Crafty Cardmakers Challenge 29b – Alcohol inks

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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27 thoughts on “Crafty Cardmakers Challenge 29b – Alcohol inks

  1. I actually prefer the stripes with a bit of movement. The stripes are not so static that way.This is deceptively simple, but I feel a not so simple card to create. Now where were you when I was wracking my brain for simplicity last week (grin)?

  2. Imagine my jaw dropping to the floor when I saw this haha. Wow, wow and wow again. You know me, I love CAS these days and seeing how you've creatively used alcohol inks and stayed CAS is fantastic. I'd stopped using them as they were "messy" but might now have to breathe new life into them. Pxx

  3. I thought I'd left a comment but must have forgotten to press the right button! This is stunning and yet another technique I shall be 'borrowing' off of you. xx

  4. Gorgeous! Would never have put your name to this if it was one of those competitions (you know like guess the baby photo – sorry it's late and I'm waffling) but it is simply elegant.Love the reverse contrast on the butterfly too, I actually found time to enter this challege for a change thanks to yours and Ei's inspirationSarah x

  5. Absolutely stunning work – I so admire your style and talent.How amazing those journal pages are – you seem to be brilliant with every media/medium you touchSo wish you lived nearer – I'd book you for a one to one lesson

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