Monday, 28 October 2019


I have been trying out some techniques - some have been successful, some not!
This was one that isn't perfect but am not too disappointed.
I tried this technique last year and thought I should try it again. I forgot though the one thing I learnt last time - DON'T PRESS TOO HARD WHEN SWIPING THE INK PAD'!!!

I think practice may make perfect on this 'Black Ice' technique and no doubt I will try it again on another scrap of mirri card.

This is not a big card - it only measures 4" square. The mirri card was just an odd piece, as was the black linen textured card, both left over from something and put onto a white card blank. (Playground for me then!)

The tree stamps are Inikadinkadoo and the stag is Inkylicious.
I watched this video from the Serene Stamper - and looking at her finished cards compared to mine - more practice required!!

Thanks for looking  - we woke up to the first frost this morning and as usual after a frosty start we now have clear blue skies and sunshine! Have a great day whatever you're doing! x
Sharing over at -
MIUBC #30 - A/Goes with Open Technique
Just Add Ink #430 - Add a Technique
Double D - Silhouettes
Dragonfly Dreams - Use Black


Aquarius said...

Always good fun revisiting techniques or trying new ones even if they don't always go completely to plan. This looks pretty effective to me.

Stamps and Paper said...

Beautiful atmospheric card Viv


Pia S said...

This is a technique I must look into. I love the effect of the black ink stripes, so decorative and it adds interest to your design.

Kathleen said...

Yes we did too, quite thick as well (frost by the way).
Well done, on trying again and a good job you have made of it too. Great images and the background reminds me of very heavy rain on a really dark day.

Kath x

Bunny said...

This is beautiful.

Brrrrr on the frost. We are happy to be in the 80's finally. [Bunny]`

Bonnie said...

Love this, am really into linen right now. You have nothing to improve on in my book.

Liz said...

Lovely card, Viv, the scene you've created is so atmospheric using this technique. xx

Lou said...

This is such a great technique Viv! I love how your card turned out - so moody and full of texture. I really must add this to my list of techniques to try. Thanks for joining us this week at Just Add Ink.

Diane said...

I actually LOVE it, I think it made an awesome background just perfect for your scene! Thank you for joining our challenge at Double D!
Diane DD DT {Nellies Nest}

Mrs.B said...

I like this Viv, very atmospheric. I think this technique sounds interesting, thanks for the link.
Avril xx

Jan said...

This is such a fun and clever technique and your card has such a beautiful and still feel. The dark images really pop amongst the silver details. Thanks for sharing with us at Just Add Ink this week.

Mac Mable said...

Frosts our end too today. What a striking card. Always fun to play with techniques and I think you've done a fabulous job. Your card is unique and stunning x.

Darlene said...

Oh Viv this is fabulous! Gosh I haven't done that technique in years ... thanks for inspiration! You did a beautiful job! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Silhouette’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.
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Di said...

Wow Viv, I really love this card. Been meaning to try this technique for ages, your result is brilliant!



Bonnie said...

I think you did very well with this difficult technique, Viv! The woodland scene is perfect for the black ice!

Pat said...

This black ice Christmas card is so pretty and unique Viv and I think you did this beautifully, such a bold look and love black and silver. x

Cindy said...

Your card is so cool! Thanks for sharing with us at MIU this month.

Cath Wilson said...

That's a great result, Viv. I've tried this a few times but never been really happy with my results. I think you cracked it here (LOL, pun NOT intended!)
Cath x