Thursday, July 04, 2019

CAS Stencil July Challenge

Hi everyone.  Here is my card for the CAS Stencil July Challenge - Alcohol Inks / Alcohol Inks Lift, hosted by our wonderful Cathy (Cathy's Card Spot).  We are excited to have Janet (Swanlady Impressions) as our Guest Designer this month.

I have had this sunflower stencil for a little while and was itching to use it. :)  I pulled out a piece of alcohol ink background that I made many months ago ... just a few different shades of blue smooshed onto Yupo and then drops of blending solution added to give it some character.

I placed the stencil over top of my panel, so only one corner of the stencil was over top.  I taped it down securely.  Using a sponge dauber and blending solution, I added just a drop to my dauber, taking off a bit on paper towel before going over the stencil.  This removes the colour that is already there, leaving me with a light blue background.  I had to do it about three times, using very little of the solution as I didn't want it to seep under the stencil.  Once I was happy (very light blue colour), I used four colours of Alcohol Inks to add to the stencil to create my colourful sunflower, again using a sponge dauber to apply the ink.  It worked better than I thought it would.  Love when that happens!  Framed it with a black border on two sides and stamped a sentiment in black to match.

This card has both techniques of adding alcohol inks and lifting alcohol inks through a stencil. :)  For the challenge, you can choose one or the other.

Here's a close-up ...
This was a lot of fun and looking to play with this technique again.

Come join us for this fun challenge!  Hope to see you in the gallery!

If you choose to use the Alcohol Lift through stencil technique on your CAS card and have added one more element (stamping, etc.), please join us at CAS Mix Up where the challenge is ...







Stamps:  Happy Snippets (Penny Black)
Paper:  Yupo; White card base (Neenah 110 lb.); Black card stock (Stampin' Up!)
Ink:  Alcohol Inks:  Shades of blue for the background (don't remember names); Honeycomb, Sunset Orange, Lettuce (Ranger); Tangerine (Pinata)
Accessories & Tools:  Sunflower stencil (Magenta), Blending solutions (Ranger), sponge daubers

Challenges:
CAS Stencil July Challenge - Alcohol Inks / Alcohol Ink Lift
CAS Mix Up July Challenge - Alcohol Ink Lift


25 comments:

nancy littrell said...

Your light blue alcohol ink lift background turned out beautifully for your gorgeous alcohol ink stenciled sunflower, Loll. Beautiful creative technique for your card and challenge. TFS my friend. Hugs...Nancy

Barb Ghig said...

Genius idea to lift the color, then add a different color for your sunflower, Loll! I love how the bold yellow/orange pops against your pretty blue background and how you offset your panel onto a black one! Another gorgeous card, my friend...Barb xx

Linda said...

WOW! This looks amazing. Love the contrast of the colours, and what a clever way to use alcohol inks xx

Bonnie said...

What a fantastic technique, Loll! I love how you removed the color than added back in. It made a beautiful sunflower! I've never tried alcohol ink with a stencil. Something I need to try.

Maria said...

Oh, so gorgeous!! Such a pretty blue background with the lift technique! And, love the large orange flower!!

dinosaur said...

Love this card! Did you us the dauber to add the colors to the sunflower?

Loll said...

Yes, I used spone daubers to apply the colour for the sunflower. Loll :)

Christine Alexander said...

Brilliant Loll, you created an amazing effect by removing and adding more ink. Such a gorgeous card :)

kiwimeskreations said...

What a stunning card Loll, and I can understand your excitement when your technique 'worked' so wonderfully
Blessings
Maxine

nwilliams6 said...

Great bg, super fun - very cool technique. Your cards are always so amazing, Loll. Hugz

Viv said...

What a wonderful example of Alco Ink lift Loll! As usual your results are spectacular. Love it.

Trina P. said...

Cool idea to remove then add... so clever, Loll. Great card. xx

Susan said...

Your alcohol lift worked so well - love the blue of the background in contrast with the orange of the sunflower. Great layout with the partial black border.

Julia Aston said...

What a great technique Loll - taking away color and then adding different colors! It really DID come out well! SO pretty with the orange against the blue - and I love that 2 sided black framing too! xx

Cathy said...

Fabulous card Loll, great idea to add more colour after lifting the blue off, so clever and so effective, Cathy x

Robyn Oliver said...

WOW what a fantastic card Loll, you're technique to lift the AI and then to add your flower colours with the stencil is a really cool idea - I love it and will definitely have to give it a go... You're little border on two sides gives a lovely effect too, Robyn

Mac Mable said...

Such a fun and creative idea to lift the colour and then add a different one....I will be giving that idea a go. Wonderful card, so unique and absolutely stunning x

Papercraft Boutique said...

This is amazing, Loll! Such a clever idea to lift ink and then add colors thru the stencil. And your results are wonderful, making the sunflower image perfectly aligned. Love the shade of blue and the character you added. The L-shape black frame is a fantastic design element!
Hideko xx

Bobby said...

Another wonderful technique with fabulous outcome, Loll. I hope I have a chance to make a card for the challenge.

Anita in France said...

Bold, vibrant and so gorgeous, Loll ... the yellow-orange of the sunflower is fabulous with that dreamy blue sky! Hugs, Anita :)

Karen Dunbrook said...

so pretty.
x Karen

Ina G said...

How clever you are Loll with how this card turned out with the AI inking and lifting. I hope to get outside and have a play day with my neglected AI's.

Darnell said...

This was so interesting, Lolly! I never thought about reinking the area after the AI had been lifted! Great idea and gorgeous sunflower design!! Hugs, Dolly

Jo said...

Well this is special. You come up with these beautiful new approaches. Genius I say. I love the design on this card with the two sided black border and sentiment to compliment. Beautiful! xx

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

You just added another dimension to this challenge - jawdroppingly beautiful!