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Hi I'm Clare, I live in the South West of England in the seaside town of Torquay. I adore playing with inks, paints and generally getting messy. It is the calm place which fits in between my hectic life whilst working as an outreach support worker, looking after my son, daughter, foster son and hubby. Not forgetting our gorgeous springer spaniel, Suzi.

Wednesday 7 October 2015

By your side

Good morning bloggers. I am here today with my Sprinkle of Imagination hat on! I recently decided that I wanted to explore the possibilities of alcohol inks. Only having primary colours I decided to invest in a few new colours. The trouble being I was so excited to order my lovely new inky colours I completely forgot to purchase some blenders! Now I didn't let a little thing like that stop me.


Products used to make this card:

Alcohol inks : Purple twilight, Pool, Mermaid, Clover, blending solution

Black and white paint pens

Crafty Individuals Favourite Ducks

Derwent inktense pencils



As I didn't have any blenders this was a bit of an experimental piece. So onto my glossy card I randomly squirted some blending solution adding the blue and green inks moving the card around to create drips and blends.

Once this had dried I dripped on some of the Purple Twilight and then a drip of blending solution. I didn't move the card this time. I left the ink to find it's own place and settle.

When this had dried I decided to turn my purple splodges into blooms by adding an outline doodle and black and white stems. Continuing the theme of black and white I doodled a co-ordinating border.

Onto a separate piece of card I stamped our featherd friends and added a hint of colour using my Dewent inktense pencils. I cut out the birds and adhered them to the blooming background. Finally I stamped the sentiment directly onto the card.


Thank you for taking the time for stopping by today. If you have enjoyed your visit today remember you can follow by clicking on one of the links above. I really look forward to reading your comments.

Happy crafting,

Clare x x x


  1. Good morning Clare, A gorgeous card and love those colours mixed. Love the ducks they are so cute.

    Jade xx

  2. Another fab card.....love the colours, (although they aren't MY colours, LOL), but they look so good together xx

  3. Gorgeous work. I love those ducks.

  4. I love it Clare, the ducks are just perfect for that fabulous background you have created. Very creative. Hugs Jennifer xx


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