Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Don't Count The Days...

Hi my friends, I'm back to share another card from last week's play day with Tim Holtz/Ranger Ink Alcohol Inks, Alcohol Alloy Inks and Alcohol Lift Ink using Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous stamps and stencils with a very appropriate sentiment for these difficult and worrying times in our lives. We are all in this together, you are not alone, I too am having days when I lose my motivation, so cut yourself some slack and try, one day at a time, to make each and everyday count.
And neither is it important in the scheme of things when you mess up a card by cutting the panel into strips, not sure what possessed me but hey ho, let's just say it's another "lesson learned-warts 'n all" creation to add to the "won't do that again" pile.

I used the background on the far left for this card which I created on a 5" x 7" sheet of Tim Holtz White Alcohol Ink Yupo Paper. I dripped Isopropyl Alcohol on to the panel, followed by drops of Dijon, Moss and Cobalt Alcohol Inks. I used the Distress Air Blower to move the ink around, added a few drops of Foundry Alcohol Alloy ink and Blending Solution and again used the Distress Air Blower until I was happy with the background.
I inked the image from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Baroque with Alcohol Lift ink and stamped on to the top left corner of the panel. I dabbed at the ink using kitchen paper towel, repeated using a clean section of the towel each time until no more ink was coming off on the towel and buffed with a soft cloth.
I added a few drops of Alcohol Lift Ink re-inker to my glass media mat, picked up with a mini round blending tool and dabbed through Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Digits Layering Stencil
I stamped the images from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Flower Shop on the panel, the flower inked with Black Soot Distress Archival ink and the script with Faded Jeans Distress Archival. I trimmed the panel into three sections, matted on to Idea-ology BlackOut Kraftstock trimmed to 5.3/4" square, fixed to a 6" square white card blank and added Idea-ology Specimen Remnant Rubs. I inked the sentiments from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Tiny Text with Versamark ink, stamped on to scraps of Idea-ology BlackOut Kraftstock, sprinkled with Ranger Superfine White Embossing Powder, heat set and trimmed.
I added the sentiments to the panel popped up on Tim Holtz/Sizzix Mini Foam Adhesive to create dimension. I inked the butterfly from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Entomology with Black Soot Distress Archival and stamped on to scraps of Distress Watercolor card and the left over Alcohol ink background.
I fussy cut the Distress Watercolor card butterfly leaving a white border around the edge and fixed the other butterfly on top, applying adhesive only to the body.

I'll be back soon to share more Alcohol Ink background makes, in the meantime, have fun with whatever you are creating.
Hugs Kath xxx

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  1. Stunning creations Kath. Keep safe and well. Hugs Anesha

  2. I love it as is Kath, the panels amke it even more interesting if thats possible, I really think its another gorgeous card, love the colours and the wording is spot on at the minute...Take care.xx

  3. Fabulous Kath I love the background and the panelsπŸ€£πŸ˜‚ but I too have a huge pile of “won’t try that again” bits and pieces, you have inspired me to get out my alcohol ink backgrounds I did ages ago and have a play Tfs stay safe and well trying times for us all not in the best of moods today myself going to pull some weeds from the drive they are annoying me and then craft for a while and if warm enough, as the wind is cold, I am going to read in the sunshine a luxury I don’t do often enough.........although all that might change πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜‚ x πŸ˜ŽπŸ“š

  4. So beautiful and creative take care x