Tuesday 14 August 2012

Playdate Cafe challenge #144 & Case Study

I've been having fun getting very inky today. The challenge at Case Study Challenge
is to create something 'outside of the box', meaning outside of our comfort zone.
So today I decided to make a card using just inks and stamps (plus a stencil).

The challenge this week  at the Playdate Cafe is lots of fun - very bright, so I decided to combine these 2 challenges.

The main image is from Stamping Bella, called Jane Girl, this is designed by Jane Davenport
a mixed media artist. The sentiment stamp comes in the set.
For the background, I sponged Distress inks - mustard seed, dried marigold, wild honey and
picked raspberry. I used Hero arts Friend background stamp for the text, an unknown stamp
for the grass and an urban artist stencil. I've used liquid pearls on the punched butterflies.
I have machine  stitched a border with pink cotton.

I was happy with the sponging, until I took the card outside to take a photo, when it started raining!
Big mistake when you've used distress inks! I'm sure you can see the white spots!

I'm also entering this in the Scrapbook Boutique Challenge
which is to add a butterfly to your


  1. Your bg is A.MaZinG! Love the silhouette image too!
    Thanks for sharing with us at Scrapbook Boutique!

  2. This is wonderful! Love the silhouette on the perfect background! Thanks for playing with us at The Play Date Cafe!

  3. I love the silhouette stamp and the gorgeous background!! Thanks for joining us for the CASE Study anniversary celebrations! xxx

  4. Fabulous card! Thanks for joining us at CASE Study!

  5. such a gorgeous background jenny - love the mix of colours!

  6. That main image is GORGEOUS! I love her hair :D

  7. The shading in the background is so fabulous! I love the silhouettes on top--such a beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at The Play Date Cafe!

  8. You've created a beautiful background for your Silhouette image!!!! Thanks for sharing with Scrapbook Boutique!

  9. I think the little white dots add character and if you hadn't said about the rain I would never have known!
    Thanks for taking part in the August Scrapbook Boutique challenge!

  10. Wow! Your card is so eye catching!! Love the fabulous vibrant colours!! Thank you for joining in at frosted designs this month xxx

  11. Oooopsie ***blush*** I mean ScRapbook Boutique !!! Crazy woman I am!!!!