Sunday, 12 February 2017

Landscape


 Meet today's card.

Just a fun one I made while playing with some Yupo paper and my Alcohol inks.
I tried my hand at making a landscape which was really fun.

I began with a piece of Yupo paper which is a synthetic, plastic like paper.  I bought mine at the local art store but I know it is readily available.  
I applied the Alcohol inks in lines across my paper then did the same with some Blending Solution to help make the colours move.  I also used the edge of an old credit card dipped in Blending Solution to help with moving the ink too.  When it was dry, I stamped the trees from STAMPlorations using Archival ink and my Misti.  

 I set it aside to dry and when I picked it up again, I noticed a tiny bit of white peeking through by the tree line.  I sat and scratched my head for a moment and wondered how to fix it without messing up the look of the background.
Had an 'awhhh moment' when I noticed the sharpies sitting on my desk.  They are alcohol based so I took a similar green and dabbed it along the tree line to cover the white....TADA!! 
I just love the texture it added to the overall look!  
I cut a frame using a square Spellbinder die to create a frame then stamped the birthday greeting.


 Adding my card to these challenges:

Craft Stamper Magazine- ANYTHING GOES STAMPING


Sweet Stampin'- MASCULINE

Crafty Friends- ANYTHING GOES


Thanks so very much for coming by and taking a look.

Supplies:  stamps- trees:STAMPlorations, sent: ??/ ink- Archival/ Sharpie marker/ Yupo Paper/ Alcohol ink: Ranger, Pinata/ Ranger Blending Solution/ MISTI/ Spellbinder die/ old credit card

37 comments:

  1. BEAUTIFUL card; thanx for the inspiration!

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  2. awesome landscape with AI's, love the texture the blending solution gave along the edges of the fields.

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  3. Hello…. You have made a beautiful card…. its stunning, enjoyed reading how you created it using inks... this is something I have not tried yet - you have inspired me... Thanks for entering it into our 'Anything Goes' challenge. Good luck in the draw and we would love you to join us again for our next challenge.
    [Diane Louise, Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]

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  4. A HUGE WOW on this one, Karen! You hit one out of the park! This makes me want to try it right now, which I can't do! Incredible sky and work on the ground! Did I mention this is a WOW card?

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  5. OMG Karen, your alcohol ink landscape is absolutely Stunning my friend. I Love your colors and how you moved your AI's with your plastic card. Your trees were the perfect additions. TFS your beautiful card and your steps. Hugs...

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    1. P.S. I have used the edge of a coffee stirrer/straw for moving the ink too. Clever way to fix your white spot too :-)

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  6. Absolutely wonderful little scene. I love the background. I don't have Yupo but might have to try and get some soon as this is amazingly beautiful!

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  7. Beautiful AI landscape, Karen! I love the colours you used in the sky. Great tip about using a credit card dipped in blending solution to move the colours.

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  8. Wow, what a lovely card. The colors are just stunning. tfs

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  9. Wow, I love this gorgeous bright Yupo background Karen and the added silhouette trees. x

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  10. Your landscape is gorgeous Karen. Love the colours of the sky --- wow! Great job tending to the white ... the card looks perfect! xx

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  11. Brilliant card, love the colours, Cathy x

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  12. WOW!! That background is amazing. The way the colors are is just amazing. Beautiful card.

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  13. What an amazing and beautiful scene you created here Karen. Gorgeous!

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  14. Wow now this has turned out so beautifully. I am loving the alcohol inks and will be giving the landscape look a go...great use of the credit card and sharpie pens...thanks for the tips x

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  15. Wow, what a striking and stunning card!! Thanks so much for joining in the fun with the Sweet Stampin' crew this week. Love what you did for our 'Masculine' Challenge. Hugs, Wends xoxo Sweet Stampin' DT

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  16. This is AMAZING, my friend! I tried doing a landscape with AI once and it looked like my worst nightmare! Obviously I need more practice. Wish we lived closer together so I could get a lesson! A very beautiful scene that reminds me of Vermont.

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  17. Beautiful card! I love the background

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  18. That is awesome. I wonder if I could do it on glossy paper. I don't have Yupo. I will try.

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  19. WOW WOW WOW absolutely stunning, Karen. I love your card.

    Hugs
    Anke

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  20. Wow that's so amazing. I love this perfect card.

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  21. WOW! I just love this card... I will have to pull out my AIs out and try this technique! I'm sure mine will be a bunch of mud-looking sky, but I'll try anyway. Thanks for the great inspiration.

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  22. STUNNING, such beautiful colours and card.
    Faith
    x

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  23. This is quite stunning. I think my favorite of the year, which is still young so I'm allowed to change my mind, but I don't see it happening. I love the look of the ink on that Yupo paper. Someone was talking it up at my big stamp club meeting the other day. Most are basic stampers (like me, but I appreciate those of you who experiment and make real art) so they were scratching their heads.

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  24. Those colors are so vibrant and beautiful, Karen, and the perfect foil for the tree silhouettes.

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  25. This is a spectacular card! Absolutely love the landscape you have created with the alcohol inks and trees! Beautiful colors, too!

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  26. Having played with AIs and Yupo to make landscapes, I must add my oooohhs to everyone above...this is absolutely gorgeous!!! I LOVE what you achieved (try duplicating it..Ha!) A beautiful work of art...I am a 'secret stalker' but had to comment on this one! :D TFS

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  27. Wow! This is truly awesome! Love the effect of the alcohol ink on the Yupo paper, it looks so cool! I have never tried it. Thank you for all your tips too! xxx

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  28. This scene looks absolutely magical.

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  29. What a very special and beautiful card, you are really very good with this medium, I really love it!!

    Have fun!!
    Maria

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  30. Wow this is gorgeous! Must try that technique!

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  31. This is stunning, Karen! I love the landscape background - got to try it! Thanks for playing along at Craft Stamper Take It Make It :)

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  32. Lovely colour mixing to make a fab background for the trees. xxx

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  33. This is gorgeous. Thank you for explaining how you made it.

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