No I haven't been lazy away in the garden with a glass of something – I’ve been playing with my alcohol inks (one of my favourite things) in bright, hot sunny colours! I’ve missed Grungy Monday at Studio L3 for a while – just too much going on, but this week the technique is Alcohol Inks - as demonstrated by Tim Holtz here - Adirondack Alcohol Inks! so this card fits right in. After colouring some glossy card I used an embossing folder – then lightly highlighted some of the raised areas with Gold mixative.
The backing panel is made using the same colours of Alcohol inks on shaving foam – my first attempt at this technique that has long been on my list to try, I loved it and shall be doing more!! The Sun/Moon stamp is an ancient one from PSX, one of the first I bought I think, and I've embossed in gold and smudged a little DI round the edges. After stamping a few bits and pieces on the backing panel I layered it up with some twine and a button – coloured with more AI.
The letters were blue plastic freebies from some magazine or other and I coloured them first with Gold Mixative, then edged with gold pro-marker – dabbing with the Gold AI has left a slightly distressed surface which I was pleased with. It actually took my ages to put this card together after making the individual panels – maybe because I don’t often use colours this bright but I really struggled and turned to the sketch which is an optional part of The Stamp Man challenge to help me.
Thanks for stopping by – I’m off to play with more inks and shaving foam! Esther xx