Monday, June 20, 2011

JAI #72 - JUST ADD COLOURING IN

My love of stamping stemmed from my life-long love of  "colouring in", so I HAD to take part in Just Add Ink's challenge this week.

I love the look of a stamped image white-embossed on Crumb Cake card, then coloured using Stampin' Up! markers.  I hadn't done this for a while, so it was time to have a play with this technique.

At the card-making class I held on Saturday, we were talking of how much we love Bella Toile (which, sadly, is retiring from the US Stampin' Up! catalogue ..... an indicator that we, too, may lose it soon).  I decided to use that stamp for my card.  I first stamped Bella Toile in Rich Razzleberry ink on the card base, then I stamped it again on Crumb Cake card, using Versamark ink and white embossing powder.  I love how 'rich' the image looks:


Stamps: Bella Toile, Bring On The Cake
Card: Rich Razzleberry, Crumb Cake, Whisper White
Ink: Versamark inkpad, Rich Razzleberry stampin' pad and marker, Rose Red marker, Old Olive marker, Crumb Cake stampin' pad
Other: Whisper White 5/8" grosgrain ribbon, Decorative Label punch, sponge daubers, White embossing powder, mini glue dots, stampin' dimensionals


Just a quick post today, as I'm off to Kathmandu (the shop, not the place!) in search of a super-warm lightweight jacket for our end-of-year holiday.  We're heading back to New York, and the jacket I have been using takes up about half my suitcase and weighs around 5kg.  (Not very practical, especially since I NEED suitcase space for my shopping over there!).  I'll be having lunch with my Mum, and enjoying a quiet spot in the middle of the day before all the manic running-around for my boys tonight ..... we leave home around 4.00pm for the first cricket lesson, and will get home around 9.00pm.  Makes me exhausted just thinking about what's ahead! 

I hope you're having a happy Monday, whatever you are doing.

28 comments:

  1. I LOVE this. It's turned out beautifully. That white embossing really stands out. Stunning job my friend!

    So jealous to hear you're heading back over to NY! Have a lovely day, and good luck with the manic stuff tonight (def pack food).

    xox

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  2. Wow, Christine! At first glance, I thought it was embroidered material on your card. The contrast of the white embossing and the Stampin' markers really bring life to this card.

    I'm so jealous that you are off to NY again. Two years ago we went to San Francisco for my eldest son to play baseball and loved every minute of it. I can't wait to go back to explore some more and to stock up on Jet Puff. Mmmm my mouth is watering just thinking about that stuff! :)

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  3. Beautiful, I love the white embossing with the colouring in. Have fun today.
    Rach:)

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  4. This looks fantastic Christine, love the embossing(must be my fave technique of all time), really makes the card POP. Ohhh NY, lucky lady!

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  5. Gosh, l'm tired just reading that...lol
    This is absolutely devine Christine, l love the white embossing on Crumbcake, a fabulous card.
    NY, how exciting, dont forget your thermals luv...:0)
    Catch you soon!

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  6. Wow! This is really gorgeous Christine. I have never tried embossing with white and then colouring. It looks so beautiful, I will have to give it a try. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  7. Oh! my, this is absolutely beautiful. What a mini work of art.

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  8. New York! How exciting! YOur card is so eyecatching, I love it!

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  9. Hi Christine,
    I love, love, love this card! That stamp design is gorgeous and I love the white against the Kraft and then the addition of the other colours - it looks divine!!!

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  10. This card turned out stunning!!

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  11. An absolutely stunning card. Can you plan your trip for October instead and meet me in Boston?! xx

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  12. wow, this is really gorgeous. the colours & embossed areas really pop.....& how lucky are you going to New York. I'm very envious.
    Inky wishes, Di

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  13. Oh, this is just so pretty...gorgeous colours!!! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Hugs.

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  14. This is just gorgeous Christine! I love the effect you have achieved embossing this stamp and then colouring it, it looks beautiful :)

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  15. Beautiful card, Christine, it looks wonderful. Enjoy yourself in New York! :)

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  16. This is absolutely beautiful Christine,(as usuall of cause)it is so rich and elegant.
    How do find so much stamping and blogging time with all that running around you do?? I will have to start calling you super chick!!
    Tam x

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  17. What a gorgeous card Christine and as everyone must be I too am jealous of your upcoming trip to New York!

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  18. WOW! This is gorgeous and I definitely will try this technique! Do you have the Elements of Style stamp set? The spray of flowers can be stamped twice and it reminds me of Bella Toile.

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  19. Your card is beautiful! I love the effect. Hope you have a wonderful time on your trip. ;)

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  20. Wow, this is absolutely stunning!! Can't take my eyes of it and have come back several times just to gawk.

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  21. Just divine Christine! The white embossing on the crumb cake with the coloured images is stunning - looks like tapestry. The colours are so rich & beautiful. :)

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  22. Goodness Christine - this is just stunning. I love how wonderful ornate (and rich!!) this looks. What a wonderful effect - well worth the effort.
    Kim

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  23. oh MY, Christine! This is absolutely STUNNING! Love the white embossing coloured in, totally rocks!

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  24. and if I lived closer to NY, I'd drive out to meet you :)

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  25. Love this card Christine. Thanks for sharing.

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  26. Wow ... Christine this is soo beautiful, I have seen this stamp used in this way before .... I love it!!!

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