Sunday, 10 July 2011

Sentimental Sundays Challenge #63 Inky Fingers...

Hello my Lovely Bloggers,

This week's Sentimental Sundays Challenge #63 is "Inky Fingers (unconventional stamping materials or techniques)... this is a fun challenge to do and you can get all inky and messy, it's great!!

Every week, there are FREE SENTIMENTS and this week, they are very sentimental as they were choosen by ME and Ann Vento has done a wonderful job with the graphics to bring them to life for you download straight away, so why not add them to your cards and projects and join our challenge :)

Sentimental Sundays Weekly Freebie:
Antoinette's Sentiments
Download Link
(available for one week only)
A special thank you to those who link back to the blog when using these sentiments!

Here are some more ideas to get you going...instead of stamps, use your paints or ink to create background papers or layers, use stencils, glimmer mists, or try stamping onto bottle tops, tissue paper, shrink plastic...or anything else you can think of...

Check out the rest of the DT's fabulous creative makes and pick up some great inspiration...

For my topper, I went for the resist technique, using clear embossing powder, a cupcake stamp, versamark pad and distress inks. Whatever colour card you use, will show through the clear embossing powder...I choose white card but you could go for something bolder like red or black etc. Once I have stamped the image and sprinkled with embossing powder, heated it, I then went over the card with 'Victorian Rose' distress ink, let it dry and then rubbed over with paper towel to reveal the white (clear) embossed images of the cupcakes... this is a great way to make your own unique 'one of a kind' backing paper.

For the base of the topper, I used the same technique but I used 'Worn Lipstick' distress powder, which when heated is quite rough, resembling sandpaper...I then went over the top with 'Brushed Corduroy' distress ink.

I coloured a 'Meljens Designs' digi image 'Patriotic Cupcake' from Whimsy Stamps and used my Dawn Bibby cupcake stamps onto shrink plastic and coloured to make those cute little cupcakes...I just LOVE shrink plastic!!

...And here's the sentiment, now go and have your cake and eat it...LOL... can't wait to see how creative your makes will be...

This challenge runs until next Saturday 16th July at 11.59 EST.

Thank you so much for visiting and leaving your comments! It really makes my day special!!


  1. Annie the card is just wonderful just love the cupcake and the matching sentiment just perfect!!!! Loving your choice of sentiments this week Chanelle xx

  2. Yummy post this is Annie. I'm so hungry for something sweet and this is so cute and so tasty. Thanks for the tips on resist distressing, now I think I finally understand it. "Hugs" Carol

  3. this is so sweet annie love that background you made and the sentiments are fab
    hugs sara x x x

  4. oh hun this is brilliant oh just love love those cupcakes,a super technique hun just brilliant,those sentiments,are just gorgeous too love them hugs cheryl xxxxx


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