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Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Lets Get Inky at Try it on Tuesdays

Hi Folks,

Its time for a new challenge at Try it on Tuesdays and this time its 'Inky'.

I don't know about you, but I love playing with inks and just seeing where it take me, and this tag was no different.  I started with a white tag and used Tim's Marbled Stains technique, using Iced Spruce and Picket Fence and because I don't as yet have the Metallic stains I used a few sprays of Perfect Pearls which gave a gorgeous simmer in places.  I then started stamping the snowflake, first with Picket Fence, then Silver Paint Dabber, followed by PaperArtsy Snowflake Fresco Finish. Silver homemade Frantage for a sparkly border.

The next layer is Vellum, again stamped with the snowflake, first in Iced Spruce then Snowflake Fresco. This was then put through a crimper, before adding silver embossing. To give depth, I used an ink duster on the reverse, first with Evergreen Bough and then Festive Berries.  The main image is Inkadinkado, stamped on white card, coloured with DIs and Stickles, and again a silver embossed border.  The fivers were stained with Festive Berries and Evergreen Bough - you should have seen my hands - must remember to wear rubber gloves!!

I hope you will join us and show us your inkyness and if you need any inspiration, please pop over here to sew the rest of the DT's inky offerings.

Again a scheduled post - I hope everyone is well and safe.

Avril xx


brenda said...

Stunning effects Avril and great colour combo with just hints of red.

B x

die amelie said...

Awesome! Love the colours and textures very much!

Claudia x

Buttons said...

That truly is a work of art Avril. How much thought has gone into adding layers of complimentary detail to get the most perfect overall effect. Absolutely spot on with the colours. May Santa bring you the Metallic Distress Stains:) Hugs, Buttons x

Susan Flynn said...

Its absolutely gorgeous Avril! Love the silver stamped snowflakes they are so pretty and delicate. I never thought about putting vellum through a crimper but I shall give it a go! Hugs Susan x

sandee said...

Avril, that background is awesome, looks like a piece of frosted glass! LOVE the tag! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

Anonymous said...

Wow Avril, that background is amazing and such a gorgeous image too!! HUGS

butterfly said...

What a sensational background - those shimmery snowflakes are to die for - and I absolutely love your colour contrasts from layer to layer, and beautiful ribbons. This is a huge WOW from me!!
Alison x

Anonymous said...

A stunning background.
Beautiful layers, actually it is just gorgeous from start to finish.

inkypinkycraft said...

fabulous background and gorgeous colours too trace x

Ellie Knol said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Avril! You made lovely silver stamped snowflakes ...

xxx Ellie xxx

Lisa Jane said...

ooh i love the colours in this tag... so pretty ... and frostyliscious
Lisa x

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous tag, love the background and layers.
Yvonne x

zandra said...

Love your tag!
Hugz, Z

Fliss said...

Gorgeous inky tag and love all the texture.
Fliss xx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A fantastic tag, love all the details.

xxxtglxxx said...

Beautiful Avril! :) Just stunning colours!

So glad you got the stamp below - I keep mine out on show all the time, its kind of my craft room ornament! :) lol.



Linda said...

Hi Avril,
I love your tag. The background is stunning, a real frosty look to it. Fabulous contrast with the colours too. Great job!
I hope you don't mind, but I've mentioned you in my blog post today - all good of course! You were a big inspiration for one of my Christmas cards - thank you xxx

Alexa said...

Your tag is so frosty and icy looking - what a great effect you've achieved! I'm a frantage fan and your corner looks stunning!