I haven't got round to much blogging lately, what with church work, laundry, and booking our next trip away, but I am still crafting a little in between.
This week's Less Is More sketch challenge set me on fire, I tell you! Mandi's and Chrissie's exquisite inspiration cards made me want to make about a hundred cards with this design - and I want to try the Black Magic technique - and I have renewed my love of silhouettes and water-based ink.
I got the silhouette sticker page of 3 from my LSS, the inks are Dew Drops dye inks and the greeting is from Portacraft. You can see that I improved as I made them - I learned that the ink will not bleed through the card so I don't have to be stingey with it. I also learned to let the stuff dry out before you get the true colour! I discovered that my old masking tape had gone all gungey, and when I tried to pull it off the edges, it left sticky marks and pulled some of the paper off - hence the unintentional black strips up the sides. I don't like the sticker placement as much either, but hey ho. DH was on his way home and I was in a hurry before I had to stop having fun and start the tea.
I also had fun with a Paper Wishes tutorial for a double pocket card which I HAD to try. I quite often watch their little videos while I'm having my lunch, because they are 10-20 minutes long which is just right. It's fatal though, because I then want to play all afternoon. Here is what I came up with for my version of the tutorial. I think it's even prettier than theirs, personally. ;-)
This is for Bizzy Becs' "anything goes" challenge.