A new Challenge Blog launched this week - In The Pink. If you love using the colour pink then this is the challenge site for you :) Sylvia (aka Pretty Patricia) and Christine (aka Posh Priscilla) created and are co-hosting this blog. Both are mega talented and have posted gorgeous creations for inspiration.
I can't honestly say that I'm a 'Pink Person', but I enjoy creating with lots of different colours and Pink makes an appearance from time to time. Certainly a big change from the green & blue that I gravitate to :)
This is a busy (but fun) time with my sister visiting, but I had this card ready for Designs by Ryn last week using the colour pink. I was hoping that the first pink challenge would be 'anything goes'. I guessed right as their first challenge is "Fifty Shades of .......... Pink" :) As long as you use lots of pink, anything goes :)
I created a Pink Christmas card using Designs by Ryn Celtic Star Set CM-C7 .
The background was created by blending Snickerdoodle & Taffy Smooch Inks. I stamped one star from the set with Picked Raspberry Distress Ink over the background using a 'smoosh' technique.
I've been using Smooch inks to create backgrounds for over two years and still using the same small bottles with the exception of one favourite colour (Pool). They are also great for colouring in small spaces using the applicator tip or just blend them around using your fingers. These inks leave a beautiful sheen that is hard to see in the photo. A good friend of mine uses Smooch for colouring all the time with her fingers and ends up with beautiful images & creations.
To create backgrounds with Smooch Inks:
- Cover white cardstock with Versamark Ink. I use cardstock that is suitable for Copic Markers as I like the quality & smooth finish.
- Use a Colorbox blending tool with black moldable tip
- Add Smooch Ink with lightest colour first
- Blend quickly, if you leave some white space the next colour is more vibrant
- Clean tool with baby wipes after you are finished, it's not necessary to clean between colours
Designs by Ryn stamp set used:
|CM-C7 Celtic Star Set|
Thanks for your visit and enjoy your weekend !