Gardenpinks' Blog

This, that and life!

Archive for the tag “Versacolor inks”

Craft Barn Alpha Challenge

It took me ages to come up with an idea for the Alpha Challenge at Craft Barn this time; nothing would spring to mind then I was rootling through a box of die cuts and came across some gate and fence die cuts I had purchased from the well known auction site! Light bulb moment – I had my word!!! The letter was ‘G’ so I had Gate.

Dictionary 04-16 G sig

It may not easily be seen in the photo but I opened the gate and used a small piece of foam to keep it open, hoping to invite you in to view the statue!


Inks – Versacolor – Green Tea; Green

Versamagic -Ocean depth;Night Sky;Sahara Sand

          Brilliance – Pearlescent Rust

          Memento – Bamboo Leaves;Cottage Ivy; Rich Cocoa

         Versafine – Onyx Black

         Distress Inks – Vintage Photo, Black Soot 

Stamps – Cute Companions

                 Inkylicious Oriental Awakening

                Creative Expressions Lost Garden

                Cart-US  Birds on a branch

Fence/gate die cut


Thank you for looking xx


Q & L #15

Flying in by the seat of my pants again! First I lost a week and thought I’d run out of time and then discovered I still had a week which then flew past filled with all kinds of trials and tribulations.

Enough of my waffle, it is time for the Craft Barn’s quotes and lyrics number 15 challenge. The two words are Mind and /or Ignorance; as soon as I saw Mind then the song Windmills of your Mind sprang into my mind! There are many versions of this song but my favourite is sung by Noel Harrison for the 1968 film “The Thomas Crown Affair” although Sting sang the song for the later revised film.

Windmills of your Mind

Windmills of your Mind

Various shades of Versacolor and Versamagic inks were used for the background with the keys being stamped in Memento Rich Cocoa and the clock in Memento Terracotta. The windmill image was downloaded from the internet onto printer paper, cut out and coloured with watercolour pencils and adhered in place after I drew the very wobbly spiral.




A very wise saying of Confucius. Wish I was as wise as he is reputed to have been.

The background was inked with Versacolor Sea Foam and Old Rose and the Artemio script stamp was inked up with Old Rose. The book/candlestick stamp (unknown) was inked with Brilliance Graphite Black and the Jenni Bowlin Pen nibs with Brilliance Pearlescent Rust.  The quote was downloaded from Brainy Quotes site.

Right off to link up before it closes 🙂

Thanks for looking, it is much appreciated x


Q & L #12

It is the end of the fortnight for the quotes and lyrics number 12 of the Craft Barn challenge and I have finally got mine done! Here is the link for all the details on how to join in with this challenge.

The two words for number 12 are Proud and/or Vintage. Two songs came to mind for Proud and I dithered for a while over which one to use but finally settled on Indian Reservation sung by Paul Revere and the Raiders, a hit in 1971 but  also like the Don Fardon version of 1968, the words are slightly different in the earlier song.



The image came from this site and depicts the Native Americans on the ‘Trail of Tears where thousands died.


Image from internet (see above)

Ink – Distress Ink Dusty Concord

Pen Touch Calligraphy pen Gold

Lyrics computer generated



Another image downloaded from the internet together with a quote from John Steinbeck:



Hunting for a good quote for Vintage took some time and they were mostly wine based so I was quite pleased to find this one although I chose to ‘dress it up’ as  wine based. Not sure what happened in the photographing stage as the ‘bottle of wine’ has come out much lighter than it is in real life!


Inks Versacolor Fresh Green and Old Rose

Archival Jet Black

Pen Touch Calligraphy Gold

Fine liner in black.

Marvey Le Plume pens

Stamps were gifted and are unknown make to me


Thanks for looking x



Post Navigation