Thursday, 17 August 2017

CAS Mix Up, City Crafters, Seize The Birthday, Watercooler Wednesday



My alcohol inks "landscape" looks quite intricate but was fairly quick and simple to make. Here's how:

1. Put some blending solution onto your Yupo card, add a couple of drops of yellow and red ink, tilt the card to spread it all over the card. Leave to dry completely.
2. Put a line of blue ink across the card and quickly add one or two drops of yellow and green. 
3. Use the flat edge of a drinking straw to smoosh the inks across the card and blend the colours and the magic happens!
4. Add more blue and green and spread with the straw until happy with the results.
5. The "sun" was made using a cotton bud and drop of blending solution to wipe off the ink.

And there we have it, smooshing with a straw.

I'm playing at:
CAS Mix Up - Stamping + Alcohol Inks + Your choice
City Crafters - You don't bring me flowers (project with no flowers on it)
Seize The Birthday - Anything Goes
Watercooler Wednesday - Masculine Anything Goes

  

  

20 comments:

Mia said...

It's a beautiful card, Sue. It seems like painting! Thank you for the great instructions. I love this straw technique. Kisses, my friend.

Penny Hanuszak said...

Sue your landscape is totally amazing. Your use of a drinking straw to blend the inks, a cotton bud to create the sun and blend of the alcohol inks was brilliant! Thanks for the instructions on how you did it, very inspiring. Glad you joined us for the Watercooler Wednesday Masculine challenge this week. Great card!

nancy littrell said...

Oh My Gosh, Sue...absolutely Stunning alcohol ink landscape and CAS design!!! TFS your beauty and your steps. Again...Wow! Hugs

Vicki Dutcher said...

Awesome end results with the inks - I really need to try that Yupo paper! Thanks for joining in at STB.

Heidi Weaver said...

Oh Sue, I love the gorgeous results of the straw technique! Your landscape turned out to be so striking with those alcohol inks. Love the textured frame edges, too. They, and the white die-cut, keep it minimalist but finish it off beautifully. Thanks so much for joining our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

Marina said...

Magical way to create a landscape! Thanks for joining in at City Crafter.

aussie aNNie said...

Stunning Sue and I thank you for your little tutorial. I have used the straw technique before and it looks awesome on your card. One question can I ask the name of the frame die please, love it.xx [aNNie]

Bonnie said...

This is amazing, Sue! Your landscape is beautiful and the framing and die cut are so perfect for showing it off! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Mix Up!

Christine Alexander said...

OMG it's gorgeous, I love the colours and the sweet little die cut flowers

Loll said...

Your landscape is stunning, Sue!! Beautiful mix of colours that you've used. And perfect with the white deckle frame and white sprigs. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

Marge said...

Oh I love the landscape image so much. You're very clever, Sue!
Beautiful card

Aileen Ryan said...

Love this Sue, looks beautiful with those colours and then the die cut really finishes things off perfectly. I will have to give this a go but have to wait on more yupo, used up every little speck in the house.

Brenda in IN said...

Sue, this is so beautiful. The colors are perfect and the bottom looks like a rocky beach. It looks like a fishing pole is in the water right by the white branch. This needs to be framed.

Susan Powell said...

Magic is right! This card is GORGEOUS!!!!

Julia Aston said...

What wonderful results of your AI's on Yupo Sue! Your skyline scene is beautiful! Love the wonky die cut out framing and little white die cut stem! thanks so much for joining us in the CAS Mix Up challenge! Julia xx

Gail said...

Fabulous landscape background! Thanks for the detailed instructions. Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday.

Susan said...

So glad you gave your step-by-step technique for creating the lovely landscape - a fabulous background for the flower sprig. And I really like the deckled edge of the die cuts! Thanks so much for joining us at CAS Mix Up.

libbystamps said...

Quite a stunning card! Love the watercoloring. It turned out very nice! Thank you for joining Marsha's Masculine challenge at Watercooler Wednesday this week!

Fiona said...

~A stunning card - think I have to go and find some straws!!! - thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday this week

Papercraft Boutique said...

Congrats on the Top Pick for the CAS Mix Up August Challenge, Sue! Your AI effects and colors are stunning! I love your framing and the little flower/stem die-cuts too. The white panels are so effective to enhance the beauty of your AI skyline scene! Hideko