Monday, 4 March 2013

Butterfly Meadow on an Inky Background

Evening Folks

As usual, I hope you are all in fine fettle after the weekend and that you've had a good Monday.

I managed to catch up on a recorded programme this afternoon  - Barbara Gray's afternoon hour and the second of Ali Reeves - forgot to set the TV to record her earlier one :(

Ali made a background with the inking a stamp block technique and, as it looked easy and effective, I have had a go ... here's the result.

For the background I've used three shades of TH's distress inks - green, yellow and blue. The stamp block was inked up and then spritzed with water before stamping it all on some white card.

The foreground is made using a mask and black ink. Once fully dried the piece was simply trimmed and matted on to black card before attaching it to a white card base. Nothing fancy - I think any embellishments would be too fussy for a note-card and I like it as it is.

Materials used:
Kanban white card base
Card - square of Docrafts Papermania white card; a snippet black cardstock for matting
Inks - Tim Holtz DI, Shabby Shutters, Scattered Straw and Stormy Skies and Black Soot
Crafter's Workshop 6x6 Template, Butterfly Meadow

The only snippet used is the black cardstock used for matting so not made a great deal of difference to the snippet mountain. However, it does mean that I can pop over to the playground, that's Pixie's Crafty Snippets Playground - Week 62, and see what's going on there.

I'd also like to submit this to Quirky Crafts Challenge Blog - where the requirement is to Make a Quirky Mess with Paints, Inks, etc.

The technique is fun to do - I think I'll do a bit more experimenting with colours, inks and, maybe some silhouette stamps instead of the mask ... well, I only have the one scenic mask so it could get repetitive :) The possibilities are endless.

Still plodding away at cataloguing the stamps ... this is a job that could run and run :)

Thanks for dropping by and take care everyone.

Happy Crafting,


  1. This is really lovely Elizabeth. I love the mask you have used.

  2. Ooo! I love this card Elizabeth. Like walking on a summer's day - if I could remember what one of those is like!
    Thanks for your kind comments! I have had so much encouragement with my Daisies!

  3. Love the background and the stamp you chose is just perfect! Thanks for playing along at Quirky Crafts.

  4. Beautiful Elizabeth - as Sam says, like walking on a Summer's day. Love the inking, spritzing and stamping technique for backgrounds - I haven't done this for ages, must have a play.

    I'll race you to finish the stamp cataloguing!! I'm so start and stop at doing it that you'll win for sure.

    Hugs, Di xx

  5. Gorgeous card Elizabeth, beautifully made. xx

  6. Beautiful Elizabeth, it ticks all the right boxes with me.

    B x

  7. Now that is a card I would love to recieve!
    #23 at Pixie's Playground :)

  8. Beautiful Card Elizabeth gorgeous inking technique xx

  9. Lovely card. Will need to try and see that technique. Sounds like a good one.

  10. this is beautiful!! Hugs Juls

  11. One awesome card Elizabeth well done!! Shaz in oz.x

  12. What a beautiful card, so pretty. I love your background :o)
    Jackie xx

  13. Love your card Elizabeth, the background looks awesome! Cathy x

  14. This is a really lovely card, Haven't tried that technique yet - must give it a try!


  15. FAB-U-LOUS!

    Lovely inky scene . . . very pretty.

    Sarn xxx

  16. Absolutely stunning! Thank you so much for joining in with the Quirky Crafts Challenge this week


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