Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Have a wheelie good day ...

... that was what I nearly printed on this card, but in the end I decided to leave it as it is.

This was prompted by the June colour combo this week on Daring cardmakers:

And also by the 'direct to paper' CCEE 1323 challenge, where a link is given to tutorials here.  I chose the first of the three suggestions, using distress ink pads to swipe across the card, using these colours: antique linen, mustard seed, bundled sage, peacock feathers and worn lipstick. Because I'm impatient at waiting for inks to dry I blotted with some kitchen towel and I like the effect that gave.

This wasn't my first attempt - having found it difficult to swipe at the same height across the card, I used masking tape to make it far easier.

The bicycle is a little Papermania stamp and the travel stamp is by Debbi Moore, both inked with memento tuxedo black.

This is also for:

Facebook A card a day
Crafts by Carolyn TTC 013-6: use a tutorial
Less is more 123: need for speed


  1. Busy as ever I see! This one looks fab, the ink swiping is really effective!

  2. Oooooh, I like this one! The in swiping looks very interesting. I haven't tried this technique but I guess I'll have to. And I like the otherwise clean and simple style, too. Thank you for playing along with the Daring Cardmakers!

  3. Cool colours Hazel!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  4. Hazel, your card is beautiful - I love the shaded background - really makes the stamping pop!

  5. A very eyecatching card. I like your band of colour across the centre.

  6. This is just soooo lovely. I like the stylishly simple design very much


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