Wednesday, 22 July 2009

Inky Fingers

Inky fingers is the name of this months challenge at The Up2Scrap Blog Be sure to check out Louise's fun and somewhat challenging (for me anyway) technique using inks.

As this was something new to me I had to give it a go!

I only own one mask....snowflakes, and own just a small number of inks, so I pretty much was limited to a 'Cold' theme!
This is the sketch that Louise has up for this challenge...

I dug out a photo of Aimee, taken while ice skating at Tekapo in 2007, it worked quite well with my mask.
The challenge is to create your background using transparency and inks! Warning from me...This is a very MESSY process!!

I coloured the snow flake on my flower using Pearl Ink, and have stamped on transparency with white to create some 'soft' leaves.

Even my little bulldog clip has not escaped the ink!! I have used Pearl and copper on it, to try and create a slightly aged look!!

I love using tulle when scrap booking, it seemed to be the perfect backdrop for my photo in this LO.It did not hide any of my inked background which took me so long to do that I shuddered at the thought of covering it up at all!!

Printed this little piece of 'word art' onto transparency to pop inside the little frame, once again the transparency allows my background to shine through.
I loved using ink and transparency to create a background and will be doing this again for sure!! You cannot really tell by these photos, but my page has a lovely shimmery sheen to it.
Thanks Louise!


Axel....{Carol} said...

oh you clever little chicky :) i love the way you did the leaves what a awesome idea,will have to try that

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Lisa said...

Just gorgeous Sonya! What a fab job

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Finished at last- I think
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one of my recent paintings

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