Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Scripture, Sequins and Alcohol (ink)

Welcome

A warm welcome to my two newest followers -
Ellibelle of Ellibelle's Corner
and Kren  of A Fourth Life

Both these talented ladies create wonderful cards - do go and pay them a visit and say hello!

This week we have this wonderful verse from Ephesians Chpt 2:6 as the freebie over at 
this weeks Word Art Wednesday  Challenge


I was fossicking around in one of my "promise boxes" and found this piece of alcohol inked Yupo.  In addition to the violet, black and blue inks, there is some silver mixative, which adds a wonderful glimmer to the panel.  To add to the shimmer I flicked silver Inka Gold paint over the panel


I cut the printed verse out using a stitched rectangle by Memory Box, and sponged the edge with violet ink before mounting it just over the edge of the background panel


I also added some silver and purple sequins to the card after mounting it over a dark blue base


The inside was finished with some washi tape and some sparkle scotch tape.

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30 comments:

Sue said...

Your alcohol inks background is gorgeous, Maxine, and the sequins are a lovely touch. Beautiful card.

Mia said...

Adorable card, Maxine. The background is stunning! And I love the sequins you added. Nice touch. Hugs, my dear friend.

The Red Mullet Band said...

Great project!!! Congrats!
Thanks for joining us!!!
Ana Isabel DT Coordinator at Corrosive Challenge blog.

Chana Malkah said...

Hi, Maxine! I love your card! I have not yet dabbled in alcohol inks. I have quite a few of the Tim Holtz but I just never go around to using them. Your project has inspired me to pick them up sometime in the next few weeks and give it a whirl!

You should enter this project into our challenge at Shopping Our Stash. Our theme is Fabulous February and anything with violet, purple, etc., meets the challenge. Those fabulous purple swirls are a standout.

Thanks for playing along at A Place To Start.

Hugz,
Chana Malkah, Owner

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Maxine, this card is awesome. Love the artsy look... you always amaze me!

Ellibelle said...

A beautiful card Maxine, love that alcohol inked background! So pretty on the inside too!

Thank you for the welcome, I've been following your blog for a while, but just updated my email address with blogger and my list of blogs I follow had disappeard due to the email change, so I needed to follow again :-)

MariLynn said...

Wow Maxine. I love how your background looks. Love the little touches of silver. So pretty.

Gerrina said...

What a beautiful background for this text! Hugs, Gerrina

mamapez5 said...

Alcohol Backgrounds are great. I love the way the colours react together and these are such gorgeous colours. I haven't tried my yupo paper yet, but I'll get around to it one day. A great verse of scripture with just enough embellishments. Any more would detract from the verse and beautiful background, so well done for stopping there! Kate xx

Megan J said...

Hi Maxine, a beautiful card, love the shimmery background paper you created. The colours work brilliantly together. Have a wonderful weekend.. Megan

Megan J said...

Hi Maxine, I'm back with my DT hat on. Thank you for joining us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends for our 100th challenge... good luck in the prize draw... Megan DT LPoCF

Quillish said...

Wow.. what a beautiful colour combination of the alcohol inks, Maxine. Lovely card !

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Love that you can go and find Very Useful Creations in those boxes or files.. yet to try my yupo.. but thinking I must soon take the plunge.. this really encourages me as its stunning.
Love the verse too.. its pretty amazing to think of really that we are seated in heavenly places... by faith in Jesus. Praise Him. Hugs Shaz in Oz.x

Dawn Turley said...

WOW love the background. It is stunning and I'm sure the silver splatter finished it perfectly. All in all an amazing card.

brenda said...

What beautifully striking and intense colours Maxine and such lovely patterns created within your piece. I must confess my alcohol inks don't get used often enough and you have inspired me to go find them from the back of a cupboard to give them an airing - I might even throw in some glitter for good measure.

B x

Debbie Dickson said...

Love this background. So pleased you shared this with us at the Dream Valley challenge.

Sall said...

That background is utterly phenomenal. Thank you for taking the time to join in with our challenge and sharing your creativity with us, I love to see your talent, creativity and imagination at work. I hope to see more of your creativity in the near future. Love 'n' hugs Sall IkesWorld Challenges DT

Mac Mable said...

What wonderful shimmer from the alcohol inked background and so very pretty. Lovely script and love how you've done the inside too x.

Maritza Rios said...

Wonderful project. Thanks you for joining with us at https://digichoosday.blogspot.com/2019/02/wk-9-digi-choosday-anything-goes.html. Good luck with your entry
Maritza DT

Darnell said...

Your sensational alcoholic Yupo made a brilliant background for the scripture sediment, Maxine! Love all the silvery accents!! Hugs, Darnell

Shelly Schmidt said...

Oh how I love this gorgeous background- love the silver shimmer. Beautiful Gospel too!

Margaret said...

Gorgeous card and I love the colors and your design.

Mistyblue P said...

Simply a lovely creation! Thank you so much for joining us at Polkadoodles Digi Choosday and best of luck with your entry.

Jane DT for  http://https://digichoosday.blogspot.co.uk

Mia said...

Hi Maxine. Are you OK, my friend? I miss you. Kisses!!!

Marilyn said...

You do such incredible backgrounds that I have card envy!

Neet said...

That purple background is utterly scrumptious. What a shame you dd not photocopy it, I can imagine using it several times but i imagine you got such joy from the creation that it was a delight with every new thing you did to it.
Do I take it that you have not been well Maxine? I came on your blog a couple of posts further on and decided to work backwards and then realised that your posts are sparse, not like you at all. I do hope that whatever has kept you away from your crafting has disappeared now and we can look forward to more of your lovely work.
A gorgeous card!
Blessings, Neet xx

Monica said...

This is another stunner. The purples look royal and so befitting for the verse.

Monika Reeck said...

the purple BG you made is fantastic
woow beautiful job Maxine
beautiful card too
May I ask you...hope you are okay
never seen you again on my Blog
I pray that you stay healthy Maxine
biig hugs
Monika

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

What a stunning creation Maxine! Love that beautiful ink work hun. So gorgeous and a beautiful scripture, my mama would love this! Scripture and her favourite colour too! Hugs, Wends xoxo

Karen Dunbrook said...

how beautiful...love the look of your bkg.
x Karen