Monday 28 June 2010

How chuffed am I!

Over on Crafty Cardmakers this week we have a very special guest - GOD - I mean Kim Reygate! The way I developed over the years has been influenced somewhat by Kim and also Cath Wilson. I think this card is an ode to both!

Our challenge is INKY FINGERS *smiles* I was going to do an alcohol ink background but whilst rummaging I found some posh metallic inks I've had forever so gave them a dust down.

I started with 4 colours and placed drops of them onto a craft mat. I then gave a few blasts of glimmer mist iridescent gold (You can just use water)

Next I placed a piece of glossy card on top and turned the card slightly (about an inch) and peeled it off. You can repeat this, add mre drops just play with it. The colours tend to get muddy after the 2nd time.

I made myself a few backgrounds like this and stamped the starburst fairies from The Stampman and embossed. I embossed the fairies with jewelled gold powder but do feel it would be better with black too (I used moonglow midnight violet) The edges of the card I used wrn lipstick distress ink and overstamped another of Tracey Coates stamps frm the butterfly beauties set in the corners using brilliance ink in pink. Added some bling bling and the corner text stamp which I bought at Shamelas in South Africa and the brand escapes me (I'll add laterz)
The inks are metallic and have a very shiny appearance - wonder why theyve been in the cupboard this long!

Would like to enter into...
Gingersnap - Wings (Chestnut challenge)
Pile it On - Paper
Crafty Anns - Embossing


Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Beautiful background, love the colours and works fantastically with the image. Have a good day, Tracy Evans x x

Lisa said...

I've got some of those inks. Know what I'm doing tonight then..... fab card :)

Teresa said...


M@miogée said...

Coucou !
Ta carte est SUPERBE!
J'adore les couleurs.
Il va falloir que j'utilise aussi mes encres ... c'est dommage de les laisser "dormir".
Encore BRAVO!

Ann Whitfield said...

WOW! This is gorgeous! Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
Ann x

Kay Griffin said...

Gorgeous. Love that background and the embossing really makes the images pop :) Kay x

Jane said...

ohh! Ar!! Vix this is beautiful..would the same technique work with alcohol inks jer think? May have to give it a whirl!! Stunning XX

Scrap Affair said...

OOOOOOOO! Wow!!! I am speechless! Fairyworld...mmm...

Vicky said...

Oh by the way congrats you deserve it.....amazing things you create

Hugs Vicky xx

Vicky said...

Hi there I've just come across your blog......WOW you are amazing what incredible talent you have. I only got into blogging a few months ago so everything is still a bit new to me. Without me sounding thick lol could you tell me what ATC's are I hear them mentioned here & there but dont know what they are.....I did say I was pretty new to all this lol. Take care I will defo be coming back, I pressed your follow button straight away.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xx

cockney blonde said...

Love the background Vix. I should really starting messing about more as I have been really lazy of late, x

Eiglas said...

Super use of inks Vix - I love all this stuff and have a box full of inked papers! Can't wait to use 'em!
Great project!

Unknown said...

another stunner hun well done, great tut as well

have them said cards arrived yet ??

judie xx

Dotpat said...

Fab as usual Hunny

Debbie said...

Very cool alcohol & ink technique! Thanks for sharing it with us at PIO this week :)

Andrea M said...

What a fabulous background!!! Love the colors - have to give it a go :) Such a beautiful card! Thanks so much for joining us at PIO!

Lin said...

Having finally had a chance to have a ruddy good look around your fantastic blog I am amazed, but very thrilled, that you chose me to be part of your team over at CCM!

I love what you did with this card. I have some of those rainbow inks and can see a whole new lease of life coming up for them.

Looking forward to working with you.

Hugs x


iReneM said...

Gorgeous - that BG is amazing :-)
Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's

Anonymous said...

Bling, torn paper, inks, how could I not love this, lol
Jack xx

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card! Love your background! Thanks for playing the Gingersnap Creations Wings Challenge!

Anna said...

Very cool background! Thanks for joining us at Pile It On.