Wednesdays are one of my favourite days of the week! Not only is it hump day which means that the weekend isn’t too far away, but it is also Craft & Coffee day! Where my lovely group of ladies, whom quickly became friends, come over for a crafting session for a few hours in the morning. We chat, drink hot drinks, laugh and most importantly (and fun), we create. I usually like to showcase a new technique, feature a fancy fold card or a new stamp set or create a 3D item at these Wednesday sessions although I am slowly but surely running out of fun ideas to use.
Not this week, thanks to my super talented friend and fellow Stampin’ Up! team member Jess over at The Paper Caper. Jess recently featured an inky card over on her blog and I knew that I just had to get myself and my ladies inky also and create our own versions of Jess’ awesome card!!!
Now, I did warn my ladies before the class that they would get inky, and inky they did get. Hands, fingers, and I even managed to drip some Pumpkin Pie on my jeans. And it was lots of fun. Watching them all have a blast creating with water, sponges and re-inkers. It was almost like being in Kindergarten again. Sploshing and splotching on paper to create a beautiful masterpiece.
With this technique, I love how each and every single person’s card came out differently. Even though we all used the same technique and the same colours etc., the inky sponges did whatever they wanted and created some beautiful, artistic patterns.
It’s been a long time since I was in Kindergarten, and this brought back some wonderful memories, so I think I will definitely be getting messy again (maybe not with Blackberry Bliss as my nails are still stained two days later LOL) but am definitely going to try some new, fun things in my creations. Thanks Jess for getting me back to basics!
From your favourite Vintage Graffiti artist,