Ink & Silliness? You’ve Come to the Right Place!

Howdy folks! We are supposed to get a whopper of a storm today, they have even called off school in preparation  Over the weekend the kids and I took to re arranging the basement. We moved the old large (and flippin’ heavy-hubby had to do that part) TV downstairs. rearranged the kids craft area. Put away crap that had been dumped on the pool table, remembered we had a pool table and created more open space for roller skating…yes folks, it’s a madhouse,  a madhouse I tell you. There is still a bit more work to be done but the kids will have the “basement of fun” to play in today until the snow flies and they can play in that. Also this weekend I taught my girls how to play “cat’s cradle” I made a tangle free version out of para-cord and they are getting the hang of it, I’m waiting for the trend to catch on again! So hey, how about some crafting?

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Rainbow-y eh? I am really enjoying the spray inks and daubers I made the other day. I love how quickly I can dye ribbon, cloth and silk flowers with them, no soaking and waiting, instant gratification baby! I really love dying ribbon because I can get large spools of Twill Tape and Ric-Rac from Papermart and color it whatever color I like. It save space (you only need one spool) and it saves money and you can get whatever color you need for a project!

An then just for kicks and giggles I thought I’d film myself making a card (you really shouldn’t encourage me…) and share some tips along he way.

Here is a better look at the card we made:

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And here is the inside, I like to decorate the inside of cards now and then, a lot of times I forget that I like to do that but with a dark card you need to so you have a place to write (unless you want to write with an opaque marker…which it totally fine.)

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I hope you have a great day and if you are being hit with the snow in the northeast I hope you have a cozy at home day and if you have to go out be careful  Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

6 Responses

  1. I love all those colors and silliness. When I was a kid I was enchanted with the big boxes of crayons with all those yummy colors . Am still that way. More color the better

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  2. I love your style! Bright and happy! 🙂 Thanks for all the posts you do – and the instructions! Wow! You are GOOD!!!

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  3. What a great idea! Really opens up the possibilities.

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  4. Glad you’ve had such a great time clearing a wonderful play-space for the family. What a great project for a stormy day.

    Lindsay – your card is ACE!!! I really like what you are doing with your ink sprays and daubers. I love the rainbow colours and the whole thing made me “smile all over my face” too! Seeing the picture of the ribbon sprayed, made me think, “I hope she didn’t throw away the piece of paper behind”… – these “scratch” papers end up as wonderful backgrounds.

    Thanks for putting a smile on my face today.

    Shoshi

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  5. What looked like a picture on the email turned out to be a video on your blog – now duly watched!! I see that you were working on a cutting mat, not scratch paper. I now work on scratch paper and create fabby backgrounds, which are also lovely to photograph things against.

    I love your rainbow background and the shimmer spray which evens it all out – it’s gorgeous! Must try this once I get my new ARTHaven up and running!!!

    Shoshi

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  6. Beautiful! Glad you’re doing more cards. It’s my new favorite way to create crafty goodness. Thank you!

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