Sunday, February 1, 2015

Alcohol Ink Flowers

February 1st--how did that happen?!  Time for another Words 2 Scrap By challenge. This month we're asking you to do something different--not what you usually create.  I decided to use my alcohol inks.  Most of the time they just decorate the shelf--LOL! I used Cranberry & Wild Plum on glossy photo paper & then brushed on some Distress Stain Brushed Pewter after die cutting & dry embossing the Sizzix flowers.  I bought the die in close-out long ago but had never used it.  I glued them together with some vellum layers & embellished with a large jewel brad I've had for over 10 years!  The border die is Our Daily Bread Design, the leaf flourish is MFT (a year end splurge!) & the sentiment is Savvy Stamps.  I added satin ribbon, clear sticker dots & a strip of Elizabeth Craft silver glitter. I'm entering the Anything Goes challenge at SSS Wednesday and SSS Work It Wednesday.
The big day has arrived--Seahawks playing in their second straight Super Bowl!  We're forgetting the calorie counting for a day so I can have bownies with coffee ice cream--yum!  Go Hawks!
Edited to Add: Entering the challenge at Die Cut Divas.

26 comments:

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Gorgeous bloom, full of colour and great details, lovely work there!

Dawn Turley said...

Just lovely. My poor alcohol inks have been sadly neglected of late. Love how your flower looks.

joy said...

Alcohol inks are so beautiful; I haven't used my in ages either. Your card is lovely, the pretty brad is perfect for the center of the flower. I have lots and lots of brads in my stash. I need to "use them or lose them!"

Go, Seahawks!!! I'm making chili today; which means that I will be eating it all week. :)

walchowDesign said...

Have never used alcohol inks before and your flower is beautiful especially with all the colours mixture, Greta! I had to zoom into your photo to have a good look!

Hmmm... brownies with ice-cream sounds good to me!

Brenda in IN said...

I love how you combined all these different shades and made such a beautiful card. Your flower came out so well and you got to use a NBUS! I'm with you, I don't know how this could possibly be Feb. 1st. I'm getting my snacks together and everything done so I can snuggle in and watch the game. Go Seahawks.

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Your card is beautiful, I love the alcohol ink flower! Great idea. Happy Sunday, Shirleyxx

Cat Craig said...

Beautiful flower Greta. Love the colors you used. Enjoy your game, your brownie and ice cream!

Lin said...

What beautiful jewel-like colors, Greta, such a beautiful card! Thanks so much for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday "Anything Goes" challenge!

Deepti said...

The layered flower is gorgeous :)

Diane said...

Fabulous details, colors and trim

Hugs Diane

Bonnie said...

What a beautiful reminder that I need to get my alcohol inks down and play with them again! Love that flower with the flourish! Have a great week, Greta!

Sybrina K said...

Greta,

Love your pretty alcohol-inks creation! And, I, like Bobbi, need to get out my alcohol inks -- yes, those inks that I just had to have -- and see what I can do.

Thanks for the inspiration! :)

BobbisTreasure said...

Hmmm. I will have to try alcohol inks with vellum - I never thought of that! Thanks for the idea, and for being a great part of the Words 2 Scrap By I-Team!

Rosemary said...

lovely card, greta... the flower is gorgeous!! so bummed the Hawks lost!! but there is always next year!

Lisa said...

SO very pretty Greta!! I like your jewel tones and that gorgeous bloom you created. Sorry about the SeaHawks loss, I was rooting for them ;)

Nat said...

the colours are stunning Greta, love the sentiment too!!!! You sure are going to be prepared for Valentines this year!! :)

Michelle N. said...

Great colors, and I love the die cuts you chose! Thanks for joining us at Die Cut Diva's Sentiments Challenge!

Ros Crawford said...

Wow!! So gorgeous!! I don't know how you keep on coming up with such lovely creations!!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Wow, this is so beautiful and what a fabulous design.

Arlene said...

What a gorgeous flower! Wonderful combo of colors. WOW

Penny Ward said...

OMG..your flower is GORGEOUS!!! I will have to remember to use a layer of vellum in the future. Hugs, :)
p.s. sorry about your Hawks

alexandra s.m. said...

SUPERB my Friend!
That flower is spectacular!
I hope you are not too disappointed with the outcome of the game...

Kim Heggins said...

You are amazing. What a stunning card. I love your flowers, just so beautiful and creative. We were so disappointed the Hawks lost, it looked like a good game. I spent most of it in my craft room and peeking out a few times. There is next year, right?

Jessi Fogan said...

What spectacular dies, Greta! Love the colours too. And my condolences about the Super Bowl - that was just a heartbreaker!

Carol L said...

Your card is simply stunning! I love the color variation on the flower, and the border is just dreamy too! Beautiful!

~Tammy~ said...

Leftovers make the best cards! Beautiful!