Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Mermaid Shaker

When I saw this free digi offered at I Did It Creation Challenge Blog I knew immediately that I wanted to get out my alcohol inks and try a watery background. I have to say that this is just about my favorite attempt at using these inks. I know, I know, Tim Holtz is an expert, but for me I have to say I have discovered most really neat arty tools and supplies take practice, practice to master. Not a bad thing, when you love art. I say this for novice art people. They see a new technique, or supply demo-ed and they get disappointed when they get home and it doesn't turn out the first time they try. We've all said, "Well, that worked at the show." Novices don't throw out those neat supplies and tools you bought, keep practicing, you will get it, and don't forget there are really no wrongs in art, just happy accidents.
I also got to use my most favorite chunky glitter, if you didn't catch on from the title this is a shaker card, and for some reason this fiber reminds me of seaweed so it always ends up on my underwater cards.
I'm doing a quick edit here because in looking through my challenge list I discoverd Crafty Carmakers challenge is to use inks to create a background(Inky Fingers). Since I just posted this yesterday I think it will be legal to enter their challenge with this card and my fingers were blue and green when I finished inking up the glossy card stock. I can't seem to keep the alcohol inks on the little felt pads and the paper.
4 Challenges: 
Supplies: White 5 1/2" X 5 1/2" square card blank-Papers: White card stock unknown, Stampin Up-Bermurda Bay, glossy card stock, Stamps: free digi from Fanyella, Ink: Stampin Up-Bermuda Bay, Ranger Alcohol Inks-Stream, Stonewashed, Pesto, Meadow, Mica Color Metallic Water Color Paint, Impression Obsession-shake it pouches, DeJa Views-wave ruler, Barbara Trombley's Art Glitter-Teal, Recollections-pearl stickers, fiber-Offray.

Thanks for viewing,
Beverly G ♥


Jeanette said...

You aren't late Bev. InLinkz and I are just learning to get along. I love your treatment of this image. Fabulous coloring. Fanyella will be so happy when she sees it.

Thanks for joining us at I Did It Creations.

Fany said...

Your card is absolutly amazing! WOW!!I love all the littles details, small pearls at the bottom and the surroundind.
Just magnifique!!! I am very please.
Thank you!

Linda said...

absolutely adorable use of pearls and thanks so much for reminding me that some techniques take more practice than others ;-)

Netty said...

Hi Beverly, just love your sea greens and all the extras, beautiful card. Annette x

Monika Reeck said...

Hallo Beverly I just joining our creative corner too and see your card...lovely Images dear and looks so wonderful...Great card...

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Wow, Beverly, this is just fabulous! I think your alcohol ink BG came out terrific. Love the colors and that image is fabulous! I love the alcohol inks but rarely use them and haven't really gotten good with them. You have inspired me to get them out and make a run at a card with them.

So happy you could join in the fun at Our Creative Corner this week!

Anonymous said...

Looks perfectly legal to me, lol. Fabulous card. I always end up with a 'marble' effect when I use Alcohol inks so I will take your advice and practice, practice.
Jack (Crafty Cardmakers)