Monday, 30 March 2009


Jo mentioned that she had spiced marmalade (distress) ink and wild plum (adirondak) ink and I got to wondering what that combination would look like. I expected something firey but instead I got a kind of dull dark red where the colours merged and when I over stamped in black I got an aged sophisticated look that I really like. I hope you like it too.

The stamps are Elusive images and the ink was applied directly to the paper.

I wonder what other unusual colour combinations work well together? Any ideas?

Anne E x


Jo said...

Oooh, I love this combination. Going off now to try it for myself! Keep 'em coming!

Anne said...

Yummy background! How did you apply the inks to the paper please? Stylus or brayer or what please? I find this so difficult to do well, but your card's inspiring me to have another go :)

Anne Essex said...

Hi Anne,

I just rubbed the ink straight from the pad on to the white card, as dark as it would go. I also rubbed the wild plum over the spiced marmalde to make a red colour.
It really didn't look very nice until I stamped on top with black.
Hope this helps, Anne E