Monday, July 12, 2010

Ink, Spray, Smash Tiles

There are many things that I love about this card - one of which is the technique used on the background tiles! The technique challenge (JUGS41) on the Just Us Girls blog this week is ink, spray and smash! Wow, that was a lot of fun!!
Here's a picture of the inky mess I made - Sahara Sand, More Mustard and Certainly Celery dye ink refills on gloss paper were used to make one of a kind backgrounds! If you don't already have a Tim Holtz craft mat you need to run and get one now - it is an invaluable tool for quick and easy clean-up when trying out messy techniques.
Here's another thing I love - the background papers (grid and dotted kraft) are from my new Basic Grey Basics 6x6 pads in white, manila and kraft!! It may not float your boat to have pads of barely decorated white, cream and tan paper but I am positively giddy with enjoyment!!
The layout from this card is from the Card Patterns blog (CP72). The botanical stamps are from the PTI Life set and the simple sentiment is from A Muse. You should try this new technique - it was so fast and easy and you can use as colorful of hues as you wish - just warn me so I can put on my sunglasses first!

8 comments:

Andrea M said...

OMG!!!! This is beyond beautiful!!! I love the layout and your inky background! WOW - talk about a stunner :) Great take on the challenge. Thanks so much for playing along with Just Us Girls this week :) We sure appreciate your support!

veronica said...

love your new technique. your layout is great too!

Stampin' Pam said...

This is just stunning - I love the tiled concept - very cool with this technique - great layout and wonderful color pallet. Thanks for getting inky (literally) with Just Us Girls this week.

Agata said...

Beautiful card! And an interesting technique! Thanks for playing with CP this week!

Kathryn B said...

WOW! Love the background papers you used it gives your card some interesting dimension. love your inky tiles they came out sooo nice! Great card!

Thanks for getting down and inky with Just Us Girls this week!

Maria Levine said...

OH SO BEAUTIFUL! Love that background!! Looks like a marble background. Fabulous job with the technique and thanks for playing along with JUGS this week!

Papertrails by a paper lover said...

this is really beautiful! That technique is something I have to try because your tiles you made for the background on this card are fab!

Shirl said...

What a lovely background for the card! A real bonus too since it's soo fun to make :)))

Thanks for sharing!