Monday, 14 November 2011

Alcohol Ink Leaves

Good morning everyone!  Todays card was a project that I designed for a Dabble Day that I did last weekend in Leighton Buzzard.  I didn't think that I had any photos of the projects, but I came across this one so I thought I would post it.  We had a great day of "speed crafting" as there were six projects and everyone moves from table to table every 45 minutes.  For this card, you drop alcohol ink in various shades (we used butterscoth, ginger, purple twilight and copper mixative) all over your craft mat.  You have to work quickly as it dries very fast.  You take a piece of gloss white card and with the glossy side to the mat, you pick up the ink by swirling your card in it.  It gives a different effect than if you use the tool to apply it.  It looks very much like encaustic wax to me.  You can do another layer if you want the colour to be more intense.  Then we dropped gold mixative on to our mat and used it as an ink for our stamp (we used a stamp off of the wildflowers stamp set that looks like webbing) and stamped it randomly over the piece.  It gives the look of gold veins running through the background.  Using the anti-static pad over the background first, we then stamped the grape leaf around two sides of the background and clear embossed.  We repeated the same steps for our sentiment and then cut it out with Labels 22 and layered it with mounting foam on the background.  I added a layer of white card to the background, then a bit of piercing and a final mat of black to complete the card.  Total time to complete was under 45 minutes for this one.  Hope you like it and if you made this card last weekend, I hoped you enjoyed making it!  All for now, Sue x

111 comments:

Anonymous said...

Another fabulous card I have the inks so must try this one thanks for sharing Sue
Heather x

Jan said...

Wow gorgeous card Sue. xx Jan

Carole said...

I rarely use my inks because I seem to be always working to a 'remit' at the moment and don't have much time to play...but this card has really inspired me! Carole x

Claire said...

BEautiful card, I'll definitely have to try that technique. Its stunning
Claire xx

My name is Cindy said...

Just gorgeous! May have a go at this today as I have a card to make.

Ayelet said...

Beautiful card, it has a warm feeling :)

WencheP said...

Such a pretty card.....

-Wenche

DI said...

What a lovely idea. Must try this.

LellyJelly said...

Had withdrawal symptoms hen Pat showed me this card after the dabble day. Just lovely.x

Chloe's Nan said...

Lovely colours and effects with the inks, love the leaf stamp too xx

Clai01 said...

What a great result from a bit of dabbling , looks really effective and quite easy to do, thanks for the tips.

Sandra Riley ... said...

A very Autumnal card Sue, I would love to attend one of your workshops, they sound like real good fun, with fabulous results!
Love
Sandra Riley

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful technique, i must try that one. This card has really captured the essence of Autumn. A simply stunning card.
Hugs
Amanda x

craftymum said...

love the speed crafting idea. Another great card Sue
Sarah x

baa-me-chick said...

Gorgeous!!! I wish my speed crafting could look so good:-) You've inspired me to dust off the alcohol inks now xx

Anonymous said...

I love Autumnal colours and i love working with leaves, this is a quick and stunning card, will be trying this one Sue x. Yvonne

Elaine L said...

Love the colours in this and as I have the alcohol iknks must try this - may come in handy for a male card Ihave to make today! Another stunning card Sue.
Elaine x

Jan said...

I have the inks but am wary of using them but this card makes me want to have a go.x

Susanne said...

What a wonderful card and technique... I love it!!! Hugs Susanne

pamela said...

Great technique, I will have to have a try doing it.

Sandra F said...

I have quite a few alcohol inks and I think it's about time I started using them. Will definately have a go after seeing this lovely card.

Crafty mop said...

Oh how I wish I could have done that class this looks fab sue ....great card will have to have a go my self me thinks !

elkearts&crafts said...

Hello,
Two of my favourites - autumn colours and leaves. Do you do any workshops in Shropshire?
Elaine J

jane said...

Would love to attend a work shop, bet there all full as soon as you say you are doing one. Watched you do the inking on your DVD.The card is lovely

Jane xx

dutchess said...

Hi Sue what a great card I love the leaves have just been checking through my stamps to see if I have this set guess what no so back to the internet....I will let you know if I make it in 45 mins LOL Sue could you post how we find where your workshops are? please take care Margaret

Maryann said...

Oh my, it´s so gorgeous Sue. I love these colors, thoug I can´t say I love the time of year, but it do have some gorgeous colors he he. Love this card a lot, really breathtaking work.

Julia Watts said...

Certainly was speed crafting last weekend. This is one of my fave cards from the weekend. Love this technique. Julia xxx

Anonymous said...

Lovely autumnal colours, one of my favourite times of the year. I have never tried alcohol inks before but this might persuade me to try them. I'm sure it would take me more than 45 minutes - more like half a day!
Frances

Judi said...

LOVE IT! Do I need to say more?

Judi x

Bee and Dee said...

Great background idea Bee x

Kate's Cards said...

Yippee a really inky messy type card!! Thank you Sue, I love all the nestie cards, but it's lovely to have a proper inky creation. More please!!!

Craftychris said...

I must try this inking technique - it looks fab. Love the autumnal feel - thank you xx

Anonymous said...

Sue, what a lovely effect with the inking, must have a go when Xmas is out of the way!! Ann W

scrapper said...

It was a lovely card to make - never knew you could stamp with alcohol inks before. Have used the technique on some of my Xmas cards now.

CraftyMaria said...

Hi Sue, another technique for me to try, wow! am I learning a lot just by following your lovely work. lovely card!!!! Thanks
MariaS

eileen.fj said...

Hi Sue
Love the effects on this card and lovely warm colours.

Eileen x

Lorraine said...

this is fab sue and your right it does have the wax look to it i love it xx

Takaya said...

hymmm... maby it's becouse the autumn weather but this card make me blue...

Uta said...

Beautiful card and great colours.

Hugs, Uta

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, wow just how do you come up with these fab ideas. If i had your talent i would never be stuck what to do, hugs Annette x

marg said...

Hello Sue
What can I say....... other than beautiful !
Love Autumn and this year its lasting longer
Love Marg

Vee said...

LOVELY!!!!

Anonymous said...

Another great card
MissD

CraftyLoops said...

I love the sound of this technique Sue, plus it means not having to use a wee pad up either. I completely agree, it looks very like encaustic art. Its a beautiful card, I love the sentiment too and the leaves are beautiful. A really gorgeous card. Lee xx

Jacqueline941 said...

Beautiful card, I love the colours.
Jackie x

Maggie said...

Lovely card, the colour is great.
Maggie

Rhonda Miller said...

This is lovely.

Marleine said...

Brilliant card as usual. Love the technique. thanks for reminding me of my alcohol inks.

Maggie said...

Love alcohol inks and stamps so this card ticks all my boxes, must try this technique and stamping with the gold fixative. The grape vine leaves look fabulous around the edges. Another great card Sue.
Thanks for showing some stamping!

Maggie :-))

Marie-Louise said...

Beautiful card.

Becky Dunham said...

Wow Sue - that must have been some class! I love this technique. Don't have any of the supplies for it so I guess I need to do some shopping! This card is so gorgeous! Thanks for sharing this card with us.

craftycarol said...

Hi Sue,
I will definately have ago at this one because its another great card.
Carol x

Kimberly said...

WOW!!! this card looks amazing. I've not tried this technique before, i might have to give it a try...tfs

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, Beautiful autumn card, have not tried this technique yet, must give it a go. Edwina

sandra(misty) said...

I wish I could have done that class it looks like fun have not mastered the inks yet must have another go

Lindyloo said...

It is like a glowing fire in a black lead hearth. Cheery and welcoming warmth on a cold wet autumn day. Absolutely lovely Sue. I'm sure I speak for all of us when I say; you give us a smile everyday as we check your blog and see your latest offering. Your dedication to posting is admirable, thank you so much.

Barbara Phillips said...

Beautiful autumnal card, wish you would come up to Scotland and do some classes, we would love to have you visit.

Janet said...

I wish my 'dabbles' looked like that!!! Another winner Sue.

Redanne said...

Hi Sue, love the autumn colours. Another beautiful card. Regards, Anne Rx

Luanne said...

very beautiful color and great technique.

Lynne M said...

Beautiful card, love the background, just ordered mixative to have a go myself. Thank you. lol Lynne M

Jan Caven said...

This is a dabble and a half, simply gorgeous and would take pride of place in any situation, really lovely Sue.

Kimbo said...

Beautiful card. I wish I could speed craft as well as this - even slow crafting wouldn't get anywhere near this.

Sandra said...

Stunning card Sue
Sandra x

Jackie Ginger said...

I love the colours, they really capture that autumnal feel x

lilygee said...

Hi Everyone - beautiful colours, stamp and sentiment.
lillygeexx

Sarpreet said...

hi Sue, this is a stunning card, thank you for sharing. I love the effects you have achieved. x

PaulineC said...

I adore this one. I must give that method a try and also get my foliage stamp out again.

Fiona said...

Lovely card - will try that technique

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue very very nice card. What no ribbons again lol. I would like to try this but I have not got the inks and the leaf stamp. Lots of love Jenny L

JULIEMCRANE said...

I love this card. I'm still waiting for you to visit Gloucestershire Sue, i would love to see your cards in the flesh.

Julie x

KimberleyG said...

Very pretty.

Stampersue said...

I love Alcohol Inks - one of my favourite techniques. The card is beautiful.

Stampersue

X

Missmizog said...

Hi Sue
The colours are truly autumnal. I love this card.
Sue

Fuchsia said...

Now this is my type of card getting all inky LOL
Lovely colors Sue !

Christine B. said...

Gorgeous card love the colours. Hugs x ChrisB

Vie Carter said...

as they say on 'Strictly' FAB-U-LOUS

Vie Carter
x

Ciacchina said...

splendida!

violetclouds said...

Wow! That background is really effective for the stamps and sentiment. It sounds fantastic to do a workshop with you especially to get results like this in just 45mins

shells-crafts said...

Wow love the colour scheme. Absolutely stunning.

Amy Ackley said...

Another beautiful card. Thanks for sharing. I also have blog candy if you would like to join.
Amy

Rufus said...

Gorgeous! I love playing with my alcohol inks and creating background papers.
R/

Eemeli said...

Oh wow! Those colors are just so rich ...maybe I need to write to Santa and ask him to bring me some alcohol inks :)
Hugs from Finland, Eemeli

DEBBIE said...

SUE THIS IS A NICE CARD
FROM DEBBIE

Sue said...

Wonderful warm card. Thanks for all the info on how to do it, going to give it a try.

Sue C

Carol S. said...

This is such a warm card. The beautiful colours of Autumn. All this in 45 minutes!! Hugs, Carol S.xx

Claudia said...

wow, that's so pretty :)

Carole RB said...

Great card

miislucky said...

"Wow" This is really pretty!!! I love the way the inks are blended in. A very autumn card indeed!!! Awesome job! Mimi

Joanie said...

Fabulous, love it. Must have a go at this x

Sheila H said...

Wow.What a stunning card.Ideal for both male & female.Keep them coming Sue,your inspiration is wonderful.xx

Evik said...

Fabulous card!!!

Helen said...

Beautiful, captures the essence of Autumn perfectly x

CathyinMN said...

I love the leaves and other elements you used. It's a beautiful rendition of autumn.

gypys rose said...

Gorgeous!!! Xxx

Jackie D said...

This is another masterpiece Sue. I have alcohol inks and love playing with them but will have to look up mixative as I've never heard of that. I'd love to come to a workshop day with you but where can I find out about them?

love from Jackie D

Tracy said...

You really get me looking at my dies in new ways - and now my alcohol inks too

Carol D said...

Love the autumnal look fab.
Carol xx

smittenstamper said...

Gorgeous background effect.xx

blingy crafter said...

autumn colours FAB!!

Wee Purr said...

very autumn colours.. love the back ground

CraftyJo said...

Wow, 45 minutes! Looks like it took hours.

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