Thursday, 1 July 2010

Compendium of Curiosities Challenge 3

It's Challenge 3 over at Studio L3.......and I can join in again this week......definately have alcohol inks, even if only a few.
This week it's the alcohol ink monoprint technique on page 51......[ shhhh- not allowed to tell you more than that- go buy the brilliant book]........Linda suggested glossy photo paper isn't a good base......but it's the only glossy I have.......so gave it a go......and she's right....not quite the effect Lord Tim had in mind......but I actually quite like it.
I used part of the result for a backing layer stamped with a Paperartsy flourish.....stamped the Crafty Individuals girls onto a small piece.....and layered it all up with black card.....finished off with some Floradoodles flowers.
Some other challenges......Anything Goes want 'vintage' and I do think this has a bit of a vintage feel to it......Crafty Cardmakers want 'inky fingers' you can imagine that's pretty apt!.....Creative Crafts want 'stamp it up' and Creative Corner want 'blues and greens'


26 comments:

Sian said...

Those girls really do have the most lovely faces :) I like the background, very clever.

Clarky J said...

Gorgeous x

Amy said...

This one looks like a piece Rinda would create - gorgeous colours and Sian is so right - the background is lovely!

Cheri said...

absolutely beautiful. almost makes me curious enough to want some alcohol inks!

Kathyk said...

Smashing - you may only have a few alcohol inks but the ones you have a great!
Kathyk

Cath Wilson said...

That's lovely, Jacky - definitely very inky and the images are beautiful. Thanks for playing with Crafty Cardmakers this week.

Alysha said...

A gorgeous card, love the colour, blue is one of my faves, thanks for joining in on the challenge, hugs Aly xxx

Linda Ledbetter said...

Jacky, this is spectacular! You made that photo paper look amazing, and that takes some real skill and a careful touch. And let's talk about those stamps: LOVE THEM! I've never seen these before, and now I must have them.

You're teaching me all kind of things this week! Thank you!

I'm glad you joined in, and I hope you're back for more Compendium fun next week!

♥~ Linda

Maria Ontiveros said...

Gorgeous card Jacky! And thanks for the compliment Amy! I wasn't clever enough to mat an images on more of the background - love that effect! I also love the stamp you chose. I do hope to have a subliminal effect on my blog friends.
Rinda

Elizabeth said...

Wow! Very different from your usual designs. I think I like it.

Rhonda said...

I love the effect you have created with your alcohol inks! This is a gorgeous piece! Love your colours and the stamping is fabulous - cheers!

Fiona said...

Love the background - its gorgeous.

Netty said...

Terrific, love it. Annette x

Sherry said...

What a lovely, dreamy background you've created. I love that stamp too - I also have it, must get it out again now you've inspired me!

Jack said...

Ooooooh Gorgeous! Love the background (may just have to go and buy THAT book now, lol), the colours and the stamps!
Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers
Jack

Denise said...

Lovely card Jacky and I too love the background AND those girls too x

Sarpreet said...

This is gorgeous, beautiful papers.

AuroraDawn said...

Gorgeous Card Jacky!!

pinky said...

Wow Jacky! I am totally impressed!
Pinky

SarahLP said...

This is stunning, Jacky! Wonderful colours and what a gorgeous background.

Maggie said...

Love this colour combo and stamps used lovely effects.

Maggie

Nancy Maxwell James said...

such a stunning card! I love the color tones you used and the sweet images! Have a wonderful weekend! :)

Cheryl said...

wow I love all the images and the inks you have choses are just gorgeous x

Lynne in NI said...

Oh wow, your BG is gorgeous Jacky, I'm lovin the effect of the inks!

CuddlyBunny said...

Wonderful creation!

humel said...

Love it, just gorgeous! Makes me want to dig out my alcohol inks and Compendium and have a go myself :-)