Gina K is hosting the Monthly Mix Challenge for September and has challenged us to create a background using ink cubes direct to paper. Although I haven’t invested in a lot of cubes, I was able to create my background using Sea Glass, Blue Lagoon, Tranquil Teal, Turquoise Sea and Applemint ink cubes. These were newer GKD colors and are colors that I enjoy so opted for the cubes for storage purposes. Any way….for my card today, I swiped the different colors across my cardstock ending with the Applemint, then added some Applemint to each of the other colors to add some interest. To me the background needed a little more interest so I pulled out GKD’s Leafy stencil and stenciled over that using Wild Dandelion. Why stop there? I then ran the stencil still attached to my cardstock through my Big Shot to dry emboss and add some more texture. Why stop there? Well, yes I did except for adding the sentiment and butterflies from GKD’s Birthday Blessings stamp and die set. LOL!! The butterflies were stamped in black onxy and sentiment in white pigment and added white embossing powder.
Thanks for stopping in for a peek. Stay safe and have a great day!!
12 thoughts on “inky swipes”
Beautiful. The background is wonderful. The leafy stencil really gives a nice texture.
Thanks, Judy, I debated on using yellow or orange but like the more subtle effect.
Never stop till you are satisfied. I love this.
Thanks Bonnie. This was definitely calling me to add to it.
Love your card! Beautiful colors in the background. I own few of her full sized ink pads, but most all of the ink cube colors. This is on my list to create.
Thanks so much Lisa. Love to see your creation using the ink cube.
Gayle, Beautiful card! All the layers of color worked out perfect!
Thanks so much Diana. I appreciate your support.
This is beautiful Gayle! You could be Bonnie’s competition for creating amazing backgrounds 😉
Ahh, Gerry Bonnie is inspiring with her backgrounds, isn’t she?
Great background Gayle.. I really like the subtlety of the colours. Adding the butterflies without colour makes it special.
Great card Gayle! I’m so glad you didn’t stop, as all you added gives it so much additional beauty!