Friday, August 25, 2017

Winter Sky

Hi everyone.  I'm joining the challenge over at Scrappimo's blog - August Rudolph Days.  The challenge runs from the 25th until the end of the month.  The theme is always Anything Goes Christmas.

I'm here today with another Alcohol Ink background that I made a while ago.  I have a large stash of backgrounds which helps to make a quick card.  This was done with smooshing three colours of alcohol inks onto Yupo paper.  Once dry, I sprayed with blending solution to get the cool texture of a frosty night sky.

I added a simple white die-cut from AliExpress --- another bargain of only $2.59US.  And I stamped the sentiment in Delicata Silver.  I love this ink because it is metallic and sparkly so there's no need to heat emboss.

I made four of these quick cards.  Two for my Christmas stash and two to donate. My stash is really building and I'm over half way to my goal for this year. :)

Thanks for stopping by.







Stamps:  Festive Snippets (Penny Black)
Paper:  Yupo; White card base (Neeenah 110 lb.)
Ink:  Alcohol inks:  Botanical, Mermaid, Indigo (Ranger); Delicata Silver (Tsukineko)
Accessories & Tools:  Blending solution (Ranger), Xmas Deer Tree die (AliExpress)

Challenges:
August Rudolph Days

40 comments:

  1. Such a beautiful scene, Loll! So serene! Your alcohol ink backgrounds are amazing! I'm really liking the silver Delicata ink, too. Have a great weekend! :)

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  2. Loll, a gorgeous scene and the background inking is fabulous. Your die is fabulous. I thought about purchasing from AliExpress but don't like the idea of giving credit card details, they sure have a lot of great and cheap dies... Enjoy your weekend.x

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  3. A fabulous card Loll - a great scene and super background too.
    Kath x

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  4. Another stunning AI background Loll and I LOVE that sweet scene you've created for it! Have a wonderful weekend my friend! Love & Hugs. Hazel xx
    My Card Attic

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  5. Fabulous card, Loll, another stunning alcohol background. The die was a great find and makes a beautiful scene. xx

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  6. Hi Loll,
    Happy Rudolf Days.
    what a very super gorgeous card.
    I love your wonderful design, and that background you have created is awesome.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  7. Another beauty Loll...LOVE the way you do Al ink backgrounds! Just bought some more Yupo paper, so I'm back in business again and think I need to just play and make a background stash like you! Love your Ali Express dies too...just perfect for this card! :0)

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  8. Beautiful card, Loll. I love your alcohol backgrounds and the scene you created with this one. So serene. Enjoy your day!

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  9. Love the background Loll. I am trying to get ahead with my Christmas cards too as I may be a tad busy in the run up. HLS retreat and a heavily pregnant daughter!

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  10. Adding a silver AI to the background gives you a spectacular frost effect on your background. I love this effect. In your cards is magic spell ... This is absolutely magic scene
    Hugs, BożenA

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  11. Gorgeous card and that's a great die for the Christmas season

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  12. Your alcohol ink background is perfect for a snowy sky, Loll. Love your die cut winter scene. So pretty and serene. TFS my friend. Hugs..

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  13. Love, love, love this die, Loll! But the background makes the card! Gorgeous!

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  14. What a BEAUTIFUL die, LURVE the background, so gorgeous.
    Faith
    x

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  15. Another stunning card. The background is perfection. I am impatiently waiting for my yupo paper to come so I can start playing with alcohol inks.
    And what a beautiful die!

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  16. such a pretty wintery scene and i love the blues for the background! I have a stash of yupo that I was not happy watercoloring on so I'll have to try the AI. thank you so much for sharing with us at the Rudolph days challenge!
    linda
    Rudolph days challenge DT

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  17. Your alcohol backgrounds are magnificent, Loll! Love the blend of various blues. That die cut is fabulous. After seeing all your incredible creations with Aliexpress dies, I too placed a tiny order. I only hope to be as creative with them!

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  18. Love this card, Loll! That bg is fabulous and I love your little scene! I have the delicata gold, but now I can see that I need the silver too!

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  19. I'm so jelly of your success with your goal, Lolly! And I think it's wonderful that you are making some to donate, too! Those backgrounds of yours look so vibrant against your white die cuts!! Hugs, Dolly

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  20. So nice to get a big jump on your Christmas cards! And this one is lovely and serene. That night sky is stunning. I just love it with the white surrounding it. Such a pretty winter scene. Another great card, Loll!! Love it! Bev

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  21. Loll, wow such an incredible background, love the depth of colour and the effect of the blending solution is so pretty :)

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  22. Oh my gosh. I love this. It is just beautiful. What a fabulous job you did. [Bunny]

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  23. So lovely! That die is perfect against your beautiful AI piece!

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  24. This is a stunning winter scene! The gorgeous AI background makes the white die cuts really pop! Love it!

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  25. This is a stunning card, Lol. You make the most wonderful backgrounds. I like your idea of having a stash on hand.
    The Ai Express die is so lovely. I have not bought from them but sure like the sound of dies for under 3 bucks!
    Thanks for taking part in the August Rudolph Days Challenge.

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  26. Another stunning card Lol, the background is gorgeous and I NEED that fab die :)
    Hugs Kaz xx

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  27. Love the white cuts against your [as usual] fabulous inked sky!

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  28. Another beauty, Loll. I love the scene with those die cuts. I really love that hue of blue and should just buy that one AI colour. Then again, I will need some coordinating colours, and the next thing I know, I have too many AIs and no storage space...hmm, on second thought. 😂😂😂 And we'll done on being over halfway to your goal!

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  29. What a gorgeous winter scene, and I love the AI background too. Isn't YUPO so much fun.
    Just to let you know the workshop went really well today .... the ladies loved your tissue paper techniques. Thank you for all your inspiration xx

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  30. A fabulous card, The white die cut scene looks great against your beautiful inky background.
    Jean x

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  31. Magical, Loll ... such a gorgeous crisp, frosty scene ... the background is simply beautiful! Hugs, Anita :)

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  32. So perfect for a Winter scene. Using the sprayed blending solution gives such a great look and that die is gorgeous. I have the gold ink for stamping but not the silver one...it's now on my list x

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  33. Oh Loll, this is fabulous! Your background is just stunning and the white die cuts make the perfect winter scene!

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  34. Beautiful card , I do so love your backgrounds

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  35. Beautiful AI snowy sky, Loll! I love that you placed the die-cuts so that the tree branches go over the frame! Hideko

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  36. Loll not only is your background stunning but the way you used the diecut is simply fabulous . Thank you so much for sharing your experience with the Aliexpress dies...I was so temtpted to get some of the designs but was unsure if they would cut properly!!
    Thank you so much for joining us at the Rudolph Days Challenge!
    Rudolph Days Challenge DT
    Dr Sonia

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  37. Beautiful winter scene, Loll! Your background is so striking...I love how it gives the effect of a cold winter night in the woods! Such a lovely silver sentiment, too...it's perfect!

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  38. Stunning winter scene Loll, love way the trees overlap the frame x

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  39. Gorgeous scene and a really lovely design.

    Kath x

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