Monday, 26 February 2018

Alcohol Ink Backgrounds

It's ages since I played with my alcohol inks, but I wanted to make a background for the last ATC for Janis's challenge and I thought an alcohol ink background would be perfect.  My other three ATCs for the challenge are in my previous post.

The last theme is 'Chocolate' and I had the perfect Woodward stamp in the set 'Take It Easy' for the challenge.  With the temperatures plummeting this week in the UK, I might indulge a mug or two of the real thing!  I stamped the image with Memento 'Tuxedo Black' and coloured it with Promarkers, before die cutting it with a stitched die from The Works.  I used a three shades of brown alcohol inks on glossy card. 

I am joining in the following challenges with my ATC:


While I had the inks out, I made a few more backgrounds, including this one made with red and green inks for a Christmas card.  The frame was made with two Sue Wilson 'Double Pierced Rectangle' dies.  The gold mirror card die cut is Sue Wilson's  'Christmas Tree Greetings'.

I am joining in the following challenge with my card:

36 comments:

  1. Well done with the alcohol inks!!!!! Lovely ATCs!!

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  2. They're so gorgeous!! The background look amazing!! I love the colors!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  3. These are both lovely backgrounds and fit the images perfectly. Both are very rich looking. The temperature has been getting colder. Not looking forward to the next few days of predicted snow. Hugs Mrs A.

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  4. Two fabulous cards Liz and great result with the alcohol inks.x[aNNie' blog]
     ❤️

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  5. These are both so cool! Loving the backgrounds especially. What a great job on both!

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  6. Looks like you had success playing with your alcohol inks, Liz. Both these are gorgeous colours. xx

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  7. Your ATC is great! My grandson would be right on over to gulp down that Hot Chocolate, if you lived close!

    The Rudolph Days card is stunning. I love your inky background and the die is stunning cut from the mirri card. i have that same die and now i want to try it in gold!

    Thanks for taking part in the February Rudolph Days Challenge.

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  8. Hi Liz, two very pretty cards, love the red background on the Christmas card... have a wonderful week... Megan

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  9. Oh wow--gorgeous use of the AI inks, Liz!

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  10. Gorgeous cards Liz. I’ve never used Alcohol ink but they look amazing. I have the die that you’ve used on your second card and I think it might be time to sort it out again after seeing what you’ve made with it x

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  11. Love your ATC and your Christmas card is stunning ! The backgrounds are so beautiful Liz
    Hugs Kaz xx

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  12. That first background looks so like coffee;great!
    And love the festive 2nd card! Hugs, Gerrina

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  13. Two fabulous creations Liz. Love the super backgrounds xx

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  14. They are great, the richness of the red on the second one with the gold is just perfect.
    Thank you for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, I hope you have a great day x

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  15. Two nice cards. The Christmas card is my favorite. The AI background is beautiful. [Bunny]

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  16. These are gorgeous! I have been playing with the a inks too, and have made a ton of cards with them! So addicting once you get going! I usually use glossy paper but this time tried yupo...wow sure makes a difference. What paper do you use?

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    1. I just used some old glossy photographic paper I had, from when I used to print some of my own photos for scrapbooking. x

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  17. These backgrounds are brilliant Liz such rich and pretty colours and the browns with the mug with the sweet little heart are perfect for the challenge, and the red and green with the beautiful seasonal sentiments tree die looks glorious against the white background, so elegant. x

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  18. Both Gorgeous cards Liz, love the top one so unusual.
    Faith
    x

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  19. Love your backgrounds,these are gorgeous.x

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  20. I love those cards and wonderful backgrounds. I have not played with alcohol inks in ages. Looks like it would be fun too!

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  21. It is nice to get out something to play with that hasn't been used for while. With so many lovely inks on the market now, alcohol inks aren't seen so often, but I love the way they work together.
    I was interested to see your ATC's. I used to make lots for swaps, but it became too difficult when I moved to Spain. The postage was high and too slow, but I enjoyed making those little pieces of art.
    I like your tree script die too. Ideal for that background. Kate x

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  22. I've just been enjoying hot chocolate, it's the only thing for this weather. What a great background for your card. I love the red too. The colours are so rich.

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  23. Fabulous backgrounds, love the ATC and the word Christmas tree works a treat with it.
    luv
    Debby

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  24. Love the ATC AND the card! Beautiful plus! The backgrounds are fantastic looking.
    Lynn

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  25. Oh hot chocolate, now there's an idea - its a tad chilly. The alcohol inks work great as a background for both your images and I can tell you've enjoyed making these ATCs :) x

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  26. They're fab, really love the Christmas card! I also have lots of forgotten alcohol inks, must have a play with them again soon :o) Hugs, Lisa x

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  27. Hi Liz,
    Happy Rudolf Days.
    What wonderful and colourful backgrounds they look awesome and so colourful.
    Love your Christmas one it's brilliant design.
    Your ATC is so cute and very lovely too.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  28. both are fantastic, I love your backgrounds!

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  29. Lovely ATCs .... the backgrounds look amazing. Thank you for playing along at Happy Little Stampers xx

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  30. Oh, Liz....those rich backgrounds are just magnificent!!! I have never played with alcohol inks, but I recently bought a little set and might have to get them out since you inspired me with these ATCs!!!

    Love the rich chocolatey one you made for my challenge. The decadent swirls of rich cocoa are just perfect with that lovely stamped image!!

    Your fabulous Christmas card is just over-the-top gorgeous with that regal red background and gleaming die cut. Oh, my...I am in awe!!!

    Thank you so much for joining in my ATC Birthday Party!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  31. Fabulous work with the alcohol inks Liz, I really should be a bit more adventurous!
    Janice x

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  32. Super backgrounds Liz - something else on my list to try.....Shabneez x

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  33. Your sweet little mug of hot chocolate would be just the thing tonight, as it's stormy and windy...and COLD! your alcohol background is just so nice and warm looking..and a beautiful combination of shades.

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  34. WOW what a pair of stunners, both are fabby and thanks for joining us at February's Rudolph Days Challenge, Luv Sam x

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  35. These are stunning, love them x

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