; Inked Inspirations by SLMP

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Over the Rainbow Bridge

Hi Lovely.  It's been a weird week.  We're getting used to our new normal.  If you don't follow me on social media you might have missed our sad news.  On Sunday night our sweet little mini Aussie crossed over the rainbow bridge.


Matilda Magoo (2008 - 2018)

I debated writing and sharing this because if you do follow me on social media you have already seen the messages about her passing, but when I talked with hubby last night he reminded that it's okay. 

We enjoyed 10 wonderful years with this little stinker.  She was a snoring, teat eating, belly rub loving, snuggle buddy.  Her last few hours were hard on all of us.  She left behind her loving parents, a doggie sister Hedy and two kitty sisters Ashes and Lemon.

I'm really struggling because she chose to die under my desk in my studio.  She went there because it was one of her safe spots to hide from the things she thought were scary. 

My heart aches, there is a hole that nothing but memories and love can fill.  I'm focused on one day at a time and right now there are a lot of tears falling in our house.  This isn't our first fur baby loss, it's our third in 11 years of marriage.  We each brought pets into our marriage, since that union we've lost our big Rottie Coop and our sweet black cat Cinders.  Losing Matilda might be a little harder because she was our first baby together. 

When we got Matilda she was a tiny 10-week old puppy who was instantly bonded to Coop.  We joked that we were the only people we knew who had ever gotten a dog for their dog.  She went everywhere he did and now we are comforted knowing that they are together again. 

Grief is hard, but we wouldn't change all the unconditional love that was shared with this baby, or any of them for that matter.  They bring us such joy and so much laughter, it really out weights the pain in the long run.

Thanks for swinging by today.   I will be back with cards soon, just need a little time to adjust.  

Monday, September 17, 2018

Blocked Ink Blending & Stencils - Thank You So Much

Hello lovely.  It's Monday!  Are you ready to tackle another week?  Today I've got a few more cards using the ink blocking technique I used in Friday's post, but I added in some stenciling for a bit more detail.


I absolutely love the contrast of ink blending with black stamping, and adding the block of white really makes for a striking card.  Let's start with a white panel and mask off the bottom 1 1/2 - inches with Post-It Tape.  Note, the same pieces of tape from Friday's cards were used on these.

All of the stamping was done in VersaFine Onyx Black ink.  The "you" came from the Avery Elle Sentiments Too stamp set, the "thank" came from Papertrey Ink's Communique Sentiments mini stamp set, and the "so much" is from Honey Bee Stamps Kindness stamp set.  Don't be afraid to mix and match stamp sets to get the perfect greeting.  The Dragonfly is one of my faves, and unfortunately, I have no idea what company it's from.

To complete each card, the white panels were cut using the Stitched Rectangles die from Simon Says Stamp and matted on black cardstock before being added to white card bases.


The first ink blend is Distress Inks in Peacock Feathers and Wilted Violet, using the Simon Says Big Dots Stencil.


The second ink blend is Distress Inks in Ripe Persimmon, Spiced Marmalade, and Mustard Seed, using the Echo Park Out of this World stencil.


The third ink blend is Distress Inks in Pine Needles, Evergreen Bough, and Broken China, using the retired Echo Park Mini Dots stencil.

Thanks for swinging by today.  I hope this inspires you to dig out some stamps to do some mix and match sentiments.

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Friday, September 14, 2018

Casing Pinterest - Blocked Ink Blending

Hello Lovely.  If you've followed my blog for any length of time you know I'm a lover of the ink blend.  This is by far, my favorite technique and I'm always looking for new ideas for my ink blending in my card making.  These were inspired by these cards from Pinterest.


Each card started with a white panel.  I used Post-It Tape to mask off the top and bottom of each panel.  I created the panels one at a time, so I reused the same pieces of masking for all three.  Each card is also stamped with a sentiment from the Avery Elle Sentiments Too stamp set.  The dragonfly came from an unbranded stamp set I had in my stash.  I completed each card by cutting each white panel with the largest of the Stitched Rectangle dies from the Simon Says Stamp Set, matted each panel on black cardstock and then adhered each to a white card base.


The first ink blend was created with Distress Inks in Faded Jeans, Broken China, and Crushed Olive.


The second ink blend was created with Distress Inks in Squeezed Lemonade, Dried Marigold, and Abandoned Coral.


The third ink blend was created with Distress Inks in Peacock Feathers, Scattered Straw, and Worn Lipstick.

Thanks for swinging by today, now go blend some ink.

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