Inkspiration Inspiration Challenge #9

Hey everyone! Again I apologise for the lack of blogging! There just seems to be so much going on in my life right now. I am still creating cards, I just have to take photos and blog them. Easier said than done right now though…LOL! But of course I could not, not post this challenge. And boy oh boy!!! This certainly was a challenge. I was starting to think I wasn’t going to have anything to show. I did quite a few cards and I just wasn’t happy with them. Finally I did something I could use….lol!

Here is the challenge-


Here is sneak peak…..I’m such a tease….


And here is the rest of it…



My initial thought when I saw the pic was brayering. Not to sure why?! But with a couple of ideas thrown around and a great friends input I went with water spritzing and using the colours from the painting in the BG. While the stamped image was still wet I gave the card a flick and it spread the ink even further around. It resembles something like spider veins! I just love how this technique turns out. When the card was dry I used my Aqua painter to run Regal Rose around and outlined some petals and stems. Looks a bit like crayon with the texture showing through. Just love it!! What do you think? 

I was playing with stamp set A Rose is a Rose first but the end result looked to blurry and a little too ‘blah’! I will work with it though.

  • Stamp set– Inspired by Nature, Baroque Motifs and Flight of the Butterfly
  • Cardstock-  Regal Rose textured, Apricot Appeal, Pretty in Pink, Watercolour paper and Very Vanilla.
  • Ink– Pretty in Pink, Apricot Appeal and Regal Rose
  • Accessories– Very Vanilla Taffeta Ribbon, Pink Pirouette Button, Linen Thread, Water Spritzer, Aqua Painter, Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/8 & 1 1/4 Circle Punches and Eyelet Edge Punch.

But also don’t forget to check out all the other DT’s fabulous work

They never disappoint!

Well better get back to some more stamping! Thanks for dropping by!


25 thoughts on “Inkspiration Inspiration Challenge #9

  1. Absolutely gorgeous card, Kirsty! Deb rang the other day and mentioned that you had asked after me as I hadn’t been arround lately. Thanks so much for caring! It’s nice to be missed. I’m back to blogging, though! Feeling VERY inspired after visiting your gorgeous blog just now, I think I’ll be spending a little while creating today (or a long while, who says children need to be fed???…)


  2. I know you said not to call you once I seen this card, coz you said you weren’t happy with the results but I couldn’t resist. This is the best, most stunning card. I LOVE IT. LOVE IT. LOVE IT. LOVE IT. I’ve started work on making one myself with A Rose is a Rose. I’ll post it when I’ve finished.


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