Monday 28 August 2023

Group of Seven Monthly technique - Ink Blending with Water Lifting

Hi everyone this month the Group of Seven Crafters are having some fun with Ink Blending and Ink Lifting.

To make the cards we used Kristina Werner ink blending  colour combinations with Distress Oxide inks, you can check them out in the links below.

And Jennifer McGuire describes how to lift ink using water (Faux Bleach technique)
Video:  Easy Distress + Water Technique by Jennifer McQuire (28:03) - watch from 3:45 - 15:15 to see technique only.

I found the darker inks give a better lift when removing the colour, for this card I also added some background ink lifting with a text stamp.

Card 1- Rubber Dance Flowers and Background Text Stamp Set. Distress Oxide inks-Spun Sugar, Picked Raspberry, Wilted Violet.

Card 2- Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Snowman and Sentiment. Distress Oxide inks- Antique Linen, Old Paper, Speckled Egg. You can just see the Snowman and ornament are slightly lighter than the background. I love the soft colours on this one.

Card 3- AALL and Create Tracey Evans Stag Stamp Set, Distress Oxide inks- Black Soot, Speckled Egg, Antique Linen.

Card 4- Stampers Anonymous Stamp Set, Distress Oxide Inks- Unchartered Mariner, Speckled Egg, Kitsch Flamingo.

Card Recipe
Stamps: Rubber Dance, Stampers Anonymous, AALL and Create, 
Paper: Smooth White, Black
Ink: Ranger Distress Oxide, Versafine Clair Nocturn
Accessories: Embossing Powders, Heat Gun, Blending Tools
Techniques: Ink Blending, Heat Embossing

Monday 21 August 2023

Treats on Tuesday at Magenta - Sweet Cat

Hi Everyone, I'm over at Magenta playing with this sweet little cat. I hope you head over and find out how I made this card.

Mona Charlotte

Flying Canada Geese

Card Recipe
Stamps: Magenta
Paper: Watercolour
Ink: Versafine Clair Nocturn
Accessories: Nuance Powdered inks, Glitter gell Pen, Posca White Pen, Bleach
Techniques: Powdered inks, Bleaching

Monday 14 August 2023

Treats on Tuesday at Magenta - Heron on a Gelli plate

Hi Everyone, I'm over at Magenta with another Geli plate print background.

Stamps used


Card Recipe
Stamps: Magenta
Paper: 110lb White, Black
Ink: Versafine Clair, Ranger Distress Inks
Accessories: Gelli Plate
Techniques: Gelli Plate Print

Monday 7 August 2023

Treats on Tuesday at Magenta - On the Water

I'm sure most of you know I love bird stamps 😏. These Herons at Play are so adorable and  work perfectly with a simple background. I hope you head over to Magenta and check out how I made this card.


Card Recipe
Stamps: Magenta
Paper: Mixed Media, 110lb White
Ink: Versafine Clair Nocturn.
Accessories: Stamp Positioner, Cling wrap Nuance Powders
Techniques: Cling wrap,