Monday, 1 July 2019

CAS Mix Up July Challenge


The fun challenge this month at The CAS Mix Up Challenge is
 The Alcohol Ink Lift Technique.
If this is new to you or you need further inspiration and video links then pop across to the blog.
We are lucky to have the talented Michelle W
 from Seashell Creations as our guest designer this month.

This is My Card.......

Alcohol Ink Lift Technique, UTEE, Modelling Clay and Stamping.
I used several shades of Alcohol Ink... Blues and greens with blending solution on Yupo Paper.
Once this was dry I stamped a Hero Art wave stamp using the alchol ink pad 
to lift the ink off onto the stamp. 
I then stamped this onto regular card stock, which you can see on the left of the card.

The little square has been done with embossing powders, stamping and clear UTEE, 
which I cracked when it was cool.
I made the little seashell with modelling clay, a mould and painted it with metallic acrylic paints.
Finishing off with the stamped sentiment in blue archival ink.
Such a fun technique and thank you Bonnie, our wonderful host this month for introducing it to me...
There are many ways to do the alcohol ink lifting technique....enjoy! 
I am so looking forward to being inspired by your fabulous creations in the gallery this month...
I am super thrilled to be published in The Craft Stamper this month.
Hitting the shops Friday 5th July....
I'll pop my project on the blog as soon as I can....

Challenges I would love to enter.....
Stamping Sensations are asking for colourful cards this month and I love the shades of the ocean and there is plenty of stamping on this card
Michelle's Watercooler Wednesday - All about Occasions - Mine is a sympathy card
Country View Challenge - Blues and Greens

57 comments:

Karen Brown said...

Terrific card Mac! Your alcohol ink lift is beautiful and just perfect for summer. Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday.

Bonnie said...

Wow! I love how you've used both the lifted piece and the stamped piece on the same card, Mac! I will definitely be CASEing this card! Love that 3D shell! It adds wonderful dimension and texture! Congratulations on being published in Craft Stamper Magazine! I doubt it will be the last time they publish your work! Your package arrived in the mail today. I'm being good and set it aside until the big day. Thank you sweet friend.

Cat Craig said...

Mac what a stunner! I love the calming blues and the perfect way you took the ink off one panel and put it on another. YOur small square with the cracks and shiny shell are a perfect touch to your wonderfully constructed base and panel. Love this.

Viv said...

Just perfect! x

pam said...

Stunning card Mac, love the gorgeous colours and layout.
Pam x

Maria said...

Oh, wow!! Such an amazing card with lots of texture and pretty color! Love the handmade shell!! Great technique with the alcohol ink! Well done, Mac!!

butterfly said...

Ooh lovely! The wavy lifting and stamping effect is so cool, and I love the sparkly shell. I still haven't played with my Lift Ink ... maybe it's time!
Alison x

Donna Ellis said...

Whoa! What an incredibly beautiful card, Mac! It may be CAS, but sure does not feel like it to me. How fantastic that the color life worked so well with that stamp. Looks just like water ripples! And the EP on the shell looks amazing! Gorgeous details right down to the tiny bit of burlap! hugs, de

Michelle W said...

Beautiful card Mac and I love that you used the leftover stamped piece too! Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday and for having me as your guest this month!

Liz said...

Brilliant card, Mac. I love the design with all the different textures. xx

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Lovely stylish card Mac and great techniques used. Happy creative week, Angela xXx

aussie aNNie said...

Love this Mac, the alcohol ink always looks great and the lift technique and UTEE is fabulous.x

Created by Kath said...

So stunning, I love your cards! Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday Challenges!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Brilliant indeed very imaginative indeed and very clever card, Mac. Love that you stamped off the ink you lifted!! Great stamp too.
Hugs Shaz in Oz.x

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Loll said...

WOW!! So many amazing elements to this design, Mac! LOVE the alcohol inks with the wave lift and then wave stamp on the background. Very cool to use both on the one card. Your tile is really beautiful. Love the layers and the cracked finish. Your shell is GORGEOUS! A fabulous design, my dear friend! xx

Helen said...

What a great card, Mac! I love all the detail and techniques you have used in creating the fascinating elements. So much to look at! Thanks so much for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week!

TK said...

Gorgeous card, Mac, and your execution is perfect!

Christine Alexander said...

OMG Mac so many wonderful elements. I love your watery AI lift and that tile is stunning with it's beautiful colour and crackle glaze :)

Susan said...

Beautiful card! I love the pairing of the lift-off panel with the stamping of the image you lifted off. Your little seashell is a perfect embellishment.

Susan said...

Forgot to say - congratulations on being published in Craft Stamper. Christine has a subscription so I will get to see it.

brenda said...

What a super creation, it's got texture, dimension, a lovely colour palette and some fab crackle as well, a great combination of interesting elements, thanks so much for joining in with our June theme at Stamping Sensations challenge.

B x

Marlies said...

A beautiful elegant Summer card. Very well designed. Thanks for joining our challenge at Stamping Sensations. Marlies

kiwimeskreations said...

Oh Mac this is exquisite - love all the detail and the wave stamp flowing through it all - beautiful
Blessings
Maxine

Dora said...

Very pretty creation. Thank you for joining at stamping sensations.

Brenda in IN said...

Congratulations on your published card. How wonderful for you. This is a stunner. Beautiful card and lots of details on it.

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Another Stunning Creation Mac, love the wave stamp and how the result is different on each paper, the square looks like enamelling, then to add a fabulous mould you made too? Outstanding card again.
Faith x

cuilliesocks said...

Congratulations on being published Mac, well done.
Your card is stunning, I love that wave stamp and what a brilliant background it makes, I love the panel and the shell, amazing work, love it, Kate x

Jo said...

A sensational card Mac, truly a stunner. Love the peacefulness of this special card.
Congrats on the article, can't wait to read it xxx

Mrs A. said...

Marvellous!! Hugs Mrs A.

Marcia Hill said...

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL card Mac!! I love how you used both pieces on the same card...the colors are just GORGEOUS!! And I am head over heals in love with that little clay seashell that you painted...what a perfect addition to your lovely, lovely card my friend!! :0)

HilaryJane said...

You have done yourself proud again with this card. So much detail and interest and yet still beautifully CAS. I don't know how you do it. I love how the stamping matched up too xx

Trina P. said...

Beautiful ocean theme CAS card. Love the colours and all the amazing textures and dimensions. The moulded shell is a fab accent. And so creative to stamp the lift ink image on same card!... never seen that before or would even think of it. Another inspiring creation. xx

My Paper Epiphany said...

So much to love 💗 with this card!!! You are such a talented artist!

Marina said...

A beautiful oceanic look and I love how you made your embellishments.

Papercraft Boutique said...

Congratulations on being published, Mac! I can't wait to see your project.
This card is absolutely beautiful! I love that you used both the ink-lifted piece and the stamped with lifted ink piece and aligned the images. The modelling cray shell and the cracked square panel are shiny and add so much texture, dimension and interest!
I feel like I can hear the sound of waves - it's very calming.
Hideko xx

nancy littrell said...

Wow..Gorgeous mixed media alcohol ink lift beauty, Mac. You even lined up your waves of your alcohol ink lift stamped waves perfectly with your main image waves. Gorgeous mixed media embellishment with your beautiful clay fish. You are so talented, my friend. TFS Hugs..Nancy

nancy littrell said...

P.S. Can't wait to see your Craft Magazine project soon. Congratulations for the honor of being published:-) Hugs..

Ina G said...

You have blown me away again with this fabulous alcohol ink creation M. So many amazingly different elements added here bu still such a brilliant simple layout. I have only tried this technique once and with disappointing results so I will have to try my hand at it again. Thanks for showing another masterpiece this month.

Inkyfingers said...

What an utterly delightful card Mac and that technique looks fabulous in your hands! Love the beautiful colours too and making your own little seashell - just wow!
Have a great weekend.
Hugs
Carol x

Julia Aston said...

what a lovely seashore design with your wavy stampings and that lovely molded seashell Mac! Great texture added with the crackle and little piece of burlap! xx

BożenA said...

I love the traffic on your card. The background creates an irresistible impression of tidal waves. You have so amazingly composed fragments of background reflection. I love the continuation of the pattern on yuppo paper and card base. The glazed keadrat together with this amazing shell form a stunning whole. Thank you for the next knockout :-))
Hugs,
BożenA

Greta said...

Big congrats on the publication, Mac! You had great success with the lift technique & your card is artistic & beautiful! I've had the lift pad a long time, but it's still unopened. You've made me want to give it a try!

Anita in France said...

Spectacular, Mac ... the movement of the waves (on and off the yupo) is fantastic ... and that tile is like a gorgeous piece of jewellery! Wonderful creativity! Hugs, Anita :)

Monika Gulyas said...

Wow, amazing technique you used and amazing effect you achieved!!! Thank you for joining the July challenge of the Country View Challenges!

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

Your cards are always wonderful and this is not exception. I love the beach feel and how you repeated the waves image throughout. Lovely!

Viv said...

Wow Mac another stunning card! you are so good at making something different, I just love this one too ;) Viv xx

Craftyfield said...

Beautiful card Mac, the lifted ink is surprisingly deep in colour. I have been meaning to use the lifting ink again but never seem to find the right project! Thanks for playing with us at Country View Challenges!

Karen Dunbrook said...

wow...gorgeous card, nice results mf.
x Karen

wannabcre8tive said...

Beautiful card, Mac. Love the cracked square and the alcohol ink lifting. That is a great technique. Thanks, for sharing.

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Lots of lovely techniques displayed on your card, beautiful in every way. The alcohol lift gives a subtle effect against the white and you know how I adore to crack that triple embossing.. Fabulous creation, your sea shell adds the perfect finishing touch. Thank you for sharing.
Creative HUgs Tracey xx

Darnell said...

WOW, Mac, 50 comments! Do you think your friends are loving this magnificent creation, or what?!! You deserve all the love, my friend! This truly is an exquisite creation using this technique!! Hugs, Darnell

MiamiKel said...

Oh your card is a vision, Mac! This is just a burst of color and style! Such elegance! I lvoe the alcohol lift technqiue and you showcased it perfectly on your card - bravo!
New follower! xx

Pat said...

Sorry I missed this one Mac. You can almost smell the sea and the ink lift technique has worked beautifully, the lifting and the stamping on to the white card, and your UTEE tile with the clay moulded shell painted with the pretty metallic paint looks great over the top, and love the surface cracking and pretty coral ink lifted design on the tile surface, and then the bit of hessian which adds to the organic feel of the piece too. Fabulous and unique! x

Susan Joyce said...

Beautiful creation Mac, Love the Shell and your stamped alcohol lift ink with the alcohol piece and cracked glass techniques.

Ros Crawford said...

Mac I can't believe I haven't already commented on this... It's stunning! One of the most unique and amazing nautical cards I've seen... you know I love nautical! Love love love the effect you achieved with the wave stencil and the shell is gorgeous!

Corrie Herriman said...

Lovely card ! thank you for joining in with my challenge over at Country View Challenges !
Corrie xx

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Love the graduation and pattern repeat! You even made your own embellishment - just amazing!