Thursday 16 September 2010

A bunch of challenges

I thought that I would have a bit of experiment to see if I could combine a few challenges.
I began with the Crafty Cardmakers challenge to use alcohol inks and made the background for the flourishes from Keep it Simple. I then distressed the edges for ABC's distressing challenge and as the sentiment has a bee in it, that qualified it for Cute Card Thursday's Tweet & Flutter Challenge.
The flourish is from Artemio and the sentiment from Inkadinkado.
I quite like the effect of using scrunched up and then flattened cling film over the inks, which leaves the crackled finish. The ribbon was coloured to match the base paper using a Copic pen.
Job done.
Crafty Catz - Chocolate & Green


  1. this is so beautiful Chrissie, love that sentiment, hugs Debx

  2. Great card Chrissie... Can't wait to see what you do with this weeks Stamp Simply Challenge!

  3. I'm so glad that I found your blog! Such wonderful ideas! I love all the techniques and wonder how you can keep all those challenges in your mind! Thanks for the inspiration.

  4. This is beautiful Chrissie. I love that effect with the alchohol inks.

  5. Chrissie, I love your style girl! This can also be put in the Crafty Cardmakers CAS part of the challenge blog too, as the CAS challenge goes until this Monday. Onto the card, girl, this is totally wicked awesome. Love the layout and colors. Pleasure to have you join our spotlight challenge of Alcohol Inks at Crafty Cardmakers.

  6. Brilliant card. I've never used cling film with alcohol ink - I will now, lol. Thanks for joining us this week at Crafty Cardmakers. xx

  7. Your card is really elegant! Just love it

  8. This is one of those cards where less is definitely MORE. Gorgeous.

    Thanks for joining the Spotlight at Crafty Cardmakers.

    Lin xx

  9. Hi chrissie, what a fabulous creation, looks perfect,thanks for joining our colour challenge this week, x carol

  10. Love it and the technique which i've never tried. I imagine it to be too messy for the sake of one card but love it when they do this kind of thing on create and craft. The messy techniques always give the most stunning results.

    Paula x x x

  11. Gorgeous card Chrissie. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week x

  12. Great card Chrissie. Thanks for playing along with the ABC challenge. Hugs Ali x

  13. Fab card Chrissie and great sentiment.
    Thanx for joining us at Crafty Catz this week.
    Trish (-:

  14. love your alcohol ink background!

  15. Chrissie what a fantastic card with awesome results! would love picture tutorial :) great choice of colours too! hugs Samantha :0)


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