Monday, April 29, 2013

MIM #114 Blown Ink

It's Monday, and that means MIM at Papertrey Ink.
This week Dawn showed us how to blow drops of ink on a page with a straw.
Have to say, did this 4 times before I was satisfied with the results.
I've been thinking fish lately. (We just put in a koi pond!) and
the blowey ink looked a lot like coral.
Maile Belles has a great tutorial on herblog creating lines with versamark and embossing powder.
Love what it does to hi-light edges.
PTI white cardstock and ocean tides sampler, hard to see woodgrain embossed white cardstock,
I found embossing a background as Dawn did,  helps the ink to flow, taking on character and a life of it's own. Kinda free flow formations.
PTI vellum, embossed sentiment from Happiness in Bloom.
Blown ink Fine Linen and Spring Rain.
My fish stamp is Lil Rockfish
I think he looks like he's underwater.
Will try again, really need to control where the ink goes. Not at easy as it looks, but fun!




16 comments:

  1. What a clever design! Have to check out that MIM. Thanks so much for your lovely comments on my blog.

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  2. What a wonderful card! I love the design. I, too, thought the blown ink looked like coral and more so in your beautiful design. Great job!

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  3. Such a great design. I like that it actually looks like an ocean scene something I did not accomplish on my cards.

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  4. Wonderful card! My first thought was "seaweed", not coral, but then I live on the west coast, where there's lots of seaweed and not much coral ;) your fish looks very happy in his underwater home.

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  5. I was distracted by Madame Gateau & forgot to comment here :) - the blown ink technique works perfectly to create the coral - another perfect take on a challenge!

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  6. Love the design, the little fish stamp is adorable! The blown ink really does look like coral!

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  7. Your card totally rocked this challenge. The blown ink representing the coral looks so natural behind the fish.

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  8. Nancy, you were able to create a beautiful scene with your inks, it certainly does look like coral under the sea where your fish is swimming :)

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  9. So cool! Love how it looks like coral, its an awesome card!

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  10. Oh! love this - your blown ink really looks like underwater fauna! I had to try this technique 4 times as well!! Isn't it fun!

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  11. love your coral and embossed edges for your sentiment - fab card.

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  12. Oh, this is gorgeous! Your blown ink looks like coral! Its such a fun technique! I also like your vellum strip with the subtle gold embossing. Thanks for our nice comments on my blog!

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  13. This looks great! Very creative and super idea!

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  14. Hello Nancy, Great Card with the fish, it's so much fun to watch the koi we have also a pond with some little koi. Kind regards

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  15. Love how you used your blown ink and I love your butterfly card too, it is breath taking!!

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  16. This might be one of my favorites ever. I don't know why but I love that little fish and I agree with the other ladies...the blown ink looks just like coral!

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