Birds & Words

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Alcohol Ink Ombre

Who loves technique challenges?  I do! I do!
This is one of those that you are sure to be able to participate in because you are sure to already have what you need.  Do you have a bottle of alcohol ink?  Do you have a piece of felt and an applicator tool?  Some glossy card stock?  You're all set.
My niece's birthday was April 30 and I wanted a card that would be sassy enough for a 20 year old.  Thank you, Dina Wakley  LOVE her silouhette stamps and this one had the particular attitude I was going for.  I used the whole ombre piece for my background.  I added a bit of stenciling with Tim's Typography stencil.  I used some Indigo Alcohol Ink at first but it wasn't quite rich enough for me.  So I repositioned the stencil and stenciled the letters again with "Night", from Dina's Media paint.
I differed from Tim's technique in Compendium of Curiosities III by using different colors, but other than that the technique is the same.  I chose Willow, Meadow and Stream.
I gave my girlie some interesting wings using Stamper's Anonymous Classic #17 stamp set.  Love that mariposa collage.  I cut out the butterfly wings and colored them with Broken China and Mustard Seed Distress Inks, blending the color with a blending tool.
Tiny butterflies from the same stamp supply two points at the bottom right of my card.  

This challenge is sponsored by the lovely Linda Couglin at Funkie Junkie.  A random winner will receive a $25 dollar gift certificate to her website for a shopping spree!  Our Curiosity Crew choice will go to their mailbox and find a cache of Tim Holtz treasure, donated by Tim Holtz and Mario Rossi.    SO very cool!!  Find the few simple rules and guidelines on Linda Ledbetter's blog here.  Don't forget to leave some love on the Curiosity Crew blogs:

Cheryl Grigsby (that's me, do it below!!)

Grab you copy of Compendium of Curiosities and create!!









28 comments:

  1. Really cute birthday card, Cheryl. Very "artsy" and fun! Love the touch of Dina on it!!

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  2. Cheryl, Very nice card. I love the fairy you made, girly, but not too girly. Girly with a spin ;-)

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  3. What a lovely card,the fairy is very cute.

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  4. Your background is gorgeous!!! Great card too with the girl and wings.

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  5. So artsy yummy! LOVE your alcohol ink backgrounds!!!

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  6. Love the funkyness of this card. Love the colors as well.

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  7. I love the colors you used, and using that butterfly image for the wings...that is perfect! I'm sure she loved it.

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  8. OMG CHERYL!! AWESOME birthday card for your niece! You've hit it right on with the sass-factor, like Totally!! :) :) I bet your niece just loved this card and will keep it forever!! Completely LOVE your ombre background Cheryl, and I really appreciate what you've done here, because I don't have all of the tones of alcohol inks to achieve an ombre graduation of light to dark--you've shown us we don't need to have the family of hues!! YAY!! Thank You!! :) XOXO-Shari

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  9. Perfectly sassy for a 20 year old, love the stance, the ribbon belt and those wings. Love the colors you chose.

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  10. Wonderful artsy birthday card, Cheryl! You have totally rocked the Alcohol Ink Ombre technique! This is such great fun and I love it!

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  11. Awesome birthday card. Love that stamp. Serious sass

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  12. Oh my goodness, such an artsy card. I love it! Love that you added the wings behind the sassy girl. Perfect!

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  13. Love your choice of colors for this technique, Cheryl, along with Dina's fabulous gal on the front! I'm sure your niece loved this - perfect for her!

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  14. And Sassy it is ! Love that stamp and how you embellished it ( wings/bow ) ... the colors are awesome I'm sure your niece loved her Birthday Card !

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  15. Oooooh, you chose such pretty colors for the ombre! I also didn't follow the technique exactly, as I didn't have all the "proper" colors, but breaking the rules is what makes us artists, right? Very nice work; love the sassy fairy!

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  16. I love this card! I would love to receive a so for my birthday!

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  17. I'm more and more being drawn to Di a's stamps. They do, indeed, have attitude!

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  18. All I can say is I simply love the entire thing!! TFS

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  19. Oh my - she will love this Cheryl - VERY SASSY for sure! Super fun. j.

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  20. Your background rocks and this Winged Lady is awesome. Love it!

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  21. Your ombre background looks both subtle and beautiful - such a wonderful card for your niece! I especially love the mariposa butterfly wings. Anne xx

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  22. I love the Dina Wakley silhouettes too, great use of colour for the wings, some of my favourite images, wings. Love this.

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  23. Yes, I have everything to participate and I will try! Your card captures my imagination!

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  24. What a lovely card,the fairy is very cute . Kiss Lulu'

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  25. Tis is such a fabulous card I love the bright bold green and I'm sure your niece adored it.

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  26. Loving your Sassy Ombre card Cheryl ....great colour combo too!... Thanks again for the lovely inspiration :) x

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  27. Very funky kind of ADORABLE!!! Love the wings & print!!!

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  28. Love your card Cheryl...lots of attitude. Like how you used the alcohol inks and the wings are perfect!

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