Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Inky peacock

I think I'm having some sort of crafter's crisis... I don't seem to be able to stick to one style - I'm all over the place at the moment!  An inky creation today...



This stamp is really not 'me' but I just couldn't resist it, I think it's beautiful.  It's actually stamped in black onto a green/ blue inky cosmic shimmery background... the peacock is all shimmery in blues and greens but the photo isn't showing it up, grrr!  The green embossed panel is core'dinations, with a bit of light sanding and inking, and it was then sprayed with 'spray & sparkle' - again this isn't showing up in the pic.  Penny Black sentiment, pearls from stash.

A question for all the inky people out there - how do you get all the ink off your hands?!  I had bright green hands for hours after I made this... they're still quite green now, after LOTS of washing.

I'm entering my card for the following challenges:

35 comments:

  1. You are right hun, this isn't "you", but it is still FAB-U-LOUS! Love the rich green, reminds me of emeralds. Super work sweetie, hope your hands come clean! I think I'm having the same problem, flitting between CAS and OTT and a bit in the middle, could account for my missing mojo! Hugs Sxx

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  2. Lovely card Lisa. I hope you are ok xx Jan

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  3. Hey Lisa, you know what they say - variety is the spice of life!! I never stick to one style of cardmaking - get too bored. I have to try many different techniques and styles. This is beautiful and that peacock is awesome. Oh and the green hands is all part of the fun - :0) Hugs Denise xx

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  4. I think it's great that you are experimenting and trying different looks and techniques and I have to say this is just fabulous hun. I love the image and the colour combo sets it off a treat. Love it! Hugs, Claire x

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  5. Hi Lisa
    A beautiful card
    Hugs Dianne xx :)

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  6. Fab card Lisa! Have you tried washing up liquid on your hands? Or nail varnish remover? Hope this helps
    Hayley x

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  7. Gorgeous Lisa...love the image and that stunning colour..!

    Good luck with the green hands hun..have you tried white spirit!

    hugs Vicky xx

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  8. Really elegant card. Have you tried lemon juice on your hands (not if you've got a cut though - ouch!), or swarfega? xx

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  9. Hi there Lisa, Your card is simply gorgeous, we all need a change now and then and green hands will come clean in a nice long soak in the bath, I think! LOL :0) xxx

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  10. Oh love the colour of your card and super images thank you for sharing your work with us at the pear tree design
    hugs linda x

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  11. This is gorgeous Lisa, fabulous image and love the colour!
    Helen x

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  12. Great card, you have inspired me to have a go at making something inky. xx

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  13. So this is where your green hands came from then? Looks fabulous. Totally not your normal style but you've still managed to make it look clean and crisp.

    I'd suggest Swarfega too, but I don't have any alcohol inks so not the best person to advise I'm afraid.

    Love Mandy xxx

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  14. Fab card Lisa, something different for you but I like it!! Thanks for joining us at Pear Tree Designs this week and good luck xx

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  15. Lovely card Lisa and i just love the peacock colours. I have a peacock project to upload tomorrow :)
    Jenny x

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  16. ooooh this is lovely, good luck getting your hands clean x

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  17. such a striking card!! Just Love it!! Hugs Juls

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  18. Hi Lisa, this is a beautiful card! Very striking. I use a Ranger craft scrubbie to clean ink off -
    http://cuddlybuddly.com/shop/v10006-ranger-inkssentials-craft-scrubbie/
    Sarah x

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  19. Gorgeous card Lisa, love it! x

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  20. This is a very striking card! Something different from what I usually see on blog land :)

    I've tried craft scrubbie, and it works like a gentle exfoliator... another quick tip a crafty friend once gave me, all the ink will go away when you wash your hair! I guess it works because your hair would have acted like an exfoliator without you realising it!

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  21. Love it, thanks so much for sharing
    Trish

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  22. Hi Lisa

    Join the club!! I like trying lots of different styles too .. .. there is just so much out there to learn and experiment with!!

    Love what you have done here.

    Very rich and vibrant .. .. hopefully your hands weren't quite this green or people might think you were turning into the Incredible Hulk!!!

    I find a good old scrub with soap and a nail brush works wonders .. .. plus the hair washing tip works too.

    Love Jules xx

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  23. Gorgeous inky creation Lisa - I love it!
    I too skip around formn one style to the other - nowt wrong with that though - it shows versatility lol!!!
    I find using shampoo and nail brush helps get the ink off :-)
    Have a fab day.
    {{Debs}}xx

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  24. Hi Lisa,
    It's gorgeous absolutely love it! :) xx

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  25. Oh wow - this is beautiful! Gorgeous effect and I love the embossing :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

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  26. Beautiful card.Thanks for joining us at Crafts and Me. Hugs...Mona

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  27. oh wow!!! this is fantastic lisa.i love the stamp and the vibrant colours are stunning.i love it :D
    mmm i have found the only thing that removes the ink is to wash my hair, sounds weird but true :D

    xx coops xx

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  28. Fab! I love the embossing too! Thanks for playing along this week at pear Tree designs with our stamp something challenge! Good Luck xx

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  29. Such a wonderful card. Thanks for joining us this week at Truly Scrumptious....
    Mandy x

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  30. Ooooooh this is stunning! I am really into inky CAS at the moment ( is that a contradiction? Dunno but I love it!)
    Linds x

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  31. Great design thanks for joining in at PTD.

    Kerry

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  32. Love your card. Thanks for joining us at Truly scrumptious

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  33. WOW!! Gorgeous colors! I love the peacock image too!

    Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!!!

    -Sarah

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  34. Wow, I love your card. I love the texture and the peacock image is gorgeous!! Thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog!
    xoxo, Christine

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  35. wow. outstanding male card. fabulous colours x

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