The cloudy sky dye ink pad works great in my card making. I do alot with flowers and trees and this works just perfect for me as it is crisp as it is advertised. I bought several colors and intend to purchase more.
I was interested in having a blue-gray ink and thought this would fit my needs. It was a little more intense than I was expecting but it's still quite lovely.
I would say when looking for a true gauge of the color look at the fourth picture- the card that features the sunflower daisy stamp. The card shows a trio of flowers, the bottom flower of the trio uses Cloudy Sky and Nimbus. Out of all the different picture examples, I find that this one shows the truest color match to Cloudy Sky (the paler of the two blues used on the flower).
I was looking for some grays to stamp some metal colored pieces and saw this color. It’s got a bit of blue in it, but I love it!
This review applies to all of the grey-blues in the Altenew palette. I love that Altenew's ink is created with an eye to blended, layered stamping. That is a huge advantage. In addition, I personally think their color palette is more sophisticated than some brands. The colors look as they were blended from a painter's palette, not straight from a crayon box. I have been looking for a nice grey-blue for awhile and was very happy to see this release.The one negative is that this grey blue progression gets very dark very quickly. Cloudy sky is the second ink in the progression from light to dark. There is one ink lighter and 2 inks darker.
The main downside is the case. I have stiff, arthritic hands and have a hard time removing the top of Altenew cases. That means they fit tight, which is great, but there isn't quite enough depth to to easily grab hold of the top. The curved sides with the small indentations are also difficult to label, and since I store my inks in a drawer on their sides this is important to me. This one feature keeps them from being my go-to inks (and removes one star), but the ink quality is consistently high.