Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Three More Days!

Hi there!

I'm getting very excited for my upcoming time off from work! I have three more days left before getting nine days off! Yay! I love vacations! As usual, I won't be going anywhere, just staying home. Love that kind of vacation! I plan on relaxing, cleaning a bit, relaxing some more and hopefully making lots of cards! I haven't felt very creative lately and I'm really glad Sue showed a video here of using Alcohol Inks on Vellum because it got my juices flowing. Thank you, Sue!

First I made this card with yellows, oranges and reds.




I wanted to try it again with different colors and something fun happened! After inking the vellum with some blues and greens and embossing the butterfly in white, I decided I wanted a softer look, so I pounced some of the silver mixative over the embossing and it changed the white to sort of blend in with the blue-green. It actually made it more of an aqua shade. I wish I would have taken a photo of it before adding the mixative because the colors really were very different. But I like the way it turned out.




Well, it's very late, as usual, (I am quite the night owl) so I'd better head to bed. Thanks so much for stopping by! :)

24 comments:

Nancy said...

Don't you just love it when an idea has a fabulous result?! That butterfly is phenomenal. Your alcohol inked card projects are so inspiring, gotta try that soon.
blessings to you, Barb...have a wonderful Wednesday!

Tina said...

Both cards are just stunning. Love your silver butterfly and gorgeous orange flowers and butterflies.

Isha said...

These are gorgeous Barb. Both have beautiful results with Alcohol inks.

walchowDesign said...

They do have a special effect on the cards, Barb! Love the shinny effect on the vellum and love the font too! Hope you will lots of fun of creating during your off days.

Dotty Jo said...

Lovely cards Barb! I'm currently in the middle of some time off and am LOVING it - soooooooo much time to craft, Jo x

Dawn said...

What fun to have some time off Barb... I had a couple of weeks over Christmas, but with family issues, didn't get a proper summer break this year... so I envy your vacation time, Enjoy my friend and have a relaxing time

Linda said...

I finally found my way to your blog, Barb. This AI on vellum is awesome. And that butterfly is unbelievable beautiful.

paula said...

Barb those two cards are just gorgeous. I love the colours. Sounds like you have had a great time making them. Have a wonderful holiday xoxoxo

Leni said...

Wonderful results! Oooh, how I love the orange flowers! Orange is my favourite. And the butterfly seems to be silver. Very beautiful.

Sue McRae said...

The colours on your flowers are gorgeous Barb and don't you just love it when you discover something new and wonderful when you're playing around! So glad you shared your amazing butterfly with us!

GrammySue's Creations said...

Hi Barb, Love your cards, especially the butterfly card. That butterfly is gorgeous --you did a wonderful job on both of your cards. The alcohol inks are so much fun to play with. thanks for your sweet comments that you left on my blog.

alexandra s.m. said...

Great cards Barb <3

Sudha - Art Admirer said...

Wow, pretty lovely creations.

Anne said...

Both of these cards are just fabulous Barb- love what you did with this technique! Looking forward to seeing you this weekend and it sounds like we are both going to be on "vacation" at the same time for Spring Break!

Kathy (krolski) said...

Your colors are beautiful Barb! I love, love, love the butterfly! Gorgeous cards!

Tiffany said...

Love the fresh and clean colors on both of these cards Barb! So delightful and really inspiring me! Enjoy your vacation and have fun!

susanne said...

Gorgeous Cards!!! Both are so beautiful! I especially love the aqua green with silver, it looks so elegant! Exciting for you to have the vacation time ... I'm looking forward to seeing your new cards :) ! My favourite vacation is staying at home, relaxing too!!

maryse n. said...

Both cards are so beautiful! I love how your butterfly turned out. I can't wait to see all the beautiful cards you'll be making during your time off.

Brenda said...

Oh Barb! I love both your cards! I just adore the colours for the flowers! So pretty! And that butterfly is definitely shining! I hope you have an awesome 9 days of relaxing and crafting!

Michelle said...

Wow! Almost at 100 followers!! I hope you have great weather during your time home! It's really nice to get a break from the hustle and bustle!
Beautiful cards, Barb! I love your shimmery butterfly and big bold flowers!

Heather Maria said...

These are two gorgeous cards, Barb! I love what you did with the alcohol inks and your experimenting worked out brilliantly! Hope you have a fun and relaxing holiday!

Rosemary said...

such lovely cards, barb! enjoy your vacation!

Anette H said...

Gorgeous cards, Barb!! I was very inspired by Sue's video tutorial too, and hopefully tomorrow I will have the chance to try it out!!

Suzanne C said...

Lovely cards and your butterfly is stunning! Love trying different techniques and your butterfly is a good reason why!