Monday, March 24, 2014

Challenge #128 - Ink


This week's challenge is to use some ink on your project! There are so many types of ink products out there now and so many ways to use it! On this layout I used ink to distress the edges of several of the pieces of paper, to mist my background, to stamp my title and finally I also used alcohol inks to change the colour of the metal hearts.

I love to use ink for making embellishments but I decided to try something new, thanks to Amanda's challenge ! I am usually not really comfortable with inked background in a messy way, so
I used a step-by-step on Let's talk layouts blog (I subscribe to this french magazine, but these explanations are in the free download) and I'm very happy with how it turned !


I too am not a fan of inking.  I don't like the mess to clean up, but a challenge is a challenge, so I inked the wood veneer letters from my humongous stash and added pen (ink?) stitching.  

As usual, I'm a little late to the party. It seems that I just can't get my act in gear these days.
For this challenge I used ink mists on this layout. I wanted the monochromatic feel so I tried to keep all the colours muted.

And I am even later to the party!!! I use inks on a lot of my pages but mostly to add a bit of depth around the edges of embellishments. That's just what I did here. It's subtle but I think it makes a big difference.

1 comment:

Donna Ellis said...

Hello! Wonderful LOs by the design team with fabulous themes.Loved the use of ink on the precious memories shared. I was not sure if cards were acceptable, so please forgive me if I missed the rule regarding that. Thank you for hosting a challenge that uses not only inks on paper, but also old papers! Mine were REALLY old, and so glad to finally use them! Thanks again, de {Creative Smiles}