Great Blue Heron

Great Blue Heron
Great Blue Heron

Monday, July 18, 2011

An old technique revisited

Hi - hope you had a great weekend!  On Saturday, I took Lindabella's card class.
Oh what fun it was.  Paulabella came over from Michigan, and Kathy - Linda's co-worker was there as well.

Remember the days when adirondak alcohol inks were the in thing? I think I bought every colour that was available.

So yesterday one step of the card was to make a piece of alcohol background paper. I forgot how much fun it was to do this. The fun thing about doing alcohol backgrounds, no two pieces are alike. We also did some collaging with stamps using various colours of inks, added dimension using stencils, and sprays.So this morning I was up at the crack of dawn and started to play around some more with the inks.  I came up with some fabulous samples.  One of them I made into this card.
The colour of inks I used were : lettuce, bottle and a bit of denim.  The layer underneath the spokes - I started with a piece of cream c/s, and added these distress colours: bundled sage, broken china, stormy sky, and pine needles.
The stamps I used on this piece were : eclectic #8 ticket full background, eclectic  mini bubblewrap mesh and french script set, I also used a crackle stamp from Stampendous. Stencils I used were : Crafters workshop - mini arabesque and mini time travel.  I went to link up the mini time travel but I see the Emily is sold out of them, but you can see here some of the  other stencils she has. To apply the inks using a  Tim Holtz sponge applicator and  craft mat (which I absolutely love). The leaves and spokes are all dies from Spellbinders. The spokes were cut out of thin chipboard and then I sponged inks on them. The leaves were cut out of the alcohol piece I made. I also distressed around the edge of the collage piece.

I have a few more alcohol pieces done, so will be making a few more cards with those.

Thanks for stopping by, have a great day!



Violet Verhoog said...

Love it! Absolutely love it!

Debbie said...

The colours you blended together are just beautiful! I do remember the alcohol inks and must make time to use them again. Sorry I couldn't take the class with all that talent in one room.

Carla Murphy said...

Pauline this is just stunning! OMGosh I love teh blended colours... it's just a piece of art.

LindaH said...

That is STUNNING! I really gotta branch out from my use of neutral colors and try something different.

Tammy Hershberger said...

Gorgeous! LOVE the colors!