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Monday, October 20, 2014

Stampin' Up! Australia - The Artful Stampers Blog Hop - Colour Challenge #3 - Hacking your Ink with Blendabilities


Two exciting things today!

One - the brand new Extra Special Christmas Supplement is out today! YAY! Click here to download a pdf of the catalogue or email me if you would like a hard copy sent to you (please, if you already have a current SU demonstrator, please contact them first....if not,  I would love to be your demonstrator and I'd be happy to send you a catalogue). 

Two - it's another Artful Stampers Blog Hop Day!!

Hopefully you have hopped here from Nicole Wilson's blog and have been impressed by all the projects you've seen in these colours. When Alisa set the colours, I had a 'woah' moment....I hardly ever use that many colours at once so it was a challenge for me. :)

The colours are Blackberry Bliss, Rich Razzleberry, Garden Green, Wild Wasabi and Crumb Cake

If you want to know how I got the edges of my petals so dark, here's my 'hacking ink with Blendabilites' technique....

....I got my darkest Rich Razzleberry Blendabilities marker and I dipped it into some Blackberry Bliss ink (from the lid of the ink pad) and then coloured straight onto the card stock. The Blended Bloom stamp was stamped with Blackberry Bliss (not Black Memento Ink) by the way. 

I don't know if this is a new technique, old technique or even something that Stampin' Up! even endorse with their Blendabilities, but it worked and it looks great! :)

Do you want to build a snowman? a breakdown of my card? (sorry, I couldn't help it...the movie is on in the background in my house :) ). 

Blended Bloom - stamped in Blackberry Bliss
Blended Bloom - petals and middle coloured with Rich Razzleberry Blendabilities
Blended Bloom - darker edges of petals coloured with the darkest Rich Razzleberry marker dipped into some Blackberry Bliss ink (from the lid of the ink pad). 
Blended Bloom - pollen coloured with Crumb Cake Blendabilities
Blended Bloom - stamen (I think that is what the little lines are called) coloured with Wild Wasabi marker and then I changed my mind so I coloured over the top with the lightest Rich Razzleberry Blendabilities marker
Dotty Angles - stamped first with Garden Green, then stamped over the top with Wild Wasabi 
Good Greetings - masked the 'give' from the 'give thanks' stamp and then stamped with Blackberry Bliss....remember that you can get this set for free with any qualifying order of $300!
DSP - Wild Wasabi
Cardstock - Whisper White, Garden Green

A supply list with links to my store is below. :)

There! Lots of colours can be done. 

Please visit The Artful Stampers Blog Hop participants (below) and leave some lovely comments. Next on the  hop is Tamsin Adams. I can't wait to see what she's done with the colours. :)

Alison Barclay - that's me!

Cheers and Happy Hopping!
Alison x


  1. Beautiful card Alison - love it :)

  2. sounds like you had the same thought as me when the challenge was given. Well done with the beautiful outcome. 😊

  3. Beautiful colouring with the Blendabilities. Great use of the DSP and Dotty Angles.

  4. absolutely gorgeous Alison (don't worry my children know the words to Frozen off by heart lol)

  5. So many colours and yet you still manage to have it look so clean and fresh!


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