Thursday, 14 January 2016

Call Me Violet

Hello.  Welcome.  We have snow.  And a little sunshine today.

The view from the living room window
Thought you might like to see.

I am still playing with my acrylic blocks and ink.  Found a tiny one today.  2,5cm.  An inch.  Why would you want a one inch acrylic block?  For stamping really small stamps?  Really small projects?  An inchie stamper!!  For making patchwork backgrounds!  Ah, yes...

I was wondering how acrylic block stamping and kissing would get on together.  In this case kissing is a technique where you ink a stamp and press another stamp against it, known as kissing, to cause a contrast in the ink.  I decided to try using the stripes on MFP's Tiger.  There he is, in the real.  Isn't he gorgeous.  And the kissing technique worked really well.   Great texture.

I made my patchwork using Wilted Violet, something Lilac and Dusty Concord.  The dusty concord didn't make such a good impression, maybe cos it's old and well used and the other two pads are new and juicy. 

I decided I needed a wilted violet tiger.  And I also inked the edges of the panel and the base card with the same ink.

Thanks for dropping by.  My giveaway is still open.  You have until the full moon to play along.  I am really enjoying all your suggestions and there's a chance to win a surprize prize.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
MFP Stamps Challenge 2 - Acrylic Block Stamping
Scrappelyst Grublis for Januar - Dilla På Lilla
ODBDSLC269 - Something New Something Old new ink/technique, old stamp/ink
OCS January Challenge - Anything Goes 
Kreativ Scrapping Utfordring 1 - Alt Er Lov 


  1. What a perfect match to the inspiration. Love your use of cool colors and the tiger. Thanks for sharing with us at ODBD!!

  2. Would love to watch you do that background I would never get it lined up so perfect TFS MFP Stampshop Lis DT

  3. Beautiful background with the tiger image. Thank you for sharing with us at MFP Stamps Challenge.

  4. Your view is beautiful! We've dodge the bullet with Mother Nature several times this winter and I feel quite lucky! Loving your tiger! Great job!!!

  5. I have such snow envy - have yet to see a flake this winter.... Cool background! BTW - I have a few tiny acrylic blocks, they are so perfect for small stamps.

  6. Your tiger is cute. If a tiger can be? Love the patchwork & most of all, the view of your snow. GORGEOUS!!! Much better than our 43C last week!!!

  7. I never knew there were so many shades of violet, but you have me convinced! Love that tiger, too!

  8. Thank you for sharing your card with us @ Scrappelyst :)


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