Monday, 14 April 2014

A Taste of India Part One

To begin this post I would like to say sorry , I know I've been away for too long. All I can say is  that the days  seem  to disappear  to quickly , never enough time to fit everything in.
The last post was showing Sheena's new stamps, well this post  is doing the same.
'The Taste of India' was launched this morning at  8am , did you see the set ?  After speaking to Sheena this morning, I found out  how many hours it took. So  it's well done to fellow Inkoid Fiona  whose mission  it was this time to help Sheena set up.
I 've posted several of the cards from the show on Facebook but here  they are close up, along with an extra.

This one was created using the ice silk as a resist  and then Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink over the top. The leaves and the flowers were painted with  the ice mixed with Distress Inks.

The background was made the same way as the previous post showed, by daubing H20s onto acetate  then placing a piece of card onto it , this time I used Centura pearl. Then remove the card straight up.
The motif was stamped and embossed using black embossing powder.

The idea of a sari came into my head when making this card , I stamped the border and flower onto card before scoring and pleating . The motif reminded me of the medallions  I used to make, so I just layered it up alternating the colours.

I like this one , simple but the background looked great. I stamped the tiger in black Versafine , made a mask, then placed it over the tiger. I covered top and bottom of the card with copy paper, leaving me with the middle section to which I added Distress Inks. I then sprayed the leaf stamp with  water and stamped , this then removes the ink. I used a bit of kitchen roll to mop up the excess water.
More tomorrow I promise. Have to go , the baby awakes.


  1. Hi Karen I missed you any way such beautiful cards. Baby comes first take care Kitty

  2. Stunning cards but particularly like the last one xx GailT xx

  3. Hi Karen. Great cards today, love the effect on the third one. Glad to see you back, life gets more hectic than usual sometimes doesn't it! Thanks for taking the time to blog : ) Take care.

  4. Beautiful card Karen - like them all but lurve the tiger one.
    Beryl xx

  5. Rose in Chester18 April 2014 at 09:57

    Hi Karen,
    I had been wondering what had happened to you - thought you were ill and am very glad that this is not the case. All those cards are lovely, and each so different. Thanks for sharing with us.
    Hugs, Rose