Hell there. I have been trying two new techniques – well – new to me. I have never used alcohol markers to colour and image, and I have never used the ‘spotlight‘ technique. So I combined the two together.
This flower is the not yet released ‘Beautiful Heart’ from Altenew. It was given to all of us who attended the Daventry day recently, and so were the four blue alcohol markers.
I watched some You Tube videos on alcohol marker colouring, and set to it. I coloured the whole flower – I didn’t realise how long this type of colouring takes. You really have to take your time and blend, don’t you?
I did this small flower in three separate stages, as I didn’t have the patience to do it all in one go. Maybe in the future – when I finally get my full set from Altenew from my sister – I’ll make sure to plan ahead with the colouring, and make more time. I am more of an instant kinda girl……
I stamped the flower onto a white base card using Versafine black onyx, then masked part of it so I could stamp some leaves. Then I die cut the centre of the coloured flower, and stuck it down – trying very hard to match the lines etc.
I also did it again after I had stamped the flower properly using all the layers and a yellow and orange ink from Catherine Pooler:
So those are my two new techniques. Alcohol marker colouring, and spotlight stamping.
Whilst I had the stamp set out, and the masks cut to size, I decided to keep going and created some more birthday cards:
I didn’t stamp all the layers of the leaves, but I am liking this orange and yellow combination.
The first blue card will be entered into the current challenge at Back To Basics and Beyond Challenges to use the spotlight technique, and the current Altenew July challenge.
The second birthday card will be entered into:
4 Crafty Chicks – birthday challenge
Seize the Birthday – birthday +/- sequins (no sequins)