maandag 11 november 2013

Getting inky

Hi everyone,

It's Monday and that means a new Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! And what a simple but fun one we have this week! Let's get inky! Love it! Whether you want to keep it simple or you want to go all out with a colorful project, everything is possible, as long as you use some ink.



I chose a tag for my project and went with the most versatile ink I know, Distress Ink. Distress Ink has really beautiful colors and the properties of this ink are amazing. You can emboss with it, blend, all sorts of techniques, and the reaction with water is so cool. Normally I don't actually use more than three colors Distress Ink for my backgrounds. But for this Inky challenge I went all out and I used 7. I chose 6 different kind of bright colors and one brown. They blend into each other so beautifully.



One of my favorite techniques with Distress Ink is the Spritz and Flick. The ink reacts beautifully with water droplets and gives such a nice effect. To give it a little bit more depth I used the exclusive Moroccan stencil from Simon Says Stamp with Peacock Feathers Distress Ink in the same place I used it before. For some real texture I used some black colored Modeling Paste with the Sunset Sunrise stencil​​.



To let the sentiment pop a bit I stamped it with Archival Jet Black and embossed with Clear Embossing powder. I love it that you can also emboss with Archival Ink!



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To join in all you need to do is make a project that fits this weeks challenge and you can be the winner of the $50 gift voucher that our amazing sponsor Simon Says Stamp offers. This prize will go to a random entry. So go over to the Stamp and Show Monday Challenge blog, let the DT members inspire you and join in the fun!

Thank you for stopping by! Love to see you next time!

Hugs,
Sandra

24 opmerkingen :

  1. What wonderful brightness on this grey dismal morning! Stunning use is all those inks, I just love it!

    Sally

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  2. Love this mix of lots of colours contrasting against the black Sandra. A beautiful tag. Jenny x

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  3. What a fabulous, colourful tag Sandra x you have inspired me to use more than 3-4 inks. TFS and best Wishes
    Annie x

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  4. The mix of colors and the gradient effect between lights to darks is fabulous! Beautiful use of the distress inks and beautiful tag!

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  5. Sandra...gorgeous tag. I love the blended rich colors of your background. Then popping the black is such a cool contrast! Love it! <3 Candy

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  6. Super cool tag Sandra!! The colours are so vibrant and the different patterns look so great together. The black really pops against the background. Gorgeous!!

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  7. gorgeous! Love the stunning depth of color and inky goodness!

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  8. Hi Sandra, wonderful depth and blended colour on your tag. The little frame with the heart inside is a lovely touch. Love the embossed sentiment too. Great contrast. Tracy x

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  9. What a fun tag! Love all your inky colors and great idea to white outline some of the black squares! Have a wonderful day! Hugs!

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  10. Gorgeous tag, Sandra! I LOVE all the color and the embossing is so fab!!

    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

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  11. Wow Sandra! What a pretty tag! Love all the colors and patterns! The embossed sentiment looks fantastic!

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  12. Such a gorgeous tag, Sandra. I love the beautiful background colors and the great embossing. Great design! :)

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  13. Tags are my true love! This is really beautiful, bright and very cool! BArbarayaya

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  14. Love the colors!! The tape really looks great on the tag, love the contrast of the black with those vibrants colors. Spectacular tag.
    Have a great day,
    Kelly

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  15. Love it!! You have a great eye for color and texture

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  16. Oh how I adore juicy color and you've got it in spades here! It is delicious eye candy, but it's also full of such exquisite detail. You did another great job and you probably get sick of me saying it, but YOU, girl, have some serious skills!

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  17. Glorious - love those intense inky colours and the black is so dramatic, especially with the glossy embossing - fabulous tag!
    Alison x

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  18. I love the vivid colours on this tag! It's really bold and beautiful and great inspiration to get inky! Thank you for stopping by my blog and making such a nice comment. Julie Ann xx

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  19. Gorgeous tag Sandra! The colors are fabby, the embossing, the background, and the white outlining! Perfect!

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