Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Artful INKables April Hop!


Welcome to the Artful INKables blog hop! We are celebrating the fabulous month of April with some amazing April flowers the Artful INKables way!

If you haven’t come here from Tanya’s Blog, be sure to hop on over to the Artful INKables Blog, you don’t want to miss anything for today’s hop!

My favorite Artful INKables set is Plant Prints. I love to look at pieces of art to get inspiration for ways to use this set. Today I was inspired by this piece. I used the emboss resist technique on the flowers and leaves. I masked and sponged the panels in much the same way I sponged a glow in THIS AI tutorial. I drug my stamp pad across the right panel from the top down and bottom up to give that cool effect. I am thinking now that maybe I should have done in this piece in some more spring-like colors.....maybe next time.

Make sure to comment on every one's blog, because one lucky commenter will win a $10.00 gift certificate to spend at the Artful INKables store! Please leave your comments by Friday, April 23rd, 12 midnight Eastern Standard Time, one lucky winner will be chosen on Saturday, April 24th.

Thank you for participating in today’s blog hop, now hop on over to JOY’s fabulous blog. I am sure you will love everything you see today!

Stamps: Artful Inkables Plant Prints
Paper: Very Vanilla, Soft Suede
Ink: Chocolate Chip, River Rock, Sahara Sand, Close to Cocoa, Soft Suede
Accessories: Versamark Pad, Versamark pen (to extend the stem on one of the leaves that I stamped too far in!), clear detail embossing powder, embossing buddy


Enjoy!
Michelle B.

27 comments:

Sammi said...

Wow! You are so clever! This looks AWESOME and that inspirational piece of art is lovely!
Sammi
xx

StampinCathy said...

OMGosh! This is one amazing and inspiring card. I just love the colors and technique you used with this set.

Gloria said...

Love the technique on this card!

Patti said...

You never cease to amaze me! This is awesome!

Sylvia said...

Very Pretty, great use of color and inspirations Thanks.

Joy said...

michelle, this is just amazing, i love love love it!

craftymom205 said...

I love this card. It is absolutely gorgeous.

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

Oh my...I NEED silhouette plant stamps. They are just must haves...your card is fabulous!

Jackie said...

I thin these colors are fine, I went to the darker side too! I love the look to this!

mary said...

It's gorgeous! I love that you didn't do anything more. Simple looking but elegant!
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lillianchild said...

Thanks for the tips on the different techniques you used to create this beautiful card - I'm going to try this at home!

Alicia a.k.a. Crafty Al said...

Gorgeous!! I love how you used the inspiration piece. tFS!

Jessica said...

Oh wow! That's a stunning card, I just love the simplicity of it.

Thanks for sharing.
Jessica Hammond

Kathy H said...

Lovely!!!

Crystal said...

Gorgeous, WOW Michelle!

PamS said...

I like the colors you used. I think the card is stunning.

Betty Benton said...

Stunning! I have nothing else to say -- my jaw is hanging open looking at this fabulous card!

Dawn said...

this is simply Stunning! what a wonderful job you did with this! Love love love it!!!

Shelly Schmidt said...

This is so pretty Michelle! I love the floral stamps and the colors you used are so lovely!

KarenB said...

So elegant, wow wow wow!!

michele hileman said...

That is absolutely beautiful. Thank you for sharing

Jocelyn aka JoBear2 said...

Oh, this is stunning Michelle!! Really love how you did this - the card has such depth. Love the colours - really gorgeous!

Kim Nath said...

Gorgeous card, it is so rich and has such depth! Thanks for the tutorial above also!

grandmalee said...

What an awesome technique for this fabulous card!!! I really love the colors!

Stampin_melissa said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing the tutorial, I think even I could do this! ;-)

Beverly Gotthardt said...

Great tutorial, thanks, you're right, very arty. Can't wait to try that out.

Shannon Erskine aka e3stamper said...

Gorgeous card Michelle!! Love it!!