Sunday, 27 November 2011

Alcohol inks on foil

Despite my lack of blogging for a while, I've been doing LOTS of crafting and that's included lots of metal work. I promise I will catch up on projects over the next few weeks but, for now, here are a few pieces made using foil on card coloured with alcohol inks. The ornaments were embossed before being coloured and are my entry for Grungy Monday #28 taking inspiration from Tim Holtz beautiful foil covered pumpkin. My ornaments follow the same technique except that I put the foil on to card before embossing it and used a blending tool to apply the alcohol inks.
I'm also entering these to the Crafts 4 Eternity challenge: Christmas decorations.




Just before I started to blog these I saw Sarah's lovely rosette hanging and took inspiration from that to make this little hanging of rosettes. I love how the foil and shiny colours catch the light: Ideal for this time of year.
All of my foil pieces are backed on to the same shimmery green card that I cut the letters from so they are pretty from the back too. For extra shimmer I also covered these letters in Crystal Ice Stickles. I am busy making cards and other bits for a charity sale (le téléthon) next Saturday so these will get added to the mix, hopefully with a few others as they are quick and easy to do.

Materials: Tim Holtz dies: Carved Ornaments, 'Noel' mover and shaper, Mini-rosette, Vintage Market alphabet; Cuttlebug Ornament embossing folder; alcohol inks: Watermelon, Bottle, Citrus; sticky-back foil; Crystal Ice Stickles; Trimcraft Shimmer card.

8 comments:

  1. Bravo, Karen. C'est super joli! Bises.

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  2. I love your embossed design! I have not seen that one before and would love to have that one. Beautiful color as well!!!

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  3. These look great and so festive! I really love the colours on your rosettes, they turned out fabulous. Thanks for the mention - just glad to create and sometimes inspire! Happy crafting and hope the fairs go really well! Sarah.

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  4. Wonderful and colorful decorations!

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  5. Brilliant !!! Thanks for joining us this week at C4E.
    Liz

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  6. Stunning work Karen! Thanks for joining us at C4E this week.
    Pinky

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  7. Love these ornaments and they look amazing on the Christmas tree! I battle with the rosettes, but yours are just gorgeous!

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  8. Gorgeous projects! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

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