Ink Inclinations

Claire Harrison Independent Stampin’ Up! ® Demonstrator

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter!

Hi everyone, I hope you haven't all abandoned me during my long absence - things have been a bit hectic lately... If this is your first time here then "Hello and Welcome!"

Easter is here and I have finally had a little time to pull out my stamps and play. I have been creating over the last couple of weeks, but finding time to sit at the computer to share with you has been more difficult - I will catch you up with what I have been doing soon!

For now I would like to show you some of my "new rubber" YAY!! from the new 2009-2010 Stampin' Up! Ideas Book and Catalogue. It arrived on Thursday, but I did not get home in time to collect it from the post office :( so had to wait until Saturday. Thank goodness our local postoffice doubles as a Newsagent, or I would have been waiting until Wednesday!!

The colours in this card are this week's Kristina Werener Colour Inspiration - a little out of my comfort zone, but fun and funky in feel - I just had to give it a try. You can check out the other entries here.

Here is my card:

When I saw the flowers on the fabric swatch, I just knew I wanted to use my new Circle Circus Stamp Set from Stampin' Up! However, once I had embossed them onto the black cardstock, they looked a bit formal for the kind of card I was going for, so I used my white gel pen to add the doodled frames around the embossed images. (Aren't you proud of me Sarah?) That made them more casual and fun, I like the effect. I hope you do too, please leave a comment and let me know what you think, it is always great to hear from visitors to my blog.

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Circle Circus, Really Retro

Inks: Versa Mark, Basic Black

Cardstock: Pacific Point, Basic Black, Kiwi Kiss Hand Drawn Designer Series Paper (Hostess level 3), Rose Red

Accessories: White EP, White Gel Pen, Ribbon, Flower Designer Brad




Diane said...

hey your card is just great I cant wait to get that stamp set to

Lesley said...

Gorgeous card!! Very funky.

Mae Collins said...

Love the doodling effect, Sarah will be proud of you! TFS.

Robyn said...

Yeah Claire!-I love it too- it IS Fun and Funky! We aregetting that set at Convention- Can't wait!

Katie Ann Brooks said...

love it and the pattern goes so well with the inspriation for the Kwerner pick!

Sarah said...

I officially announce you doodle pro (grin).

Evelyn said...

this is a ver nice card!