Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Inking Techniques

is one of the challenges at the Hero Arts Blog this month.  Here is the announcement with the other choices.  I decided to combine some of the things I've learned from Jennifer McGuire's Thinking Inking classes at 2 Peas and here is my submission:


The techniques I used on this card are: stamping a background using an acrylic block, watercoloring with distress inks, and the emboss-resist technique.  Also, after reading Julie Ebersole's blog entry today, I glittered the little church scene entirely by running it through a Xyron machine face-up so that it was sticky all over, then dunked it in glitter.......reminds me of the glittered cardboard villages around Christmas trees I remember  when I was little.  It really has a lovely twinkle irl, between the little glittered panel and the gemstones.
If you'd like a more detailed explanation, see this card on my Flickr photostream.

Supplies:  white watercolor paper, white glossy cardstock, brown cardstock, Hero Arts K4827 Seasons Greeting Collage, S5069 Stunning Snowflakes, worn lipstick and bundled sage distress inks, Memories Artprint Brown and Versamark inks, clear and white embossing powders, HA pink gems, prisma glitter, gingham ribbon

23 comments:

Pia said...

This is super sweet Lin. I love the soft pink and it looks great with the glittery piece (thanks for that tip - I have never used the Xyrons which I bought on sale long time ago - will definitely try this).
Thanks for your always loving comments and support. I feel so bad of not stopping by your blog (and a lot others) very often. Now I've added you to my bloglist ;)) I thought I did that ages ago...
have a great day !

Nancy said...

Oh Lin, I just love this card! That collage stamp is such a classic, so perfect for your wonderful style!
blessings...

Tracey said...

BEAUTIFUL Lin!!! LOVE the soft pink colours!!!!

cheryl said...

oh wow what a beautifully designed card,love,it hugs cheryl xxxx

Barb said...

Lin, this is really pretty! I love every, little detail and all the wonderful techniques you've used! Especially LOVE all the pink! :)

donna mikasa said...

Wow, what a bevy of techniques! I love how your block background came out--the pinks and greens are so sweet! And the glittery church scene is so pretty! Great card, Lin!

Arlene said...

WOW... gorgeous!

Tiffany Ervin said...

This is gorgeous! So many precious elements to gaze at! I have not yet played at all in the inking challenges.I need to practice more with watercoloring with distress inks....I did that once and the turn out wasn't so pretty, so I never tried again!

Sarah J Moerman said...

So pretty, Lin!

Rosemary said...

a lovely, lovely card, lin!

stampingandstitching said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, Lin! Wonderful combination of stamps and the glittery panel looks fantastic! I love all the pinks and beautiful embellishing!

Jane said...

LOVE it! just beautiful!

Agata said...

Beautiful collage card! Love those colors and the glitter!

Anne said...

Beautiful creation Lin- love the soft pink and green colors here! Great tip about the Xyron to make it sticky- might have to dig mine out....haven't used it in ages!

Suzanne C said...

Gorgeous card. Love the pink Christmas cards! Fabulous glittery church.

Dawn T said...

stunning Lin. I have the digi of this one from last year.... makes me want to get it onto paper again.

debbie said...

love this holiday card, all in pinks!

Vanessa said...

Love your gorgeous card, Lin! You used this digi so well, it's very beautiful!!

Sue McRae said...

I just love your pink holiday cards Lin!

CinnamonSally said...

Stunning card Lin, I LOVE pink at this is really beautiful!!

GrammySue's Creations said...

Hi Lin, gorgeous card. Love the little church scene with the glitter. The sprig of holly is perfect and finishes the card. Love everything about this card. Great job.

Janetcraft said...

lovely pink Christmas card..The collage is lovely and your inking is great!

Alice said...

so pretty in pink! beautiful card, Lin!