Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Inks in a Bottle - Give Away

With 3 New colours already out, Delicious Damson, Totally Turquoise and Bobbie's Grey we have seen more people wanting to try the inks and we are all finding even more ways to use them. With new colours due out in August ready for your Christmas makes, we thought it was a good time for a give away. Leave us a comment on any post this month and you could win three bottle of ink. 
You can comment on as many posts as you like, but only one comment per post per person will count. Like and share any Oak House Studio post on facebook for extra entries.
If the person who wins has made a purchase from the website in June or July their prize will be doubled to 6 bottles of ink
Closing date is 31st July 2013.

Maybe the last butterfly card for a while..........or maybe not!

Hi everyone, Barbara back today with my last butterfly card, for a little ideas have all flown away ;-)
This post is just to remind you that the Oak House Studio, fab competition finishes today. All you have to do is leave a comment on ANY of the posts for July, and you'll go into the draw for THREE bottles of fabulous Colour Chemistry inks. Which will be doubled up to SIX bottles if you have purchased from the website in July.
 I've used these inks on todays card, just to show how vivid they are....I love them, but really MUST start using some different shades, I'm sure you'll all be fed-up of seeing my 'citrus' makes.
Anyway,  here is my card :-
Hope you like it, don't forget to leave a comment on this, or any other post,  to be in the draw.
Good luck, 
Barbara xx

Friday, 26 July 2013

Turquoise Tree

Elaine here to show you a quick project using Oak House Studio's Ink in a Bottle.  Some of you might be thinking spray inks are only for art journalling using stencils and are very messy but really it doesn't need to be.  I made this ATC for a dictionary challenge where the theme was the letter T.

I sprayed my ATC with a mix of Peacock Green and Jubilee Blue Ink in a Bottle to create a Turquoise background and then stamped the Beech Tree (an Oak House Studio stamp) in Onyx Black Versafine.  To create the Tessellated Tile border I cut up two smaller bits of card - one sprayed with Citrus Orange Ink in a Bottle for Tangerine and the other with a mix of Citrus Orange, Jubilee Red and Brazil Nut to make a Terracotta colour.    I challenged myself to use as many Ts as possible!!

I've lost track of how many different colours there are in the Ink in a Bottle range - new ones are always being added and I hear new Christmas colours will be on sale shortly.  Lynnda is giving away some Ink in a Bottle for you to try - just leave a comment on the post above for your chance to win, but hurry as the give away ends on 31st July .......good luck!

Friday, 19 July 2013

Using Up My Citrus Scraps........

Hi everyone, Barbara here again with a very quick post.
I just wanted to show a clean and simple card I made with my inked scraps.....( at this point I'll tell you that I NEVER throw away even the tiniest scrap of inked card which I've made myself....they all go into a box separate from all my other scraps )  The squares were cut out of the scraps from my last card (below), and stamped with the gorgeous large butterfly HERE
I also inked the American seam binding, to match.
If you're sick of the sight of butterflies, don't worry.....I only have one more to show you after the weekend, haha

The sentiment is also from OHS.
(I love the 'font' on this one )

A very clean & simple card. Do hope you like it.....Don't forget, all you have to do is comment on any of the recent posts, to be in with a chance of winning a fab selection of inks.  What are you waiting of?? ;-)

Catch you all next week with my last butterfly card
Have a great weekend,

Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Gorgeous Inks and Beautiful Butterflies.........

Hi everyone, hope you're all well and enjoying this hot spell.......must admit as much as I love the sun, it's simply too hot if you're not on a beach or round a pool.

I'm therefore tucking myself away in a cool craft room and getting inky.

Today's card was made with Colour Chemistry Inks.....I LOVE them

Products used in this card are......Colour Chemistry Inks, Citrus Lime, Citrus Lemon and Peacock Green. White embossing powder, English Garden script and 3 sizes of butterfly stamps.

 I'll be back soon with more samples, but in the meantime, enjoy the sun or your crafting, whichever you prefer in this heat.

 Barbara xx

Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Inky Inspiration

Hi Everyone it's Debbie here with a simple little inky inspiration today I have used the following inks and stamps 

A Stitch in time ( button)
Colour chemistry Pigment ink in Sea Blue and Orchid

 to create the coloured layers I gently stroked the ink pads across Linen cardstock this is a fab technique to enhance the texture of the cardstock, I then over stamped the pink layer with the sunflower stamp in both colours and then added some of the button stamp, the ribbon was cream when it started out so i ran the sea blue ink over the top of this to create a matching ribbon finally I coloured the butterfly with Spectrum Noirs.

Friday, 5 July 2013

Sunny Sunflower

Hi Everyone it's Debbie here with a little Inspiration for you, Today I have made a little center stepper card, I have used the very versatile Large Sunflower Stamp and Large Charming Butterfly Stamp both of which have been coloured with Spectrum Noir pens. 

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Inky Door Hanger

Elaine here with an Inky project - the request was use Oak House Studio's Ink in a Bottle and that's what I've done to create a door hanger. 

A while back I entered a challenge where we had to make something using the colours of our front door....well mine is white pvc but it does have a stained glass kingfisher in it so lots of blues, oranges and greens.  I started with a plain wooden door hanger and sprayed this with Jubilee Blue and Citrus Lime Ink in a Bottle, left this to dry and then sprayed again with Jubilee Blue and Peacock Green just to intensify the colour.  The inks soak into the wood beautifully leaving the grain showing through (see below). Just to finish I blended a little Midnight Pigment Ink around the edges.

Next I sprayed some white card with Citrus Yellow and Citrus Orange Ink in a Bottle. I gold embossed the large Sunflowers from Oak House Studio, cut them out and sprayed on a little more Citrus Orange.  For a highlight, I used a pipette to suck up a little Jubilee Red Ink and added that to flower centres.  The Enjoy stamp was inked with Midnight Pigment Ink and clear embossed.

All the Inks in a Bottle, Pigment Ink Pads, Sunflowers and Enjoy Stamps can be found here.

Thanks for taking the time to look.  Lynnda is having a give away so don't forget to leave a comment on the post here for your chance to win some Inks in a Bottle!!