Saturday, 4 May 2013

Creativity

Another little gem to add to Thursday's.....


This is so true! Sometimes ~ if I haven't crafted for a while~ I get really nervous about sitting down and making something. I guess I worry that I will have lost the ability to create something that made me happy ~ even though it is more about the taking part, than the end result. So I put it off, which is silly.

Today's card wasn't borne out of doubt; quite the opposite ~  but even so I was in for a pleasant surprise at the result that came out with playing with only a few bottles of ink.... I love it when that happens! Every now and then you create something that you just didn't think would look as good as it does.

I can't tell you how happy I am with this beautiful, rainbow ~ even tie-dyed ~ effect.

You are Loved, Stampin' Up! Baby wipe technique

I used 4 colours to make this card - Pacific Point, Tempting Turquoise, Melon Mambo and (I think) Daffodil Delight. I was a bit annoyed because after I used them I put them away as soon as I could... then realised I couldn't remember what the fourth colour was.... so it's a bit of a mystery! 

I used the beautiful heart from the "You are Loved" stamp set. The card stock is Wisteria Wonder which is a fave and one that I am so glad is staying and will be in the new Stampin' Up! catalogue that starts in July. 

If you would like to come along to one of my classes and recreate this card and this technique, then head over to my classes page or drop me a line. If you'd like to order Stampin' Up! products then also get in touch - I am a registered Stampin' Up! demonstrator who can sell to you wherever you are in the UK

the_crafty_hippy@yahoo.co.uk 

See you tomorrow for more inspirational cards,
Lauren
x

6 comments:

  1. Beautiful Lauren, mummy can't wait till she comes to see you on Tuesday to find out all about her new Stamping' Up kit.

    My mummy is Dawn by the way, I'm not a weird Stalker Dog xxx

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  2. This is beautiful Lauren, I may be wrong but it looks a bit like the baby wipe and reinker technique to me. I love the colours you've used.

    Sue x

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  3. Hi Sue, thank you for your comment, you're spot on! I didn't realise that they colours would merge to create such a beautiful effect - I actually inked twice, but I had to do it carefully and gently as I didn't want to end up with a horrid brown !!

    Hello Badger, I can't wait to see mummy! I've had a super busy week but I can't wait to get her on her Stampin' Up! journey! xxx

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  4. OOO, it's lovely Lauren. I have seen this technique online and would love to try it....but I haven't got any re-inkers YET! Thank you for inspiration! x

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  5. Thanks Adele,
    It's SO easy and the result is SO satisfying! Get some inkers soooon!! x

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  6. jolie ! j'aime sobre et élégant, quel bon goût =^..^=

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