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

11 comments:

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

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    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

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

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  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

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

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  4. lovely Janet - fabby colours too xx

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