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

Peony Dream multi-colours

Hello there. My weekend didn’t go according to plan, so I have been at home – therefore time to craft. I am taking the Altenew 3D Floral Focus course, and have already created cards for the first couple of days. I am sharing a couple of cards I made based on the first day:

a different angle for each:

I used a Catherine Pooler stencil and some Cosmic Shimmer paste – one in a pearl white, and the other in gold for the background. I have had these pastes for absolutely years – and they still looked brand new and juicy in the pots.

The flowers are die cut using the Altenew 3D Peony Dream die-set, in a variety of different colours. I played around with the images and layers until I was happy with the colour combination, added some of the leaves from the same set, and even added some Tim Holtz leaf die-cuts too.

I must say – I would never have put these colours together – not in a month of Sunday crafting days (!!) – but I think they work.

Thank you so much to Altenew and Therese Calvird for the inspiration – and it’s Day One!!!!

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Crafty Creations Challengeanything goes

Aud Sentiments Challengeanything goes with a sentiment

A Perfect Time To Craft = anything goes

Altenew June Challengephoto inspiration

Simply Create tooanything goes with option lots of flowers