Saturday, 10 October 2015

Exciting Marbling

It's Saturday of our long Thanksgiving Weekend here in Canada.
 I am feeling very thankful and I needed to play.

  I am so excited to share my card with you as I tried out a 'new to me' technique called Alcohol Ink Floating for my background.  So fun and so easy and I just used my regular heavy weight cardstock to do it.  My friend Loll Thompson sparkled my curiosity when I read her blog.
Here is the link to the Alcohol Ink Floating video.

My inspiration began today when I saw the challenge at Splitcoast and this beautiful photo from a Pinterest board:


If you watch the video, you will see exactly what I did using Ranger Alcohol inks.
The hardest part is being patient while waiting for it to dry.  I let it dry a bit then I like to press it in a book so it will dry flat.  I found this technique so exciting because you never know what you will get after you remove your paper from the water bath.  

So, when it was all dry, I grabbed my MISTI and stamped the flowers from Magenta and the sentiment from My Favorite Things using black Memento ink.  It needed something more, so I stamped the script from Penny Black, randomly in the background using Grey Memento ink.  I was much happier with the illusion of depth it added.  Lastly, I inked the edges with Versamark and embossed with white.

Adding my card to these challenges:

Craft Stampers- TAKE A TECHNIQUE

Crafting with Friends- ANYTHING GOES

Simply Papercraft- ANYTHING GOES

Crafting with Attitude- ANYTHING GOES


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

Supplies:  stamps-  Magenta, PB, MFT/ Ranger Alcohol inks/ Memento inks/ MISTI/ wh eb powder/ Versamark

30 comments:

A Place for Kia said...

Beautiful, as always Karen. I saw that post too, and played - I made about 6 and left them to dry while I went out this morning. They look yummie - love fun stuff like that eh! Now to make a card.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving - hugs, K

Loll said...

Really beautiful card Karen. And fabulous background. This is such a fun and easy technique. xx

Aileen (mum) said...

Brilliant colours your background is wonderful. Love that bit of text stamped in the background too.

Vicki Dutcher said...

This effect is really pretty [I'm popping over after I comment] I wanted to wish you a fabulous Thanksgiving and enjoyable long week end! :)

Diane Jaquay said...

This is really pretty! I need to check out this technique. I have a few bottles of alcohol ink that I'd gotten when I was making mixed media canvases, just to splash on and make dots, but I haven't tried any other techniques with them. TFS

Gabby said...
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Gabby said...

Nice card, Karen! The marbling tech looks good on it. :) I tried this once but didn't have alcohol inks so used my SU refills. You can probably imagine the mess I made. Hee. Have a nice rest-of-a-long Thanksgiving weekend!

Bonnie said...

A gorgeous background, Karen and so dramatic with the black flowers!

Davi said...

Love your background Karen,love the way the image shows up on it!!

Katie said...

Love your background!

Verna Angerhofer said...

I am glad you had fun on your holiday weekend. Love the colors in the background and the images and sentiment too. Nice and bold.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Very cool! Getting to try something new is always fun.

shirley-bee said...

Gorgeous background, Karen, and I love the big bold sentiment! Thanks for playing along at Craft Stamper Take It Make It :)

Bonnie Taylor said...

Beautiful card - I love the background you created. Thank you for playing along with us at Crafting With Friends. We hope to see you again!
~ Bonnie DT

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Karen, I think this background is amazing, and I saw that Kia tried this technique too with a wonderful effect. Wow, I love the dreamy feel and really love the silhouette flowers with the bold sentiment! Perfection! Hugs, sweet friend, and I hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful! Hugs!

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Hi Karen, your artwork with Brushos is always beautiful and so is this one with alcohol inks. Hey you live in Ontario! I'll email you, Ontario is a big province :) Cheers, Shirleyx

Ellie Knol said...

Such an awesome project!

Thank you for joining us in the Craft Stamper challenge!
xxx Ellie Knol xxx

Faith A said...

I love how you put your colours together, this is another beautiful card.

Ruby said...

Stunning card Karen.

LisaM said...

Love this Karen and it looks so easy to do. Thanks for sharing!

Sarah Ashley Posch said...

That is absolutely breathtaking! I can't wait to give it a try.

Carole said...

Beautiful colours and a wonderful card.........your work looks amazing. Thanks for stopping by my blog and your comment.

pam said...

Hi Karen, love this amazing background you created, beautiful stamping, will have to try one day.
thank you for stopping by my blog and your kind comment you left.
Hugs
Pam x

Anne Temple said...

This is gorgeous! Fabulous card and I love that background.

Debra Kenworthy said...

Fabulous card Karen! Wonderful background for the lovely stamping. I love your attention to detail with the white embossing round the edge of the card. Thank you for your visit to my blog and the lovely comments you left. Would love to have you visit again :). Debra x

Patty Albertson said...

Beautiful! I had this video bookmarked a long time ago so that I could try this technique and forgot about it! Thanks for sharing it once again! I love your background!

Carla Brooke said...

Lovely card, thanks for sharing with Crafting with an Attitude!

Susan Carol said...

Simply beautiful card. Love the marbling effect with the script and lovely flowers.

Bobby said...

It's a fabulous background, Karen. Almost worth getting alcohol inks for. But all your other elements really make the background work.

Linda said...

This looks fab .... I love the background. Thank you for joining in with the Craft Stamper Challenge .... good luck! Linda xx