Friday, 28 August 2020

For You

 Good Morning Friends
I hope you are all doing well out there.
I am back to work this week....a first since the middle of March.  
I made this background weeks ago and finally got around to making a card using it inspired by a sketch challenge over at Splitcoast Stampers.

So here's what I did for creating my card.
  • I began with a piece of Yupo paper (yupo is a plastic coated paper and great for alcohol inks)
  • I dropped some blue Ranger Alcohol ink onto the Yupo starting right at the center of my panel.
  • I dropped some Rubbing Alcohol onto the drop of AI then using my small blower, I blew the inks outwards from the middle.  This is what my blower looks like:

  • I repeated that process using some purple Alcohol inks and more Rubbing Alcohol. 
  • I cut the panel down to fit onto my card base and glued it all in place. 
  • Using the Zinnia flower stencil from A Colorful Life Designs, I stenciled the smallest flower using Salty Ocean and Seedless Preserves Distress Oxides onto a piece of white card and die cut it into a circle. I splattered the flower with water to lift some of the ink and when dry, I traced around the flower using a fine line pen. 
  • I stamped the sentiment from Your Next Stamp and then clear heat embossed it.
  • I glued on the sentiment, then pop dotted the flower over to the side.
  • I added a black gem to the flower center.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Discount Code for A Colorful Life Designs

Adding my card to these challenges:
Simon Says Wed.- ANYTHING GOES

Stamps- Everyday Sentiments (YNS)
Inks- DOX, Versafine Clair, Ranger Alcohol ink
Paper- Yupo, heavy white (Scribes Nook)
Accessories and Tools- World's Smallest Blower; Rubbing Alcohol; clear eb powder;
Zinnia Stencil (A Colorful Life Designs); black gem; inking foam, black Signa Pen


Debbie Mageed said...

Such a beautiful card! Love the vibrant color on the yupo paper. Thank you for playing with us at Cardz 4 Galz and hope you can join us again soon.

Claire (Mrs H) said...

Just wow. Beautiful
Claire Mrs H's Crafty Corner

Verna Angerhofer said...

So very beautiful and wonderful colors.

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Just so Beautiful Karen.
Faith x

Glennis F said...

I love the result Karen, those colours are stunning

Bunny said...

Stunning. I love the colors. [Bunny]`

Bonnie said...

Love that blue and purple together! Wonderful movement and an awesome sketch! I'll bet your "babies" were glad to see you again!

Kathy De Hay said...

All of the above, I just love the color,and the way way you got the ink to move. Where do you find the worlds smallest blower please? Blowing with a straw just doesn't do a whole lot. Thanking foe sharing.

Greta said...

Hope all goes well being back at work, Karen. So glad I'm retired--for a lot of reasons--haha! Just love this card! The design is fabulous & the small blower intrigues me!

kiwimeskreations said...

Amazing results with the AI's Karen, and a stunning card
Stay safe

cuilliesocks said...

Wonderful background, and gorgeous card Karen, Kate x

Carlypool said...

Incredible background!

Mac Mable said...

Stunning....x What a unique effect and glorious colours and design x. Adorable little blower too x.

Ida said...

Beautiful card. Love the colors you used.

Christine Alexander said...

Beautiful Karen, love the mix of colours :)

Loll said...

WOW! Amazing work with AIs and a blower. This is STUNNING! xx

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Karen! LOVE LOVE LOVE the design of this abstract creation! Your layout is just marvelous, and I'm going to totally CASE IT! How beautiful the colors are, and the "explosive" feeling of friendship in the inks. Thanks for today's inspiration! hugs, de