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:

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

Its Awesome with vibrant colours !

SueB said...

BEAUTIFUL card; thanx for the inspiration!

Christine Alexander said...

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

Diane Louise J said...

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]

Nancy Stislow said...

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?

nancy littrell said...

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...

nancy littrell said...

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 :-)

Verna Angerhofer said...

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!

Susan said...

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.

Jeanne H said...

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

Pat said...

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

Loll said...

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

Cathy said...

Brilliant card, love the colours, Cathy x

Nora N. said...

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

Ina G said...

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

Mac Mable said...

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

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

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

Bonnie said...

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.

Michele Slater said...

Beautiful card! I love the background

Karren said...

This is stunning, Karen!

tonilea said...

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

Anke said...

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

Hugs
Anke

papierelle said...

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

VARedGem said...

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.

Daffodil Cards said...

STUNNING, such beautiful colours and card.
Faith
x

Princess Judy Palmer said...

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.

Bobby said...

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

Susanne Vargas said...

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

clavell said...

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

Craftychris said...

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

Marina said...

This scene looks absolutely magical.

maria's knutselplezier said...

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

Have fun!!
Maria

Lisa said...

Wow this is gorgeous! Must try that technique!

shirley-bee said...

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

Dortesjs said...

AWSOME ;O))

SARN said...

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

Daria said...

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