Monday, February 17, 2020

Using up ATCs

I made a bunch of these ATCs for the Club Scrap Forest Floor ATC swap. (August 2019).  The ones I didn't send off for the swap sat around until yesterday.  I decided to make them in Thank You cards.  I had used the Tim Holtz Label Frames and then stamped the Club Scrap Forest Floor Mushroom Stamps separately and fussy cut them to mount on the Label Frames.  They were colored with Distress Markers.  I purchased the font (Moon-Firefly) from Creative Market to make my Thank You sentiments. 

CraftyColonel Donna Nuce using Club Scrap Forest Floor Stamps and Tim Holtz Label Frames.

Happy Crafting!

Friday, February 7, 2020

Two Alcohol Ink Techniques

I have been playing with Ranger Alcohol Inks after watching Tim Holtz at Creativation 2020 doing some techniques with them.  I watched some You Tube videos also and learned some new things.  This is my first attempt.

Ranger Alcohol Ink on Translucent Yupo.  Doodled with Sharpie Fine Points. By CraftyColonel Donna Nuce
I started by trying to do a rainbow using a protractor and felt (Jennifer McGuire technique).  I used the pearl Alcohol inks (Intrigue, Tranquil, Sublime, Alchemy, Splendor, Enchantment and Deception in that order).  On the translucent Yupo I thought the colors were too washed out.  So I started dripping Dandelion, Coral, Pistacio and Silver Mixative on top of the rainbow.  Then I saw on a You Tube video that you can use Sharpie Fine Points to doodle on the Alcohol ink.  So I doodled some flowers and use my Alcohol pen to pick up colors and fill in the doodles.  Then after I trimmed down the Yupo to fit a A2 card I die cut flowers from the trimmed off Yupo and glued them on to the card.  I added glitter glue on the centers of the flowers and a silver foil sentiment.

My second attempt was for a challenge on the Club Scrap Blog   I wanted a faux turquoise look to the alcohol inks.  

Faux Turquoise technique using Ranger Alcohol Inks, Club Scrap Stamp and Ranger Super Fine Gold EP.
After spraying Yupo with 90% Isopropel Alcohol I dripped Pearl Alcohol Inks in Celestial and Tranquil onto the Yupo.  I then added some Gold Mixative and tried to get it to make veins in the ink using a pin to push it around.  Didn't get the look I was going for so I used the texture stamp in this month's Club Scrap Turquoise stamps and stamped in Versa Mark and Ranger Gold Super Find Detail EP.  After trimming to the size of the stamp I mounted it with Club Scrap cardstock from the Turquoise Pack of Panels paper.  I use OWH Sketch #195 for this card.  The "you're a gem" stamp is also in the stamp set.  

If you haven't played with your Alcohol Inks in a while maybe you can be inspired by getting them out and playing with them. 

Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Fixing Up Blah Designer Paper

Hi everyone!  Sorry I have not been posting lately, been busy taking care of my 92 year old Mother and 88 year old Mother-in-law.  But I have had time to create - just not time to post. 

As I was cleaning out my craft room I came across some 4 x 5 1/4 Designer Paper I had cut up to use for cards.  Some of the designs were just Blah!  I could have got rid of them but decide to recycle them using stamps and dies.  Here is what I came up with.

Birthday Card using Tim Holtz stamps and Dies. by Crafty Colonel (Donna Nuce)

I lightly stamped the background paper with archival ink.  I used some other Designer Paper to cut out the flowers.  
Products Used:  Stampers Anonymouse CMS 106 and CMS 155.  Sizzix Wildflowers Dies and Tag Collection Dies.  Distress Ink Gathered Twigs.  Ranger Archival Ink.

Happy Crafting!