Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Artful Inkables Blog Hop and Candy!!

If you arrived here from Velta's blog then you're in the right spot! If you didn't and want to start from the beginning, you can go to Kristin's blog. What fun to win these sets!! You'll have to hop to each Inky Girl till you get to the one with the candy!

Kristin has been busy at Artful Inkables creating some fab new images that are available starting today! I'm tickled to be able to share the ones I got. This first one is called "Greek Gardens" It's such a pretty set!

This close-up shows this fun medium we found when we went to the Scrapbook Expo a couple weeks ago. It's from Mudd Puddles, it's so easy to use and gives such texture! I also painted on some Crackle paint by Deco Art on the one pot.

Colored with Copic markers and sponged with Distress inks...and lots of different layers going on!


stamps: Greek Gardens, paper: georgia pacific white, prism blush red lt, dcwv far east, ink: memento tuxedo black by tsukineko, distress dried marigold, shabby shutters, old paper, other: copic markers, sandy mixture by mudd puddles, spellbinders nestabilities, may arts ribbon, martha stewart border punch, designer label punch, foam dimensionals, crackle paint by deco arts, corner rounder by ek success, corner scallop punch by marvy

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This is a fun tag with the set called "Three Wishes". I got the idea for the "flying carpet" from Mel Stampz, I Cuttlebugged it too, to give it more of a Persian rug flare. I used the Labels Four largest die to trace the top of the tag to give it more of a "Taj Mahal" look.


The magic lamp is also a part of this set...yup...that's a stamp...but I did it with the faux metal technique!
Ink a piece of cardstock with Versamark and sprinkle with embossing powder and heat set with your heat tool. You need at least 4 layers of ep for a good impression. You can either keep inking with Versamark or you can just sprinkle the ep on after each heating. It usually stays 'soft' long enough to grab the next sprinkling. Then, as soon as your last application of ep is melted, take your image and stamp it. Don't worry, it's not hot enough to hurt your stamp! Let it set a minute and cut it out.


The "jewels" on his turban and cloak are punched from the faux metal scrap. The "smoke" coming out of the lamp is some mohair yarn from my stash.

stamps: three wishes, paper: georgia pacific white, me & my big ideas dp, hollo's green, ink: memento tuxedo black, versamark-tsukineko, other: copic markers, cuttlebug/folder, spellbinders labels four, yarn, silver ep, heat tool, cropadile, foam dimensionals, large brad by american crafts

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Now! Joy is next in line in the hop! Enjoy and good luck!!
Thanks for stopping!


22 comments :

Elena said...

Wow! I love the dimension on the first card! Your coloring is gorgeous!
The tag you made is so adorable! Love, love the rag you created and lamp! So creative!

Velta said...

Oh Dawn ~ You are such an artist...you can tell how much fun you had with these images just by looking at them. That rug made me smile, I would have never thought of that one! Just Beautiful :)

Cathy Indelicato said...

Great projects Dawn!!!!

Joanne Travis said...

Dawn, these are both absolutely fabulous!! Your attention to the details is fabulous. I love the sand and the rug is priceless!! Awesome cards!!

toners said...

OMGosh, you really did a fabulous job!! I love the "rug" - so much fun! And the "mud puddle" has me curious...love it!

Loretta said...

OH DAWN!!!!!!! That texture mud puddle stuff looks SO COOL!!! Wonderful cards!

Kristin said...

Cool flying carpet! That was a fantastic idea to use with the genie set. And I love the card with the urns, the coloring on the plants is perfect and the dimensional stuff is really fun...I may need to find some of that for myself.

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

Beautiful and cute!

Kerri said...

Dawn! These are both AMAZING!!! Your details are just fabulous! Your first card is absolutely gorgeous, and I love the rug and lamp on the second one. Awesome!

Melissa said...

What a gorgeous card! The more I look at these samples,the more anxious I am to get my sets! *must not stalk the postman...*

JazzyH said...

I love the touches that you do.

Lisa T said...

That card is stunning!

Julia Aston said...

What fun projects Dawn! love the 'grainy' stuff at the bottom of your pots and the fun magic carpet with the Genie Lamp!!

Stampin_melissa said...

Dawn, what great cards! You give so much attention to little details! Wow!

Becky Sorensen said...

Great cards. I love the new dimensionals that you used, they look like great fun.

leenda said...

Your artwork ROCKS!

Connie said...

These are both so wonderful, Dawn!!

Joy said...

LOVE THEM! Great hop!

Kate Z. said...

Love all of the little details. Lots of versatility in these sets.

Kelli said...

OMGosh that mohair is SUPER neat!!!!

Tonya said...

These are really awesome. So creative!!!

Carolyn King said...

totally AMAZING cards Dawn!!! love them both...the stones, the carpet---all way too cool!