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:

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

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

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  3. 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. :)

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  4. 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!

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  5. 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.

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

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

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  8. 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!

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  9. The layered flower is gorgeous :)

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  10. Fabulous details, colors and trim

    Hugs Diane

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  11. 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!

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  12. 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! :)

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  13. 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!

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

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  15. 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 ;)

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

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

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

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

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  20. What a gorgeous flower! Wonderful combo of colors. WOW

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  21. 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

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

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  23. 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?

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

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

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  26. Leftovers make the best cards! Beautiful!

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