Thursday, December 12, 2013

a Retiform Technique Background


Scooping through YouTube (again), I found this very cool technique called Retiform by Gina K from I wanted to give it a shot....the first one too much sponging, the edges did not look right and the color a bit too strong....dusty concord and broken china....So I decided to try again, with softer sponging and couple of purples, dusty concord and shaded lilac....very nice...but then the stamping was a bit off...but I liked it in a way and continued on and this is what the result is......

I think Gina's one is beautiful...I think I will try another attempt with better stamping inside the grids.  I used dusty concord distress ink and memento teal zeal.  I should stick with the memento ink, looks neater.  Anyways a good try I do say so myself.

Hmmmm, is worth putting in some challenges..will go see....

Inks used : distress ink by Tim Holtz - dusty concord, shaded lilac
                  memento - teal zeal

Stamps used : Fiskars - floral flair and road trip, cloud9 design - leaves, KaiserCraft - Bonjour, Inkadinkado - steampunk

I would like to enter this card for these challenges :-

Created with Love Challenges - #70 Anything Goes (my second entry)

All Sorts Challenge Blog - week #236 Anything but Christmas (third entry)

Make it Monday - MIM #170 - A sharing creative blog

STAMPlorations - Stamps & Silhouettes 

Cool....stay tuned for another better creative attempt at Retiform technique.

Thats all for to hear your opinions...thanks....


  1. Oh I like this a lot. May have to try this technique soon. Thanks for joining us at Created with Love Challenges.
    Linda K. DT

  2. I think I like it . By George ! I think I like it ..
    Clever design ..on my" to try list .".Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday

  3. Fab stamping technique! Love the colours and the butterflies, great card, spotted it on MIM xxx

  4. Great card, Monika! I've seen this technique before and been wanting to try it. About the ink -- the distress inks are great for background sponging and shading and works okay if you're using rubber stamps, not clear stamps. For clear stamps, I use Ranger archival, Hero Arts, and Memento -- they all seem to stamp better than the distress inks.

  5. Oh, by the can enter this card to the STAMPlorations December challenge as a second entry since you have those butterfly and flower silhouettes :-)

  6. Wonderful stamping technique! Thanks for joining Created With Love Challenges!

  7. I also just did this technique! VERY FUN!! -- Turned out fabulous - Thanks for joining in with Stamplorations!

  8. Great card and great technique. Thanks for playing at Stamplorations Challenge