Thursday, August 18, 2011

Less is More 28...One Layer...Use Ink

This week's challenge kind of eluded me.  I did, however, use ink in a way I haven't before...with a solution called Ink Potion No. 9, an ink blending solution by Tsukineko.  While on an outing last week, I was looking for something "different" at Michaels (I call it Mikes) and purchased a bottle of this solution.  I'm not sure if I'm using it exactly as it's supposed to be used (although there are not much in the way of instructions), but the directions do say that Ink Potion can be sprayed to create a watercolor effect, or to blend inks.  I am thinking, though, that it DOES make the stamped color image a bit brighter than when the image is stamped without it...perhaps because of the added liquid(whatever it is???).  I used it on both cards:
 I used more spray  on the wheat stamp, so it looks a bit more watercolor"y".   The leaves on the second card are a bit bolder and more defined:
The wheat stamp is a very large Hero Arts stamp with a Stampin Up sentiment(Beautiful Borders).  Used Crumb Cake and Early Espresso Ink...the ribbon is from Mike's.
The leaf card is made with stamps from Papertrey Ink(Leaf Prints and Falling Leaves)...the ink colors are old olive, cajun craze, more mustard and soft suede.
I lined the insides of both cards with colored paper...for a one layer card, I think it just adds a little something nicer than just plain :)
Thanks for looking, hope you have a great rest of the week.

17 comments:

  1. Oooh, loving them both, but especially the one maple leaves (kind of a Canadian thing LOL!). Great mix of colours and I just LOVe that PTI leaf set - have it and the dies and love it!!

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  2. SMASHING I have (and love) that same large Hero Arts wheat grasses stamp

    Kathyk

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  3. Hi Lisa, These are fabulous, love the wheat and beautiful ribbon and the leaves are wonderful, falling gracefully down the edge of your card, love it, Gay xxx
    p.s never heard of ink potion no9 except in a song?? x

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  4. Oh dear, I just remembered, that was love potion no9, LOL, LOL x

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  5. Lisa, these are both such beautiful cards. I love the colours, I love your composition.
    Michelle.

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  6. These are gorgeous! The first looks really tranquil. Never heard of ink potion no 9 though - gotta google it :-) Maria x

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  7. Beautiful cards Lisa. Love the colours on the leaf card, they really pop!!
    Hugs, Victoria ~x~

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  8. I love both of these Lisa, they each have a wonderfully serene feel.
    I'm very envious of the stamps too!
    Thank you so much
    Chrissie
    Lady LIM
    "Less is More"

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  9. Very beautiful cards, love both of them

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  10. Great cards I esp. love the first, well done :O) Viv xx

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  11. Hello
    Fabby card ...love them....
    Hugs sylvie
    xxxx

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  12. Two great cards, Sandra

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  13. Lovely cards! Beautiful effects in both of them! :)

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  14. Lovely cards! Beautiful effects in both of them! :)

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  15. Two beautiful cards. The wheat card is just lovely. Gill x

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  16. Fabulous cards, Lisa
    LOVE the first one specially
    Thanks so much
    Mandi
    Diva LIM
    "Less is More"

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  17. These are beautiful, Lisa. I've never heard of this ink potion, but I sure love the results. The colored cardstock on the inside makes the card very polished and classy. Lovely.

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I so appreciate your comments...thank for taking the time to write:)!! Hugs!! Lisa