Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Ooh, I love it when a new technique works!

Hello!

I was watching the Make It Monday #109 video and thinking to myself that I've tried this idea before and it didn't really work out... but then I thought, why not give it another go? I am so glad I did. Messy ink with nice, neat embossing over the top on a crisp white background appeals to me SO much. :-)
I used PTI Wonderful Words: Hello stamps, SU! Poppy Parade and Barely Banana inks sprayed with champagne mist. The sunshine is stamped in gold. Card base is SU! Poppy Parade and panel is PTI White.

Do you recognise the stamp set? LOL! If you've been visiting me on my blog for a while, you'll know that when I get a favourite stamp set, I tend to use it and use it and use it... until everyone is tired of seeing me using it. This is one of those stamps that I think I'll use forever. I just love the typeface, it's so happy!

As well as Make It Monday, I'm also entering this card into the Moxie Fab World Card Creations Ombre Challenge. I'm not great at ombre, but I managed to create an ombre effect with these inks. Amazing what happens when you start playing around with inks. ;-)

For those of you curious about how parent-teacher interviews went, they went well. My girls make me proud. The weather, after some wild rain this morning, fined up this afternoon, so I am still crossing my fingers that the heat continues at least for two more days and we get some beach time this week-end. After the Easter holidays, I'll be well and truly ready for the cooler Autumn weather to commence.

Thanks for coming to visit. I'll be back in a few days.

Michelle
xxx

15 comments:

Lynn said...

Glad that the parent-teacher meetings went well Michelle! This technique looks absolutely incredible! Gorgeous colors...have to go take a peek at the video!

Kelly Griglione said...

Looooove this, Michelle! Love, love, love! Your watercolor underneath turned out really well, and then the detailed white embossing layered on top just pops! So glad you didn't add anything else to this card aside from the strong boarder. Thanks for reminding me to check out MIM. Truly a wonderful card!

~amy~ said...

This looks wonderful!

artful-notions said...

Your ombre's a winner! Love the results.

Bonnie said...

Great job on the ombre coloring!

Kate W. said...

There's something about Champagne Mist that sounds ever so decadent. You keep coming up with unique cards with the same stamp so I won't grow tired of seeing it! Lovin' what you did here!!!

Sara Mac said...

Awesome card Michelle! You nailed that technique. Enjoy your Easter and the warm weather. I am sooo jealous of the fact that you get some beach time.

Kathryn A said...

This turned out beautifully! Love the CAS look!

Kara said...

i can't wait to try myself....yours turned out great!

Linda said...

Cute card. I used the Hello stamp also.

Jacquie Southas said...

Love how this turned out!

Chriss Blagrave said...

Great technique, lovely card and great take on the challenge!

victoria h said...

love the colours of the inks - gr8 CAS card

Jenny said...

I need to check out the tutorial to see what this new technique is.... such a fun and cheery card Michelle.
I sure hope you've got the sun down there because he's missing in action round here!! Lol
Jenny x

Cath said...

Hey Michelle! Thanks for linking this up to the Ombre Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)