Monday, 30 May 2016

SDC246-Anything But Black

SDC246 - Anything but black!
The Stampotique challenge this week is a tester, most of us use an immense amount of black ink, either to stamp with, splatter or paint, a touch of black can make your project pop.
So bearing in mind no black is allowed I'm opting for blue.

This is what our host Samantha Read at Stampotique says about this challenge.

"The first thing I usually do after choosing which stamp I'm going to use is to reach for my black inkpad. So I'm challenging myself and you to make anything you fancy so long as there is no black ink or paint etc. Have fun!"
So let's see your best "non-black" creations. No black what-so-ever is going to be quite a challenge to most of us, as we usually run for that black ink pad, just like Samantha does. 
Good Luck!!

Now for something different.

I've just signed up for a class with the lovely Lynne Brown who has her own range of stamps and paint colours with  Paperarsty. The class I'm doing is called, "The Street Where We Live". 
This involves making gelli plate prints on fabric then creating a collage from them.
Ooooooo interesting, it's not until the beginning of October and I can't wait.
You may ask where I was going with this well I thought I would give gelli printing a go without a gelli plate..

Impossible? nah! I have a hot glue gun mat that I have been using as a printing tool in the same manor as a gelli plate. I presume it's some sort of silicon based heat proof, floppy gelli plate impersonating mat. Oh and it was only cheap when I bought it (many years ago).

You can find loads of gelli plate printing videos on YouTube give them a little look if your interested.
Using paints, masks and several different layers the background was created. 
 Happy Birthday was stamped directly onto it, then also onto a  piece watercolour of paper.  The watercolour image was cut out and adhered to the background piece. 
A Grounding was made by stamping in the same blue ink  then
the little character was stamped on watercolour paper, cut out  and coloured with watercolour pencils, then stuck into place.

There you have it, a card created not using black ink.  I'm really pleased with how it turned out and perhaps I should ban myself from using black more often.

If you would like to see more inspiration hop on over to the Stampotique challenge blog here.

That's it for now.

Sue X


  1. Brilliant love it enjoy your class with Lynn brown
    Thanks for joining us at the SDC blog

  2. Wow! This is fabulous! I'd say your experiment was a resounding success! I love the background you created!

    Thanks for playing along with us at Stampotique Designers Challenges!

  3. So damn cute!
    Thanks for joining us at Stampotique :)

    xx Arwen

  4. Simply gorgeous!
    thanks so much for joining in with us at Stampotique this week :)

  5. This is brilliant Sue, your background is amazing! Thanks for joining in with us at Stampotique, and have a fun week Sue xx


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