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Friday, June 30, 2017

Just Add Ink #366...Just Add "A"




Over at Just Add Ink we have a fun new challenge from Tina. She has suggested we add "A" to our projects.
The first thing that popped into my mind was Animals and as l have been playing with inky techniques a little, l thought l would create an Aurora effect for this little guy from the "A little wild" set to do some stargazing.
It's clean, simple, super sparkly (hard to capture) and was a whole lot of fun!

Don't forget to stop by the challenge blog for lots of awesome inspiration from the rest of the design team.




SKY-How too!.... For those that have asked, here is what l did to create the the aurora/sky effect.

Watercolour paper.
Sponged in and ombre effect Tempting Turquoise-Island Indigo-Night of Navy.
Dip your fingers in a bowl of water and let drip onto inked area and then flick your fingers to remove remaining water and create a speckled effect.
Don't be tempted to heat dry, the longer you let the ink pigments wick out, the better and more natural the effect.
Once dry, l added some silver details for some fine sparkle and stars using silver glimmer paper and the retired star border punch...It had to have sparkles..:0)

Thanks for stopping by!
All supplies used are Stampin Up!


17 comments:

  1. LOVE your card, Nikki! The sky is a beautiful focal point! TFS

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  2. Looked at all the cards in the challenge and was instantly drawn to your beautiful card. Then I check the creator, should have known it was one of yours. As always beautiful.

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    1. Awe...you are too sweet! Thank you for taking the time to comment and for your lovely words. Xx

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  3. I love this. Please give some details for making the sky. Thanks!!

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    1. Hey Pam, thanks for your comment..:0) I have updated the post with how l created the sky, hope it makes sense..:0)

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  4. This is utterly adorable Nikki!. I love how you used the bear's back side image to create a looking through window effect and your aurora night sky is just gorgeous!

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  5. Wow - totally stunning Nikki. Love, love, love the aurora effect - stunning! Kelly x

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  6. Oh how adorable. This card is so magical and actually sent a shiver down my spine. It really got my emotions and imagination going - I wonder what the little guy is dreaming of????? Thank you so much for sharing such a beautiful idea and giving me so much inspiration. I have just ordered this bundle so I am going to have so much fun. Take good care.

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    1. Thank you for your lovely words Linda. So glad I could inspire...It's such a sweet set, l'm sure you will have loads of fun. xx

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  7. This is absolutely stunning Nikki! I adore your Aurora background and all its richness and sparkly details and I think you may have just made that little bear irresistible too! xx

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  8. Your Aurora background technique is so stunning!! Such a fabulous technique. I must give it a go! The little bear looking up to the sky is super cute. Love everything about this card. Rochelle xo

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  9. I love this card! The colouring of your space background is stunning and the little bear is so cute! This set has quickly become a fave!

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  10. Love the card and must try the technique! Just got this set delivered yesterday and am anxious to play. The bear is what really drew me to it. I can certainly understand being obsessed with him!

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  11. What stamp set did the sentiment come from?

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    1. Hi Billie, the sentiment is from the retired hostess set "Gift of Love"..:0)

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  12. So special. Everything about this card is gorgeous! So sorry for the 'Aunty' bit, I'm trying to work out how to lose it!

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  13. I'm totally in love with this card!! ♥

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