Friday, May 31, 2013

Life Becomes More Bright

Happy Friday everyone!   I made this card for this weeks One Layer Wednesday challenge -  Ardyth challenged us to make a one layer birthday card in a style she would like (it's her b'day this week)  She loves cheerful bright colors so that is what I used on my card.  I'm also linking this up to Darnell's blog to celebrate Ardyth's b'day.

To make the design - I dropped dots of re-inkers onto the card and blew them with a straw.  I think it gives a great effect - certainly bright and colorful!  The sentiment is from the MFT About Birthdays set.

Got to dash -  I'm on my way to pick up Anne Harmon (jdmommy).  We're 'working' the stamp show at the Eastern States Exposition (the Big E!) 1305 Memorial Avenue (Rte. 147) West Springfield, MA this weekend with Dave at the Rubbernecker booth.  If you're in the area please drop by and say hi!!

Stamps:  MFT - About Birthdays
Paper:  white - PTI
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, reinkers Cameo Coral, Barely Banana, Bashful Blue -SU


16 comments:

Darnell J Knauss said...

Very cool card, Julia! I have yet to try this blown ink technique and I'm dying to do it. Your Ardycard shows how fun and happy it makes a card look! Thank you for joining the party!! Mwah! Darnell (Have fun at the show!)

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Wow! This is so fun! I love the bright colours and the fact that you would risk a BIG headache to make me a card (I remember getting one when I tried blowing ink! lol!) Thank you so much for playing along and coming to my lovely surprise birthday party!

Patti J said...

Beautifully done, Julia! I haven't yet tried this, but it looks like so much fun! Have a good time at the show!

lin_ka1 said...

The whole looks impressive. Great card. Congratulations idea and execution

Dianne said...

Brilliant card, love the blowing effect too, it created a stunning background,oh I hope you have some big fun at the show, wish I lived closer, now show around my area.. Good for you getting a break this month hope you get a chance to just PLAY..

Annette said...

wow this is so amazing.. i love the splatter of color... love it

Tenia Nelson said...

Very very COOL!!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Such a fun card Julia! Love the splash of colors! Hope you have fun at the stamp show!

Mary Marsh said...

this is a great artsy card Julia-love how you moved the colors around thanks for the tip

Riet said...

So beautiful Julia.

Hugs Riet.xx

Joanne (jojot) said...

very cool cards.....my students used to do this with black ink to present their haikus when we did our Japan unit...love it with the multicolor inks.....sorry I will not see you this weekend....I have had some big ticket items/issues, so I can't justify more stamps and supplies when I already have lots of virgins in the stamp cave.....hope you and Anne have a fabulous time

Barb Ghig said...

Awesome card! Your technique looks so cool with all the fun colors...such a great tribute to Ardyth's style!

Emily Keaton said...

That is SO totally cool! I love the design you created with the blown ink. Very modern looking and fun!

thefrugalcrafter said...

I dropped by and said "hi!" thanks for letting mt film your wonderful demo! Have a great night;)
Lindsay

Ellen said...

That is such a fun technique! Fab colors you used too! Have fun at the show!! Don't forget good shoes and a stool! :)

MaryH said...

What a terrifically bright & unique card. I've never seen this 'blow thru a straw' technique before. Looks very tempting. I'm sure Ardyth loved it! TFS & thanks for visiting my blog. Hope to see you again, and I'll be joining as a follower here, so I can pop back & visit.