Wednesday, May 30, 2018

AECP - Irreistable Inking Techniques.

I'm still off work with the bad cough and cold.... doctor has given me a note for the whole week off.   I've been feeling quite lethargic and have been staying in bed and doing lots of sleeping and reading.  But yesterday felt a bit better so did another card for my AECP classes.

I did the Irresistible Inking class and had so much fun.  Nicole took the class and made it so much fun.  It was so inspiring to see different ideas to use inks - from stamp layering, brayering, painting with the ink and stamp block inking.  

I chose to do a couple of techniques for my card.

I took a round stamping block and smooshed ink onto it and spritzed with water and "stamped" it onto some watercolour paper.  I then stamped my Beautiful Day stamp over the edge of the circle.  I then used some of the darkest ink to paint the rose before using the same ink to stamp layer 3 of the set.  Loved the way the shading work like this.   I was also inspired by Nicole's use of ribbon on her card.... something I haven't used for a while.  I cut this into a slightly smaller than usual card.

This is my final card for Level 1 and I now have my assignment.... a real challenge!  Too take 3 of the techniques from the 10 classes and combine on one card....

Well it's time to go finish getting the dinner on.  Hot chips are cooking for our mixed grill tonight.


Maxine D said...

Love this technique Dawn, and your card is amazing. The shading of the flower inside the background is stunning.
Do hope you get over the lurgy soon, this has been a real trial for you!

Betty Keefe said...

really a wonderful design, Dawn - such a simple spotlighting technique and very lovly in the greens.

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

That is so striking Dawn! Love the spotlight window, so cleverly done!! Ooh I so wanna come play with ink and stamps with you! Hugs, Wends xoxo

Greta said...

Glad you're feeling better, Dawn! Boy is this a gorgeous card--love the design!