Tuesday, 30 December 2008

how to do a cheats alcohol background

I was asked on my group about alcohol inks and came up with this idea so they could give it a try without going the expense of buying. I must addmit that all though the results are not the same it dose give a pleasing soft result

http://www.rangerink.com/videos/videos_tim_alcoholinks.htm If the link works ok it will take you to a video by Tim Holtz useing the Alcohol inks but if you don't want to go to the expense of buying try using any permanent marker (peeloff pens) and rubbing alcohol on a piece of felt. The result is not the same but still makes a lovely back ground I'm quite pleased with theses and will use them, what you do have to remember when stamping onto alcohol backgrounds not use stazon because that is also alcohol based it could react and ruin what you have done, use an oil based ink such as archival or versafine.
Since writing this post the ProMarkers have become very popular and work well too

Monday, 29 December 2008

A is for Acetate and Alchohol inks

The image is stamped with archival ink onto acetate, the alcohol inks on the reverse and the butterfly was then coloured with a permanent marker. I tryed to glue it onto the glitter card with glossy accents but it didn't work so settled for brads.

Tuesday, 23 December 2008

I've set myself a challenge

Ok so I'm still thinking about Tims Tags they are so good and use everything I don't have lol well I have the inks.

I have decided to set myself a challenge and that is to go through the alphabet with techniques products or styles, so here's my first offering .

A is for Acrylic Dabber at the moment I only have 3 colours cranberry, gold and sandal

so Ive done 2 atc's oh don't you just love making them :)

I have dragged all 3 colours across black card stock and stamped my image with Adirondack's white pigment ink it really does dry very well on the dabbers........I call this one ghost rider lol,

the second one I have done the moon with the gold though a punch hole and swiped the foreground with sandal stamped the bird with the same white and embossed with enchanted gold. the writing is done with a pen and then embossed.

Sunday, 7 December 2008

Got to find some Time

Have you checked out Tims blog some more fab tags to try and the new stamps are to die for, shame I haven't got them or the masks but necessity is the mother of invention and I will see what I can come up with so watch this space

More for Christmas

Still going strong with the Christmas cards, this was such a quick and simple card to make. The first one I did was just using denim adirondack ink pad and I put the sky on with a brayer I liked the way it gave it movement and depth this one wasn't quite finished when I scaned but it has the glitter on the trees I added text to the bottom and grounded the trees.
Incase your wondering I used regular card stock.

This is done the same way but with a big and juicey pad the trees ended up lower down so put the text in the sky.

You don't have to use a brayer for the sky as I later did one dtp with the distress ink and that gave a far more even flat tone.

I used prisma glitter with the sukra glaze pen it looks so pretty as it seems to take on the colour of the inks, boy do I sparkle :)

Tuesday, 25 November 2008

stamped image swap

The image was stamped 1 on to blue paper the other onto green, I added extra colour with distressing inks them photo copied one so now I have 3. I then took 1 and cut it up and punched it which left me with 1 that had bits missing and a pile of bits lol I then placed the pieces over the 2 whole ones added some glitter to 1 eye and defined the squares with a white pen.

I'd like to thank my friend Em for sending me the stamped images

Friday, 7 November 2008

Getting back to normal

Well here we are in November and the group is setup on yuku along with a number of other group from msn, only one of the groups I'm in has gone to Muiltyply and to be honest I'm glad we didn't go down that route.

Now I have swaps to catch up on and a scrapbook to finish, but I did manage a quick little card this affternoon

Saturday, 18 October 2008

Oh brother

What a few days it has been with rhumors of MSN closeing the groups and looking at varies places we can move to, at the moment we have a backup group on yahoo not my favourite place to be for chatty groups all those emails lol enought to drive you mad . Don't get me wronge I love the Yahoo groups I'm in but they arn't chatty ones .... well most of the time .

Still it's a lovely autumn day today and the apples are falling off the trees

Monday, 13 October 2008

I have been a bit quiet here it's harder keeping up with a blog than I thought it would be lol so hats off to you all who manage it every week.

I have done a few cards for swap on an msn group I co-manage with a friend, so that does take a fair bit of my time. We are doing a Christmas weekly challenge for october Last week was tags and this week is funky got to think about that lol

This tag card is my frist attempt at Tim Holtz 12 days of christmas... think I could do better, just wish I could get the big tags he uses.
Now I'm wondering whats best ........ takeing a photo or useing the scaner

Tuesday, 30 September 2008

it's comeing like it or not

Some seem to relish in making christmas cards me, I struggle lol but I have made a start

Thease 2 on black card are so simple just a tree stamp embossed with snowflake embossing tinsel, one mounted on red holographic card the other on a lovely pink glitter card.

I'm pleased with this one it's all done with one colour vintage photo distressing ink with a hint of worn lipstick and stardust stickles on the wings.

Sunday, 21 September 2008

Brayerd Butterfly

ok here's my first attemped at posting.
Made for no reason, just because I could and I wanted to try out a stamp I've had for a while from My Heart Stamps for You.