Monday, May 12, 2008

Alcolhol Inks

I have been playing with alcohol inks that I bought at the 50% off sale at store location of GingerScraps. They are closing the store but keeping their web site.

These examples were created using: Bottle and Lettuce; Mushroom and Raisin; Ginger, Terra Cotta and Pesto; Denim, Latte and Mushroom; Currant and Caramel; Stonewashed, Red Pepper and Denim; Caramel, Ginger and Butterscotch

All examples used the Extender and I applied inks with cottonballs.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Where have I been?

Oops! I see I haven't posted in a while! I am finally healthy (knocking on wood) and am keeping busy. I was a judge for Odyssey of the Mind both in my region and for the New York State finals. They are always looking for more judges if you want to join me!

My friend Judy held a tutorial at her house for 3 of us to create a Jacob's Ladder out of 4"x4" coasters. I only put the background paper on it so far - eventually, I'll put some photos and whatnot on to finish it! (Judy - you need to post your example!)

I went to another stained glass class and used my microscope slides to create a pendant. Naturally, I have no idea where I put it so you can't see a picture of it! One of the other girls created a panel that was just gorgeous! She used shades of green glass and then put a patina on the solder to turn it black. I may have to make one for myself!

On April 26th, my friend Diane and I drove to Ransomville (north of Buffalo) to attend the first Western New York stamping day. Here is my ATC that I created for this gathering and for a Grunge swap through SplitCoast...

This is the shoebox project that I created for my table to put together...

I used a microscope slide for the base and I used background papers I created with alcohol inks for the punched out flowers. The third flower is just punched from Basic Grey patterned card stock. The background and Happy Birthday stamps are from Stampin' Up. I used Stickles and silver beads for the center of the flowers.