Sunday, 12 June 2016


I'm having a go at two challenges with this one card this week.  TGIF #tgifc59 challenge is a sketch challenge and here is the sketch.  Click on the image to be taken to their challenge this week.

 The challenge over at Time Out challenges is a colour image. Again click on the image to be taken to their challenge #58.

I wanted to use the squares and the colours of the TO challenge with the square image for the sketch in TGIF so used my trusty Painter's Palette stamp set once again.  The square colours were stamped with a very very old SU stamp in Bermuda Bay ink, Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie and Pacific Point.I used my Stampamajig to make sure the squares were stamped in the right place.

 The easel was stamped in Early Espresso and then covered over in a very light wash of another old SU colour Creamy Caramel.

The Early Espresso strip of cardstock was stamped with another of the stamps from this set in Versamark ink which gives that lovely tone on tone effect.  The Smoky Slate background card stock was also inked in Versamark Ink.


 Now, a bit of a confession here - as you will probably see the tone on tone on the smoky slate is not quite true to its colour.  I have to confess my poor old Versamark ink pad is not quite as pristine as it used to be.  The actual colour of the ink pad is now a more sort of murky colour rather than white so when I forget and ink on light papers I never know what colour I'm going to get.  I know I should get another one and be vigilant about never letting any coloured ink get near it but...... I quite like this affect.

 The sentiment from Painter's Palette was inked in Early Espresso and a touch of baker's twine was wrapped around the Early Espresso card stock.  A touch of Wink of Stella on the coloured squares just gives the card an extra shimmer.

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Elizabeth Price said...

Great card! Your ink pads must look just like mine. I too have a Versamark pad that looks just like yours. Thanks for sharing adn joining the sketch challenge at TGIF. Smiles, Elizabeth

Anita in France said...

What a cool take on our inspiration, Fiona ... love how you picked out the colours for your artists' easle! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out! Anita :)

Holly Stene said...

I think you rocked both challenges with this card Fiona! I love the squares on the easel - which is perfect for the sketch! Great job! Hope to see you play along again at TGIF!

Rochelle Blok said...

A fabulous card Fiona! I love the the coloured squares on the easel. They make for a bright and fun card. Thanks for playing along this week at TGIF. Rochelle xo

Fiona said...

Thanks for your comment Rochelle

Fiona said...

Thanks for the comment Holly

Fiona said...

Thanks Anita merci bien