Saturday, 20 August 2011

Bright and Beautiful...

...is the theme of this month's challenge over on the Crafty Individuals blog.

I had lots of inky fun making my entry:


I decided to really go with the "bright" part of the theme and had a play with some lovely bright coloured alcohol inks. I dripped the inks onto glossy card and used a straw to blow them out into brightly coloured, overlapping splotches. I cut out a section of the coloured card and stamped over it in black Archival ink with CI-182 for a lovely flourish. I matted this piece of card onto black card and attached to the right-hand side of a white card blank. I also stamped CI-108 onto the alcohol ink coloured card and cut out just the wings section, then stamped her again onto plain white card and cut out just the lady. I painted her dress and hair using alcohol inks and glued the cut-out, coloured wings section in place behind her before attaching her to the card using foam pads. To finish, I added a stamped sentiment to the card base and used my SU embosslits die to cut some little butterflies from more of the alcohol ink-coloured card, bending the wings up and attaching to the card with a dab of Glossy Accents. Et voila. :)

I love how this card turned out. It's really vibrant and unusual and a bit different from the "look" I usually go for when using Crafty Individuals stamps... just goes to show how versatile they are, eh? :)

4 comments:

Jean Straw said...

This is a lovely card,I love the gorgeous colours you used. Jean x

Claireliz said...

That is stunning Ali, really lovely, gorgeous colours.
C
xx

Karen said...

Was going to say how stunning this is, but I see that Claireliz beat me too it. Will go with striking, amazing, and inspiring instead! This is wonderful, and I am going back for another look.

Fliss said...

Gorgeous bright creation Ali. It really caught my eye on the Crafty Individuals challenge.
Fliss x

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