Crafty Cardmakers challenge 204 – Get Inky/Messy

Chanya is hosting today’s challenge, Get Inky/Messy. This can also include messy paint items, or sprays etc.

As usual anything you care to enter is fine, a card, scrap layout, mixed media piece, some home decor, as long as it meets the Get Inky/Messy theme.
get messy or inky

I have made a card this time round, using the new Ranger Distress Oxide inks.  I debated whether to buy the pads or just the inks, and in the end decided on the inks…

They will go a long way – you only need a couple of drops to get a decent blend going.  I used a glass mat and a blending tool..

My card is a 7 x 5 white base card, and I layered that with a black mat underneath the topper.  My background was done on a piece of pearlescent card – it really adds to the bling of the inks.  The inks used were peacock feathers, salty ocean, wild honey, fired brick and walnut stain.  I went round the outside edge to create a vignette effect using ordinary black soot distress ink.

When the inks had dried, I spritzed the surface with water, and used a scrunched up piece of kitchen roll to dry the droplets.  I was really pleased with the way it came out!

I had some fairy stamps in my collection – unfortunately, I have lost the packaging so have no idea what make they are!  I stamped them in place using my Eureka 101 stamp press, because I wanted the silhouette to be solid, and it is easy to miss bits.  It’s so handy being able to stamp twice with confidence!

The last touches were a die cut sentiment (from Lynda Chapman’s last set!) and some gems which I added to the swirl in the bottom left hand corner.  Finally, I went over the fairy’s wings with wink of stella clear to add some sparkle.


4 thoughts on “Crafty Cardmakers challenge 204 – Get Inky/Messy

  1. This is beautiful! I love the background. I haven’t tried Distress Oxides yet, but might consider getting a couple of the liquid inks after seeing this!

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    1. I bought the inks rather than the pads – I’m only going to tap the inkpad onto my glass mat anyway, so it might as well be a couple of drops instead! They are lovely to work with…


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