Friday, March 26, 2010

Just Add Ink #10 - Colour Challenge

It's challenge time again at Just Add Ink, and this week it's a Colour Challenge:

Of course I wanted to play with some of the new goodies that arrived this week...  But I couldn't decide!  I ended up doing a few different things, so I'll have some more posts for this challenge over the week.  Here's my first creation, the one that is featured on Just Add Ink:

This technique is surprisingly easy to do.  All you need is your markers, (they're much easier to use for this than ink pads) and a spray bottle of water. 

Colour your image, working from lightest to darkest colour so you don't stain your markers.  Hold your stamp away from you and spray with the water.  You'll need to figure out the ideal amount of water for you because all water spray bottles are different!  My bottle gives a good mist and I sprayed it about 4 times.  I also spray the water indirectly - so into the air above the stamp, and then I move the stamp into the mist of water.  I've found that helps to get an even coverage.  Then you stamp your image onto your cardstock, holding the stamp in place for a few seconds to make sure all the ink has been soaked up by the cardstock.  Easy!

So, what's the verdict??

Make sure you visit the other Design Team creations at Just Add Ink, and I look forward to seeing your entries!

Stamp set - Medallion
Cardstock - Kraft, Close to Cocoa, Blush Blossom
Inks - Markers in Close to Cocoa, Cameo Coral, Blush Blossom
Accessories - water spray, corner punch


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  1. The verdict is...stunning! And so easy. Thanks for the inspiration.

  2. So that's how! A water bottle and a bit of mist! Gorgeous, Danielle.

  3. This is beautiful, Danielle! It's going to take all my strength NOT to use the gorgeous Medallion stamp for JAI10! Love your technique; I thought at first you must've sponged the colours on, but this is a great tip - must give it a try.

  4. This is absolutely stunning Danielle!! Can you believe I don't have Cameo Coral or Blush Blossom! I will have to see if I can borrow a bit of each from my upline's upline who lives around the corner :)

  5. Stunning and very effective. I must get that stamp. I love it.

  6. Wow, when I saw your card my jaw dropped, its simple but VERY effective, love the colour challange too!

  7. Oh Danielle this is just gorgeous! Thanks for explaining how you did it too. Thank you so much for your gorgeous comments on my challenge card. I hope to join in again soon!