Hello and welcome! My sister and I are up with a new creative challenge for our Inspiration Station challenge – the 10th challenge between us sisters to create something from a prompt that one of us has come up with!
It was my sister’s turn this time and she picked this photo, that she had clicked. It features a sheet of aluminium foil that I had used alcohol inks on. I don’t remember how I used it or if I used it at all!
Here’s what I chose from this snap –
The alcohol inks, in shades of blue and green
The beautiful shine of the aluminium foil
The wood base
And here’s what I made –
I first made that bright blue-green background. I took a piece of white cardstock panel, painted it with Unicorn paint from Prima. Its got a beautiful shimmery sparkle with a mix of gold and silver..mostly like platinum. And I totally love it!
So anyway, this was the base for me to apply my alcohol inks. Due to the paint, the surface becomes non-porous and good to apply alcohol inks. I picked a couple of inks in shades of blue and a single shade of green, used the felt applier with the Alcohol Blending solution and applied it on the painted panel in an ‘S’ shape.
This dried very quickly too. I then used one of the Woven embossing folder from We R Memory Keepers on the panel and set it aside.
Next I started making the paper for the woody portions. I chose a few shades of brown and yellow, dabbed it on a clear plastic surface, misted it with water and used my fingers to dab the colors on a watercolor paper panel. Once the entire panel was covered, I let it air dry. I then used a flat brush with a little bit of water to slide across the panel and spread the colors a bit. I again let it air dry. Thanks to the really hot weather, it dried very quickly! 😀
I used this panel to cut out the beautiful bird, from Spellbinders Nordic Floral die set and also the sentiment, from My Favorite Things Simply Thanks die. I also die cut a few more pieces of the sentiment from kraft cardstock and adhered them together.
To assemble the card, I first trimmed the alcohol ink panel a bit, and foam mounted it on the kraft card base. I then adhered the sentiment and then foam mounted the bird on top. I believe there wasn’t any need to add any more embellishing, since the card was pretty flashy as it is! 😀
And here’s what my sister has made – a pair of beautiful, shimmery charming earrings! Love that rainbow shimmer on them…so very beautiful!!
I am joining the following challenges with my card –
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