combination I discovered the other week and I love it!!
Leaving the mask in place, drop a little water onto the ink and blot to do a spot of faux bleaching and then add a little stamping.  I've used a couple of Kaisercraft stamps......Grid and Script

 Stamp one of the quotes from IndigoBlu's 'Live, Laugh, Love' set direct to the card front...
Then stamp some of the flowers and leaves from the same set and colour them with a little distress ink, I used a bit of cut 'n' dry to do it with and then a damp paintbrush with some more of the ink to add a little more depth of colour.

I also stamped the dragonfly and added colour in the same way before arranging and sticking all the component parts together.....

Don't forget to pop over to the challenge blog to play

Donna xx


  1. Really beautiful card Donna. Love the diamond pattern and the flowers are so lovely. Great sentiment too.
    Fliss x

  2. Beautiful and elegant - great technique too! Chris xxx

  3. Hi Donna, this card is stunning! Do you know what the mask is called as I can't find it online. I want to get it as it looks very versatile. Thanks Gemma x

    1. Hi Gemma
      That's Crafty doesn't do this one you need to get it direct from That Special Touch. If you go to this page you'll find it at the bottom, you get several in the pack, useful addition to your stash :)

    2. Thanks ever so much Donna! I was looking at the individual ones hence not finding it! Thanks again!


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