Sunday, 31 January 2010

Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge #18

How quickly time flies! It's Sunday once more & time for another Crafts for Eternity Challenge. Here's the fab sketch Michele has designed for you.
Your challenge this week is to
1. follow the sketch
2. use an inking technique
3. use something clear

My image is another little cutie from Lili of the Valley. I took the newspaper from the picture & translated it into my backgound. I screwed it up, distressed it with Distress Inks, embossed around the edge & covered it in crackle glaze (that's my 'something clear'). As far as inking techniques go, I have been playing with alcohol inks on high gloss paper. The vertical & horizontal strips were created with Adirondacks of various shades with gold mixative. Unfortunately I have no blending solution to lighten them, so it came out much darker than I hoped, hence I only used strips, rather than the whole background as I had originally intended.

I had lots of fun experimenting with this. In retrospect I wish I had given the whole card a vintage feel. I hope you will give this a go I join this week. Michele is offering another goody bag up as a prize, so what are you waiting for!
How many of you woke up to snow again this morning? Rather unexpectedly, we had about a centimetre, but it's already disappearing. Hope you are having a good weekend.
Thanks for looking.
Big Hugs,
Andie xx


Cheryl said...

Fabulous,love the colours and that crackle glaze!!! I have an award on my blog for you!!
Hugs xx

Suzette said...

Super Card Andie, love the image you used and the colours are spot on well done.


pinky said...

Andie your card is just gorgeous, love the crackle effect, have never tried that yet. Bit of snow here but sunshine has melted it, very cold though!

jenny said...

Fabulous card Andie, love all the new techniques you tried, they look great!
A bit of snow here too, hope we dont get too much more!!

Jenny xx

Dena said...

Andie, what fantastic techniques! I love the newspaper behind the precious image! Which I have to say is colored soooooo pretty! Super great talent!!! Love it!
Hugs, Dena

cats whiskers said...

Wow this is just stunning, love the crinkled paper what a brill idea
Hugs Jacqui x

michele said...

beautiful Andie love all the attention to detail and fab techniques you have used. no snow here! lol! hugs xxx