Saturday, November 3, 2012

Ink Swatches

Happy Saturday peeps!
Well, as of Friday at 1:15pm, we still don't have power, but I have generator running and my internet is working so I figured let me pop in and get a few posts done while I can.

So........what do you do while you wait for Hurricane Sandy to hit?  You FINALLY make ink swatches!  After we lost power the day of the storm, there was still about an hour's worth of daylight left, so I moved all my stuff to my window seat and decided to make my Distress Inks and Memento Inks colors swatches.

I found a bunch of ideas just Googling  'ink swatches' and I decided to split my swatches.  Here's one side:

And here's the other.  Sometimes I do tone on tone stamping - so I wanted have swatches showing the sponged color plus the stamped image on top.  This was really easy to do.  I used masking tape down the center of the tag and used my sponges to put the color on the one side.  Then I removed the tape and stamped this Penny Black paisley (LOVE!) stamp across entire tag.

Since I don't do tone on tone with my Memento Inks - I made these swatches a little different:

I used a solid PTI circle stamp in the corner to see a bold color effect. Then masked off that color and stamped the stamp PB stamp on the rest of the tag.

These will be a HUGE help going forward!!!

Thanks again to those of you who've sent kind words.  Again - we've been very luckily. Obviously being without power is an inconvenience but when I see the damage and destruction others have to deal with - it's really insignificant.

Oh - an since my brother is now a follower of my Facebook Crafty Cre8tions page.......HAPPY BIRTHDAY LOUIS!!!!!!


Have a great day!


Thanks for your visit!

7 comments:

Amanda R said...

What an awesome fantastic wonderful idea! I will definitely be doing this!

Olga said...

well I'm impressed!!!! How clever!

Monica said...

What a clever way to utilize your time. And super organization there.
Hope things get back to normal soon. Are you okay with gasoline and food supplies?

Love,
Monica

jimlynn said...

Very impressed and this will be great to have Maria.
Hope you get some power restored soon.
Lynn

Audrey Pettit said...

Oh, your color swatches are awesome, Maria! Such a great idea and so helpful, I am sure. You've really got a ton of colors to keep track of. Love that paisley image you used and love the sponging/masking. These look so artsy!

Karen B. said...

This is an extremely clever idea (and they turned out beautiful!)

Elizabeth Allan said...

This is a fantastic reference tool Maria! Beautifully stamped too!

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