Tuesday, February 26, 2013

CAS Gets Down and Dirty

I love the shabby chic and Tim Holtz vibe that so many papercrafters seem to pull off so effortlessly, however when I try, all I do is make a mess. I know! My blog is called Sticky Inky Fingers and my peeps can find ink on my face and elbows (huh?) without looking too hard. But for some reason it all translates to exploding pen on my cards.

That mean ol' Princess Judy over at the a|s challenge blog has made it her mission this week to take me far outside of my comfort zone (thanks a lot, Judy) to make some dirty/distressed/inky. I gave it the old college try and this is my creation:


First, let's talk oops. So, after a few practice squirts that did exactly what I was hoping, I got up the nerve to add the first spritz of wasabi Splash! to my card. BLURP! Immediately the ink came gushing out, covering almost the entire surface with just one spray of the pump. Aaargh! Nevertheless I gamely pressed on, spraying a little winter sky Splash! towards the top and some lemon whip Splash! towards the bottom, zapping the whole thing with my heat gun. A bicycle from Enjoy the Ride was stamped with StazOn Jet Black and some holiday washi stamped with Polka Dot Patterns was added below. Next, I opened the bottle of slate Splash! and tapped the pump so that a few large drops would fall on the card. The (retiring) cloud duo dies were cut from sugar cardstock and sponged in sky ink.

This project didn't turn out at all like I pictured it would, but in a way it's better, because it kinda looks a little like kraft cardstock (which I love). I guess I need some Splash! spritzing practice...

Head over to the challenge blog and try your hand at something inky and maybe a tiny bit dirty.

Hugs and Kisses.
TraceyJ

Supplies used
stamps: Enjoy the Ride, Polka Dot Patterns
cardstock: sugar
ink: sky, StazOn Jet Black, Splash! in wasabi, winter sky, lemon whip, and slate
other: holiday washi, cloud duo dies

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Lovey Day!


Source: luxefinds.com via Mary on Pinterest

Happy Valentine's Day!

Hugs and Kisses.
TraceyJ

Monday, February 11, 2013

Retiring? Pffft!

It's time once again to create something for the ol' challenge blog. This week we're using up those retired/retiring/oldie-but-goodies we've got lying around.

 My card uses the first ever A Muse Studio stamp I ever purchased - The Scoop - which is (sadly) being retired on February 28. You can find the retiring list on my website or on this blog post. In the meantime, let's get to the good stuff:

This very CAS number is made with sugar and french roast cardstocks, Tombow markers, and a 1" square punch which I unfortunately used before my colouring was dry. Ooops! The images and sentiment are stamped in nutmeg ink.

You have two weeks to dig out your oldies and give them a workout, so get to it!

Hugs and kisses, TraceyJ

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Sweets for My Sweet

Hey there. Today I'm sharing a little something I created for the newest challenge over on the a|s consultants challenge blog: Sweets for the Sweet.

Here is this year's Valentine:
This little box was created with a sheet of Venetian Background paper in Burano, some Sugar and Burano cardstock, and the Love is in the Air stamp set. The window was created with Spellbinders circle dies and some of the packaging  inside the stamp set. I filled the box with some tasty Hersheys Kisses.

So head over to the challenge blog and link up a little something sweet you created for your sweetie. Hurry, you have until February 9 to add your amazing project.

Hugs and Kisses,
TraceyJ