Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Sunshine.........

I have been playing with Alcohol inks these past couple of days....
This is my card.....
I was so inspired by Nancy's card that I want to try the technique for myself.
My jaw hit the ground when I first saw her amazing card x
I had never thought to use Alcohol inks through a stencil to colour the image.
So this was a first for me.
Yes they seep underneath, but that's what is so creative about it.
After the inks where dry I popped the flower stencil back on 
and used 3D gloss medium to make the flower shiny.
 The edges of the petals and the seeds where hi-lighted with a brown pen.
I was inspired to use Alcohol Inks from the wonderful CAS Mix Up Challenge.
If you pop over they have links to videos with inspiration to using these inks.

The Paper Players challenge is CAS and get colouring.
I have used Alcohol inks to colour in my image.... which is new to me
and a fun way to 'colour'...if not a little/lot unpredictable!

Thanks for stopping by...... I really do appreciate it.
Crafty Hugs xx
Challenges I would like to enter....
Stamping, Alcohol inks 
and for me die cutting and gel medium through a stencil
http://scandinancycreates.blogspot.co.uk/2016/08/stenciling-with-alcohol-ink.html



36 comments:

pam said...

Stunning make Mac, what gorgeous colours on this stunning design.
Hugs Pam x

Greta said...

Totally stunning--another jaw-dropper, Mac!

cuilliesocks said...

Wow Mac what a stunning card, the colours are amazing fantastic design, I just love it Kate x

Patti said...

This is so beautiful!! I love the look and the amazing colors you achieved here!! Beautiful job friend!

Patti

Heidi Stamps said...

This is simply amazing! I am glad you said how you made it. I had never thought to use alcohol inks through a stencil either. It really works well when you added the gloss over top. Thanks for sharing!

Susan said...

Wonderful job on Nancy's technique! Love the way you made the petals glossy and went around them with a marker! Thanks so much for joining us at CAS Mix Up!

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Truly stunning Mac my friend! A real work of art! It reminds me of Van Gogh's 'Sunflowers', only yours is better! :O Vibrant, rich and artistic! A true winner, that's for sure! Have a lovely day!Van Gogh's

nancy littrell said...

Thank you so much Mac for the shout out my friend:-) Your version is absolutely Stunning, Mac! I love how you outlined your flower with your brown pen. I have to admit..my sunflower card is still a favorite:-) So pleased you have joined our CAS Mix Up Alcohol ink challenge again and that we have all inspired you:-)

You have certainly inspired us with your gorgeous creations. Hugs..

Loll said...

WOW!! This is amazing, Mac!! Great job with stenciling with alcohol inks. You did an fantastic job and I know that Nancy will be thrilled that she inspired you. Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up! xx

Patrice said...

What an absolutely stunning effect! The colours are so vibrant & I love the way you've framed this 'piece of art'. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Just Add Ink this week. x

Ros Crawford said...

Wow!!! I love this! So beautiful and really creative! Stunning colors Mac!

KimB said...

The colours are gorgeously bright, very organic and just gorgeous for such a lovely flower! Using the stencil was definitely worth while! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week.

Nance Leedy said...

This is a stunning card! The colors are so vivid and perfectly capture the hues of late summer. I must try this technique--gorgeous card! Thank you for joining us at The Paper Players!

Mia said...

Really stunning! Amazing card, Mac. It is so crafty and beautiful! I love it! Kisses, my friend.

Cara said...

This is just glorious! What a wonderfully rich and opulent card x

Daffodil Cards said...

This deserves So MANY WOW's, I would run out of space to write them, what a spectacular card, AND what beautiful colours and ideas you have used to make it Mac, I'm in awe of your talent. I could go on about it, so I'll just say I LOVE it.
Faith
x

Team Clark said...

It's gorgeous! What a cool effect! Love this. Hugs, Autumn

Craftychris said...

Wow this is stunning! The effect is truly amazing - fabulous card! xxx

Bonnie said...

WOW! This is GORGEOUS and artsy, Mac! I love the gold highlights outlining your beautiful sunflower! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Mix Up!

Marina said...

I've never thought of that before either and the results are stunning. I love the richness and vibrancy of the colours.

Linda said...

WOW! This looks amazing! Thank you for playing along with the Craft Stamper challenge xx

Ellie Knol said...

Gorgeous! Thanks for joining the TIMI challenge this momth..
xxx Ellie Knol xxxx

Christine Alexander said...

Mac, this is stunning, It's a technique I struggle with even with a one on one tutorial from Nancy. I now want to pull out my stencils and AI's again. Absolutely gorgeous :)

Anita in France said...

Wow, Mac, so gaspingly gorgeous ... seems I could just tumble into the depths of this stunning sunflower ... it's truly amazing! Hugs, Anita :)

Stella said...

I never would have guessed that this is your first attempt to use a stencil with these inks. My jaw hit the floor; this is brilliant. You should frame this gem. It's a gorgeous piece of art!
XX

aussie aNNie said...

Stunning and I agree it's a great card Nancy made too. I need to try this technique too, love the AI. following you now,.xx
[aNNie]

Papercraft Boutique said...

Wow, this is absolutely gorgeous, Mac! Beautiful stenciling with AIs, and great CASEing of Nancy's. This is like Van Gogh painting! Hideko

Linby said...

Such an amazing depth of colour and beautiful effect, I must try this.

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Wow, I can almost feel the heat coming from this card, it has such an amazing warmth to it. Your stamping is superb and I love the depth of colour that you've achieved with the alcohol inks. It really is a stunning card Mac. Crafty hugs, Sandra x

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

So beautiful!!!!!! Love the deep rich colours!! Thanks for playing with us at The Paper Players.

Ina G said...

WOW! this is simply gorgeous. So bright and beautiful. Awesome background and that sunflower just pops right out at you. The centre looks amazing. Love the gold surrounding it. Another masterpiece M.

Cathy said...

Fantastic card, great technique for using alcohol inks with a stencil, it's new to me too, Cathy x

Sara Barker said...

Ok, well MY jaw hit the ground when I saw YOUR card! amazing effect, and pinned so I can give this technique a try!

Sylvia said...

Gorgeous card,Mac.Love the beautiful flower and the background.

Gr,Sylvia x

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

And yet another stunner!!!! This should be framed!!!

Pat said...

I have missed quite a lot of your recent posts Mac but looking back I just had to comment on this absolutely gorgeous sunflower. I love the fiery colours and the gloss and then the outlining of the petals for more definition, and the gold frame is perfect, and the white on black inked combined with the large gold die cut sentiment works beautifully as a finishing touch. x