Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Something New!

I was over at Lift Challenge, a new site for me, and saw this fun technique I hadn't tried before and I have to say I was very intrigued!  So, I looked at the wonderful DT examples and had a go!  They have also provided a link to a video on this process.

The technique is called 'angled ink-blending' and it really is great fun!  Now I chose my colors from the color challenge over at Retro Rubber Challenge.  

The stamp, which happens to be Retro Rubber, is Kokopelli and fits the Festive Friday Challenge for World Music Day!  

Kokopelli has several different stories behind him, but I'll focus on the idea he is associated with the idea of fun and appreciating what life has to offer; the flute symbolizes joy and music.  He is also seen as a muse to inspire creative individuals.  Others believe Kokopelli's flute music symbolized the transition of winter to spring.  There are several interesting stories about Kokopelli!

So, this is the outcome of my fun day at the art table and computer screen!  ; )

Material List:
Kokopelli Stamp (unknown age:  I got this stamp 2nd hand about 10 years ago!)
Black Embossing Powder
Embossing Ink
White Cardstock
CTMH Inks:  Topiary, Cashmere, Honey, Autumn Terra Cotta
Glitter Tape
Terra Cotta Cardstock
Music Embossing Folder from M-Bossabilities
Black Cardstock

This piece is off to the following challenges:
Lift Challenge:  'Angled Ink-Blending'
Retro Rubber Challenge:  Far Out Use at least 3 of the color below
Festive Friday:  Incorporate 3 of the items below

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  1. Your card reminds me of the great vacation my husband and I had years ago in the USA. Kokopelli is a figure I found enchanting and I bought one for my garden wall to remind me of our stay. Your beautiful background sets him off very nicely. A wonderful card! Thanks a lot for joining us and for the kind words, but please don't forget to link your card.

  2. Such a great take on our colors - and I love Kokopelli stories of all kinds - that strip of sparkle is perfect! Thanks so much for playing at Retro Rubber!

  3. Wow Katrina, I am in love with that background! Gorgeous use of those colors and such a neat technique. Thank you for sharing with us at Festive Friday!

  4. Love your fun and musical take on our liftchallenge Katrina! The background and stamp fits so well together. Thank you for joining us at the liftchallenge.

  5. Well, your little koko guy looks great against that blended background, especially with that little dash of sparkle! Thanks for sharing this with us at Retro Rubber this week!

  6. You created a stunning background! The colors are fantastic. Thank you for playing along with the Festive Friday challenge.

  7. What a fabulous technique and you showcased it beautifully, especially with the silhouette image! So glad you shared this with us at Festive Friday this week