Monday, 5 July 2021

CAS Alcohol Inks On Vellum

Hello There,

How are you all keeping..... good I hope.

I'm here today to share a card with you that I've made for this month's challenge over at CAS Mix Up.  I've actually made two cards for the challenge over the weekend, so I'll be sharing the second one in the coming week.

CAS cards don't come naturally to me, although I  have to say that the more that I've made, the more I'm enjoying making them and I'm really starting to like the end results too.  This challenge has now become one of my firm favourites as it really does challenge me to try something different, which is a good thing as it's very easy to get stuck in our ways.  This month's challenge is to use alcohol inks on Vellum.  I don't own any alcohol inks, but I do have a few alcohol markers, so that's what I used on this card:



I started by scribbling the alcohol inks onto the vellum, then I spritzed them with some surgical spirit to achieve the desired effect.  Next, I used an oval die to make an apeture in a single piece of card and then stamped the Inkylicious poppy and sentiment.  I then stamped and coloured a second poppy and again, I used a red alcohol marker to give it a great depth of colour.  I glued the vellum behind the oval, ink side down.  This card is a 5 x 7, which is a size that I find I'm using more and more.

So that's all for today and I have to say that I'm really happy with how the card turned out and I also had lots of fun making it.  I suppose using the alcohol colours on vellum is sort of like using brushos, in that you have no idea how they are going to turn out.

Take care and I'll be back with you all again soon xx


21 comments:

Rajani Rehana said...

Beautiful blog

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous background and love the vibrant poppy-I have no alcohol inks either and did wonder about using the markers
Carol x

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A stunning card sandra and a great idea to use the pens instead of ink. You've ended up with such a beautiful background.

Sue xx

Bonnie said...

We are neighbors in the gallery at CAS Mix Up so I wanted to drop by and say Hi Neighbor. I can so relate to your CAS issues and this challenge. They do seem to keep things fun and new. Your creation is stunning and so in the groove of this challenge.

Viv said...

What a great way to make an AI background Sandra! And it is so pretty.
A lovely card and am really happy we're getting you to try different things by joining us at CAS Mix Up! x

KarinsArtScrap said...

beautiful Sandra
Gr Karin

cuilliesocks said...

Beautifully designed and coloured Sandra, it's a lovely card, Kate x

pam said...

Beautiful CAS card Sandra, love the colours.
Hugs Pam x

Carole said...

Stunning card Sandra. great use of alcohol pens...now when I think of alcohol inks I just think of little bottles and forget there are alcohol inks in pens!. Love your background and your beautiful poppy. xx

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Very elegant CAS, love that poppy and the AI behind! Lovely warm colours!

conil said...

You may not think CAS comes to you naturally but you couldn't convince me of that. Though the AI's are unpredictable, seems you have managed to corral them. This card is simply beautiful with that AI oval and the lovely colored poppy. Thanks so much for adding it to our CAS Mix Up gallery.

Liz said...

Fabulous CAS card, Sandra. I’ve never thought about using alcohol markers on vellum, the result of yours is stunning. Thanks for the inspiration. xx

Cath Wilson said...

That's a technique I haven't tried in many years...and I just happen to have some new AIs out in my Craft room (a gift from my friend in France, lol). Wonder if I can find what's left of my vellum? It looks great.
Cath x

Pat said...

You are brilliant at whatever you attempt Sandra and the alcohol markers have worked beautifully on the velum and love the pretty poppy you have used over the top and a lovely sentiment too. Such an elegant CAS card. x

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous alcohol ink markers background for your pretty die cut poppy, Sandma. So pleased you joined us at CAS Mix Up and look forward to your future alcohol ink on vellum card:-) TFS Hugs...Nancy

Susan Joyce said...

Great background using Alcohol Markers, love it's vibrancy with the fantastic red poppy. Thanks for sharing at CAS Mix Up this month.

Stamps and Paper said...

Just catching up after a week way...what a beautiful effect you have achieved with your vellum and inks...your poppy is gorgeous

Anne

Bonnie said...

What a beautiful poppy and so pretty with the alcohol inked oval, Sandra! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

Mac Mable said...

What a striking effect and the colours look amazing. One very eye catching CAS card Sandra x. Always good to try something different and to challenge ourselves and what a great job you've done x.

Sally H said...

Wonderful colours and a beautiful effect! Gorgeous!

Loll said...

You've created a beautiful AI on vellum background for your oval, Sandra. LOVE those colours! The poppy is so pretty in deep tones of red. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!