Friday, October 14, 2011

Just Add Ink 89#.....

This weeks Just Add Inks Inspiration challenge is brought to you by the talents of  Delys Cram who is at present enjoying sunshine and cocktails on a well earned "Incentive Trip" to Fiji, compliments of Stampin-Up......

Here's my take on the inspiration pic, l couldn't resist using this gorgeous elephant stamp l had bought forever ago, as l had been wanting to use this frame and as the stamp itself is rather lge, l decided to combine all 3.....
Apologies for the initial pic, as it was extremely difficult to photograph with the frame on due to the reflective glare!

Once l removed the frame it was much easier and produced clearer pics.

I stamped and embossed the image using Versamark ink and Black E/P, once that was done l used post-it notes to mask the bottom and using my 1-3/4" circle punch l made the mask for the moon, also using a post-it note.
Using a sponge and Not quite Navy ink l sponged in the sky fading off to allow for Pumpkin Pie sponging from the horizon line overlapping the colours for a softer effect.
After removing the moon mask l added a small amount of both colours to the moon to blend it into the background.
Once l was happy with the top half l removed the masks at the bottom and sponged with Early Espresso and a little Basic Black inks.

If your after some more inspiration pop over to Just Add Ink and be inspired by the brilliant ideas the Design Team produced for you this week.

"Thanks for stopping by & have a great day"


  1. This is a beautiful scene and definitely needs to be framed!

  2. Oh, WOW, Nikki!! I always look forward to checking out your creations, and you never disappoint. This is such a beautiful work of art, and cleverly done. I like the way you sponged colour over the moon after removing the mask. Stunning.

  3. This is just totally stunning, Nikki. I love the sponging, beautiful colours and the gorgeous stamps - divine!

  4. This is brilliant Nikki! I absolutely love it! Your use of colour is amazing. Congratulations on another wonderful work of art.

  5. Perfection! Absolutely love what you've come up with Nikki. Just beautiful.

  6. Excuse me while I just pick up my bottom jaw! This is STUNNING Nikki!!!! Fabulous take on the inspiration pic & a gorgeous piece of art. :)

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  8. Hi Karen, thank you😊 To be honest, l have no idea what brand it is as l don't think l even have it any longer, l know it's not SU....I will have a look through my old stamps tomorrow to see if it's still there and let you know.