Sunday, April 22, 2012

looking out my window (alcohol inks)

This is what I see out my kitchen window.  Purple and yellow pansies in my neighbor's flower boxes.  This is pretty typical in Germany.  Between the pine tree branch arrangements of winter and the geraniums of summer, lots of folks turn to pansies.

No wonder that they caught my eye.  My card for Opposites Attract at CASual Fridays used these colors.

And suddenly I had an idea for the Window challenge at A Blog named Hero.

Pansies. They're what I see through my window.

Got out the alcohol inks and applicator tool and played on acetate.  Some yellow splotches.  Some purple splotches.  Teensy bit of mixative.  Some black StazOn stamen.  A white sqare card base.  A couple glue dots strategically placed.  A strip of CS stamped with a great HA sentiment.  A few more flowers on the inside.  (Those teensy stamps HA is kind enough to include on sentiment sets are great for this.)   Some twine and buttons and voila.

Happy Sunday!

Supplies Happy Birthday to a great friend:
Paper: CS stash, acetate recycled, card base Buttinette
Stamps: stamen PTI, sentiment Hero Arts
Ink: Alcohol inks (Ranger), StazOn, black Versafine
Tools: hole punch, applicator tool (Ranger)
Other: twine, buttons Sew Sweet


Michelle said...

This is so pretty, Maria! Wow! I love those colours together. I love pansies, too!

M said...

Really pretty! M x

Unknown said...

this is beautiful! great take on the challenges. the end result is stunning!

Maria@Crafty Cre8tions said...

Wow - this is fabulous!!!! Love how you came up with the flower design and your 'window' take too!!!

Thanks for your blog visit :)

Stephanie said...

This is so pretty! Awesome technique! Thanks for playing along with us at A Blog Named Hero!!

JJ Bolton said...

This is so pretty! I have some alcohol inks, but I haven't been brave enough to try anything but dye ribbon and seam binding!

I didn't know you lived in Germany! I lived in Munchen as a child (dad was in the Army) and we loved it!

Mary Dawn said...

i love this take on our window challenge! your card is beautiful :) thanks so much for playing along with our Challenge #2 at A Blog Named Hero

Suzanne Russell said...

Beautiful colors-Beautiul card!

Unknown said...

Wow! you are more "artsy schmartsy"than me! You create girl!

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