Beautiful You!

For whatever reason, I have tended to circle this week’s stamp set, Beautiful You. Now that the time has come to really use it I’m wondering why I hesitated as the ideas are flowing freely.

This stamp set comes in two cases but for my own sanity, what I try to do in these instances, is double them up in the one case. That way when I grab the stamp set, I know I have it all.

If I haven’t mentioned this yet, now is a really good time to stock up on any of the retiring 2016-2018 In-Colours. In particular, if you have the ink pads please ensure you have plenty of re-inkers for each color!

Oh, and have yourself an... Inkee Fiddling Day!

Joanne x

My new colour kit has arrived…

and I have to say, I’m not disappointed as they are beautiful. Although I do tend to think something was lost in translation when it came to naming the colours as on the ink pad for Cherry Cobbler, in German I think it is,  it’s Chili. As for the Cajun Craze, once again it’s German I think, it’s called Terracotta, which describes them both perfectly. My apologies now should I use the international names mistakenly.

Anyways, I couldn’t wait to use the Crumb Cake (formally known as Kraft) ink pad as I so wanted to see what it looked like. To me it’s gorgeous, almost like a faded gold. I chose the largest stamp from the Elements of Style set to highlight the Crumb Cake. It did so beautifully… until I started water-colouring it. Sorry, I’ll endeavour to do a plain Crumb Cake tomorrow!

I’ve used the Cherry Cobbler card-stock and the Cherry Cobbler ink pad… love them!

Joke of the Day:

She’s a nature lover.
That’s surprising considering what it did to her!

Oh, and have yourself an... Inkee Fiddling Day!

Joanne x

Fond Farewell… Colour #6

Wow, where does the day go? Unbelievably we were at school nice and early this morning, and even with a chat to one teacher, a drop-off at another class room, and an exchange of library books, I will still down into the studio with my pot of coffee by 9am… man, I was impressed!

I was even more impressed with the fact that I was able to work right through until I needed to head back to school. I ticked off what I had to in the morning, then I needed a card and even this  I managed a head start on. I know, I know… shock horror, but wait there’s more. The biggest pot of soup in simmering on the stove whilst containers of curry and strog are sitting in the fridge, and Donald’s birthday cake is in the pantry. Oh, and we had chocolate muffins for supper.

But dang it, I fell asleep then before I could tell you about the Fond Farewell to Colour #6Taken with Teal. This is a very in your face colour but it is gorgeous. Just so happens I chose this colour with one of my cards last month for my Technique class which was water-colouring, sponging and reverse sponging. This card was water-colouring.

For the sponging and reverse sponging I did almost the same card so the full effect of these different techniques could be appreciated. Now, I don’t deny for a moment that in comparison to what else is out there, these cards are a tad simplistic but when I was designing the three of these cards I felt it better to focus on the actual technique rather then how evolved it all could become. This was left to the individual.

So on saying that… the sun rose

 
 

 

 

 … and the sun set…

 

As I said, it’s a very Asian feel!

Oh, and have yourself an... Inkee Fiddling Day!

Joanne x

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