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Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Belli Challenge #51 Reinkers



Good morning!! I got up early to finish my Belli Challenge card. The challenge this week was to use reinkers on a completed project. There are several ways to use these...watercoloring, polished stone, etc. I had a hard time with this challenge...way out of my comfort zone but that is why we need this kind of challenge, right??? I made such a mess last night that I gave up and went to bed. It's amazing what a little sleep will do to the old mojo!! Anyway.....

The Belli Challenge was created by Chris (Chrissyd723)Dickinson to inspire us to use the *stuff* lying around our stamping spaces...those long forgotten goodies that we once had to have!! Anyone can play, so get out your scraps, stamps, and embellies!! Check out Chris' blog for details on how to win the challenge!!

The background was created by first stamping the Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Nature's Discovery images from Rubbernecker Stamps with Ranger Distress Embossing Ink onto a piece of Whisper White cs and embossing with clear ep. Then brayering was done with several colors of Mica Gloss Metallic Effects Ink reinkers by JudiKins. I used Copper, Rose Gold, Honey Dew, and Gold. All four colors were squeezed out onto a piece of parchment paper, the colors were smushed together with the brayer, and applied to the paper in random strokes in different directions.



After the ink dried, Archival Jet Black ink was used to stamp the sentiment and flourishes from the same set.
Pearls from Stamper's Dream and ribbon finish it off.
Ya know, after rereading this, it sounds so easy!! Soooo, why did I have so much trouble??? Go figure....
Thanks for the great challenge, Chrissy!! Be sure to visit the Belli Design Team Member's blogs to see the beautiful cards they designed!! You will find lots of awesome ideas!!Remember to check out Chris' blog to see how you can win!! If you upload a card to Splitcoast, be sure to add CBC51 in the keywords section.
NEW GUEST DESIGNER!!! Lee Murphy

30 comments:

jacque4u2c said...

This turned out gorgeous! What artwork!

Holly said...

Beauuuuuuuuuuuutiful!!! I'm gonna come steal that stamp set from ya!!!!

bsgstamps4fun: Barb Gault said...

WOW Joan, this turned out beautifully! I love the colors in the background and your white images. You sure nailed this one!
Hugs!

Danita said...

Joan, this turned out just GORGEOUS!!! The colors are just brillant!!! Great job with those ink refills!!!

Chrissy D said...

THUNK - (picking my jaw off the floor) This is GORGEOUS!!! WOWZERS Joan! I absolutely LOVE this card!!! Thanks for playing in the challenge and WAY TO THINK outside the Box!!!!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Very pretty Joan! Very very rich and classy feeling. Man you are stamping up a storm. I turn around and another post. I have to keep up on you girlie. hee hee

Christi said...

Wow is this gorgeous!!!

Norine said...

Just gorgeous
hugs
Norine

Rose Ann said...

I love the colors, and beautiful embossing!! Fabulous card, Joan!!

jdmommy said...

Joan, this is faaaaabulous!! A real work of art! I think you should frame this.....just gorgeous!!!

Shelly Koskinen said...

WOW!!!!! This card is gorgeous!!!! I love the colors you chose!!!!

Barb said...

Wow! Wow! Wow! That is frameable art! I love the sentiment, colors --everything.

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Another stunning and breath-taking creation!! This is so gorgeous!! Your colors in the BG are stunning!! :) Thanks so much for sharing you lovely designs!!

wendyp said...

(gasp) I literally gasped when I clicked on your blog. This card is just gorgeous and the colors are stunning! Wow!!!

ChristineCreations said...

Oh My Joan...this is lovely. What a pretty textural piece with the color and layered stamping....just beautiful!

Anne said...

GASP!!! What a fabulous creation!! You slayed this challenge GF, everyone go home, Joan has stolen the show!! I love those Mica inkers, aren't they awesome -- that shimmer!! (Bad enabler you!!) [wink] Love it to pieces!!

Michelle (Lady2cu) said...

Well it may have been out of your comfort zone, but you totally nailed it! Absolutely gorgeous!!!!!!

Debby said...

This is gorgeous!! Not sure I totally understand how you did the background but I love it. Awesome job!
Angel hugs
Debby

Krafting Karen said...

this is just stunning!!! Now why can't I stamp like this? Beautiful!!!!!

Candy said...

Gorgeous Joan!!

Tex said...

Oh my goodness! This is full of layered colors, depth, and such creativity! My jaw drops!
Wowwww!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Oh my gosh!!!! What a beautiful artwork!! I'd have to frame this and hang it up it's just so stunning!!

chelemom said...

...............THUD!!!! WOWZERS!!! This is gorgeous!!!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Whewieeeee, orange buddy, this is awesome!!!

broni (waterchild12) said...

THUD!!!!!!!!!!! OMG, OMG!!! I LOVE THIS!!! Joan, you need to step out of that comfort zone a lot more, girlfriend! This is perfectly exquisite!!!

Jackie said...

Wow! This is absolutely beautiful Joan!! love the colors and everything else about it...tfs!!!

Nancy said...

Oh my, this is so pretty! I love that sentiment!

Chris said...

F-a-b-u-l-o-u-s GF! Those inks are incredibly beautiful (thanks so much for the info you left for me about them), I would never have known you had a hard time with this, it all looks so wonderful. Your step by step will be a great help when I can get the inks and give this a try, it's much appreciated. I love the stamp set you used, the sentiment particularly and your colours are so zingy and warm, I could almost be in Texas LOL which would be good because it's still freezing here! Such an inspirational card Joan. Hugs, Chris

Susan (rainy) said...

Holy moly!! This is gorgeous, Joan!! What wonderful rich deep color. WOW!!

Shirley said...

I really love all of your technique with this card! What a wonderful piece of art!