Monday, 13 September 2010
This week's Spotlight challenge on Crafty Cardmaker's Challenge Blog is to use Alcohol inks.
I was still thinking Clean and Simple when I made this and so I tried to keep it pretty simple - something I simply couldn't envisage when I first started to think about using Alcohol inks, which I LOVE for their messiness. Then I had a bit of a brainwave and this is what I did.
I added two colours of Ranger Alcohol inks (Citrus and Pool) to the felt on an applicator, keeping them far enough apart that they didn't bleed into each other, then dragged the applicator across a piece of glossy card to create a duo coloured stripe. Okay, I know it's NOT a straight stripe, but I still like it, lol. It's what's known as freedom of expression and is, at least, unique, he, he.
Stamped the Greeting (SU) and the butterfly (one of my all time favourite images from ISC) with Memories Black ink, then embossed them with clear powder while still wet.
Coloured another piece of glossy card with the same alcohol inks, then stamped and embossed the butterfly again but with the stripes in reverse order, to add some contrast. I then cut it out and attached over the top of the original one, using double sided foam tape, revealing the antennae underneath it.
Added three citrus brads under stripe to balance the design, then layered onto turquoise card and white card.
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