Thursday, 19 March 2015

Inky playtime

On Mother's Day I allowed myself a bit of inky playtime with my ink dusters and some inkylicious stamps. I began by making a mask with a cd, cutting out the centre to make an aperture.
I then used ink dusters, Memento and Adirondack ink and a mountain and valley stencil to create some hills and sky. After removing the aperture mask, I stamped the thistle with versafine tuxedo black around the edge of the circle. I stamped the rabbit in the same ink. Finally I inked up the middle-sized northern pine with Memento northern pine and espresso truffle, adding a 'shadow' from the rising sun using the ink duster pinched together at the end. A few highlights were added using a sakura gellyroll clear stardust pen, which you can see a little better here:
 My second card uses the same techniques but different stamps.
The leaves and trees are from one of my oldest sets of Inkylicious stamps, Flight of Dreams. I added tiny punched flowers and dots of distress stickles around the edge of the circle. The birds are from the set 'Prickly shrubs'.
If you aren't sure how ink dusters work, you can check out my video tutorials on Youtube. If you are heading to the Hobbycrafts show at the NEC this weekend, be sure to visit the Inkylicious stand and take a look at all the new stamps. I wish I could be there myself!
Thanks for looking and for all your lovely comments.


Fliss said...

Sally these are both absolutely stunning! Amazing scenes, so beautiful.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Two stunning cards Sally, both are beautiful. The top one reminds me of Winter while the bottom of Spring.

Sue xx

SARN said...

Brilliant inked up cards Sally.

Thanks for the link to your videos too. Will check them out later.

I am expecting there to be some Choral Singing on them as well!

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Joan said...

Lovely inky scenes Sally


Faith A said...

I thought you had gone digi, when I read of you using a CD, then saw you you used it as a mask LOL.

They are VERY beautiful and remind me of the film Watership Down.

Helen J said...

Beautiful scenic stamping, I love the idea of using the CD as a mask, I might have to "borrow" that idea!

Valerie Nolan said...

Two beautiful seasonal scenes Sally, fabulous colouring! Love the thistle wreath and the rabbit:)
Val x

Jean said...

I love these little scenes and the way you have framed them. both beautiful cards.
Jean x

Irene said...

Two beautiful scenic cards Sally,
you do this so well.
Thank you for the You Tube Link.


maria's knutselplezier said...

Two stunning cards I really love these lovely spring sceneries !!!


Karen D. said...

how how you stamped the circle frame...


Both scenes are fabulous Sally - great techniques and wonderful colouring, as always. You are the Queen of ink dusters!
Hope you and yours are well.
Sylvia xx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

That top card is so stunning and serene. That shadow of the tree is the perfect touch. The second card has the best colors-so spring!

Kay Carley said...

These are fab Sally x