Thursday, April 9, 2015

Challenge: Color-bright, vibrant and cheerful

Hi All!

I have been having fun playing with alcohol inks over the last few weeks.  When I saw Craft Stampers, challenge this month was about color-bright, vibrant and cheerful I wanted to jump right in!  Here is a link to the challenge details. Take It Make It Challenge : April!

Exploring my forest

I recently took a class to learn to how to a make a hand stitch journal. I plan to use this piece as the cover for a new journal.  The base is a strong watercolor paper. The background is created by blowing alcohol inks one color at a time across the glossy paper. It took considerable time to learn some minimal control over the results. I enjoy looking at the depth of all the layers of ink and the interesting blend of colors. I added to the forest story with a stamped bird and tree branch. The feather is embossed and die cut from a piece of alcohol inked paper and dots of heated embossing powder.  The feather was added with pop dots to the background. 
I appreciate you stopping by and leaving a comment!...Jan


  1. The blowing of your alcohol ink turned out beautifully. I love that feather too.

  2. Beautiful ..... the colours are gorgeous. Thank you for joining in with the Craft Stamper challenge ..good luck! Linda xx

  3. Gorgeous … I love the bright colours, thanks for joining in with us at the Take It Make It challenge. xxx Ellie xxx

  4. This is so beautiful! I love that gorgeous and striking BG :)


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