Monday, 25 January 2010

Moonglow - In a pen!

It works yay!! I asked Jill over at The Stampman a few weeks back if the moonshadow inks were actually inks or stains, she replied INKS! Oooh you can see the cogs turning! Xmas and new year got in the way plus my complete lack of a short term memory despite having a dozen lists and prompts on my blackberry, I forgot to look at them so only recently did I remember to acquire myself a fountain pen with a convertor. The convertor is the important bit, this allows you to suck up ink from an ink pot or in my case a pot of yummy moonshadow in phantom fuchsia :)

I bought a cheap one off fleabay with 4 nibs and the all important convertor and gave it a whirl! Now as mica settles quite quickly you do need to shake the pen before use. I recommend you hold a piece of kitchen towel over the nib or it will decorate your ceilings!

The image I've used is by The Greetings Farm (Autumn Fairy) and is coloured with promarkers. The wings are painted with shimmerz pixie dust and I have used distress ink in antique linen and vintage photo around it which I've also used to make the vintage flower. The faux stitching is done with the moonshadow in a pen as is the writing. Its my DD's 17th birthday today so its for her :)
The lace was already naturally vintage, my nan gave it to me for xmas having found it in a long forgotten drawer at home and she knew (rightly) that I'd love it! I aged it some more with distress ink, firstly swiping ink over it then spraying it with water and scrunching. I added a drop of lavender to some paper towel to dry it off so it smells kinda vintage too!

Paperwise I've used lots of layers as I couldnt resist the A Spoonful of Sugar challenge which has a fab fab fab personalised stamp as their candy prize this week! They're a mix of MME Wild asparagus and HOTP.

The hydrangea centres were a candy prize from stampin for the weekend a few weeks back, fab bead caps which I've also added a sticky pearl to the centre and coloured them brown with a promarker. The pins originally had just a clear gem head so I added some of my own beads which are silver hearts and red teardrops.

*I've been asked a couple of times what colours I used on the dress and it was (promarkers) Red, Poppy & Crimson using the blender for the highlights and using cool grey 5 for the shadow and creases and blending that in with the red.

I'm entering this in

A Spoonful of Sugar - Lots of layers

Cute Card Thursday - Fairy Fantastic

Creative Card Crew - Punch it (Flower is punched)

C.R.A.F.T - Red

This is a sneak peak of tomorrows DT card to show you a bit more of the moonshadow in a pen and how pretty it looks! If you're good at calligraphy (which I'm not) imagine how outstanding this would look ooh!


Trimgym said...

Lovely card, thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge and good luck!


Anonymous said...

Vix this card is beautiful, you have done a smashing job with the image, I rather fancy getting her myself now....
What an genius idea...with the fountain pen...Well done for that.
I sometimes get ureca kinda moment's and like you if I don't write them down they are forgot in 5 minutes...I have such a poor memory.

Gorgeous card

Vicky x

ps...I got the shock of my life this morning when I read my mail from you.....the first bit saying NO....until I finished reading I wondered what I had done wrong...
I haven't placed a bid yet, so the info will be great....thank's.

What time did you manage to get to bed? I thought I was up late...

Oh..... HAPPY BIRTHDAY to your Daughter...she will love the card you made.

Sarah Anderson said...

Wow, what a clever idea! I've never heard of 'converters' for fountain pens. Gorgeous card :)

Leann said...

This is beautiful!
Thanks for playing along with CCT :)
Hugs x

Chelsea said...

Hi Vix, beautiful card. The faux stitchings are a great touch, and the lace is gorgeous. love your coloring. :)Chel

cockney blonde said...

Beautiful Vix. Happy Birthday to DD, x

Anonymous said...

Haha, trust you Vix to come up with the pen idea. Hmmmmm, bet it's gonna catch on. Great card.
Jack xx

Eiglas said...

Lovely card & projects!
Thank you for coming over to play at C.R.A.F.T!

Suzi Mac said...

Hi Vix, This is just adorable, love the technique. Thank you for joining us at C.R.A.F.T. Challenge this week. Good luck in the draw.
Hugs Suzi x

Unknown said...

Its brill hun, happy birthday to Stacey - You have to show the world the front now !!!

And only you could come up with the pen idea !!

Claire Phillips said...

Thanks for playing along in our Red challenge at C.R.A.F.T. this week. Fab project - lovely image! Cheers Claire x