Hello Everyone, it's Piroska here today with my latest post for Clique International. My task for this was to experiment, so I decided to play with my new Catherine Pooler ink pad, and try some of the things you can use this ink pad besides stamping.
I chose an older photo of my daughter - I can't believe how time flies! She was such a cute little girl 6 years ago! (I need to add the date stamp on this layout ;-P )
First I got out of the Lilac Avenue Kit, which is a new paper crafting collection from Teresa Collins in the Clique Chromatics series. It has beautiful purple colour and silver foil accents, and a silver glitter cardstock - it's just gorgeous! I really like the florals in the Lilac Floral paper, so I wanted to fussy cut some of them. I also decided to make a larger border on the left side of the layout, so I layered the lilac washi tape, the glitter cardstock and 2 patterned papers on each other.
I fussy cut some of the florals and started to make some leaves to complete them. For this I used a leaf stamp from Newton's Nook, you can find it in the Glorious Foliage kit and an older Altenew leaf stamp from my stash. I stamped the images with the Drive-In ink pad of Catherine Pooler, it has a beautiful purple-blue colour. This ink stays wet long enough, so I added different embossing powder on the stamped images and heat embossed them. I used clear, lilac and glittery embossing powders to get different types of leaves.
The Catherine Pooler ink pads are also great for faux-watercoloring the background. I stamped about 2-3 times on an acrylic block, added some water to it with a bigger brush and started to colour my background. I could have used some gesso before that, but I only wanted to make a light watercolored background, so I left it. I haven't used much water, so my white cardstock did not curled up much ;-)
I also used the butterfly washi tape from the Lilac Avenue Kit for decorating my layout - it has also silver foil, just beautiful! I fussy cut some butterflies and added them as a sticker on my layout. I also glued them on white cardstock and fussy cut them. This way I could bend their wings and add some dimension to the layout.
At least I added some purple sequins from the mini sequins. I really love how this layout turned out.
I hope I could inspire you to try these awesome and versatile Catherine Pooler ink pads! I already have some ordered, can't wait to get them! ;-)