Tuesday, 3 August 2010

I had a bit of fun, making some backgrounds with alcohol inks, Perfect Pearls and Brilliance reinkers this afternoon, then I got carried away for a little while and made both of my ‘B’ page ideas for the KCUK Chunky Alphabet swap, without thinking – duh!

The background on B for Boyz and Button Brads is alcohol inks – Citrus and Pool with a bit of Wild Plum, Stonewashed and some gold mixative.  Looks a bit washed out here, but that was the sun reflecting.  (NO, I’m NOT lying – we DID have some sunshine for a couple of hours, honestly!!!  Bit of a shock to the system, really, after all this greyness and drizzle.)

B FOR BOYZ2
This one’s a Brilliance reinker background (Pearlescent Daffodil and Pearlescent Orchid, with just a hint of Pearlescent Crimson) with Wild Honey and Rusty Hinge Distress inks sponged through punchinella and some stamping with a Colorbox Stylus tool, using Sunshine Yellow Adirondack.  There’s a touch of white highlighting on there, too and the bee has been ‘rounded’ with Glossy Accents.

B FOR BEES
BEEZ CLOSE UP

I can’t decide which page to use, now.  IF I’d had any sense, I’d have done C for Children for the Boyz one, but guess what???  I er don’t have much sense, lol.  Am tempted to ‘doctor’ it, though…

I also made another quick card with one of the Alcohol ink backgrounds that I fell in love with!
MORE AI
You can’t see the mixative on it when it’s flat, but it’s really pretty.

AI CLOSE UP

10 very much appreciated comments:

Dotpat said...

They are all gorgeous Cath and why not doctor the boys it is fab

Minxy said...

Oh what delightful creations, love the last and the first ok i love them all :)

Anke said...

Oh Cath your cards are so beautiful ...

Hugs
Anke

Sid said...

Fab cards and love your first background, it pops !!

sam21ski said...

They are all stunning Cath, but my fave has to be the boys one, not only for the fab background but I also just lurve that stamp xxxx

Jack said...

Fabulous Chunky pages and I love the card. xx

Zoechaos said...

Fabulous the boyz are adorable and the bees well love the hot colours LOL the bird and background gorgeous. Blown away once again, xx Zoe

Sarah A said...

Wow Cath, I have spent ages admiring each and every one of these amazing creations! I really am in love with the stamp on your first card and the alcohol ink background is gorgeous!

Sarah x

Lesley said...

These are all just lovely Cath. I love all the backgrounds and that 'boys' stamp is fabulous!

Sandra said...

All brilliant cards. Wish I could do this kind of stuff x