Thursday, 24 November 2011

Couldn’t resist having a go at this one because I used to use this technique an awful lot with chalk inks.  So, I got out my Colorbox Fluid chalks, which I’ve probably only used once in the last 5 years (shame on me) and my trusty stipple brushes and this was the result.
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One of the biggest problems with these inks is the tonal variation from one pad of the same colour to the next and my purply colours seem to be a bit pinkish, but I love it anyway. I used Wisteria and Violet inks, with a little Purple Pansy (Versamagic) in places. The beauty of chalk inks is that you can layer lighter colours over darker ones – a lovely effect.
I’m still in Christmas mode – not sure how long that will last – and this is one of my favourite Christmas stamps.  I thought I’d lost it the other day, but after a frantic hunting for what I reckoned to be about 8 stamps, I actually found a basket full of them – some I’d forgotten all about! Just goes to show what happens when you ‘put things away safely’ instead of in their usual place – they’ll stay with the rest of the Christmas stamps from now on!

22 very much appreciated comments:

froebelsternchen Susi said...

such a soft card! beautiful!

Lottie said...

It really creates a lovely soft and feminine effect doesn't it. Kind of dream-like - very clever

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Fantastic, love the colors.

Marja's Stamp Addiction said...

Fantastic card. Beautiful soft colors and beautiful layout.
Lovely greet
Marja

Zoechaos said...

Lovely soft effect XOXO Zoe

Jack said...

Hmmmm, how can I put this. Well I will just have to own up and tell you I've copied the details of this card into my notebook in order to do a few versions of it myself as it's just fabulous! tee hee hee. xx

Sandy said...

A dream in purple.
This is awesome Cath. Love them.

dutchstamptramp said...

What a fabulous card, love how the stamp somehow "emerges" out of the background

Netty said...

Loving the tone on tone. Have a great weekend, x

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Really pretty card. Love the stamp and that gorgeous soft background.
Caroline xxx

Femmy said...

fabulous card!! love the stamp!!!

sam21ski said...

Gorgeous xx

Stunning colours - have just ordered some stipple brushes!!! Thanks for the tip xxx

Sam xxx

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi Cath, This is so pretty, I'll bet it's even more beautiful in real life. Great stamps too the little vintage girl is stunning, have a great weekend, Gay xxx

Dotpat said...

That is lovely Cath, you really have a way with colour

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Amazing purple creation!Love image and the whole design.
Have a nice weekend, hugs Anja

herminesplace said...

Absolutely gorgeous!, great stampos

Sally H said...

I love this and the little snowmen below - gorgeous soft colours on both.That is a beautiful stamp. My chalk inks have been sadly neglected too. I blame that Tim Holtz for bringing out Distress inks!!!

Beth said...

Wow this is gorgeous! I love how the different purples work together and the fab image!

Love Beth xx

Vicky Hayes said...

I like the soft light effect Cath. I've put a shimmer paint 'somewhere safe' and can I find it?!!

Terry said...

What a gorgeous effect! This tone on tone is soft and lovely! Wonderful card and a perfect stamp for the technique! I have never touched those inks, but they look nice in my container!

Marjie Kemper said...

Very pretty! Love the tone on tone. I really love using my stipple brushes and should show them some ink very soon. Thanks for the reminder.

Wax Beach Artist said...

Your card is very beautiful! It's nice to see cards that aren't just the traditional colors of red and green, beautiful. I know what you mean about putting things away safely, geeze. I have been missing a pair of earrings that I stashed before leaving town and after a month and a half I finally found them this morning. From now on they stay with the rest of my jewelry or on my ears, lol.