Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Sending Smiles

Hi everyone.  Today is our mid-month reminder for the CAS Mix Up August Challenge - Alcohol Inks.  This month the challenge is being run by our very talented Design Team Member, Nancy (scandinancy creates).  There's just over a week left to play along ... don't miss it!  Check out the challenge blog to see more sample cards from our Design Team and Guest Designer, Trina!



I love this bright combination of colours.  I coloured a 4 1/2" x 6" piece of Yupo paper with different colours of alcohol inks.  Made this design back in May and used a small portion of it for this card.  Love when I can get two or three cards from one piece of AI paper. :)  I split the panel to give the design a little interest.  Then added a simple black outline flower sprig and stamped the sentiment.

I hope you'll come join us this month.  Alcohol inks are so fun to play with, but messy too. :)  What could be better??!!  Don't have any alcohol inks?  We accept cards coloured with any alcohol markers ... or ... we have a video tutorial on our challenge blog that uses dye inks and rubbing alcohol to make your own.  Come join us!







Stamps:  Many Everyday Messages (Hero Arts)
Paper:  White card base (Neenah); Yupo; Black card stock (SU!)
Ink:  Alcohol inks (Ranger / Pinata)
Accessories & Tools:  blending solution, Sketch Daisy die (Memory Box)

Challenges:
CAS Mix Up August Challenge - Alcohol Inks

27 comments:

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous Alcohol Ink colors, swirls and drops in your split background, Loll. Beautiful CAS design with your added die cut flower. TFS your 1st card using the same background that you made for Jer. Both cards are so beautiful, artsy and perfect CAS designs. Hugs..

Christine Alexander said...

gorgeous background and 2 wonderful CAS cards. Love the simple die cut on this one, soo soooo pretty :)

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Another unique card. I also love your juicy colors. They are as bright as stained glass :-) I love the idea of dividing the color panel into 2 unequal parts. Greatly animates and adds motion to the card. The black floral outline looks great on this amazing background. WOW!
BożenA xoxo

Brenda said...

Wow! What a beautiful card Loll! I am so loving that background you created. So bright and so bold-fabulous!! Thank you for the card and the extra surprise!! You certainly brought me sunshinr. Your so sweet Lolol and I thank you never do much! Sorry to let you know I got your card in a comment but still no Internet here. Big hugs, Brenda

Mac Mable said...

Love the split panel and the colours are glorious. The fine black die cut is so perfect on top of that wonderful Alcohol inks panel x

Linda said...

This beauty found its way to my door. Thank you so much Loll. I love it. The colors are just gorgeous.

Julia Aston said...

I'm thinking strawberries and honeydew melon when I look at these wonderful colors Loll - what a creative idea to split the panel and the thin black stem is the perfect accent over the panels! Julia xx

Susan said...

Wonderful vibrant colours, Loll! The split panel adds a lot of interest to the card and the black flower is a great focal image without detracting from the gorgeous background.

Nancy Stislow said...

Only you can use red and green and keep them so distinct! Love the use of the split panel on this with the dainty silhouette. What a gorgeous background, Loll!

Joan B said...

gorgeous!!!

Marcia HIll said...

Gosh this card is pretty Loll! LOVE the colors...so bright and vibrant! CAS perfection my friend!! :0)

Trina P. said...

Another beautiful card, Loll. Awesome colours as always. Love the split in the panel. 😊 Trina xx

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

What a fabulous background piece Loll and I LOVE the way you divided the panel for added interest! Have a lovely evening! Love & Hugs. Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Bunny said...

Beautiful. You have 500 followers now. Congratulations. [Bunny]

Susanne Vargas said...

Absolutely adore this layout with the split panel! And what a pretty, delicate flower!
Congratulations on 500 followers!

Sheila H said...

You are the queen of alcohol ink backgrounds!

Darnell said...

Oooh, the vibrancy of those colors is just ridiculous, Lolly! Where's my spoon? Strawberries and kiwi salad? (Why do I speak in food analogies so much of the time???!) And splitting the panel is nothing short of genius! Pinning another one!! Hope you're feeling 100% now! Hugs, Dolly

SARN said...

Ahhh, look at all that lovely white space around a fab colourful focal image. Love the split. Love the colours. Oh, okay, I just love EVERYTHING about this card.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Daffodil Cards said...

LOVE the beautiful colours and the design of this card.
Faith
x

Tina Z. said...

wow, amazing background and design!

Jeanne said...

Fabulous background that is so striking. You always blow me away with your use of these products and techniques. Thanks for sharing! :)

Bonnie said...

I love these pretty colors, Loll! And that split design is something I need to remember! It adds so much interest! The black outline flower looks right at home here!

Linda said...

Ooooh!! ..... I LOVE these colours. Beautifully CAS yet stunning design .... I love how you've split the card in two. I think I have that die somewhere ... hmmmm. Thanks again for the inspiration xx

Anita in France said...

There's a fabulous cool funkiness to that delicious background, Loll ... such awesome depth ... the delicate black outline bloom is gorgeous with it ... love the split too! Hugs, Anita :)

Sue said...

This is so pretty, Loll. I love the colours you have used and the delicate die-cut.

Barb Ghig said...

I really love the colors of your AI's on this card, Loll...it's so striking! Great idea use the black outline bloom, too...the colors and organic pattern really make it pop!
So sorry I couldn't play along this month. I don't own AI's and I'm trying to keep the spending down :)

ly heng said...

Thank you for an enjoyable blog, I look forward to more of the same in 2017.
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