Thursday, 18 August 2011

LIM use Ink

Once more we are back to the second week of the month and so our challenge is for a 
The special feature we would like to see this week is for you to 
** This does include ink pads **
...hopefully in a way you haven't tried before.... or using a favourite technique.

I revisited a technique that I haven't used in forever after seeing the subject of the LIM challenge for this week.
I got out my brayer & a set of inks that I have hardly used & experimented with the different colourways & positioning on the page.
The inks are lovely & vibrant but unfortunately the camera hasn't picked it up very well.

For this card I placed the strip to the right & stamped using blue Stazon ink adding the sentiment straight onto the card as it's a one layer challenge.

I stamped the images slightly over the inked area for added contrast.

In this card the image is contained within the inked strip.
This reminds me of those 1970's posters :-)

and stamped the sentiment straight onto the card underneath the image.

a different colourway .....

again with the image stamped slightly over the edge.

The last placement was a rectangle in the middle of the card

and stamped the sentiment onto it

I used the same inks to colour the image of the castle using cotton buds as 'brushes' using in the main the same colours as the background.

Throughout I used post it notes to mask off the areas that I needed to protect from the ink.

I've had fun playing this week :-)


Claire x said...

WOW Rachel what a lovely selection of cards - love the technique - the colours are just fab. Hugs, Claire x


Hi Rachel from Leeds! My, you have been busy - your cards are beautiful, and the ink colours are glorious. Love them all, but my favourite is the lady - she is absolutely stunning.
Hugs, Sylvia from Leeds!

Jan said...

What wonderful cards xx Jan

fatmonica said...

Fabulous collection of cards-my favourite is the second one-I love the flowers on it.

Suze Bain said...

These are great Rachel, my favourite is the lady - great image and colours. xx

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi there Rachel, My you've been very busy and super creative, lots of lovely inky cards my favourite is the flower heads(agapanthus?)the background is really interesting too but they're all great:0) Gay xx

Chrissie said...

This is a terrific bunch of cards Rachel and I feel delighted that our challenge has instigated such beautiful work. I think that the agapanthus is my favourite one... the inking on that one is really interesting!
Thanks so much
Lady LIM
"Less is More"

Anonymous said...

Great cards. Love the colours of the first card - very creative. Gill x

Mandi said...

Fabulous cards Rachel, I love the first three particularly
Thanks so much
Diva LIM
"Less is More"

massofhair said...

You've enjoyed using your brayer this week haven't you lol. Some fantastic results and love all your cards:-)