Sad Farewell -Let's Ink It Up Challenge Blog

Suzanne has announced today that she is closing down LIIU due to her ill health. I enjoyed working with her along with the other Design Team Members, and seeing all the talent there is out in blogland.

Suzanne, I'm sending huge cyber hugs and positive thoughts for your full recovery.
Take care,
May 29, 2011

Let's Ink It Up "Team B" -Challenge #15

The next challenge for Let's Ink It Up is by our design "Team B".  To be in with a chance of winning a fabulous prize, the theme for this challenge is:
" Focal sentiment and a 3D flower" 

Remember that we are a rubber/clear stamping challenge so no digi stamps please
this time. We want to see the sentiment as the focal point of your project.

Here's a little info from the lovely Anne at Kreativ Hobby
Kreativ Hobby
We are a Norwegian rubberstamp producer – with more than 1000 different designs. In our webshop you will find all our rubbestamps under the category “STEMPLER”. All prices are in Norwegian Kroner. We ship worldwide and all information regarding international shipping is on our website:
The winner can choose 4 rubberstamps from Kreativ Hobby Design. Value app. NOK 200 or  $35

So hop on over to Let's Ink It Up blog and take a peek at the beautiful cards created by design Team B. Comments are always welcome!

May 15, 2011

Let's Ink It Up Challenge #14 Embellishments

We are back from our two week vacation at Anna Maria Island, Florida. The temperatures were from 85 to 93F most days, but not humid, as there is always a nice breeze blowing off the Gulf of Mexico. Hubby and I had our long beach walk most mornings followed by a swim. Then some beach time in the afternoon with two or three swims as the sun was so hot. Our friends from Sweden and Ohio were there again this year, and we had lots of laughs with them!

Let's Ink It Up Challenge #14 is Embellishments. Remember... NO DIGIS are allowed. We want to see stamping! The sponsor is Annabelle Stamps who is donating a $20 Gift Voucher. Here is the store- 

Well as promised in my last post, here is my card for the challenge, although it is somewhat late...the challenge is almost over!
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 I did a masculine, time themed card. Had very inky fingers after this project. LOL! For the background, I did sponging with Tim Holtz distress inks (Antique Linen, Tea Dye, Forest Moss and Shabby Shutters, and randomly stamped various clock stamps & and a flourish.Also distressed and inked the edge all around.

I did Tim Holtz' Rusted Grunge technique on the round chipboard frame,embossed a clock in black on the center circle,cut out the clock hands with my Cricut. The banner triangles, mounted on a thin brown ribbon held with brads, are stamped with a woodgrain stamp, sponged with Tea Dye and Forest Moss, and the
alphabets are stamped with Pine Needles.  The little embellie at the top right corner is a clock stamp covered with Crystal Glaze, cut out and mounted under a Tim Holtz metal sprocket. The advertisement is from a sheet of specialty paper which I sponged Distress inks to age it further. For the tag, I embossed the verse in black detail EP, and sponged Forest Moss around the edge. May Arts ribbon.

May 10/2011

Let's Ink It Up Challenge #14 Embellishments

Unfortunately, I am unable to post my challenge entry pic and description as presently I have very limited internet access.....stay tuned.

May 1, 2011