25 April 2013

Colourful


Hi everyone and a big thank you for joining me today. Now for something a bit different...


I've been playing with those 'dreaded' alcohol inks and finally come up with something acceptable!


Inspiration initially came from Ashli's sample for the current Simon Says Stamp & Show challenge, although I chose to mix the alcohol inks with mixative rather than paint.


The base of the chipboard puzzle piece got liberal dashings of Picket Fence DP and Crackle Glaze, as well as stencilled texture paste. You'll spot no doubt that the same stencil was used to emboss the background to keep things less complicated and fussy.


The crackes are made more evident by using Old Paper DS, which also helps to dull the brightness of the white paint prior to adding the alcohol inks.


As not one ounce of black used in this I reckon it qualifies for entry into the Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge - Color.
As I used a stencil it will also be entered into the Artful Times challenge - Stencils/Masks.

Right, a million and one things to get done (not least of which is to play some more with alcohol inks now I'm starting to get the hang of it!) Take care of yourselves, hugs Jenny xxx

34 comments:

  1. What an eye-catching piece, Buttons - love it! Lots of colour and texture and an interesting shape in the jigsaw piece - terrific :) Elizabeth xx

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  2. This is different but has your usual skill and eye for design here! Another beautiful make trace x hugs x

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  3. Glad you are enjoying the alcohol inks Jenny. They do take a bit of getting your head around.
    Your piece is really pretty.

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  4. How darling is this!!?? I love this sentiment Jenny, so true and you've matched it with such beautiful imagery. Elegant and beautiful, I love it! Chris xxx

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  5. Such a wonderful idea, the altered puzzle piece looks fabulous, great texture on it. Also the butterflies are great.

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  6. Such a nice card with the different background...the jigsaw piece is so nice...great card in total Jenny!

    kind regards, Alie :-)

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  7. Once again a stunning make, beautiful! Thank you for sharing it with us at Country View Challenges. Chris xxx

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  8. Hi Jenny, that puzzle piece looks fabulous, full of texture and colour.
    The sentiment is the perfect finishing piece.
    Avril, xx
    p.s. Thanks for sharing with us at FSC

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  9. What a creative ideaaa,,,, love it, love it and these gold butterflies look so stunning,,,,,,,,,,,,,.You are so creative Jenny.

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  10. Hi Jenny, I really love that puzzle piece and the embossing and alcohol inking look amazing. Love the colours you chose, very different for you, but also very beautiful. The butterflies are a gorgeous addition! Hugs, Anne x

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  11. Love this card fresh with the white background, and gorgeously colourful at the same time. X

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  12. woohoo ....a very colourful piece Jenny and with lots and lots of texture.

    JUst a quick comment from me as I will be catching up with you all over the weekend. Roll on Friday x

    Annie x

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  13. Hi Jenny,
    This is different and so lovely,
    Rosie x

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  14. I am not puzzled at all over here! Sorry, I could not help myself! What a gorgeous project and I do love the puzzle! I really must pull out that die I have somewhere! Aren't alcohol inks awesome? Enjoy!

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  15. I too have been on the alcohol. Not the gin and vodka kind but the same as you - the inks. Two days of using them and my finger nails may never be clean again.

    An ingenious way of using the stencil - must give the fixative a try and the paint! Not sure I will come up with something as gorgeous as you did but I will try in a couple of weeks - just when my nails might have recovered!

    Thanks for joining us at Artful Times - Hugs, Neet xxx

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  16. Wow, this piece certainly is different, gorgeous textures and colours!

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  17. This is very pretty and I am glad you explained some of the steps as I am having a issue using the alcohol ink, I am experimenting. Love the puzzle and the result of all your work. So beautiful.
    Hugs Kelly

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  18. Wow - a beautiful work of art Jenny! I love those sumptuous jewelled tones. Nicola x

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  19. Hi Jenny, what an amazingly different and fabulous card. The alcohol inks have definitely provided that pop of colour and the texture looks fabulous. Love this and you have hit two of my design teams too so thanks for linking to Fashionable Stamping Challenges this fortnight and Country View Challenges.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

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  20. WOW!!! The brightly colored puzzle piece on the stark white background is perfect, but the golden butterflies make me so happy! I love them! This is a wonderful design piece! Thank you for sharing your true colors with us this week here at Simon Says Stamp & Show!

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  21. What a great piece of artwork. Wonderful way to use the alcohol inks

    Love Chrissie xx

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  22. Morning Jenny, Wow, this is certainly different, loving the chipboard puzzle piece, and the colours and textures are stunning.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

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  23. wOOw wOOw wOOw! This card looks totally amazing! I was totally 'puzzled' when I saw it but in a good way - now I am thinking hard of ways to create with puzzles! And the glowing butterflies! Just amazing!!! xxx

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  24. Love how it stands out against the white background Alison :) a colour feast for the eyes :)
    Thank you for sharing with us at Artful Times
    Von ♥

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  25. Hi Jenny. I really love this card. The puzzle piece is brilliant. Love how you've used all the different textures. Alcohol inks can be seriously addictive for playing with... have fun. Have a great weekend. Looking forward to your next post to see what you have been doing. Cheers, Di

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  26. Oh no, why don't you like alcohol inks? They are great to work with, you just keep adding more until you like what you see.

    Love your jigsaw piece and it looks fab against the vibrant white card.

    Sam xxx

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  27. What a fabulous make... I could look at those delicious colours blending across the texture paste for ages - just beautiful!
    Alison x

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  28. Lovely textures created here Jenny with so many little areas of interest to peek at. I love the colours on your puzzle piece.
    Hugs, Juliaxxx

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  29. I love the new way you have used alcohol inks. Gorgeous texture too.

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  30. What a stunning card! Love the puzzle piece! It's so full with color and texture! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. Hugs, Sandra

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  31. Fabulous! A stunning card and wonderful colours too. Thanks for sharing with Simon Says Stamp & Show. Sarah.

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  32. Gorgeous Jenny, I love these colours and your stencilling. Just beautiful x

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  33. How lovely! Gorgeous texture and colors, Jenny.

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  34. Hi Jenny ravishing choice of colours on your beautifully textured puzzle piece, such a stunning effect. Thanks so much for sharing your gorgeous project with us at FSC. XX

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Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving your comments - they are really appreciated. Jenny xxx

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