Tracie has set the most fantabulous Dare this week
I dare you to "start from scratch" I want to you design a card with NO purchased/pre-assembled embellishments - that means no blooms unless you cut them yourself, no buttons, brads etc etc.
Great fun!I firstly started mucking around, (or is that creativly experimenting!) with adirondack inks to make some backgrounds. I covered an A4 cutting mat with cling film and rubbed cranberry, denim and eggplant inkpads over the plastic. I then squooshed a bit of water on with a plant sprayer and rubbed the cardstock in the beautifully coloured puddle. Its a messy technique but the blended colours you get are wonderful. I stamped the Sassafrass Lass brackets and flower onto smaller pieces of the inky card and cut them out, making the flower into a ribbon slide. I used a small imagine text stamp (havent a clue of the manufacturer of this one) over and over to create the strip at the bottom and inked the edges. The big Imagine is a Heidi Swopp stamp from ATDML and its framed by the scrummy brackets. I used Rafia in place of ribbon for a change. I also made up some matching coloured alcohol ink backgrounds but didn't end up using them. I love that the adirondack range is all colour coordinated like that so you can use different inks and they still match.
My hands are now dyed in lovely shades of purpley blue, but hey, who needs nailvarnish to embellish when your whole hands can be coloured!
If you want a bargain on some inks try this lady on US ebay, Nic recommended her to me and she fab!