Monday, 28 June 2010

CCC 3 - Alcohol Ink Monoprints

It's Monday so it must be time for another Compendium challenge - see here at Linda's Studio L3 where today we are on page 51 of the Compendium.

I haven't used my alcohol inks for ages, so it was nice to get them out an play.  All directions are in the book on page 51, so I won't repeat them here.
I did 2, as I wasn't convinced about the colours on number 1.
I meant to keep the inks out so I could tell you what colours I used. Ha!! sunset orange, lemonade, aqua and gold metallic.

I prefer number 2 which is wild plum, juniper, pearl metallic and pink sherbert.

Happy Monday.

(p.s. all stamps are Tim's - but I'm not giving them back, hahahaha) 
When I got home from work I found a birthday present on the mat - my card from Hels, which she did show on her blog on Saturday, but I want to show it here too, in case you didn't see it,  cos tis Bootiful in the extreme!
She has used some scrummy colours of DI's and some fabby flowers and stuff.

(sorry about the background I photographed it against, I was in too much of a hurry!)

Thanks, so much Hels, I LOVE IT.
I shan't be taking this one down!!

24 comments:

Sue said...

These are both beautiful Helen, I think the top one is my favourite but that's just because I love these colours. Hope you had happy birthday x

Carmen said...

Helen I honestly love them both. The grunginess of the first one really appeals to me and I adore that sentiment - think I'm going through that at the moment - finding out who I want ot be, hope that doesn't sound to cheesy.

The second one I love because purples and black are my favourite colours. so big success on both methinks. Where is that butterfly stamp from? It gorgeous.

Love the birthday card too,

Linda Elbourne said...

Love them both!

Tracy Evans said...

Love them both but the first one is my favourite, only because I like earth tones. Love that butterfly too. Have a good evening, Tracy Evans x

flutterbycrafter said...

Love them both, the colours are brilliant on both of them.

Linda Ledbetter said...

Well, I can't decide which one I like better-- they're both absolutely gorgeous! Great color choices in each, and the stamping is great, too. These would look lovely framed and hung on a wall side by side, actually!

Thanks for playing CCC, Week 3-- and happy, happy, SUPER happy birthday!

♥~Linda

donna said...

I like both of your color combinations and how you have created them. I love that butterfly. Happy Birthday too!

Evelyn S. said...

Those images are so perfect with this technique! Love both of your creations, although I must admit the second one has MY colors! ;-)

Hels Sheridan said...

I like them both too Helen...think the first one is my fave cos it is do delicate looking...gorgeous! Thank heavens the card finally got to you... only four days..whcih is longer than something took to get to the USA last week!!! Glad you liked it hun x

Terry said...

Both are fantastic! The butteryfly is a perfect choice!

Chris Arlington said...

Helen I love both of them. I usually go for the colours on #2 but I love #1 also.

Craft Junkies said...

Helen:

I stopped by your blog to thank you for playing along with the USAQ DT blog hop and visiting my blog (Craft Junkies). I must say that I love your work. I'm quite a Copic fan so I'll have to try some of your alcohol ink techniques with my refills.

Connie

Craftyideas said...

Love them both. Love the colours.

craftytrog said...

They are both stunning Helen, love the colours & stamping!
And lucky you, getting that gorgeous card from Hels! x

Sarah Anderson said...

Oh these are both gorgeous Helen! My favourite is the top one, as they are 'my' colours, but I can see why the second is your favourite as they are 'your' colours lol! Just love em x

Minxy said...

I have to say i actually prefer the top one.. like the orange green combo and the fact you left some bits white, maybe that was my trouble, trying to fill the page with colour!

Lori said...

They're both grand, Helen, but I actually like the first one! That sunset orange really jumps off the page, I LOVE it! And that birthday card is lovely, I wouldn't take it down either!

Zoechaos said...

Love them both fabulous colour combinations and great stamps perfect.

Sherry said...

I think they're both wonderful! I like the second one best too - as I've used some of those colours in mine - LOL. I think your first one is lovely too, the alcohol inks create so much depth to the background.

Rachelle said...

I love them both and do believe I'll be getting those first colors you mentioned asap.

Denise said...

Wow, these are beautiful ink monoprints!!!! I love the colors you choose! Gorgeous!

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CuddlyBunny said...

Ouuu, these are wonderful!

Shar said...

Love your butterflies! The backgrounds are fabulous and just adore your design! Hope you had an excellent birthday!