Thursday, February 19, 2009

finally inked...


On Monday Joanne announced the Gina K's challenge this week; ink up a stamp you haven't used and then confess how long it's been waiting to see ink - well this stamp was part of my birthday gift from my Hubby and was birthday was just before Christmas BUT I will use the disclaimer that it had a wee bit of a stay at Canadian customs (really not a very good excuse!!)

For this card I combined a total of 3 challenges on SCS - Gina K's Get Inky; SC216 and CC206. The colour challenge is More Mustard, Rose Red and Kiwi Kiss or Old Olive - I love this colour combo so I had to play along.

The stamp is from Gina K's A Year Of Flowers and it's inked (finally) with memento black and stamped on Gina K's 80lb Pure Luxury cs. I coloured the image with Lyras and Mineral spirits; which I still find really challenging to get the shading but one must practice!! I used lots layers on the card with the base being Gina K's Pure Luxury 120lb cs, layered with more mustard & more mustard DS paper, then the scallops are rose red layered with Kiwi Kiss ds, both cut with nesties. I then added a strip of kiwi kiss and rose red ds paper.

Thanks for all the great challenges & have a great day!

Dana

6 comments:

Linda Barutha said...

Beautiful!

Karen Motz said...

This is very pretty...I love all the dots and the sponging around the image.

Janet said...

what a pretty card! These colours are great together!
hugs

Leslie said...

Love it Dana! Your colouring with the Lyra pencils and mineral spirits is really, really good - clearly I need to practice more! Love the layout and the pretty colours - come on Spring!!!!

Joanne B. said...

I'm SO glad you played in the challenge! Beautiful coloring - gorgeous color combination. So springy!!

Cathy said...

This is just beautiful Dana! I love the colours and the double scallop details. Great colouring job!