Sunday, March 18, 2018

Alcohol Ink Square & Owl

Hi there!

I've got two cards today.  First a card for two challenges - Freshly Made Sketches and The Card Concept (where I'd categorize my card as Clean and Simple).  I used some alcohol inks to create the square background.  I'm still not all that confident with it but every once in a while I get something passable out of it.  :)  The plant is a Flora & Fauna die stacked up in 3 layers and then covered with Glossy Accents.

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (Textured White) Bazzill, (Yupo) Ranger, (Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Sentiment from Many Thanks) Altenew
Inks:  (VersaMark) Tsukineko, (Botanical Alcohol) Ranger
Embossing Powder:  (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) Wow
Die:  (Plant) Flora and Fauna
Other:  (Glossy Accents) Ranger
Gems:  Recollections

Now put your sunglasses on because this next card is a bright one for the MFT Sketch Challenge! Not sure what got into me especially since I always struggle with making animals unusual colours.  However I decided to just go with the flow today and have some fun.  Also I got to pat myself on the back for using not just patterned paper but coloured cardstock as well.  Yay me!

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Cucumber Crush, Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Patterned Paper:  (Fun & Frolic 6x6) My Favourite Things
Stamps:  (Owl & sentiment from I'm Owl Yours) My Favourite Things
Inks:  (VersaMark) Tsukineko
Embossing Powder:  (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) Wow
Die:  (Wonky Stitched Circle) My Favourite Things
Markers: (R17, YR16, Y38, G14) Copic
Glitter:  (Nuvo Aqua Shimmer Glitter Gloss) Tonic


Bobby said...

Patterned paper. Alcohol inks. What's come over you, Jen? Whatever it is, keep doing it. Of course I love the owl, any color, any style. The one thing about alcohol inking is there is no good or bad, just different. I love the change of colors and movement on your little panel.

mugdha gujarathi said...

Beautiful cards jen..

Karren said...

Gorgeous cards, Jen! The owl is too cute and your cactus in front of that gorgeous AI panel really pops. So happy to see you at FMS.

Anita in France said...

Gorgeous, dramatic black and green, Jen, it's so striking ... and that little owl is adorable, so fun ... and brilliant with the coloured card stock and pp! Hugs, Anita :)

lostinpaper said...

I've just started playing with Alcohol inks and am loving them too!

Linda Callahan said...

Love what you have created with alcohol inks! Wonderful cards! Glad you shared one at FMS!

Lindsey said...

Alcohol inks... right up there on my wish list! In the meantime, I like how you used this as a focal point. The owl card is cute!!

Claire said...

I still haven't played with alcohol inks - every time I see them I wince at the price! They look amazing here Jen - the perfect backdrop to that shiny die cut. Both your bold creations are gorgeous!Thanks for playing along at FMS this week!