Monday, 2 May 2011

Playing with old friends

Dug out the alcohol inks the other day and borrowed some colours too (thanks for the loan Pen!) and made some backgrounds in preparation for replenishing my stash. Then rummaged through the stamps and dug out some favourites.


I spent a happy afternoon yesterday matching up cardstock and here's a few of the results:


I'm not sure I'm ready to give away the one below on the left here yet as I like it so much. The background paper is Studio 45. I stamped the central image on a spare piece and cut out some of the flowers, stuck them on the central piece and finished with a rub on.


The stamps are a mix of Lazar Studiowerx, Cornish Heritage (both sadly gone), Stempelglede and Third Coast.  I've got another half dozen in various states of completion so will post as I finish.

23 comments:

Paula said...

what a super set of 4 cards....great backgrounds.

Cath Wilson said...

Lovely to see Alcohol inky back to her AIs. Great cards - especially love the floral one. Gorgeous!

Sandra Hall said...

What a great idea - digging through your old stash to make cards! And these are great, I love the alcohol ink backgrounds :)

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Fabulous backgrounds with the alcohol inks an love the artistic creations too, very effective. Tracy x

flutterbycrafter said...

Gorgeous cards and some wonderful colour combinations xx

Heather said...

It definitely pays to play Carol - they are all great and I particularly like the second pair. Looking forward to seeing the others.

sam21ski said...

Funny that, I was playing with mine yesterday but in a totally different way.

Don't they look fab when they get some stamping on them, totally changes the look - stunning

Sam xxx

http://sam21ski.blogspot.com/

Joanna K (aka Asia K) said...

These are absolutely gorgeous, Carol. What a great way to play with alcohol inks. And the one "Believe in yourself" has just stollen my heart - I'm a believer now! lol ;)

Chris said...

Fabulous cards, Carol. Love the colour combinations. Especially love the floral card.

Netty said...

You have produced great pieces from these backgrounds, so love this technique. Annette x

stampdiva said...

Carol
It is good to see you use AI inks as that is what I associate you with from when I first joined KCUK.
You made these amazing cards from those backgrounds - WOW.
Gorgeous, each and every one.
Wishes
Lynne

Karin said...

All of these cards are fabulous Carol, what a productive day!

Dotpat said...

They look great Carole, you certainly have been busy

Createology said...

I bought Alcohol Inks but have never used them. This looks like the perfect way for me to experiment with them. Love what you have created.

karen said...

they are all wonderful!! don't give any of them away!!

Wax Beach Artist said...

I love them all but your right the one on the bottom left is absolutely gorgeous! I love alcohol ink backgrounds, so pretty and you did such a great job matching the backgrounds with the papers, great choices! Connie :)

Alison said...

Ooh! My favourite thing to do, making backgrounds with AIs! I love the cards you've made too Carol, the one with the flowers is gorgeous! x

Wendy said...

what a great way of spending the day and fabulous results.............

Darlene said...

they look great - gets me thinking I need to make a few backgrounds too

Marilyn Rock said...

Beauteous Carol! Wonderful backgrounds! xxoo

hazel said...

Fabulous backgrounds and beautiful cards.
xxx Hazel.

Suzanne C said...

Fabulous! Love what you did with the backgrounds. Gorgeous cards and a very productive day!

Sid said...

Lovely cards Carol, I agree the one with flowers id fab !!