Sometimes you need to just get inky….

Hello lovelies. Hope you are all well ? 
It has been busy busy busy here, my craft room was in desperate need of being decorated and it has been something i kept putting off but we finally did it ! 
 I then had a proper sort out of my craft room, not a crafter’s sort out….you know what i mean the kind when you sort a couple of bits out but leave most of it hidden deep in drawers & boxes. I emptied every single box, drawer & unit and sorted everything…jeez I had some stuff !!
 Some of it hadn’t seen the light of day for at least 5 years. It took nearly a week, but it is now all sorted and have to say it looks great, my hubs did an amazing job and worked his butt off and i now have a craft space where i actually know where everything is ! 
I wanted to share a quick inky card that i made today. I made it following the sketch over at CAS(E) this Sketch !
I had started off with one idea which was seriously CAS and was going to use an embossing folder, but like the title says sometimes you need to just get inky ! 
 This stencil is seriously old and i found it on the clear out…I don’t even know who it is made by ! I inked though part of the stencil using Versamark and then used clear embossing powder so i could do a resist. 
I then used Distress Inks and inked over the whole card, I started with Squeezed Lemonade, then blended Wild Honey to around 3/4 of the card, then i brought in Carved Pumpkin at the top. 
The die I cut from Neenah Solar White 4 times and glued them on top of each other to give some dimension. 
The sentiment is from Hero Arts and actually says “Just saying hello” but I cut the Hello off and inked up the just saying with Versamark and heat embossed with Hero Arts white Embossing powder. 
 I used foam adhesive on the back of the card to give it some extra dimension and created a card base using Kraft card. A nice fun card that is great to just send to someone to let them know you are thinking of them. 
I hope you all have a great day. 
Happy Crafting 
I’d like to enter this into the challenge over at CAS(E) this Sketch.


Leigh Penner

I'm sure your craft area feels amazing! I should do another purge…. it's just more fun to play with my supplies than go through them. 😉
I love your super pretty card with the fabulous background! Great take on the sketch!


this is gorgeous Tracy looks fab
Gr Karin

Fabulous and colourful Tracy. Have fun in your carft room!

Tracy Freeman

Thank you Leigh 🙂 It does feel great, I know what you mean I kept starting to sort it out and then finding things to play with lol Have a great day and thank you for stopping by x

Tracy Freeman

Thank you Laine 🙂 I will, it feels a lot better in there now which means more crafting 🙂 take care lovely xxx

aussie aNNie

Brilliant designed creation. Love it….the colours are just oh so awesome…xxx

The Bearded Bookworm

Beautiful card! Sunshiney!

Tracy Welham

I'm having a "proper" sort too, every single scrap of paper, it started to look like I was hoarding! This is a lovely card, beautiful colours. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

Wow, such a cheerful card and a gorgeous design 🙂 I love the sunny colours and cute combo of stamped and die cut sentiment.
Enjoy your new tidy crafting space, it sounds fab. I didn't really achieve the clear out that I intended when I redecorated my room…I guess I had a 'crafter's sort out!'
Hope all is good with you,
Big hugs, Kat xx

donna mikasa

Wonderful take on the sketch–love the color gradation!

Karen Petitt

Yep! Yes we need to get inky and get inky often too lol! I wish I could spend hours creating but these days I'm happy if I get one panel created and ready for me to mount onto a card or whatever soon. Your card is drop dead gorgeous huni! It's funny I only started getting into stencils late last year – I love how inky I can get with them, add in a bit of stamping and I'm in heaven lol! Love the gorgeous colours you used and the sentiment and die cut bits are gorgeous!
Sorry I've been quiet – still working on my secret squirrel project I think it's going to kill me off lol! OH and brother moved my room around a couple of months ago and I am still going through my stuff Tracy – so well done you on getting it done in a week. I am mortified to admit that I've owned some of it for over ten years! I am trying to edit the stuff out that I no longer use and every week get rid of a bag full either in the bin or for donating. I hope you have a good week Karen xx

Dawn Lancaster

Brilliant Tracy! Love the colours too!
Dawn xx

Leigh Penner

I tried tidying my space today so I could put away the new goodies I got this week….. it was so tempting to just play with my new stuff! LOL! I almost finished before work and will finish tonight. Then, I can play!

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