Monday 15 October 2018

Sparkle and Shine- The Flower Challenge

Good Morning.
Time for more fun at 

Since we are celebrating our 2nd year, there are some fun prizes to be won by adding 'Sparkle' to your card.

So onto my card details.
I picked up some Alcohol Lifting Ink by Ranger/TH and was playing around with it.
Using a piece of Yupo paper, I applied Ranger Alcohol inks and blending solution until I was happy with the coverage of my paper.  It is so cool to try using different tools to get the inks to move.  I mostly used a straw to blow the wet inks around and you do have to work quickly as they dry so fast.
After the piece had dried, I placed it inside my Misti and arranged flowers and leaves randomly ready to stamp onto my Yupo and lift the colour. After inking with the Lifting ink, you are left with something that looks like a 'ghost print' the look.

For my sparkle, I silver heat embossed a piece of white cardstock, then die cut the "smile" and glued it over my dried background.  I added some sparkly dots to add to the look.

I hope you will come and play along with us and thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Craft Stamper Magazine- ANYTHING GOES

Stamps- Wildflowers (Magenta)= Leaf Prints (TH)
Inks- Alcohol inks (Ranger)= Alcohol Lifting (Ranger)
Paper- Yupo= blue sc= white card base (Scribes Nook)
Accessories and Tools- Misti (My Sweet Petunia)= silver eb powder= 
Smile Die (STAMPlorations)= heat tool= Cuttlebug= shiny pearls


marilyn said...

Beautiful artwork! Love the idea of using multiple stamps with the MISTI & Lift ink (which I just got...but haven't used). The ghost effect is so "artsy" and striking.

Susan said...

Love the effect you got with the Lift Off ink! It created such a beautiful ethereal background. Now I'm back from vacation, I must put my thinking cap on for a sparkly card for the Flower Challenge.

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Such Stunning work, LOVE this Karen.

Loll said...

So pretty Karen. The look of the ghosted images makes your card very creative and artsy. Love the silver embossed accents. xx

Bonnie said...

The alcohol background is as pretty as the stamping on your previous card, Karen! Love these colors and the lovely embossed sentiment!

Bobby said...

I need to get some of that alcohol lift. The images they left are wonderful, Karen.

Christine Alexander said...

I really need to pull out my yupo and ink lifter, that's an amazing background Karen :)

Pat said...

The blue and green alcohol inks are so pretty Karen, and the lifting ink has created such a pretty background pattern, and it is finished perfectly with that quite large die cut silver sentiment. Gorgeous! x

cuilliesocks said...

Absolutely gorgeous card Karen, I love the mixture of colours and the lovely design, Kate x

TaeEun said...

What a gorgeous background for the shiny Smile!!! I need the alcohol lifting ink!!! Looks like a bunch of fun to play with it!

Maria Rodriguez. said...

What a gorgeous background Karen, love the mix of the blue and green inks and the amazing effect of the stamps inked with that color lifting ink, what a spectacular effect!!!

papierelle said...

The background design is super great and it just looks fascinating.

Ericka Strange said...

Beautiful background Karen and I love the look of the lift off ink. So pretty with all these gorgeous colors!

Viv said...

Wow Karen this is so gorgeous! fabulous background again and great colours and sparkle too ;) hugs Viv xx

Mac Mable said...

A piece of unique art on a card and I love it x.

Asmah Zainal Abidin said...

Fantastic background Karen! Impressed with the way how it was achieved, great job. Happy to see your entry at STAMPlorations Mixed Media October Challenge and best of luck Karen :)
Hugs and smiles,
STAMPlorations Mixed Media Design Team
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MariLynn said...

This is gorgeous. I love how your alcohol ink background looks. Thanks for sharing with the STAMPlorations mixed media challenge.

Gwendolyn said...

This is such an amazing effect you've created that I just had to come over and tell you! Truly gorgeous. Hugs, Gwendolyn

Jill V said...

So gorgeous - I love the combination of the rich background with the subtle images. Thanks so much for getting colourful with us at Time Out! Jill

sannalippert said...

wow, love the colors!!! thanks for playing along with us at STAMPLorations mixed media challenge!

Helen Gullett said...

Karen, your card always inspire me. This one is so beautiful and I love your background.
Thank you for playing along with us at STAMPlorations Mixed Media Challenge!