Alcohol Ink

Had fun with some alcohol ink, foil tape and Yupo paper last night.  My friend Erika is going to flip, as I actually used a Mermaid image.

Just used quite a few different alcohol inks, some blending solution and some 91% Alcohol in a spray bottle.  There were quite a few backgrounds, some very inky fingers, that are still inky today, and some fun.  I used my favorite piece with some Ranger Alcohol Lift ink and created this card:

8-14-18 SSS ABCH Sparkle

As it’s got lots of sparkle and shine to it: I used a silver pigment ink for the sentiment, Perfect Pearl spray on the background and a few sequins, as well as the Yupo paper and alcohol ink; I am entering it in the A Blog Named Hero monthly challenge.  The stamp set is Hero Arts CM160 Mermaid Kisses.

It also has lots of splash and splatter with the alcohol ink piece and the sprayed background, so it’s getting entered in the Simon Says Stamp Blog Monday challenge this week, too.

Oh and if you’re wondering why I have a Mermaid stamp set, there is a pearl image and sentiment on it that is wonderful.  The mermaids are kind of fun, as well.

Now, to figure out what to make with my husband’s favorite alcohol ink piece.  Something will definitely be coming soon.

Thanks for spending some of your valuable time with me today!  Have a wonderful rest of your day.


Summer Birthdays

We often try to make birthday cards seasonally appropriate.  Personally, I tend to make them for the person, if I know things they are interested in.  But, for Summer birthdays, there are so many possibilities.  You’ve got flip flops, drinks, sun, beach, pool, and, of course, ICE CREAM.  Now, as one of my friends says, “Happy Cake and Ice Cream Day”, figured this would be perfect as a birthday card.

7-24-18 WCC HA Ice Cream

You can’t really see it too well, but each and every ice cream scoop has sparkle to it.  The ice cream and sprinkles are from the Hero Arts Ice Cream Layering set.  The cherry and chocolate chips are in that set, too.  I used Nuvo Crystal Drops to add some dimension and shine to all of the sprinkles and the cherry.  It actually rounded the cherry up, too.  There are a few bright pink sprinkles that were done with a neon pink glitter glue, too.  The sparkle on the ice cream is from a Spectrum Noir Sparkle pen in clear.  I used that over the sentiment, as well.

So, just a fun card for a birthday any time of the year, but especially in summer.

Thanks for spending some time with me today!

Tic Tac Toe

One of our wonderful hosts at challenged us with tic tac toe.  This is the board he gave us:

Shades of Purple                       Patterned Paper                             Sticker

Bird/Bee/Butterfly                     Ribbon                                             Shades of Green

Polka Dots                                   Shades of Blue                                Flowers

So, I’m working on making one for each possibility.  If all goes well, I’ll get it done.  But for now, I have 3 done.

Here is the one for bottom left to top right:

6-23-18 Travel

Here is the one for the top row:

6-23-18 Purples Sticker

And for the right column:

6-23-18 Green Summer

I also wanted to do cards for for the monthly challenge on A Blog Named Hero and the Monday and Wednesday Simon Says Stamp Blog challenges.

So, here are the first few.  Now, back to work on the rest!

Thanks for spending some time with me today.

Birthday Card Fun

My uncle moved away from Arizona many years ago.  So, thought I would give him a fun southwest birthday card to celebrate his birthday.

5-2-18 WCC HA Bill Bday

Used the Hero Arts April 2018 kit for this one.  It’s rare that I purchase a kit, but this one was too fun to pass up.  There are many more images and dies in it, too.

Now, for the pieces, I water colored in two different ways.  The snake and flowers were done with Derwent Inktense pencils, and a water brush.  I have to say, my water brush puts out too much water, so some of my color ran outside the lines.  They are easy to use, however and fun, as well.  For the mouse, I used Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens.  I didn’t use additional water and I loved the precision I could get.  The gold details on the mouse were done with a Sakura Stardust pen in gold.

Because I wanted to water color the images, I used Versafine Onyx Black ink to stamp them.

My friend, Terrie, has this braid card style as the challenge for this week on  My husband was beyond impressed with it and it wasn’t difficult.  Terrie gives links to how to do it, as well as the template.

I am also entering this in the Hero Arts Challenge: Put A Flower on It.  I actually have 3 flowers on it.  One of them is cut in half, but had fun with doing that.

Just wanted to show you what I’ve been working on this week.  Thanks for spending some of your precious time with me.