Hello lovely crafters hope you are all in fine fettle, I myself am in super-duper fettle as I had my first swim of the year in beautiful Halkidiki Greece where I have a summer home. The water was a tad cold, well freezing actually but it was fabulous, I’m back home today as the temperature has dropped to 16 so defo no swimming for me.
I’ve been waiting for weeks now to take part in a challenge over at Just Us Girls I’ve been so impressed by the DT and the quality of cards in their galleries. I’ve been biding my time waiting for the opportunity to join in and seeing their latest challenge Alcohol Ink and Foil I just had to take part.
So I decided to make it difficult for myself by using alcohol ink on acetate and then hot foiling on top. I was worried that the acetate might melt, no problem there, but as you all know trying to photograph acetate is a nightmare as you can see below.
I used a lovely memory box die to cut the heart, Ranger Mojito, and citrus inks with a splash of ink blending solution,(sounds a bit like a cocktail)minus the ink blending solution of course. I used the Tim Holtz puffy contraption to blow the inks hither and thither.Ten goes later and a full bin of acetate left me with this green affair.I used spellbinders dotted circles hot foil plates on top of the acetate double-sided foam was added for dimension and Pinkfresh studio gold blobs were placed underneath the acetate,looks like they are on top but they are under and look lovely in real life. Once again I have used Yana Smakulas hot foil sentiment and banner, I really must find an alternative I’m getting very repetitive.
Do pop over to Just us Girls as the DT have outdone themselves and the lovey and talented Mac from The Sweetest of Peas is the guest designer.
Wishing you all a fabulous week
Marie this card is stunning. The citrus colours from the alcohol inks look so pretty and I love the glamour of the dotted hot foiled circles x. All finished off with the fabulous banner and the pop of hot pink. A stunner of a card and so good to see you in the gallery and thank you for the shout out Marie x. Well done you too with the swimming x.
Thank you for your kind comment Mac .I was also pleased with my swimming The med isn’t very hot this time of year and other weather has been rubbish.
OH! such a beautiful card Marie, I love the die frame and the gorgeous colours of the ink made even more beautiful with the gold, the touch of pink on the fab label is gorgeous. Stunning card.
Thank you so much Faith
Loving the combination of alcohol ink and hot foiling, I seriously must try this myself! Thanks for the inspiration my friend x
Thank you so much Terese
Absolutely gorgeous! Your alcohol ink on the acetate has such a dreamy effect and I love the addition of the delicate gold dotted foil circles. Thanks for playing along with us at JUGS!
Thank you so much Sue
This is an absolute work of art, I know how much work has gone into it, and much alcohol ink you quaffed making it too! Seriously everything about it is stunning, you really take things to the next level, love the ink,the foil,the banner, what a talented sister I have x
Bit of an exaggeration except for the talented sister part lol
So pretty, I wondered how you got the dots to look so neat. Your die cut heart is so pretty too.
Brr, makes me shiver just to think of jumping in the sea at this time of the year or any other for that matter!! My Sis was in Thessaloniki last week so I know that the weather has been mixed over there. 🙂
I hope your sister enjoyed here time here in Thessaloniki and thank you for your lovely comment
LOVE the gorgeous splashes of citrus colours Marie. So pretty with those delicate foiled dotty circles. Lovely card! xx
Thank you so much Loll
A swim in beautiful Halkidiki… and then you mentioned cocktails and I forgot how cold it must have been! Another stunner of a card from you, with a perfect section of background and those beautiful hot foiled circles. I’m delighted you have returned to using the correct terminology for the blobs and I think we can all stand to see a few more of those gorgeous banners (which must be on everyone’s inspiration list now!!) Vicky x
Yes blobs it is from now on,I must stay true to myself
Marie… so impressive! Heat embossing on acetate…wow. The card is lovely in the photograph and I am sure it is stellar live. Thank you so much for joining and sharing at Just Us Girls this week.
Thank you so much for your lovely comment
What a beautiful end result! I adore the green ink with the fun gold additives. Well done~ Thanks for joining in at JUGS
Thank you so much Vicki
Wow Marie – AI on acetate! Something I had never even thought of. What a wonderful result you achieved and what I love also is the dotted circles inside that lovely heart die. How you added the tiny pink piece at the end is genies. Just adds a lovely finish. Thank you so much for the shout out for us Jugheads at Just Us Girls and for sharing this beauty with us. Hope to see you again soon.
Thank you so much Ina.AI on acetate moves so easily it’s my go-to when using AI