Friday, October 10, 2008

October Calendar Girls postcard for Lynda

Here is my October Calendar Girls Postcard for Lynda and I'm early for a change.
Last week in the Paper Arts group I belong to at the Embroiderers Guild we were playing with Alcohol Inks so I decided to do this months postcard using them.

I used my Pinata Alcohol inks in Magenta and Sapphire Blue and that other funny looking thing is the tool that I used to apply the inks to the Acetate.

I used both colours on both of these pieces of acetate --the one on the left had more magenta and the right one had more Sapphire Blue.
I have placed them on top of a piece of white cardstock to show you that they have a very mauve tinge to them--------------

But when I placed the right hand one on top of a piece of blue cardstock the mauve tinge dissappeared and became the colour I was looking for.

Next I used the stamp shown from Amazing Creations and printed it onto the blue cardstock with the Stazon ink ----

and it looked like this----

From the pink piece I cut out a Vase and mounted it onto a very pale green piece of cardstock to get the right colour that I was after.

I added some rubons with the verse printed on them to the stamped card--this by the way is not the verse on the Calendar but it is a personal message that I wanted to send to Lynda.
I stuck the Acetate down with Vellum tape and then added the white flower (with a yellow brad for the centre) on the outside along with the vase.
I placed a tiny butterfly on the vase only because there was a butterfly on the calendar.
I also put a very fine gold border around the edge.
I hope it meets with your approval Lynda.
Drop by the Calendar Girls blog to see what wonderful work everyone is producing.


Shirley Anne Sherris said...

Goodness, I can't believe how many blogs I have missed. I wish time wouldn't fly so fast.
I am toying with buying alcohol inks but still can;r decide. Do I really need yet another medium to add to all the ones I already have. All my storage is full to bursting as it is.
Anyway well done. I'm sure Lynda will love it.

sharon young said...

Lovely PC, Doreen, I really like your use of the inks, fabulous colours, thanks for the info.

Genie said...

My Favourite colours Doreen,
Lovely work

Purple Missus said...

This is wonderful Doreen. Love the blue in the background. Didn't realise those inks would cover acetate and thanks for the rundown on how you put it together.
As for the message - yes, I know exactly where you are coming from with that :)

Debbi Baker said...

Gorgeous Doreen!! Love the whole thing.