Tuesday, March 29, 2011

MIM: Blending Inks

Since I had the day off, I figured I'd have a go at the latest PTI challenge. The challenge was to blend inks. Whenever I think of this technique, I have a hard time not putting together a sunset or sunrise theme. So I really wanted to break out of that box and do something different.

I started by stamping the Chrysanthemums and
leaves on my paper. Next I chose my colour palette (Paris Lights, Summer Sunrise, Orangerie for the flowers; Spring Moss, Simply Chartreuse, Ripe Avocado for the leaves; Aqua Mist for the background). I started with the lightest colour in the middle of the stamped images and worked in a circular motion outwards.

Once I was done the flowers and leaves, I added in the Aqua Mist. Next, I wasn't totally satisfied with how it looked so I inked up a text background with Chai Tea ink (I love using these on background stamps, they blend so nicely into the scene.

The final step was to add a greeting on a punched out label and decorate it with a button and a bit of ribbon and string.

  • Stamps: Year of Flowers: Mums, Textstyle II, Round and Round (all PTI)
  • Ink: Paris Lights, Summer Sunrise, Orangerie, Spring Moss, Simply Chartreuse, Ripe Avocado, Aqua Mist, Dark Chocolate
  • Paper: Orange Zest, Ripe Avocado, White,
  • Accessories, etc.: Modern Label punch, ribbon, button, string


  1. Stunning!I predict this will be the pic of the day!

  2. Love it!!! Great job coloring the flower and leaves. Perfect for this week's technique.

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  3. This is so soft and pretty and I love what you have done with the text stamp.

  4. Beautiful card! I will now have to pull out my Mum set and get busy. I love it!

  5. Gorgeous, love how you have created this card, simply stunning! Hugs!

  6. Really pretty...love the overall effect and color palette. Gorgeous!!

  7. Your card is gorgeous! Such a great use of the blending technique!

  8. This is so gorgeous! I love how you used the blended inks to paint the flowers.

  9. This is gorgeous! I pinned it onto my Pinterest... ;)