Monday, 4 September 2017

ATSM, Less Is More, Seize the Birthday, Watercooler Wednesday


I was inspired to make a few things using the colour inspiration at Less Is More which is Royal Blue and Lime Green (blue and green is one of my favourite colour combos along with pink and orange).

Here's how I made the alcohol inks panel:
1. Add a few drops of blending solution and four drops of blue ink to the top half of the Yupo paper and tilt the paper to move the ink around until you're happy with it and then let that dry.
2. Pour a line of the green ink across the middle and tilt the paper so it blends with the blue, add another couple of drops of the blue if needed and let the colours blend together.
3. Put a few drops of green ink across the bottom of the paper and again tilt it to distribute, add some little details and shading with a small brush.

Would like to play along in four challenges:
Addicted to Stamps and More - Make Your Mark
Less Is More - Royal Blue and Lime Green
Seize the Birthday - Anything Goes with optional topping of Blue. Green and/or Aqua
Watercooler Wednesday - Anything Goes
  

  



17 comments:

Christine Alexander said...

gorgeous AI scene, love the CAS layout with your flower and frame.

Kathyk said...

FAB idea to watercolour with theses gorgeous colours

Kathyk

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Fantastic technique, beautiful mix of lime green and royal blue and your background is made all the more CAS and striking with the mass of white elements and space. Love it and thanks for playing along at Less is More with us this week.

Heidi Weaver said...

Oh Sue, that mix of colours is wonderful! I love the stitched rectangle you've put around it and the white silhouette die-cut. Great clean and simple card! Thanks so much for joining our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

libbystamps said...

Great card! Love the choice of framelits. Thanks for joining us Watercooler Wednesday this week for our 'Anything Goes' challenge!

Izzy Scrap said...

Absolutely stunning Sue ! Love your blending and how you succeeded to make such a striking background (sky, hills and sun) with our colour combo. And it highlights so gorgeously the white wild grass ! An amazing CAS take on our challenge ! Thanks so much for sharing and for playing along at Less is More !

Penny Hanuszak said...

Sue I love these little scenes you create with the alcohol inks. This one is really special with the blue green background colours and the CAS details for the rest of the card. Thanks for sharing your card creation and joining us this week for the Watercooler Wednesday "Anything Goes" challenge.

Maxine D said...

Wow - this is stunning - Thank you for your account of how you used the imls to get your amazing background.
Blessings
Maxine

Brenda in IN said...

Oh Sue, this is awesome. The colors are so vivid and the white die cut really brings the eye to it. Beautiful!

Kim Heggins said...

Gorgeous...just a wonderful card. Thank you so much for playing along with us at ATSM!

cotnob said...

A beautiful card Sue, such a fabulous background panel.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Mia said...

Beautiful card, Sue. I love the ink painting! Great image, my friend!

stampwithsandy said...

Sue this is gorgeous! I love your alcohol ink background and how the rest of your card is so beautifully CAS. Thanks for sharing with us at Seize the Birthday!

Nandini said...

The background is just stunning! And I love the layout. Great to see you in the ATSM gallery. All the very best. Hope you join in again soon. Nandini, DT

Nonni said...

Your alcohol ink background is a real show stopper! I love the blend of colors. It makes me think of an actual scene from nature, like a landscape with water and some greenery... So beautiful! Thank you for joining us at Less Is More!

Neets B said...

This is gorgeous, Sue. What a lovely effect with your alcohol inks, and such vibrancy too.
Thanks so much for sharing with us at Less is More, Anita x

Eliz Stewart said...

So love your card! Thank you so much for taking the time to write out how you created your background. I struggle with getting great effects with alcohol inks... but I am going to try the Yupo paper!