Monday, 8 September 2008

It's Challenge Chicks day!

It's Challenge Chicks day at Cornish Heritage Farms and today's challenge is to use Adirondack inks. I love these inks and my colour selection is growing perhaps a bit more rapidly than my wallet would like - the news that they're launching a range of pigment inks to coordinate with the existing dye-based ones might not be good news for the budget!

This adorable collage stamp is a new release from the Rummage Bin line at Cornish Heritage Farms and will be available tomorrow. She looks so dejected, all dressed up in her pretty frock, you have to hope that she's right and her prince really does show up some day!

I brayered Espresso ink onto the rubber to stamp the image and then used other ink pads to watercolour her (if you don't have reinkers you can just squish the lid of your pad down onto the felt and when you open it up you'll have a little pool of ink you can use with a brush). Her skin was coloured with pencils to give it a smoother, slightly more solid look. I just sponged a bit of ink onto the background so that the colouring keeps the focus on the little girl.

As little girls often seem to have a collection of 'treasures', either in pockets or in a special box, I added some eclectic bits and pieces as embellishments on the card.

TFL! Hope you enjoyed your visit today.

Stamps (all from the Rummage Bin line at CHF):
Someday My Prince Collage
Swirls from Beautiful
Clocks from Time to Stamp

Paper: Scrapblock Layers and smooth white

Adirondack by Ranger (Espresso, Latte, Raisin, Cool Peri)

Lyra Skintone pencils
Gold gel pen (scribbled on to plastic and used as watercolour for her crown)
Vintage Buttons
Vintage lace
Waxed linen thread
Square brad

Lots of the CHF girls are playing today, why not check out some more uses of these fabulous, vibrant inks?

Lisa Silver


Anonymous said...

SO sweet, Joanne! I love the buttons and lace! I didn't know you could scribble gel pen onto plastic and watercolor with it. Interesting...thanks for the tidbit!

Kristine Reynolds said...

So pretty Joanne! Thanks for all the deets and for sharing your beautiful card!

Kaz said...

Lovely card Joanne, gorgeous stamp too.

Valerie said...

I love how you just colored your little girl and just sponged the rest, the trinkets are fun, too!

Unknown said...

Beautiful sweet card! Love all your beautiful details. The clock works perfectly with this image!

Kathy said...

totally gorgeous - the colours are sooo beautiful

Unknown said...

Love all of your details, makes the project have such personality and texture!

Dawn said...

love it Joanne! every little detail!!

Darlene said...

This is beautiful Joanne!!! Love your choice in colors and the image is adorable ... sad, but adorable!! I so love your work!!!

Karen said...

Oh Joanne...that is beautiful!!!! You are such an inspiration X

Hazel said...

Great card, Joanne, smashing stamp.

Kim Mraz said...

total sweetness Joanne.
absolutely beautiful!

Alli Miles said...

This is such an amazing card. Gorgeous!

Andrea said...

I adore this, you are so talented x

Lisa Silver said...

This is wonderful, Joanne! I really love the rich colors and the clock from the Time to Stamp set is so perfect with her, isn't it?


fishlips said...

Your cards wow...are simply stunning...What a great blog... your talent is just wonderful...