Sunday, February 11, 2018

Sunrise Bird

     I did some playing around with something that's completely new to me and I'm not even sure the technique has a name but I was playing with alcohol inks for the first time.  I used one of my favorite images from Beccy's Place.

I started my card inspiration with the optional sketch
at Beccy's Place but turned it 1/4 turn.

     After being inspired by a friend of mine, I had been making background papers by adding alcohol inks to watercolor paper and then adding die cut or framed images as layers on top of the background.   But as I looked at this particular inked paper, it had a "hole" of light that I thought would look terrific as a sunrise.  I carefully measured the distance of the "hole" of light from the edge of the full sheet of paper and tried 4 different times printing this bird image until it lined up where I wanted to print the image.  I think next time, I'll just use a rubber stamp instead of trying to print out a digi.  :-D

     Once I was sure the image would print into the right spot, I put the inked paper into my printer and hit the print button!  I had only one shot at it but I'm happy with the result.  I colored the bird with Pro-Markers, then cut the image piece by hand.

     The die cut (Cheery Lynn), golden-yellow, CS was a scrap left over from another project and it worked well here.  The netting added great texture and the bow was already made and in my stash.

     I'm pretty excited about my afternoon with alcohol inks and I'll do more of this, I'm sure of that.  I want to try alcohol inks on a smoother paper so that it doesn't spread or get absorbed as much.  Watercolor paper just sucks the ink right in.

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     Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie  


Linda Simpson said...

This is gorgeous Connie, love the scene you have created.
Linda xxx

Sue Crease said...

Thank you for sharing your lovely card with us today over at LPCF

jimlynn said...

The way the alcohol ink spread, it looks like mountains in the background! SO beautiful!!! A beautiful, beautiful card!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Oh! what a glorious card, love the bright yellow.

Chris said...

Sometimes it's great to try something new! This looks beautiful, fabulous inky background and perfect positioning of the image. Thanks for playing along at Creative Moments.

Chris said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful card at Crafty Calendar too!

Jeanie Ellis - Scrapbookingmamaw said...

I love your background! Great job! Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Crafter's Castle this week. We hope to see you next time too!
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Beccy said...

The effort was definitely worth the result NC, your card is wonderful! I love the background, it really does look like a sunrise, and has an artsy feel to it. Great idea to turn the sketch, your interpretation is fabulous.

Linda said...

Gorgeous little scene. Thank you for playing along with the Craft Stamper Challenge xx

Beeceecreativity said...

super cute... great take on the sketch.... thanks for joining us at Crafters Castle Challenges.