Sunday, April 10, 2022

Just Us Girls #627


My talented friend Ina is hosting and my dear friend Mac is Guest Designing.  I just had to play along!  I haven't used my AIs for ages and so this challenge was the perfect prompt for me to pull them out.  

Have to say that I stuck with my favourite combination of colours (Wild Plum - Ranger; Sunset Orange and Sunbright Yellow - Pinata alcohol inks).  I first squirted some blending solution on a piece of Yupo and then added my inks, moving them around by tilting my panel.  I added more as they dried and was able to get a few sticky areas where the ink pooled and dried so my silver foil would stick.

I added a silver foil card stock die-cut (Leafy Branch - Simon Says Stamp), along with one of the All Things Happy Sentiment Strips - also Simon Says Stamp).    

Close-up ...  It's difficult to photograph yupo and AIs with all the shine.  This was the best close-up I could get.
I hope you'll pull out your AIs and foil and give this a try.  Then come join in the fun at JUGS Challenge #627.


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A few new pics of Jessie and Violeta.
They were busy playing for a few hours and then this happened ...


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Paper:   Yupo; White card stock (Neenah 110 lb.); Silver Foil Card Stock
Ink:   Alcohol Inks:  Wild Plum (Ranger); Sunset Orange, Sunbright Yellow (Pinata)
Accessories:   Blending Solution, Silver Foil (DecoFoil); Leafy Branch die (Simon Says Stamp), Sentiment Strip (Simon Says Stamp)

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27 comments:

Darnell said...

The girls stole the show, which was nearly impossible to do because your card is a star, Lolly! I love those bold bright molten colors with the flash of silver to cool things off! Beautifully done! Back to the girls - amazing how their coloring is the same. They are little sleeping angels! Hugs, Dolly

HilaryJane said...

It is such a great technique to add foil to alcohol inks and there is nothing wrong with sticking to tried and tested colour combos. I think your card is beautiful. I am off to visit Mac's now xx PS lovely to see the pictures of 2 such contented and exhausted little dogs

Julie B said...

This looks fab Loll, must admit that I've made my panel and now I'm trying to decide how to make best use of it! Watch this space as they say!. :)

Susan said...

Lovely photos of the happy tired dogs!! And a great card - wonderful rich colours in the background that really suit the sentiment.

Inkyfingers said...

Love your vibrant background with the touches of foil, Loll- a perfect foil for the leaf die-cut! This is such a fabulous technique and I had never heard of sticky bits on an alcohol-inked piece so you could stick some foil on. Jessie and Violetta look totally pooped after their playtime.
Hope you are well.
Hugs
Carol x

Nstiz said...

This is gorgeous, Loll and LOVE that color combination. I too haven't not played with alcohol ink in a long time and forgot about foiling the sticky parts. What a beautiful card!

Lisa Elton said...

Incredible card, Loll! You rocked the background! I like your choice of silver and the simplicity of your design. So happy to see you in our gallery! The pups are too cute ;)

Leslie Miller said...

And then you have the shine of the silver metallic, too, but I have to say your first photo shows an utterly gorgeous background as well as the second photo. Now, there's Violeta and Jessie... two sleepy beauties from their day of play. How I love to see their sweet faces!

Pat said...

Wow Loll, that AI background is gorgeous and the added bits of silver foil are beautiful as are those wonderful silver leaves, and love the black sentiment strip which goes perfectly. x

nancy littrell said...

Wow...Adding die cut foiled leaves was a stunning addition to your Gorgeous Alcohol Ink background using your favorite AI colors, Lolly. TFS my friend. Love and Hugs..Nancy

nancy littrell said...

Plus....LOVED the photos of Jessie and Violeta sacked out after their very busy playday:-) Always love it when you share photos of the kids:-) Love and Hugs..Nancy

Marcia Hill said...

I haven't played with my AI's in quite a while either Loll, but oh my goodness is your card ever pretty!! I love the colors and the shine from the silver foil and the leaf die cut...a match made in heaven!! Kind of like Jessie and Violetta! They are just too cute and look so content all snuggled up next to each other...melts your heart, doesn't it?!! Wonderful post Loll!! Hugs. :0)

Mac Mable said...

Now that is a 'WOW' of a card Loll. The alcohol ink colours look amazing and I love the glamour of the silver foil x. Adorable to finish off the post with Jessie and Violeta, who clearly had a hard day! Thanks for the shout out Loll x.

Bonnie said...

These elegant leaves are so pretty against the rich alcohol inked background, Lolly! Love the bits of silver on the background too! What a sweet picture of the girls!

Brenda in IN said...

I see why you used that color combination, it is a keeper. The silver leaves adroning that panel are lovely. I want to reach out and pet those sweet dogs sleeping together. How cozy they are.

Brenda said...

Such rich and bold colors Loll and I so love them! This card is beautiful. The foiling is so pretty with the alcohol inks as is the silver card die cut. But I have to say my favorite part of this post is the girls, they are looking so sweet and cute all snuggled up together! Violeta and Jessie are so dang cute, makes you just want to love them up one side and down the other! lol Glad these sweeties got some play time in together. I know Savannah loves when the "kids" come back to stay for a few days, but when they leave she gets a little depressed, especially if we can't go out to play ball because of the rain. lol Hugs, Brenda

Christine Alexander said...

wow such beautiful colours from your AI's Loll. Stunning card ♥
Aren't tired dogs cute :)

baileyrosy.com said...

Before I even saw your name I knew this was your card in the gallery as your work with this medium is always so dynamic and your use of colour is amazing. I love the silver foliage against that gorgeous background.

Marie

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Totally gorgeous! The AI colors look fabulous with the perfect touches of silver foil and that big, silver leafy branch finishes this off perfectly. Thanks for playing along with us at JUGS!

Bobby said...

Georgeous ink combo, Loll, and even more beautifiul with the silver streaks and leaves. Thanks for sharing your card with us at Just Us Girls.

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

So gorgeous with the silver foil branch atop that yummy AI background, Loll! And your doggies look adorable all tuckered out!

TK said...

Beautiful! Such gorgeous colors, all that shine and silver too -- great card, Loll

Ina G said...

So happy to see you add your beautiful AI card in our JUGS Gallery Loll. Love the colours as they are so rich and striking. Your silver foiling looks fabulous as does the silver leaf die. Lovely sentiment. It was nice to get out my AI's again too and use foil for the first time. Thanks so much for sharing with us.

Linda said...

Beautiful bright coloured card ..... love the AI background. Gorgeous photos of the girls too xx

Julia Aston said...

Oh the pups are SO adorable - they wore each other out - totally cute. And your card is so vibrant with the bright AI's and metallic stems! xx

Aileen said...

Beautiful card Loll, always enjoy alcohol ink backgrounds xx Aileen

Robyn Oliver said...

I've been so distracted this month... I do love to visit my fav card makers and see their wonderful and inspiring cards, so I'm on a bender today to right that. Fab AI card background Loll, super bright and colourful to display the foil die cut leaves... a friend here has been suggesting we dig out our AIs so you are inspiring me... have a wonderful day, hugs Robyn