Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Alcohol ink Coloring of Sketchy Floral

So here I am again with three cards I made inspired by the sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch #250. I chose my colors from color palettes of Altenew A Year in Review Inspiration Challenge : The pink, green one is for the color palette of the May Inspiration Challenge and the yellow, orange and brown combo is from November Inspiration Challenge 

Big and bold outline images are perfect for alcohol ink coloring. Sketchy Floral set by Altenew is one of them. Jessica from All the Sparkle showcased her alcohol ink card featuring this set last week. And it was so gorgeous. After I watched her video I wanted to pull out my alcohol inks again. She also shared a great tool for this technique in her video tutorial : a mini swab (micro brush). I ordered them right away and they are just perfect! Thank you for the tip, Jessica!!! 

Now to my cards... 

I gold heat embossed the Sketchy Floral on Ranger Alcohol ink cardstock and colored them using alcohol inks by dripping the ink and tilting the paper. I used mini swabs to move the ink or to color tiny parts of the image.

For this one I used Raspberry, Flamingo, Shell pink, Botanical and Limeade. To create the background I applied rubbing alcohol first and dripped the Limeade onto the alcohol to dilute and blend the color. The sentiment is from the Sketchy Floral set as well. I white heat embossed it on a strip of cardstock I colored in dark green using Copic markers. I mounted the alcohol ink panel on the cardbase and added the sentiment strip embellished with glitter tape from New Day card kit. I finished off the card by adding some gold Pico embellisher on the center of the flowers.

For next two cards I used Watermelon, Sunset Orange, Sunshine Yellow, Butterscotch and Hazelnut. I splattered orange and yellow inks and added gold splatters using Gold Mixative.

To assemble this card I mounted the alcohol ink panel on a kraft cardbase on two sides of which I adhered gold glitter tape from New Day card kit. The sentiment was gold heat embossed on a strip of dark brown cardstock and added onto the card with thin border of gold glitter.

This card is showing the sketch of CAS(E) this Sketch #250. For this card I used a dark red cardbase. The making process is like the previous card.

I had a blast coloring using alcohol inks again. And I love the results :)! Hope you do too!

I want to enter the first card into CAS(E) this Sketch #250.

And the set of orange yellow cards into Altenew A Year in Review Inspiration Challenge: My inspiration was November challenge. 


Thank you so much for looking my cards! And sorry for multiple posts today :)!



Hannelie said...

I ordered this set yesterday! And received my alcohol inks from SSS a couple of days I am inspired and exited to give it a try!
Your cards are amazing as always!

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, wow! These are stunning!

Jen said...

These are beautiful, TaeEun. Wonderful colors and compositions. Dang, I may have to add this set to my wishlist.

Betty said...

these are so gorgeous, TaeEun - have that set and am certainly going to give this alcohol ink coloring a go with it!!

I Card Everyone said...

Having attempted this myself, TaeEun, I truly can appreciate your cards! Exquisite, in any color! Happy to see them in our CTS gallery, but they could be framed and are worthy of a spot in ANY artist's gallery!

Shauna said...

How pretty, TaeEun! Love the cards and composition.

Karen Dunbrook said...

gorgeous cards happy, love the colours.
I need to watch that video...thanks.
xx Karen

Bobby said...

You have such control of the ink, TaeEun. These are gorgeous.

sentsue said...

Your cards are amazing. Impressive use of ink.

Marjorie DUMONTIER said...

Oh my goodness ! Your cards are really stunning !