Tuesday, 11 June 2013

What...no Spellbinders?????

Good morning folks. Hope everyone is ticketyboo. What is going on with the weather again. Its been warm but overcast. I had enjoyed feeling the Sun on the old feathers !!!
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Welcome back from your travels Jackie. A change sometimes does us good eh? Hello to Kim. Thank you for popping by. . . . .and well done to Patricia and Hazel for training their husbands so well . If either of you have a manual I can borrow, I would be grateful. Mr Duck actually rang me at work once to ask how to switch the vacuum cleaner on............oh how I laughed, until I realised he was serious.

Anyhoo, today's creation is a first for me. Apart from the odd bit of background, I have not really done much with my distress inks. I had to do a quick belated birthday card so I thought I would see what I could do with just a mask and some inks.
The card base was 6x6 white PMD card with the corners punched.
The top layer was white card cut slightly smaller than the base and with corners rounded again.
I then applied different Tim Holtz Distress Inks to create the background. I used Bundled Sage, Shabby Shutters and a touch of Wild Honey for the "grassy" area. I then sponged Broken China  over the rest of the card, in various degrees of light/dark for the "sky". A smudge of Mustard Seed sufficed for my "Sun".
I then ran this through the Grand Calibur with the That Special Touch Daisy Silhouette mask to emboss it. I put the mask back over the embossing and inked through with the greens again for the stalks and also Dusty Concord and Victorian Velvet for the flowers and butterflies.

I'm quite pleased with my first foray into "inking" and I can't believe I can still make a card without reaching for a Spellbinder !!!
I have re-posted a picture of the purple butterfly card below and hope, on its new background, you can view it without darkened glasses. Rumour has it, that from Space, you could see the Great Wall of China and my purple card lol !!!

Have a good day folks and thanks, as always, for popping along to the pond.

Ang x


  1. Hi Ang, what no Spellbinders today. It is fun trying something different and you have carried it off beautifully. Some great tips here and a lovely card. Love the toned down purple card too.

    Wilma x x x

  2. Good morning Ang,
    Brilliant card loving what you have done with it, looks like an early morning scene with the sun trying to get through.

    For a moment I thought you were trying to set new trends doing a "2fir" challange between that and NO spellbinders OMG! could I cope........LOL

    Do not have a manual but I have a "Big Stick" you could borrow that. I am not away again for a couple of months so "the look" will be enough to keep John in order till then!!!!!
    Have a Great Day

    Patricia xxx

  3. BREAKING NEWS!! I hear Spellbinders are looking to a venture capital company for an urgent round of funding!ROFL!

    Lovely card Ang and the distressing with your inks looks great!

    As for the purple butterflies so glad you took my suggestion and re-posted it on a complementary background. It looks sooooo much better. Your card really 'pops' now! Great stuff!

    Must go and break up world war three in the kitchen! Sigh! Glad they are both in school this morning!!

    Crafty Hugs
    Heather xx

  4. Good Morning Ang, Both gorgeous cards, love your painting, the crafting industry is in trouble as I haven't been buying dies either. xx Flora

  5. Morning Ang, What a lovely card to brighten the day. There was a glimpse of sun for about three seconds around 7 o'clock and since then it is grey grey grey. I have so many spellbinders I have told myself I don't need any more and when I went to the show in Bury St Edmunds in April I didn't buy any!! Mind you that comment also applies to everything else but didn't stop me buying things.........back to your card and I really must arrange to have a messy day and try out a few things - just finding the time. hey ho, have a good day. Best wishes Jackie

  6. Very pretty, like the purple one too, xxx

  7. What a fab card - luv it - not something I have done yet but will defo give it a try xx the purple card does looked 'toned down' now but still thought it was fab first time around xx GailT xx


  8. Ang, love today's card and what a difference with putting your othe card on to a different back ground.
    Just having 5 mins sit down been away with the school children from the top three classes all 12 of them, they were doing an inter schools cross country, and mad me offered to be a driver - crazy or what. Not a bad bunch just talked a lot.
    As for dealing with husband he had to do it last year, no choice and has been good since.

  9. Wow...This is what i have been looking for and you have done a great job. Beautiful cards.