Sunday, January 30, 2011

Blog changes

Last month we started doing some new things on the challenge blog that we thought the readers would like to see. Well after a month trial, we decided to take Inky to a whole different "world".

Starting on January 31st, you will only find challenges here on this blog every 2 WEEKS...yes we are going back to the biweekly challenges in hopes of getting more participants. 

Over on the Inky blog, you will find the tutorials, anything but a card and inspiration posts by the Inkettes. We are also be highligting some of the older stamps there as well and of course sales/new releases will also be announced there....mentioning sales, check out the Inky blog :)

Blog hops will remain the same (starting on the Inky blog and ending on the challenge blog).

We really appreciate your patience with us while we try to get a system down that works and we hope that you are happy with this new change and hope to see you all on both blogs!

Hugs,

Nicole and the Inkettes

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Inky Impressions Challenge - Emboss it!!

Good Morning everyone! Thank you everyone for participating in our challenge last week, we had some great entries again! 

Remember that starting this month if you are participate in each challenge you have a chance to win a goodie bag from Nicole--how cool is that?!?! :)

Before we get to today's challenge, I would love to announce the winner from our Winter Wonderland Challenge. The winner is...............Jolara !!!!! Congratulations Jolar, make sure you grab your badge below :)






For today's Challenge we would love to challenge you to Emboss IT.  All we need to see is some sort of embossing on your project

This weeks challenge will be going on for only ONE WEEK.  No need to use Inky Images but if you have them we would love to see you use them!!!! To be eligible to get Inked by the Inkettes you must have all creations uploaded to Mr. Linky by Tuesday February 1st by Noon Eastern Time. We can't wait to see your creations this week.


Here are some beautiful samples to get your creative juices flowing:

Annette


Gio

Joey

 Lorraine

Marley

 Sammi

 Sandie

 Sonja

Tanya


Vicki
Now it's your turn, let's see what you can do :)





Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Anything But a Card Monday......

except it's on Tuesday this week :)  Today's ABaC is brought to you by are very talented Sammi.   Isn't it just beautiful?!  You can find all of the details of this great desk organizer on her blog.












Thursday, January 20, 2011

Welcome to another This & That Thursday.  For a refresher, on every Thursday the post will contain anything from an "old" stamp or even other products from the store being highlighted. You may get a recap of what's been going on or a "sneak" at what's coming up....you just never know what will be talked about :)

Today's post is all about RIBBON.



Looking around blogland at all of the cards, most of them have ribbon somewhere on them.  Nicole has a great selection of ribbon in the store and if we're lucky, maybe she'll add some more ;)  The prices are pretty reasonable too, you can a get a yard as low as $.60 and a card with about 5 different ribbons on them for around $3.00 - $6.00. 

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Inky Impressions Challenge - TAG IT!!

Good Morning everyone! Thank you everyone for participating in our challenge last week, we had some great entries again! 

Remember that starting this month if you are participate in each challenge you have a chance to win a goodie bag from Nicole--how cool is that?!?! :)

Before we get to today's challenge, I would love to announce the winner from our Winter Wonderland Challenge. The winner is...............Cheryl (shestamps)  !!!!! Congratulations Cheryl, make sure you grab your badge below :)






For today's Challenge we would love to challenge you to TAG IT.  Create either a tag or a card/project with a tag on it.

This weeks challenge will be going on for only ONE WEEK.  No need to use Inky Images but if you have them we would love to see you use them!!!! To be eligible to get Inked by the Inkettes you must have all creations uploaded to Mr. Linky by Tuesday January 25h by Noon Eastern Time. We can't wait to see your creations this week.


Here are some beautiful samples to get your creative juices flowing:


















Now it's your turn!




Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Tuesday Teaser

Welcome to this week's Tuesday Teaser! Today you will only get a view of what's coming up in tomorrow's challenge. Today's teaser comes from Gio and look at those beautiful colors...I can't wait to see the whole project tomorrow ;)


Well that it's for today but make sure you come back to see the rest of Gio's card as well as what the other Inkette's have created to share with you.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Masking images and creating a scene Tutorial

Happy Monday everyone!  Today's tutorial is brought to you by our very own inkette Sammi!  She is going to show you how to mask your images and to create a scene. 
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Stamps used:



Step one... Stamp first image... Angelica's Heart Socks...
 

 


 2. Create a mask - by stamping on some masking film (if you don't have any film then you can use a post-it note) ... cut around the image closely and then stick over your initial image.






3. After the first image is masked go ahead and stamp the second image (in this case Angelica's day dream) next to the first image... overlapping the mask.
 

 
You could stop there... peel the mask off and colour your image as normal... but I thought I would continue using masks to create a background/ scene.

So I drew in a brick wall for them to be sitting on.. masked it off, then I cut out some cloud shapes from the masking film and stick them on the picture too.. as below..
 
 
 I then used Copics to Airbrush the sky area...

 
This is what it looks like when all the masks are peeled off...
 
 
 So I went ahead and coloured the scene...
 
 
Then decided to crop it a little to fit this card (as below)...
 


If you use this tutorial, please link it below so we can see what you created and leave some love





Thursday, January 13, 2011

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

I just found out that it's one of our Inkette's birthday today....HAPPY BIRTHDAY GIO from all of us here at Inky Impressions!



This and That Thursday

Welcome to another This & That Thursday.  For a refresher, on every Thursday the post will contain anything from an "old" stamp or even other products from the store being highlighted. You may get a recap of what's been going on or a "sneak" at what's coming up....you just never know what will be talked about :)

Today's post is all about INKY BLOOMS.


Now we all love flowers and these are definitely a must have :) The flowers go perfectly with the images and add so much to a card/project.  Nicole has a bunch of different colors in the store and all for $1.79 - $2.29, you can't go wrong for those prices.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Inky Impressions Challenge - Winter Wonderland

Good Morning everyone! Thank you everyone for participating in our challenge last week, we had some great entries again! 



Remember that starting this month if you are participate in each challenge you have a chance to win a goodie bag from Nicole--how cool is that?!?! :)


Before we get to today's challenge, I would love to announce the winner from our Ribbon & Pearls Challenge. The winner is...............AshaLatha R K Prasad  !!!!! Congratulations AshaLatha, make sure you grab your badge below :)





For today's Challenge we would love to challenge you to create a WINTER WONDERLAND. With all of this snow that some of us are having, there is plenty of inspiration around :)


This weeks challenge will be going on for only ONE WEEK.  No need to use Inky Images but if you have them we would love to see you use them!!!! To be eligible to get Inked by the Inkettes you must have all creations uploaded to Mr. Linky by Tuesday January 18th by Noon Eastern Time. We can't wait to see your creations this week.


Here are some beautiful samples to get your creative juices flowing:

Tanya

Annette

Gio


Joey

Sammi

Sandie

Sonja

Vicki

Lorraine

Alberto-Guest Designer




Now it's your turn!