Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Tuesday NEWS - Introducing Artful Inkables

You may have noticed a new link on my sidebar recently to ARTFUL INKABLES. My friend Kristin now has her own line of stamps and has invited me to be her design team (the only one for now). CLICK HERE for a little background on her stamp line.

Right now she is running a GRAND OPENING special . . . which means FREE stamps for you and maybe even FREE shipping . . . be sure to check that out. She sent out a bunch of stamps for me to play with, priority even so I got them super fast, so over the next few days you may see a few samples using her stamps . . . hope you like them and will take some time to check out her stamps. Do you like fairies and dragons? She has both in newly released sets . . . keep your eyes peeled for samples of those coming really soon!!!

From Pretty Parrot

I used a typical parrot image for the coloring to create this one. The black tulle reminded of a bird cage and I thought it would work well with the bright colors. I used SC140 for the layout of this one.

Stamps: Pretty Parrot - Artful Inkables, Happy Birthday sentiment (SU!) Paper: Only Orange, Whisper White, Basic Black, Unknown DP (JoAnn's) Ink: Memories Black Dye Ink, SU Real Red, Tempting Turquoise, Green Galore, Yo Yo Yellow, Only Orange, Close to Cocoa Accessories: Aquapainter, Black Tulle by Heidi Swapp, prismacolor pencils for edging and shading

I saw the coolest looking parrot online - called a Turquoise parrot which inspired this card! It is shockingly bright, but I think the bright works with this parrot stamp!!! SC164 for the layout.

Stamps: Pretty Parrot - Artful Inkables Paper: SU! Taken With Teal, Yo Yo Yellow, Whisper White, Paper Salon - Ornamental Holiday- Green Stars, A2Z Dulce - Island Blossoms by Amber McDonald - Island Citrus Pop
Ink: Memories Black Dye Ink, Taken With Teal, Tempting Turquoise, Yo Yo Yellow, Apricot Appeal, Wild Wasabi Accessories: Aquapainter, Striped Grosgrain ribbon (texasjodylynn share), Prima Deux flowers in yellow, tempting turquoise brads (SU!)

From Froggy Friend

I have seen lots of cards made with this stamp using typical olive frog/toad color, but I decided to brighten him up and make him fun for this hello friend card.

Stamps: Froggy Friend - Artful Inkables, Karen Foster Design Snap Stamps - Small Casual. Paper: Whisper White, Bashful Blue, Treehouse Memories - Main Street - Kate's Floral Shop. Ink: Gable Green, Regal Rose, Memories Black Dye Ink Accessories: Aquapainter, Watercolor Wonder Crayons (SU!), Prima Flower, Pearl center gem (Hobby Lobby), Singer Sewing Machine, Rose grosgrain ribbon.


Teresa said...

They are all fabulous, Amanda!!! I especially love the first parrot - great colors! ;)

stampin_melissa said...

Manda, these are great! I just got that frog and so want to ink him up. I'm tickled because my order from last night is shipping! Fast! I can hardly wait! I'll be looking for more samples from you!

Lizette said...

These cards are so cute ! The colours, Wow !
Congrats to you BTW ! And to your friend.

MichelleO said...

wow these are really cute, love the bold colors!

Nardi said...

Wow! Really like the top image with the tulle - I must use this more in LO & cards. TFS!

Godelieve said...

The parrot stamp is so cool!! Great cards!

Anonymous said...

Your cards are awesome! Thanks for linking me up to another wonderful stamp site!
Bev (Rette Mom)

JenMarie said...

Amanda ~ these are FABULOUS!!! Love your color combos.

Lizette said...

I caved and went and bought some stamps from Artful Inkables. I'm excited to get my package in the mail now, I can't wait !

Danyelle Kessler said...

Sweet! I'm lovin' the parrot.