Thursday, 14 May 2015

Chromo and alcohol

Good morning and happy Thursday!

I am pleased to say that there are house martins back in the nest boxes outside my bedroom window.
They seem late back this year and I was getting worried that they might not turn up at all - but they have, so that's ok!  I always enjoy having them around, they make such a lovely chattering sound.

Today's card was inspired by one I saw by fellow DT member, Lynne Hammond, using chromo card and alcohol inks.  This card is ultra glossy and works really well with alcohol inks

I ran the 'Flare' stencil through my grand calibur to emboss the card, then covered it with the stencil and added the alcohol inks over it - I used mainly pinks with a touch of brown and a bit of the metallic pearl.
Remove the stencil (clean it with the blending solution or nail varnish remover!)
I did the scene by stamping from the wee folk fairies sets with archival ink.  I drew the hills with a black fineline pen, then coloured in with distress markers.

All stamps,stencils and chromo card are available from Claritystamp

Hope you have a great day
Janet xx


  1. Very pretty card... like the colour you used! Hope you are having a nice day too.... it is pouring with rain here! :) x

    1. Thank you Chrissie, it has been quite nice here. At least if it's raining you can get on with some sewing (or card making!!) xx

  2. My comment box would not let me continue. I was about to say I love those background colours.

  3. Hi Janet. I do love the colours you've used for this. I might have to treat myself to some pinks - I don't think I have any.

    I hope she's not going to fall of that toadstool as he doesn't look like he's going to catch her! :) x

    1. Hi Lynne, thank you! I am hoping she can fly a bit if she falls! xx

  4. lovely Janet - fabby colours too xx


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