Inky Envies

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Got Ink?
That's the theme this week for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.  INK...It's so fun to see how people use their favorite inks.  There are so many wonderful inks available.


These gift cards envies will be nice to have around when I want to say, “Thank You!”  The sweetly scalloped Melissa Frances Paper Bags and Tags are a timesaver, since they are pre-made and ready to embellish.  Did you know that you can paint with Distress Inks? I decorated my bags with a fun and funky watercolor band.


Creating a watercolor background was so much fun.  Brush on a bit of color.  Let it dry.  And add some more.  It's that simple.  To finish off my Inky Envies, I added some vintage ephemera and wrapped a bit of twine garland.
Show us your project with ink at the Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge and you could win a $50 gift voucher to the Simon Says Stamp store.  Your project could also be featured as one of our weekly designer spotlights.
 
 
 
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32 comments:

  1. I am loving the tie die look, and love even more how the whole design!

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  2. What a yummy watercolor effect! So beautiful and the kraft backdrop makes it even more wow. I love the string with the sweet circles. Fantastic gift holders!

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  3. So. Much. Fun. I'd love to receive one of those. I've got tons of little bags (I just stitch together pieces of packing paper that comes in my orders) and what an artsy touch for the kraft brown. (Lovin' the German old book, too)!

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  4. These are gorgeous!!! LOVING the colors and loving the circles and twine!!!!

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  5. Mona..these little inky gift card envelopes are darling. Love the bright band of watercolor! So cute! Using the twine around it with the cute little circles is a darling idea! <3 Candy

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  6. LOVE these...oh the inkiness is awesome!

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  7. Such fun envelopes Michelle! Love the vibrant background and those little circles on the twine are so clever.

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  8. Your inky envelopes are absolutely gorgeous . Wonderful use of colour and I love the twine and circular pieces are a wonderful touch. Tracy x

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  9. How colorful! Love the watercolor effects! Soo pretty! Hugs, Sandra

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  10. wow fantastic work, love your background with watercolor

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  11. These are fab, Michelle I love the watercolour effect.

    Lucy x

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  12. What a neat idea, Michelle! These are full of color & creativity...so beautiful!

    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

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  13. Such a brilliant idea, Michelle. The watercolor effect is totally fantastic! Love it! :)

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  14. So very pretty Michelle! Love the colorful watercolor backgrounds!

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  15. What a fun technique-- I totally have to try this!!!! Love those little gift card holders;)

    Thanks for stopping by my blog while I was away!!!! You made my day<3

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  16. These look amazing! I so need to play with my distress inks!

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  17. MIchelle I love all your works because you are absolutely original and unconventional! I love this mini paper bags, love the colors and love this technique! Wonderful! barbaraya

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  18. These are absolutely lovely!

    Thanks for dropping by my blog and saying hello. Much appreciated.

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  19. Wow, what a distinctive look those have. Nice!!!

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  20. I love your unique style~it is so you and I relate to it so much. Fabulous little treat !!!

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  21. LOVE these little gift envies and your ink colors are just GORGEOUS, Michelle!

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  22. Basically one of my favorite projects ever...even though I've said that before. I can't help it! You're just so dang innovative and creative all the time! You've inspired me to try this watercolor technique and I really love the look of it combined with the text garland circles. You have the artistic eye, my friend, no doubt about it! Really truly love this one!

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  23. Oh, I love these backgrounds, Michelle. I have a huge passion for Distress products, but also have the feeling that I didn't use not even 10% of their possibilities. Gorgeous project in the end!!!

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  24. I love your very special treats Michelle!
    Thank You~

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  25. So beautiful and great use of the german bookpaper.

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  26. I see distress inks, did you add those and then mist with water? You amaze me, these are super cool!

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  27. Absolutely love these inky watercolours - gorgeous, and so effective wrapped around those little krafty envelopes. Brilliant and beautiful gift wallet idea!
    Alison x

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  28. I love, love, love your artsy gift bags. Blessings!

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  29. This is such a fun way to dress up your bags! Love the colors and those little garlands!

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  30. So much to love here, Michelle! Beautiful ink-work, and I just love those texty wraps! Yum!

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