Alcohol ink and vellum peony

Hello again. After a couple of days at work, I’m looking forward to a few days off – and to the better weather promised us.

I have a card to share using inspiration – once again – from the Altenew 3D Floral Focus course by Therese Calvird. This time I swapped some of the layers around, using an alcohol ink background to die cut some layers, and using vellum:

I’ve so far missed the alcohol revolution – I have some inks, and some Yupo paper, but not yet got into the groove – until a couple of days ago. I played around with some colours, finding which ones I liked.

I created a few panels, and when I saw day 5 of the course, and then the colours for the current challenge at Color Throwdown – this card came together quite quickly……….in my head, anyway!

It actually took quite a bit of sorting – which layer would be the alcohol ink, which would be the vellum, how to arrange them, what to put the flower onto, what colour for the leaves……..well, I am sure you get the picture.

Anyhoo – using the Altenew 3D Peony Dream, I made the flower as you see. I used another blue base layer for the flower, slightly off-set, as I thought the vellum kinda got lost….

The white panel is using the Altenew water-colour stripes cover die, the leaves using a couple of shades of grey card-stock.

As Altenew currently have a discount on their courses – I’m off to have a look to see if there is anything else I want to do – even though I have a few I haven’t even started yet! And – this time next week I’ll be travelling down to Coventry ready for the Altenew UK show on the Saturday – can’t wait for that one!

Challenges I will be entering:

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challengesketch

Color Throwdownblue, orange, grey

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challengeanything goes

Lil’ red Wagonno occasion

18 thoughts on “Alcohol ink and vellum peony

  1. That is just stemming, I love how the blue pops right off the page, so great. Thanks for playing along with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (AHSC).

    Brandi R.
    DT member AHSC


  2. Beautiful results – the vellum gives a very special effect! Thanks for sharing this with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!


  3. your card is lovely and that flower! oh my! looks like you learned your lesson! thanks for sharing this wonderful creation with us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge and good luck.



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