Monday, 18 November 2019

Guest designing for Ink Art Designs

Good morning or evening if you are in Australia. The reason I am saying that is today I am guest designing for the lovely Dot who owns the Australian craft business "Ink Art Designs" and she will be 11 hours ahead of me here in the UK.
Ink Art Designs stocks lots of international brands of stamps, including some of my favourites. She recently added some great mixed media inks and products too and is constantly increasing her stock.  She used to be on the Visible Image design team with me which is how I got to know her. Do check her out via the link above.

My favourite brand of stamps Dot stocks is of course Visible Image.  I am using 2 of their new sets called Night Owl and Erika's Maple to make my GD card, which Dot will have in stock very soon. I checked out first that Australia has owls and yes not only do they have owls but maple trees too! If you have not visited my blog before you will not know that I am totally influenced in my crafting by the seasons and Mother Nature. I have a local flock of Dino Ducks (they are called Egyptian Geese really but to me they are like friendly dinosaurs). On one of my walks last week I took these photos and used them for my inspiration for my card.
 2 of the flock

 Lots of leaves are on the ground now that the weather has turned very autumnal.

So these are the 2 stamp sets I used.
Night Owl (these 2 sets are winging their way to Australia as we speak)

and Erika's Maple

This is what I got up to.
First I made an inky background using Infusions
and I added silver ink spray to a scrap of black card to create a night sky.
I die cut a tree aperture and placed the black night sky behind
Next I stamped, coloured with watercolours and fussy cut out the owl
 and also stamped and embossed some of the small leaf from Erika's Maple.
I also stamped a few leaves around the card background
and stamped the sentiment and distressed the edges
Then it was time to put my design together. Here is the finished card;

and one last shot;

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges;

Unicorn 1/3 winter/Christmas
Dragonfly Dreams 2/3 winter/christmas
Sweet stampin 1/3 all things bright and beautiful
Crafter's Castle 1/3 anything goes
More mixed media 1/3 anything goes

Thanks so much for stopping by today. If you are a new Australian visitor, a very warm welcome and I hope you enjoyed your visit. This is a direct link to the Visible Image stamps Dot stock "Ink Art Designs" you will be spoilt for choice. I will update the links to Night Owl and Erika's Maple as soon as they have flown into Australia.  

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. Hi Jane. Thank you so much for being a Guest Designer for Ink Art Designs. I love all of the beautiful layers that you have created. Visible Image stamps are some of my all-time favourites.
    Dot x
    Ink Art Designs

  2. Wow! You did them proud, Jane! Your card is fabulous, Jo x

  3. I do love that little owl ...and your little ducks too!! :)
    I met a few squirrels on my walk today, I bet there was no frost on the ground in Australia this morning!!
    V x

  4. Fabulous card, Jane, stunning design. xx

  5. That's a gorgeous design, Jane. Bravo! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)


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