Friday, 29 August 2014

Review | Avery Elle Pigment Inks

I've been wanting to purchase some new inks for a while as I don't really have a colour selection at all. So, I'd saved up some money and finally bit the bullet and purchased the full set of Avery Elle Pigment Inks. In the UK these are quite hard to get, as are pretty much all american brands, so I had them shipped directly from the USA, they actually turned out to be a MASSIVE bargain which made me rather happy :p

Regardless of the bargain, I opted for these inks to try as the set contains a good range of colours, and there aren't too many colours so I couldn't buy them all in one go. I wanted a good solid set of colours, without having to decide which ones to buy and, unless Avery Elle Bring out any other colours, I now have a complete collection. 

The colours from left to right are: 
Cherry, Mimosa, Mint To Be, 
Sapphire, Sea Glass, Fizz,
Pixie, Aquamarine, Raspberry,
Celery, Sugar Plum, Lemon Grass,
Fog, Pure White, Orchid

After receiving them I had a little bit of a play and made myself a little swatch colour chart using the Avery Elle Petals and Stems stamp set. 

The inks stamped out well and had a good even coverage. I've never stamped using pigment inks before so this was a bit of a test, but I'm sure I'll get the hang of it!

If you have any question about the inks don't hesitate to ask and I will try my best to answer :) 

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Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Hello Buttercup

Hello there! Today I'm bringing you a card I created using some Avery Elle products. For this card you will need:
  • Kraft cardstock
  • White pigment ink 
  • Colouring pencils 
  • Avery Elle petals and stems clear stamps
  • Avery Elle Simply Said Hello stamps and coordinating die

To create this card I stamped the flowers and leaves from the Petals and Stems set in some white pigment ink. I didn't worry about overlapping the stamps or any fancy masking as I then coloured over all the images with coloured pencils, which hid it all anyway. Stamping in white and then colouring the images makes the colours more vibrant and stand out against the kraft cardstock. 

After this, I took out my cuttlebug and die cut the word 'hello' twice, once from white cardstock and once from a purple cardstock to match my largest flower. I layered these together, creating a sort of shadow effect, and then adhered to my card using the multi matte medium from Ranger. 

The last thing I did is stamp the word 'buttercup' in Versamark ink and embossed it using some white embossing powder. 

Here's my finished card:

I've also entered this card in the new Avery Elle challenge over at their challenge blog, this time the theme is Kraft, so this fit perfectly. Go check it out :) 

Avery Elle Challenge Blog

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