Inkspirations Challenge #77

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It’s Inkspiration time! unfortunately my crafting has not ‘got the flow’ if you know what I mean……probably not so let me explain. When I start a card I don’t always have the end result in my head. It starts with a colour or stamp set. Gradually different ideas form as I work as I think what would suit the look I want and also the element that would make the card ‘pop’. Some very good elements and accents come out of this process. This is what I mean about missing mojo. You may have heard me mention about this before. So at this moment that flow is not happening and I get stuck on things and I now rush the card to get it finished in time for deadlines {which I think I was late for anyway….bugger!}. Oh well! Hopefully it will come back to me. Wish me luck! LOL!

Okay so the sketch for this week is

and my submission

I don’t know I am just not feelin’ it! It’s a nice enough card but I know it’s not the best I could do with it! LOL!

It is our neighbours sons 1st birthday this weekend, hence the theme. I am sure they will love it.

I glittered the dragonflies wings with dazzling diamonds and made the red beetle nice and shiny with crystal effects! They were meant to make the card ‘pop’…LOL!

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Clean And Simple Stamping #116

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I have not been feeling very creative lately since the craft show and this week is a week where I need to get very busy with my workshops. I thought if I started something easy with Clean And Simple. It’s a very cute sketch too. I have a couple of ideas forming so I might enter another one. I just have to make it…..easier said than done…LOL!

What do you think? I daubed some Shimmer Paint on the image before stamping as well just to jazz it up a bit! Have a closer look-

I love it and will be doing some more creating today for this weeks workshops and we will be playing with Shimmer Paint. You girls are gonna love it!

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Taylored Expressions Sketch #122

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Can you believe it?? I am blogging a card that I made just to make it!! LOL! Don’t get me wrong I love being a part of the Inkspirations Design Team. It is just fabulous and it is the reason I have been making any cards of late. It’s just great that I could blog more than once this week! LOL! So I chose the Taylored Expressions Sketch Challenge

Here is Taylor’s sketch

and my submission

The photo does not do it justice, it looks pink but it is Rose Red. One of those colours hard to photograph just right. I do sort of like this card, maybe a little to pink!! LOL! But it did give me the chance to play with my watercolour crayons. I am doing a class on this technique next Thursday, so I needed to re-hone my skills on the subject! Inspired by Nature is the perfect SS to do this with too! After stamping I used my aqua painter to blend it further. I then used the crayon to outline a little of the flower and put the spots on the butterfly.

Well I am in the mood to create some more! So I might get to it before it passes………….whoops too late! Just kidding! 

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Second Attempt!

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I did say I would have another go at the challenge, but this time with different coloured embossing powder. So here it is

It is the same LO as the last one but I changed the colours around a little. Which one do you like more? I like this one!

Best be off to create some more!

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Inkspiration Inspiration Challenge #20

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This weeks Inspiration Challenge is very….. well…..BROWN!! You all know how much I love the colour brown. It is just so natural…..just like KRAFT… of my other faves. I nearly used Kraft in my card but realised I could use the naturals Ivory which is one of my new purchases. Yep!! That’s right, I have never had any of this Ivory before. The little picture in the catalogue is very deceiving. It looked very spotty and these spots stood out  quite a lot! But in fact it is not that bad. When I was visiting Tina (one of my downlines), I came across it and asked her what CS this was, she informed how it has been under my nose now for the past two years. Well that’s not exactly what she said but that’s how it is! LOL!

Here is this weeks inspiration

I wish I had some Vanilla Embossing powder……actually come to think of it….wait a sec….found it! I had some Embossing powder with a colour called Brown Sugar! It is just a tad darker than the Ivory CS. I might have to have a play and show you the end result. LOL! Isn’t it weird how you think of things when you are doing your blog post up?!!

  • Stamp Set- Inspired by Nature and Pocket silhouettes
  • Cardstock- Ivory Naturals, Basic Black and Soft Suede
  • Ink- Soft Suede and Versa Mark
  • Accessories– White Embossing Powder, Black Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Black Brads, Scallop Edge Punch, Cutter Kit and Sponges.  

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    Louise Ryan

I hope I have inspired you all to create once again!

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