Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Inky Fun and Gilding Flakes

I had fun with Distress Inks and a few gilding flakes making this one, playing away, getting inky and messy!  I used Sheena Douglass's tip of applying glycerine to the cardstock before inking, it certainly made the ink glide on easily and smoothly, worth doing for large backgrounds like this.  I used Distress Inks in Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, and Peacock Feathers, sprayed with water for a mottled, drippy effect.  The chevrons were added using a That Special Touch mask, and more Distress Ink.
 With the chevrons in place, I then stamped the image, it's an Indigo Blu stamp, called Miss Austin, I bought it after seeing it at an Indigo Blu demo a few weeks ago, I love how detailed it is.  I used a white pen to add some highlights and used Glossy Accents to glaze her hair and the bird in the cage.
Next, I sponged some Flitter Glue through a Clarity stencil and applied Morris Dance gilding flakes to the glue, the colour tones in that particular flake selection go very nicely with the inks I've used in this project.
To embellish, I added some variegated twine and a large button.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Card Mania - #50 - Circles - Mine are gilded
The Pink Elephant - #257 - Anything Goes
Quirky Crafts - #13 - Stencils / Masks
Robyn's Fetish - #218 - Stripes or Dots
Delicious Doodles - #91 - Buttons and Bows
Addicted to Stamps - #101 - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments - No Designer Paper
Papertake - Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown - #202 - Anything Goes
Fan-Tastic Tuesday - #42 - Anything Goes


  1. WOW Wendy what a fabulous card and with terrific techniques, wonderful colours too, Kate x

  2. Absolutely fab! I really like the layered sponging and stenciled background. Super image and the button is a fun accent. Thanks so much for playing along with ASM this week!

  3. Wowza! I am in love Wendy! Spotted this creation entered at Crafty Sentiments & I had to come over and check it out. Your colors, the chevrons, the GILDING and the single large button... very cool!

  4. Wow, this is stunning. Great use of inks and gilding flakes, love it. Thanks for joining us at ATSM this week. Monika

  5. Awesome! Great background and the masked chevrons are wonderful! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown this week!

  6. Wow! Fabulous Inking and stamping, the colours are so vibrant! Thanks for joining us at Delicious Doodles this week.

  7. Stunning card, thanks for sharing it with us at Robyn's Fetish Challenge.
    Laurence DT

  8. Fabulous card. Thank you for joining us at Card Mania Challenges.

  9. Ohhhh this is just Awesome! What fun you must have had making this amazing card. Thanks so much for joining us this week at ATSM.

  10. Fabulous card hun really lovely and thank you so much for sharing with us at Tuesday Throwdown hugs Judith DT x

  11. Love that stamp, super colouring a super brilliant all round creation!
    Thank you for joining Quirky Crafts challenge this time round!! Hope to see you again soon!
    ((Lyn)) DT

  12. Thanks for sharing your lovely crafting for Fan-tastic Tuesday challenge 42 - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

  13. What a great creation! Love the colors. Thanks for playing at Crafty Sentiments. We hope to see you next time!

  14. Love this Wendy, the colors you chose are so vibrant and gorgeous! Thanks so much for playing this week at Crafty Sentiments:)


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