Thursday, August 25, 2016

The Mixed Media Card Challenge #26 Rainbow


Just under the wire,  but finally had a chance to make my "Mixed Media Card Challenge #26"... Rainbow with optional Dragonflies Card :-)  Also added my card to STAMPlorations Never Ending Anything Goes Challenge




I already had my Alcohol Ink background that I made recently using Rainbow colors.  I knew I wanted to add dragonflies or in this case..a dragonfly from STAMPlorations stamp set "Winged Things" designed by Shirley of "Bees Knees".  I LOVE this set! You get a total of 12 different sized butterflies and dragonflies :-)

I used "7" Adirondack Alcohol Inks for my background: Watermelon, Sunset Orange, Lemonade, Citrus, Stream, Sailboat Blue and Wild Plum.  I used the rectangle Tim Holtz Blending Tool with a felt pad on the tool.  Dropped one drop of each color (not touching) and then pounced quickly my colors onto a piece of Yupo paper until I got the results I liked.  Loved the results!

When dry I die cut with my CUTplorations "Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Die"

I used my MISTI to stamp my dragonfly with Archival Jet Black ink, drying with my SU heat tool that has two heat setting.  I used the lower setting.  You can warp the Yupo paper if you are not careful.  I also always blot my stamped black images carefully to make sure completely dry.  Even the Archival ink will smear on Yupo.  You MUST use Archival ink on Yupo.  I then stamped my STAMPlorations sentiment "Big Hugs" from the "Fond Expression" set.  Again heat setting carefully and blotting.  Both the dragonfly and sentiment were stamped more than once using my MISTI.  I masked off the "for you"from the Big Hugs.

My only embellishment...NUVO Crystal Drops...White Blizzard glitter.  Cool glittery drops.  I love how you can make any size you want.  I just drop onto my craft mat and let dry...can take an hour or more, so I do a bunch in different sizes.

I popped up my main image with foam tape....and done!  I was very happy with the results.  Hope you like it too.  Enjoy and thank you for visiting my blog and expecially for commenting.  Hugs....

14 comments:

  1. I love this card! The colors are rich and beautiful and the dragonfly stamp complements it so well. Have been thinking of giving alcohol inks a try as I have a few to play with. Thanks for your card and the details -- very helpful.

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  2. Hi, Nancy! This is a gorgeous background! It reminds me of the old polished stone technique we used to do before alcohol inks came along. I've been thinking about that technique lately. The black really pops on it. I love the colors!

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  3. Love your alcohol ink rainbow!! Such gorgeous vibrant colours for the black dragonfly to sit on!

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  4. What a yummy panel! So vibrant and interesting. The dragonfly is one of my faves too.
    Thanks for joining the fun at the Mixed Media Card Challenge:)

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  5. LOVE the bright colours of the alcohol inks with your rainbow-coloured background. So pretty and vibrant. The black sentiment and dragonfly really show up well on the background ... such a great design Nancy. xx

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  6. A beautiful, beautiful background, Nancy! So perfect with the simple butterfly stamp!

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  7. Oh Nancy, this is dreamy. You've created a perfect alcohol ink BG in those rainbow colors. Mud-less. Thanks for joining us at the MMCC.

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  8. beautiful card! thanks for joining in with us at MMCC :)

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  9. LOVELY, Nancy! So pretty. Thanks for playing along at The MMCC.

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  10. Wonderful background for that gorgeous dragonfly, Nancy ;) Thanks so much for playing along at MMCC too :)

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  11. What an explosion of color! Nice!

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  12. This is absolutely STUNNING. The blend of alcohol inks is so vibrant and totally POPS. Thanks for playing at MMCC!

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  13. Your card made makes me feel so happy...love all the bright colours and the fun that your card portrays...well done!
    hugs,
    Karen

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  14. Lots of alcohol there--it's a good thing it was all going on the card :) Such a fun, colorful card.

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