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Tuesday 3 January 2012

Some inky fun for the new year,!!

Hey there bloggers,
Well today was a chance for me to play and have some inky fun!!I started with a collage frame from The Artistic Stamper, some tissue wrap and Tim things and some new and old Wendy Vechhi stamps and art parts.
so here she is
I started by covering the collage frame using Tissue Wrap, which I just love!!I applied it using golden gel matte and when applied a coat on top as well, once dry I washed over a watered down layer of gesso. Once dry I inked this with DI in broken china and dusty concord and chipped sapphire.
For the centre I cut a piece of card stock to fit, and covered in DI, then spritzed with water and dried...I never tire of the soft and varied effects this makes!When totally dry I inked the Wendy text stamp from an old set ,in broken china and stamped.The edges were then coloured using dusty concord DI.
To make the embellishments/flowers inside I stamped the small flower onto grungepaper, another thing I love!!! this was coloured with broken china and then over stamped using script stamp in Dusty concord.The centres are idea-ology bits and the flourishes are a Tim die cut and coloured using DI!
The outside flowers are a large arts part flower, two flowers stamped onto grungepaper and an
idea-ology centre.All the flowers were coloured using DI and over stamped using fab spotty background From The Artistic Stamper.
The leaves are made from my new Wendy stamp, stamped onto grungepaper using forest moss DI, and then cut out and coloured using peeled paint.Finally, I added a little calendar and my Hubbie has hung it in the kitchen!!!
I am chuffed to be able to have been able to have time to have some inky play, and I am chuffed with the finished results!!!
I am entering this for the following competitions:
anything goes for sunday stampers @ http://pinkleart.blogspot.com/
anything goes @  http://simonsaysstampschallenge.blogspot.com/
something new @ http://addicted-to-stamps-challenge.blogspot.com/
something old and something new @ http://simonsaysstampandshow.blogspot.com/
anything goes with new stash @ http://fashionablestampingchallenges.cottagecrafts.ie/
thanks for looking!
Have a fab inky day!
Hugs trace x


  1. Gorgeous creation Trace :-) I love everything about this and enjoyed reading how you made it :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
    Lols x x x

  2. Very cool calendar! I love the tissue wrapped frame and then all of the Wendy parts you added! It looks great! Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

  3. Lovely frame, great colour and I love your flowers. Happy New Year.Thanks so much for joining in The Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

  4. Great way to use a frame Trace and be able to have it on display all year. Love the colours and those fabulous flowers.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

  5. No wonder you are chuffed to bits Trace! This is lovely Judy x

  6. Hi Trace , what a beautiful creation this is !! Thanks for joining us at ATSC. Christa.

  7. You've created a wonderful card, love all the details on it.
    Thanks for joining us at FSC this fortnight.

  8. Love the way you used the frame to make your callender. Its fantasric. Thankyou for joining us at FSC this time.

  9. Inky play is the best play...I agree! I love what you have done. It is a great use of a collage frame. And the flowers are just gorgeous. Thanks for joining us this fortnight at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.
    Dot x

  10. OH....fabby fabby calendar...will be a great addition to any space!!!

    Thanks bunches for playing along with the teamies of Simon Says Stamp and Show and this weeks challenge!!!


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