Thursday, 5 February 2015

Pass the Salt Please

Morning.  Today I am being inspired by the challenge at Splitcoast called "From the Kitchen".  For this challenge we are asked to make a card using something from the kitchen.   I decided to make a background using ink and salt.

I began by masking the edges of my card front and painted on Distress inks.
(Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers, Seedless Preserves)
I made sure the paper was wet then I sprinkled on some Sea Salt and let it dry.  I found that using Sea Salt worked better then using regular Table Salt as it has a much more coarse texture and lifts more colour off the paper.  
When dry I stamped the flowers from Stampendous using Stazon Black ink.  I stamped the sentiment and embossed it in white but it looked a bit lost so using my stamp positioner, I stamped the sentiment again with the Black Stazon ink.


Also adding my card to these challenges:

CAS on Sunday- FLOWERS

Shopping Our Stash- GETTIN INKY
(my oldest inks are Distress inks)

Tip Top Tuesday- FAVOURITE COLOUR COMBO
(my favs are blues and purples)




Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Supplies:  stamp- Stampendous/ Stazon ink/ white eb powder/ Distress ink/ Sea Salt

16 comments:

  1. Karen, this is such a beautiful card, and a very clever technique. You've inspired me to give it a try sometime soon. Thank you for joining us at the Through The Craft Room Door Challenge this week.

    Hugz,
    Linda O., DT

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  2. Love this. Great colours and LO. Haven't tried salt with distress inks. Must give it a go. Hugz

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  3. Beautiful background and gorgeous flower stamp.
    Hugs, Sarn xxx

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  4. Wow! I haven't thought about backgrounds with salt in forever. Once you mentioned it, I immediately wondered how sea salt would fair and now I know the answer. Gorgeous card/color combination.

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  5. What a beautiful card. I am glad you mentioned this old technique again as I used to so enjoy doing this. However, I never tried sea salt so that might be something I should look into. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. What a beautiful card - must look out the salt!

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  7. Another beautiful card, such an effective technique. Karen x

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  8. Gorgeous background and love the flowers with it!

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  9. It's been awhile since I used this technique - the sea salt does give it a chunkier look. Pretty card, Karen.

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  10. Absolutely stunning, Karin. I love this stamp and your colour combination.

    Hugs
    Anke

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  11. Fantastic! What a great idea to use salt to create a background!! Thanks for joining the Shopping Our Stash crew this week for our "Gettin' Inky" challenge!!

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  12. What a marvelous technique, I will have to give this a try! Thanks for sharing with us here at Shopping Our Stash!
    Hugz,
    Chana, DT

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  13. WOW, what a beautiful card, i so totally love this! thanks for SHOPPING YOUR (inky!) STASH with us this week! :)

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  14. Saw your card as a WIN on the SOS blog post this a.m. CONGRATS, Karen! Beautiful card! Say, did you receive the get-well card I sent a while ago? :)

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  15. Just love this technique, and your card is stunning! Thank you for joining in with our challenge at Top Tip Tuesday
    Hugs, Sue

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