Saturday, 8 January 2011

Let's Ink It Up Challenge #8 Anything Goes

I hope you didn't miss us too much. I know I was very glad of the break, things get so hectic over the holiday period. New year, new logo and new look blog at Let's Ink It Up - what do you think - I love it. So without further ado welcome to our first challenge of 2011. It's a nice easy one to get you into the swing of things so to speak!


Our sponsor for this challenge is Make It Crafty who are offering the winner a stamp of your choice.

So here is my DT card something clean and simple but with a new technique for me.

 The new technique is on my label - I saw it demonstrated by Sue (the lovely American lady) on a Spellbinders show and wanted to try it. Basically you put little torn stripes of low tack tape over a piece of card, overlapping them to add the texture. You then cover the whole area with a distress ink of your choice - mine was Dusty Concord - then cover with clear embossing powder and heat. I am very pleased with the result - what do you think? Here is a closeup.........................

The image is from Rachel Miller (I think - if you know better let me know) I have had it for some time and finally got round to inking it up colouring with Promarkers - I love how it turned out. The shaped corners are from the Spellbinders Shapeability - Fanciful Holiday - the cast offs!!!!! I then used a ribbon I purchased at the NEC in November from Crafty Ribbons - they have a fabulous range please check them out. The words around the outside are from a brand new purchase - Trago Mills (Newton Abbot) sells them at a very reasonable price and they have a 15% off sale at the moment (Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday in January) - Woodland Folk Perfect Day.

Please check out my talented team mates for some more inspiration, their links are on my sidebar.

Now just a few challenges to enter:-

Pile It On - Brand Spanking New (new stamp and new technique),

Paper Sundaes - Something New,

The Crazy Challenge - All things new,

Simon Says Stamp and Show - Newest stamp (I know it is only a sentiment so if this does not qualify remove the link),

The Creative Cottage - Something new (new stamp and new technique),

Fab 'n' Funky - Anything Goes,

Paperplay - Clean and simple (this is for me!),

Rainbow Lady's Challenge - It's all new to me,

Stampin B's - Old favourite (my nestabilities) and brand new (sentiment)

Delicious Doodles - New (new technique).


Juls said...

love the cute owls!!!! also love how you have framed them, love the touches of sparkle too! Hugs Juls

Hazel (Didos) said...

WOW Love the card its super, Thanks for playing along on Rainbow Ladys Challenge. Hazelxox

Rainbow Lady said...

Fab shapes, gorjuss texture and sweet little owls what more could I want? Thanks for sharing Loev Cynthia x

Unknown said...

Oh Ali this is sooooo cute, love the colours you chose and the sparkle. Hugs Suzanne x

Allison said...

ooh that looks so fab
Thanks for playing along with Delicious Doodles this week

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Oh Ali, this is sooooo adorable and cute, the image is pure sweetness and so beautifully coloured! I'm lovin' that sparkle!!! ;) hugs xxx

Alica said...

so cute! The owl image is adorable and I love the background panel behind the image!
Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week!

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Ali those owls look so cute they look as if they have spotted their dinner, lol, gorgeous design I love it.
Lorraine x

Tammy (LaDiva) said...

Love how you did your frame!!! Great techique..will need to try that too! Thanks for sharing xox

Tammy xx

Claire said...

Wow, I love this card and wondered how you'd made that wonderful frame. It looks goregous!
Claire xx

Teri said...

Fabulous technique hun! Might have to add that powder stuff to my ever increasing shopping list!
Thank you for playing along in our Delicious Doodles Challenge this week, and good luck!
Teri x

Lori said...

Very cute card! Thank you for joining the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!

Liz McGuire, said...

Hiya, super cute image, fab card.

Liz x

Suzie McFloozy said...

Gorgeous card - fab new tecnique too.
I love that stamp and the placement of your sentiments x
Thanks for joining in with us at the creative cottage challenge blog x
((hugs)) Suzie xx

Unknown said...

Really beautiful! I love the image and this new technique!
Thank you so much for joining us at The Crazy Challenge this week!

Jen said...

The new technique worked out beautifully, must have a go.
Thank you for joining us at Rainbow Lady's challenge.
Jen x

melsanford said...

Gorgeous card! Those little owls are so cute! Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

Benzi said...

Darling little owls, nice frame, and just the right amount of sparkle. So glad you joined the Stampin B's this week for the old/new challenge.

Kelly said...

Lovely! Thanks for joining in at The Crazy Challenge this week.

Sharon said...

What a great card, love it.
Thanks for joining us at Fab 'n' Funky this time.
Sharon x

ElizabethR said...

Fab effect with the tape, such a cute image. Good luck in Rainbow Lady's challenge. Elizabeth x

Christine said...

Fab card, I love owls and this is perfect for Rainbow Lady's Challenge, thanks for sharing with us.
Christine x