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.
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.