Tuesday, 12 June 2018

Alcohol Inks Challenge

Just Us Girls are doing a trend challenge this week:


I must say I love playing with alcohol inks.  I love the wonderful textures and blends I get with them.


They make such a wonderful background for a simple die cut and sentiment.  I die cut the trees and then tore a snowy edge out of white cs so that I'd have a place to stamp my sentiment.

I often make a few winter / Christmas themed cards that say "thinking of you" as, at my age, there are always friends going through a first Christmas after recently losing a loved one, and "merry Christmas" is not really what they want to hear.





Supplies:
Stamps - Denami Designs sentiment
Ink - Ranger Archival Library Green, various green and blue alcohol inks
Paper - white cs, Yupo
Size - 5.5" square
Accessories - Tim Holtz tree dies



14 comments:

  1. What a beautiful bubbly AI background in the blues for your lovely die cut white trees Susan! Julia xx

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  2. Gorgeous Susan, the AI background is stunning behind your die cut trees. Love the blue/white mix.

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  3. Beautiful AI background, Susan! Wonderful mix of colours and the die cut trees are the perfect subject for it. xx

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  4. Oh, I love this card, Susan! The gorgeous AI background with the white trees and the snowy torn edge is simply stunning! I especially love the colors and the way the inks blended. Hideko xx

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  5. Gorgeous alcohol ink background Susan. The trees and snow hill are just perfect with this background. xx

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  6. Thanks for all your kind comments!

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  7. The colours and patterns of the alcohol inks look fabulous. The crisp white die cut trees look stunning against them. Yes I agree with your thoughts about the sentiment at Christmas time x

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  8. I'm with you on the texture and blends of alcohol inks, Susan, and how each card renders a new surprise. Your background is wonderful and I love your idea of the 'thinking of you' cards for those who are having a difficult time at Christmas. Thanks for sharing your card with us at Just Us Girls.

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  9. That's so thoughtful, Susan. It's a beautiful card! That vibrant background (in my fave colors) is really striking behind all that white snow! I love that the trees are an outline which lets the pretty background shine through! Hugs, Darnell

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  10. Wow, what a gorgeous background, Susan ... the sense of depth and texture makes it seem one could get lost in it! The crisp die cut trees and snowy hill are perfect against it. What a lovely idea for the sentiment ... something to remember, thank you! Anita :)

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  11. What a wonderful AI background! Love the shades of blue and the way the ink puddled and flowed! These are perfect trees to add as they don't hide the background! Very thoughtful sentiment too.

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  12. Absolutely BEAUTIFUL card Susan! Your Al ink background is PERFECT for those lovely Tim Holtz tree dies...SOOOO pretty!! And your sentiment is perfect too...love the idea of having a few of those on hand too...thanks for the inspiration!!

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  13. this looks so wonderful with your amazing results...lovely.
    xx Karen

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  14. Oh my what a gorgeous AI background. With those fur trees, there is an illusion of so many more behind. Beautiful design Susan! xx

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