Monday, January 23, 2017

Get Better

Ahhh... playing with alcohol inks never gets old!

Here is a card made with two panels made during the same session:

  • Ranger glossy alcohol ink paper.  (Not a huge fan.  I need some Yupo.)
  • Richele Christensen's technique (HERE).  I have done similar techniques before, but I've never swiped my card through inks on my mat.  Check it out.  
  • Tim Holtz Tiles stencil
  • Adirondack alcohol ink in Butterscotch, Currant, Stream, and Oregano, mostly selected with my "grab blindly" method.  I specifically chose Butterscotch, though, to lighten it up. 
  • Letter stamps are Amy Tangerine and the butterfly is generic, both inked wth Ranger Archival in Jet Black 
  • Stitching created with a Micron 08
Happy to be crafting!  Been awhile!  On the day I did this (Saturday), it was my first playtime in a long time... I wasn't super productive, but let me tell you: I must have had serious withdrawels, because I used EVERYTHING... stencils, alcohol inks, Distress Paint, Liquid Pearls, Dylusions sprays, Distress sprays, stamps, embossing folders, crackles, gloss, embossing powders... like ALL THE STUFF.  It was very therapeutic.

I plan to share this at the following challenges:


  1. Had to go back to have a look at the cards in your previous post. Yup, same stencil, but you've created three different looks with it. I admire how you use your stash in so many different ways, it's inspiring to see what a long way you can come with the use of the same supply!

  2. Looks like you had fun!! Super cute card. I'd like to invite you to link up to the CropStop challenge where anything goes as long as you use products from companies they carry. (You've included several on this card.)

  3. I like the background you created for your butterfly. Thanks for playing along in the STAMPlorations CAS challenge.

  4. ooh! OOOOHH!!! wow... i must avert my eyes! alcohol inks are the one sort of which i do not have waaaaaaaaay too many! (& i just cannot do it, lol... tho you've tempted me, FOR SURE!!!) <3

  5. I love your background on this card - very well done. Thanks for playing with us at Mod Squad Challenge

  6. Wonderful techniques here, I also love your color combo and simple layout. Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational!

  7. This is gorgeous .... love the background. Thanks for playing along with the STAMPlorations CAS Challenge xx

  8. Richele Christensen's technique woooww Mimi
    I never have alcohol inks too
    and you always do the best with them
    and this card is WOOOOWWW
    love the BG and the perfect stamp in black
    this is my winner and my fav too Mimi..