Sunday, January 15, 2017

Liquid Color for CAS Mix Up Reminder

January is half over already!

There's still time to enter at CAS Mix Up

Here's something I hope will inspire you.

Using Stamping, Alcohol Ink and Acrylic Paint (as my liquid color), Stenciling, Die Cutting, Splattering and Heat Embossing

I laid my stencil down on some coated paper and used the felt applicator 
to dab Alcohol Inks through the stencil.

I went back over it after adding a little blending solution to my felt pad.

I topped the flower off with some Pearl Mixative.

I splattered first with some Black Soot Distress ink smooshed and watered down.

I didn't like that at all.

I found a bottle of Licorice Acrylic paint and used a drop of that to dilute with
just a bit of water and splattered.

I liked that better but still had all those splatters I didn't like.

So it's no longer a one layer card!

Dies are wonderful ways to rethink a design!

Here's another that I did but using Distress Stains instead of Alcohol Ink.

But that flower was so bright!

So I dabbed a little Picket Fence stain on my craft mat and used a
dry paint brush to add it over the pink.

I still didn't like it so I dabbed a bit of yellow on my craft mat and 
repeated the process.

I like it better now.

I really had to work for these 2 cards!

I hope you'll join us at CAS Mix Up.
The challenge is open until the 24th.

Remember your color needs to start out as a liquid.

Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.


Card Recipe (card 1)
Stamps:  Endless Thanks (SU)
Ink:   Whisper White
Paper:  Solar White (Neena 110 lb.), Basic Black (SU), Woodgrain (TH), Coated Paper (stash) 
Other:  Lovely Large Flower Stencil (Wendy Vecchi), Adirondack Alcohol Inks (Shell Pink, Wild Plum, Lettuce, Pearl Mixative), White EP, Licorice Acrylic Paint (Plaid)

Card Recipe (card 2)
Stamps:  Script Sentiments #1 (Inky Antics)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper:  Neena, Basic Black, Heavy Whisper White (SU), Paper Vellum (retired SU)
Other:  Distress Stains (Worn Lipstick, Mowed Lawn, Picket Fence, Squeezed Lemonade), Stitched Mats Rectangles Die (LI), White Gel Pen


Carole said...

Oh the disappointment when it doesn't go as we want...but the relief and joy when you turn it around. Lovely card...worth the agro and clever techniques!and I like the vellum overlay!

Loll said...

Glad you persevered because you ended up with to gorgeous card Bonnie! Love the idea of using a felt applicator to add AIs through a stencil ... so clever. I need to try it!! And the stain flower is beautiful. Great job with layering colours until you were happy. :) xx

nancy littrell said...

I love your stenciled flowers on both your cards and how you were able to recover your cards by adding more colors and on your 1st card by covering with a circle die cut layer. TFS all your steps Bonnie. Such good examples on how you can often repair and make a card even more beautiful by thinking creatively. Hugs...

nancy littrell said...

P.S. Your new banner is so soft and pretty :-) Makes me think of Spring!

Mac Mable said...

Had a little chuckle at your post today. Your cards are always amazing and I always gain lots of inspiration from them. Thank you for today's cards, mishaps, trials and all x I've learnt a lot...Thank you x

Jo Manna said...

Wow quite the voyage, love the beautiful results! Wonderful mix of colours and I love the CAS design. That black is just perfectly dosed. Gorgeous xx

Daffodil Cards said...

So VERY beautiful.

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Both are stunning Bonnie! The colours are so vibrant and I LOVE the pops of black to add some drama! Have a wonderful week! Hazel xx

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Just love both cards, Bonnie - such gorgeous flowers! Loved hearing about your "make it work" moments too - I have plenty of those!!

Julia Aston said...

You know, I used to think that you planned your card - executed it and DONE! The longer I stamp the more I realize that your idea is just the beginning - then things happen - or don't come out the way you envisioned -and you create something even better! thanks for sharing all the steps you took to make it just the way you first envisioned it! Love your vibrant bloom and both designs Bonnie! Julia xx

Liz said...

Your cards turned out beautifully, Bonnie. I especially love the second one. TFS how you achieved the finished results. xx

Lisa Lara said...

Absolutely gorgeous pop of color Bonnie!

Mrs A. said...

I like both versions of this card. Hugs Mrs A.

Karen D. said...

they are both so pretty....makes me want Spring even more.

xx Karen

JosieD said...

Thank you for taking the time to cover the deets and "journey" for these 2 helpful, real and encouraging. Love the similar reactions in the comments -- to remember what the creative process is truly all about and to enjoy the process as well as the final result. Whew -- a lot of philosophy for so early in the morning...time for a second cup a joe.

Bobby said...

Great saves on both cards, Bonnie, although I'm sure the originals looked just fine to the rest of us. But fine isn't as good as spectacular is it. ;)

Sandy said...

Wonderful - How in the world do you ever know how to do all of this!!!
sandy xx

Sandy said...

Of course if I could attend one of your classes - I could learn your techniques first hand!
Sandy xx

Susan said...

Well, your hard work paid off as you ended up with two beautiful cards! I haven't tried either AIs or Distress Stains through a stencil - I've added that to my list of techniques to try! I love the colours you ended up with on the second card after muting it with white and yellow!

Christine Alexander said...

great save, love the alcohol with the stencil. great idea with the blender to get the control of colour. Love both cards :)

Maxine D said...

Gorgeous cards Bonnie - isn't it funny that some of the cards that fight us are often those which prove very popular.

Doris said...

Both these cards were well worth the effort, Bonnie!

Robyn Oliver said...

Both your cards are lovely Bonnie - there's never a failure, many cover-ups or flip overs at my desk