Sunday, May 17, 2015

Falling Hearts

A lovely parcel arrived a couple of days ago, a crafty haul from Simon Says Stamp which is a gift to myself, because  I'm worth it ;-)  

Inside it, amongst a lovely load of other goodies was a set of 5 colou
rs of the new Hero Arts Ombre Ink Pads and I really wanted to try them out. The first one opened is the Pink to Red one. I don't think the red is very red, it is more of a dark pink. Lovely :-)

I made a shaker card following the very nice layout on the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge.

I found the best way to keep the shading of the inks was to angle the ink pad so that only the lighter pink was in contact with the stamp and then slowly lower the angle as you reached the top. I really love the effect this has and am now itching to get the covers off the other ink pads :-)

and this is my gift to myself :-) 

Open Minded      Wedding/Anniversary 
Daring Cardmakers    Monochromatic Rainbow 
Crafters Cafe    Feminine 
Stampavie and More    Pink 
Pile It On    Not Cute 

Hope you all have a great week :-)
Happy Crafting
Luv Lols x x x


Cheryl said...

This is so pretty! Love the shaker and the wrapped thread with it looks great!

Lin said...

Such a pretty design, Lols! Love how you made this sketch shine!

Kathy S said...

Oh Lorraine this is just GORGEOUS! Love the gradation of the ink and the heart is perfect for the Wedding/Anniversary Theme at Open-Minded Crafting. You really did treat yourself!

AO Creations said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at The Crafter's Cafe, good luck!!! Amy DT

debby4000 said...

Beautiful, gorgeous card

Doreen said...

This is beautiful,love the fab design and

Beckie said...

A beautiful card, thanks for joining in with the Daring Cardmakers :)

Pop's Cards said...

Stunning sweetie, gorgeous colours I love shaker cards, hugs Pops x

America said...

WOW- lovely the detailing - so brilliant and effective. Gorgeous LOVE creation Lols.

Cindy said...

This is a "Wow!" Card"! Love the gradient pinks and overall design. Very pretty. Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Jacee said...

Great design Lorraine
hugs Jacee
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Jill Norwood said...

I love your card! Great take on the sketch and pretty ombre with your new ink pad! You picked out some lovely new things too! Enjoy!

Svenja said...

This is lovely! Thanks for sharing with the Daring Cardmakers this week.

Rika said...

super cute card!

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful shaker card and love all the hearts-Thank you for joining us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun
Carol DT x

Unknown said...

What a beautiful card made for our 'not cute' challenge at Pile It On! Thank you for joining us and for making this amazing creation. I hope you will join us again soon.
Anna xxx

Unknown said...

Love all the layers and textures. Thanks for entering Open-Minded Crafting.

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Unknown said...

Perfect shaker card. I love the DP and the cute heart you've added. Thanks for joining us at Open Minded Crafting #36 Wedding/Anniversary xx