Friday, 3 September 2010

Here are  my letter I’s for both Alphabet swaps – first the Postcard swap for Lots to Do and the 4x4 for the KCUK Chunky book.

I for ink PC
On this one there are no real nibs – just lots of Glossy Accents.  Love the colours, though – Wild Honey, Tumbled Glass, Broken China and Stormy Sky Distress Inks.  Coloured with Tombow pens, my favourites.

I for ink 4x4

This is the one I’m entering into Theme Thursday’s ‘Square’ theme.  It’s VERY chunky cos there are 8 REAL nibs on it!!  Just hope they don’t drop off, lol.  There were nine but I lost one, so I used Glossy Accents on the 9th nib.  Wish I’d coloured the bottle a bit more on the 4x4 because I like the way it turned out on the 6x4, but I’ve embossed it now, so too late :(  Distress and Adirondack inks used on the background and yes, it was deliberately distressed around the edges and corners.

17 very much appreciated comments:

dutchstamptramp said...

What a great cards, love them both very much!

Dotpat said...

Great Cath, the nibs do look real on both. I just love the way you put colours together

crafty creations said...

Wow Cath - fantastic work and yes the nibs look real on both sets x Hilda

cornishmist - thats me ju x said...

Hi Cath, remember little olde me lol, loving the work youve been doing have has a good olde nosey around, glad to see you have been busy while I was away lol Hope youve had a great summer ju x

sam21ski said...

WOW you're certainly on a roll with these now and the 4x4 is certainly chunky, great stuff xxxx

Anne (cornucopia) said...

These are wonderful!

Helen said...

They both look great - the nibs actually look real on both!

Helen x

Bettythebaglady said...

Hiya Kath Thanks for popping by my blog.You've some awesome stuff on your blog.Have been to the show today and bought-and resisted-several stamps. Back tomorrow for a look at all the knitting stuff Hugs BettyXXX

Zoechaos said...

Love both of these, those nibs on the 4x4 are inspired. xx Zoe

Sid said...

Both are superb !!

Gez said...

Absolutely amazing. Love your backgrounds. Looks like you had fun with these. :) Hope you have a lovely weekend. Love Gez.xx

Martina2801 said...

Beautiful cards, Cath! Every detail is perfect.
Wish you a nice weekend!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Totally impressive pieces. I love nibs, so both of these pieces really spoke to me. Looks like you "altered" a few of the real ones, too.

Tracy Evans said...

Hi Cath, thanks so much for your comment on my last card, I do and have written for Craft Stamper and still do a lot of work for Making Cards and Stampers Sampler. Sometimes difficult to place a name, or if you are like me I'm hopeless with putting a name to a face LOL, my age. Love your pen nib/ink cards, really individual, love them. Have a lovely evening, Tracy Evans x

thefrugalcrafter said...

very cool and artsy!

Jack said...

Brilliant, love the real nibs. xx

stampdiva said...

I was looking to see if any were real. I remember having some nibs from your store (in amongst my precious stash!)The bottle looks as though it is 3D. Lynne x