21 January 2014

So much fun...

Hi everyone and thank you to those of you who left such positive feedback on my latest video. I have ideas for more but if you have any requests for techniques/products you'd like demo'd then let me know.

In between card orders and samples I've taken time out to play, no restrictions, no plans, no deadlines. This new Wendy Vecchi Archival Reinker watercolour effect has got me so excited as it's quick and unpredictable. Here's the latest card made by combining Cornflower Blue and Fern Green.


This design developed from where the ink ran to and that paler patch in the top corner. To make the most of it I stuck with the same colour Archival Inks for stamping and stencilling but then used a contrast colour, Red Geranium, for the sentiment and flower centres; this made them stand out.


I love it when you start to dry the inky mix and see the way the colours have reacted and bleached in different place.


After stamping the flowers I masked them off to add the background stamping and stencilled stripes. Rather fortuitously some left over altered red paper (from these skating boots) matched the ink colour perfectly so I stamped/fussy cut the central elements for the flowers. The smaller dots and flowers were added with a Distress Marker, as was the blue colour to the outer edges of the flowers and leaves.


 Matting and stencilling are the only parts adding any dimension to this design; the various inky layers add plenty of interest already, and of course it keeps the Royal Mail from charging extra for postage!


I'm hoping the fact that this card is essentially built on Archival Inks means it qualifies for the latest
and with that sentiment and the little heart centred leaves I'm also entering it into

Tomorrow is the start of the second week over at Frilly and Funkie's latest challenge, 'The Warmth of Winter', and I hope you'll be able to join me to see how I warmed the hearts of a couple of rather special people. For now, take care of yourselves, Jenny xxx

28 comments:

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Gorgeous card Jenny. I have been enjoying the re inker technique too, great fun . Loving your colour choices and the flower is gorgeous as is the backdrop with the added background details with the stripes and flowers. Thanks so much for,joining in the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Great to have you joining along. Tracy x x

Astrid Maclean said...

Fabulous and such a great technique! Can't wait to give it a go but only have one colour re-inker so far....

I love the colours you have chosen and the combination of that together with the stencilling looks fantastic!

Redanne said...

It is lovely to do something just for yourself. I got some inks today and have had great fun with Wendy's technique - I love how yours turned out, the colours go so well together and I love those stripes too.

A couple of ideas from me - painting on canvas and making a journal cover which are two of my favourite techniques that you have used in the past.

Hugs, Anne x

Terry said...

Wow, this is so gorgeous! Jenny I just love the mix of colors and texture! Yes, I was one who enjoyed your video! Mixing alcohol inks is pretty awesome with paste, but sure do have a ton of reinkers!!! Hugs!

Patricia said...

Another wonderful piece of art, great colours, embellishments, brilliant sentiment and design.
Hugs

Patricia xx

Rita said...

I love your card Jenny. Fabulous techniques and textures. Hugs Rita xxx

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

Your background is so dreamy and organic.
Love your colour choice for this most wonderful card.
Wishes
Lynne

Mrs.B said...

Hi Jenny, gorgeous card, loving the look of the background and those stripes. The red is such a glorious contrast.
Off now to do some catching up.
Avril xx

Almo said...

Beautiful crd Jenny. I have been having a look at this reinker technique but not found the rubbing solution yet to try it. These 3 colours you have used look really good together. You are right you have so much detail and interest with your background, stamping and stencilling techniques you dont need much more. It is nice to see you have found some quality time to play with no restraints or deadlines for a while. Hugs Mo x

butterfly said...

Gorgeous, Jennie - love the inky effects in the background (I have two Archival re-inkers, but unsurprisingly they're black and coffee, so I'm not sure it will be very pretty!)... and the contrasting geranium works beautifully. Lovely, lovely card!
Alison xx

butterfly said...

Oh, pish tush - and lovely to have you play along at Artistic Stamper too, of course!
Axx

Mona Pendleton said...

Gorgeous project! Love the inky background and beautiful stenciled design! Thanks for joining along with Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

Marci said...

A very pretty card. You make such nice cards, giving me ideas.

Inkypinkycraft said...

Great colours and the reinker background looks great ...so love that stencil! X hugs x

Brenda Brown said...

Love what you have achieved with this card Jenny, it's just delightful and I have still got to have a go at that technique. Must find time soon.
Take care.
hugs {brenda} x0x

chrissies said...

Fantastic card and wonderful background with the two colours. So pleased you took time out to do something just for you.

Chrissie x

Von said...

Gorgeous !
Von ♥

Elaine said...

Loving the greens and blues with that pop of red - a great card!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

This one just blew me away, Jenny. The colors are absolutely sensational - love the pops of red against that fantastic inky green background. You have totally mastered Wendy's new technique. Thanks so much for the inspiration.

Hugs,
Linda

Diane Krause said...

I have to say... you are one talented lady! I am loving everything I have seen so far... your blog is drawing me inwards and I look forward to seeing the rest of your beautiful creations. :)

sam21ski said...

Simply gorgeous, love the colour and those stripes look amazing

Sam xx

Ivanka said...

This is gorgeousness itself!! If gorgeousness is not a real word...then I will go with stunning!!

Fandhmum said...

Gorgeous card and I love that quote
Rosie x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Such a beautiful card.

Paper Profusion said...

Stunning, artistic card Jenny! The red is such a beautiful contrast. I see that your texture paste stayed nice and white and didn't absorb ink below. Did you use sealant or have any tip re this? Nicola

MichelleZ said...

I love, love, LOVE that fabulous inky background. So rich and vibrant. Stunning work!

Thank you for sharing your card with us for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Happy Stamping! ~Michelle

Anna-Karin said...

This is gorgeous! Love the inky background and all the wonderful stamping and stencilling. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!

Jennie -The Artistic Stamper said...

Gorgeous creation! Thank you for joining in The Artistic Stamper challenge :)

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