Just thought I'd post these two cards I made with the samples I had left over after the Grungey Monday Alcohol Ink Challenge number 33. I always have 'left over bits' when I'm experimenting and they usually end up in a box but the current box has reached a full to overflowing situation! So I thought these were nice enough to turn into cards.I enjoyed using this technique from Tim Holtz, but it's a bit tricky when it comes to wiping the ink away as it's easily smudged
For this card I used Tim Holtz, Denim and cloudy Blue alcohol ink on a piece of acetate. The fish stamp is one of my old favourites, I bought from my local art shop, unfortunately it doesn't have a manufacturer's name on it. I stamped the frame with a grass leaf stamp from Stampscapes inc.with Versa Mark ink, then embossed with clear embossing powder. Finally,I worked in some Faded Denim and black Soot distress ink. I love the way the clear embossing acts as a resist, giving a kind of 'batik' effect.
I used the same technique for this card but backed it with my favourite sticky backed foil, otherwise Known as ASBO tape. I used Pesto and Stream alcohol ink to create the background. The tree stamp is from a Kan ban set called Spring Silhouettes. I stamped this over the frame before clear embossing. I then rubbed in Weathered Shutters, Evergreen Bough and Black Soot distress ink.
Ever since I can remember, I have enjoyed dabbling with a variety of crafts. My earliest crafting memories are of spending hours doing 'corking' or 'french Knitting' at my grandmother's house, using a wooden cotton reel with four short nails tapped into it and endless tangles of coloured wool. I also have fond memories of those little knitting kits, that came in a container that was made of the same material as an egg box. Happy days!
My interests now, range from textiles to ceramics, with knitting,felting, sewing and card making in between. I've reached a stage where I feel I know a little about a lot of different crafts. I'm still striving to become a master of at least one!
My favourite craft adventures at the moment, include digital collaging using PSP Elements, rubber stamp making with my imagpac kit and getting to know my Craft Robo.
When not crafting or looking after my family, I work part-time as a teacher, supporting visually impaired children.I also teach ceramics in a primary school and do occasional art residencies in mainly primary and special schools. Phew! I didn't realise I was that busy.