Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Alcohol Swirls for CAS Mix Up

Hi there.

It's the middle of the month and time for a reminder for
CAS Mix Up


While playing with the alcohol inks, I tried just twisting the felt applicator.

I love the swirls so I filled the piece of glossy paper with them.


I should have written down the colors.

Sometimes I get so excited that I don't write things down and just can't remember what I used.

Do you do that?

I found this butterfly in my butterfly box.  I loved that you could still see the swirls
when I plopped him on.

I used vellum for the sentiment so it wouldn't cover up all the movement.
After stamping, I heat embossed it so it would show up really nice
and not smear.

There's still time to join in the challenge at
Using stamping, alcohol ink, die cuts, vellum and heat embossing.

also adding to  Concord & 9th
Happy Birthday C&9



Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.

Enjoy!



Card Recipe
Stamps:  Sending you a hug (Verses
Ink:   Versafine Onyx Black
Paper:  Neena, Coastal Cabana (SU), Glossy, Basic Black, Vellum (SU)
Other:  Alcohol Ink, Black Crystals


29 comments:

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Gorgeous alcohol ink swirls, Bonnie! Love the colors and love the black butterfly atop!!

nancy littrell said...

OMG Bonnie...I LOVE your alcohol ink swirls my friend!! I must try your technique. The movement of your background is so perfect for your die cut butterfly. Love how your sentiment on vellum does not cover up your pretty swirls. TFS Hugs

Christine Alexander said...

great swirly background, and the open butterfly is perfect addition :)

alexandra s.m. said...

Gorgeous design and background Bonnie!

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Your whirling background is wonderful. I have the impression that the background is constantly spinning, it is perfect for this delicate butterfly. Set of colors stunning. Thank you for the amazing inspirations, Bonnie.

Mac Mable said...

Such a great effect with the inks on the background. Great colours and that black die cut butterfly is so perfect on your wonderful card. Never tried that idea before so thank you for the inspiration x

Loll said...

Wonderful movement in your beautiful, swirly, alcohol ink background Bonnie! How cool is that??!! And yes, I forget all the time to write down AI colours. I'm usually good about everything else ... strange, right??!! Your black butterfly and sentiment add some drama. Fantastic combination with the AI swirls. xx

Linda said...

Your swirls are so pretty. Great technique. Awesome card.

Julia Aston said...

wow Bonnie! what a fun technique you made up here! the swirls are perfect with your butterfly - like the action of their wings while flying! Julia xx

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

What a fabulous piece Bonnie my friend, no wonder you didn't want to cover it up! Beautiful colours too and that big, bold, black butterfly just pops against it, and yes, I too forget to write down what I've done and used, and then can't recreate it! Have a wonderful evening! Love & Hugs. Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Bunny said...

Very lovely. [Bunny]

Papercraft Boutique said...

What a great technique, Bonnie! I love your swirly background. It has an airy feel to it, so it's perfect for the flying butterfly. Hideko

Doris said...

The background you came up with is perfect for your butterfly. Love the colors you used, whatever they are LOL!

Daffodil Cards said...

Fabulous background, sometimes playing is wonderful, UNTIL you try and redo it LOL. A Super card.
Faith
x

Brenda said...

Wow! I love the movement you got with this twisting technique Bonnie. I also love the colors you used. Yes I do forget to write down colors I've used on projects. lol Love. Tjat. Butterfly too, it's perfect for this beautiful background. Hugs, Brenda

Sandy said...

What a beautiful background - what a fantastic idea!
"Sending you a hug and a little bug!!"
Sandy xx

JosieD said...

I love this card! Using the felt applicator to create that look and combined with that butterfly die is just so good...plus the embossed on vellum sentiment. Your design skills are truly amazing. I have that Concord die, which I first saw on one of your cards a while ago, so guess who is going to CASE this asap. I have a thing for butterflies.

Brenda in IN said...

Beautiful colors you used and the black really pops on it. I do like that font on the sentiment. This is a great card.

JoAnn said...

Love your swirly background with the alcohol inks. So pretty with the black butterfly perched on top and the vellum sentiment. TFS

Trina P. said...

So pretty, Bonnie. Love the creative twisting of your background. The outline butterfly is a great finishing touch.

Susan said...

Great technique with the AIs, Bonnie - I must try that! Love the simple butterfly and vellum sentiment over it - allowing the swirls to really show up. You're not alone - I'm always forgetting to write down my colour names!

Darnell said...

Another gobsmackin' card, Bon-Bon!! You keep on inspiring us! And, yeah, oh, yeah, I forget. Especially if the thing is from the UCB box. I just did a post saying a diecut came from the BABES, but Greta reminded me that, um, she actually sent them to me! Thank goodness my friends have good memories!! Hugs, Dolly

Sue said...

Wow, another gorgeous AI background, Bonnie! Fabulous technique, thank you for sharing.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I love your swirls~! They have such wonderful symmetry and movement. I don't write things down because I JUST KNOW I will remember. And of course I don't. I lie to myself a lot. Anywho... LOVE THE CARD!

MaryH said...

Whatever the color of the swirls, it's just pretty! And the twiggy butterfly was the perfect embellishment. CAS & Gorgeous! TFS

Marybeth said...

You make the most beautiful backgrounds, Bonnie!! This looks wonderful with that butterfly die...I love that one so much! Thank you for my beautiful happy mail also with a butterfly:)

Nancy Stislow said...

WOW! What an incredible background and unusual design using alcohol! I need to come play at your house! Your colors choice is gorgeous on this and I love that your design showcases your background!

Bobby said...

Many's the time I forget what I do, Bonnie. I'm so glad you had fun playing with all the different techniques. Your results are wonderful.

Emily Midgett said...

Wow!! What a stunner! I've recently fallen in love with alcohol inks, and I never would have thought to turn the applicator in circles like that. Thanks so much for joining us over at Where Creativity Meets C9!