Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Ooh la la...

Happy Wednesday,

Ive titled this post because I think today card has a real french look to it!  It is a really easy card to achieve especially of you have the Izink Inks.  If not you could try distress or other Die based inks.

I simply stared by pressing the raspberry and the night ink pads into a piece of watercolour card.  Next I sprayed water over the pice, the colours in the ink ran which gives the effect shown.  the great thing about the Izink inks is that whilst they are die pads they are water ( not oil ) based so the colours are not permanent and run as shown.







Once I died the piece I stamped the three main stamps from the summer flowers clear stamp set over the top in Black versatile ink ( an oil based die ink that won't run)  I simply then matted the card in red and blue and placed it on a 5 x 7" card bank and finished.

Very simple but I wanted to show what can be achieved by just playing with your inks in a tidy way!

The workshops in the North are now planned and full details will be released tomorrow  there may also be a couple of places on the Coventry one as a couple have moved to the Northern  one.  Please email Lockerscrafts@gmail.com and Mrs duck can help!

Enjoy...

43 comments:

  1. Brilliant card John, another technique to be tried. Great news about you coming north to do workshop/demos I just hope I am not away or busy, you will hear the screams from here if I am.
    I believe you are meeting up with Mrs Duck today so have a great catch up. Hazel x

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  2. Morning John, oh a lovely card today, elegant is the word that springs to mind for me.

    Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

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  3. Hi John.
    A lovely card Thank you.
    Take care and have fun Kitty.

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  4. Hi John
    I love today's card simple but so effective.
    Jan

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  5. Hi John, I love the effect you have created on this card, like a watercolour wash. The black stamping looks great on the "blocks" of colour. Something else for me to try. Bx

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  6. Lovely card John. Joycex

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  7. Good morning John,
    Love today's technique, think even I could manage that. I am using my Oval Mould, I am still waiting for my order of the set and my stamps coming from Hochanda.
    Hazel and I are off on holiday and have a few trips organised, we have fingers and toes crossed the workshop dates do not clash.
    Have a great day,
    Patricia xxx

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  8. Love this card, the colours are striking together.
    Annette x

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  9. Hi John
    A very bright and cheerful card, enjoy your day with Mrs D { hope you have not scoffed all the Pate ?}

    Elaine H X

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  10. Hey John brilliant design, loving the inkyness, striking card altogether, Kate πŸ˜‰

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  11. Lovely card John, a very simple and effective technique.
    Marion S x

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  12. Great card, love the colours.

    Michele

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  13. What a simple technique but so effective. I'm delighted I can make your first workshop.
    Jan
    Northampton

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  14. great card with a fabulous technique. Very French looking too.
    I'd love to come to one of your workshops and the Coventry one isn't too far but I'm away that weekend so hopefully you'll be doing another close by.
    Have a great day.
    Crafty hugs,
    D xx

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  15. Morning John, a delightful card and sounds so easy great for a quick card.
    Nancyd xx

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  16. Morning John,
    Great card, love the way you have used the inks.
    Lydia
    X

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  17. What a great idea, John. I have another day lacemaking, this time with Jan - guess what we will be talking about!

    Anne (Northampton)

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  18. Morning John, great card, love that you are showing us lots of new techniques.
    Wendyx

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  19. Love the background John. One to try.
    Love Valxxx

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  20. Morning John
    A lovely card love the colours
    Catherine xx

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  21. Sorry John but you lost me this morning - just too messy by far for my tastes today.

    Love and hugs
    Helen xx

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  22. BRILLIANT !!! The card is fantastic john, and i think its even something i could manage successfully, (not having a very successful time with ink at the moment, i have learnt how to dye my hands) have a fab day and lots of love and huggs to you xxx

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  23. Wonderful card John, love the bright colours

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  24. Fabulous John. Just love this, so quick and simple. Xx

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  25. Love this John so easy to make if you make charity cards fab !!!!! Thank you
    Love June horrocks xxxxx

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  26. Hi John
    Wow, I love this and so quick too!
    Gorgeous card.

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  27. So simple but so effective. Thank you

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  28. Good morning John so easy and effective thank you love from Jackie xx

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  29. Hello John,
    Easy peasy lemon squeezy, love it. Have a good day with Ang.
    Maureen x

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  30. Hello John.
    I really like this card. I'm going to give it a try . It's a good standby card too! I've been making cards as you suggested with no particular person in mind and I always find a suitable one when I need it!
    Thank you and enjoy your day!
    Love Myra x

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  31. Rose in Chester26 July 2017 at 13:28

    Hi John,
    Wow, fab card.
    Hope you're not working too much and burning yourself out.
    Hugs, Rose

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  32. Hi John,
    super card today and that inking is fab.
    Love the wonderful colours and the stamps used.
    Lots of crafty regards. Jenny L.

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  33. Hi John. Really like this card. Haven't got the inks but will try with the distress inks. Thanks for explaining how to do it. Got lots of watercolour paper. Just waiting for your stamps. Perhaps they will come today. Ice skating disco tonight so will have to try tomorrow. Take carexx

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  34. Hi John,I think I could manage to do this card,very different but very striking.I am off later to collect my press to impress,still waiting for the plates but I can still try it out with other things.Take care and stay healthy and happy.Lots of Love Barbara D xxx

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  35. Hi John, I am so pleased to see your new collection. I love the demos you did on Hochanda and can't wait to see more. Hope to see you at Stitches in February. We had some great chats this year. Hugs Sarah. Hearts & Hands Project Sri Lanka xx

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  36. Hi John, Wow !! this is different but very effective, I love the 'flow' of the inks and the silhouette of the stamped images, very contemporary.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

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  37. Hi John. I can't believe how easy it was to create this card, it looks as though it should be much more complicated. Love the result.

    Lisbeth

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  38. What a wonderful look the way the ink colors run with the mist of water.

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  39. Hi John this is a stunning card I love the effective simplicity of the design. Take care. Hugs Jackie

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  40. Ooh la la indeed, this is one fab card John.

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  41. WOW John, I love this card, the colours are fab and the design is stunning!

    June x

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  42. What a clever idea I must try this

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