Thursday, February 5, 2015

Experimental Hello



This is a card I made a while back, one of the cards that I made for the last PC&S call for which selections were never made.  To be honest I can't even remember what the category was for, but I remember having a ton of fun making this because I was just experimenting and having a good time.

The background is alcohol inks on Selphy printer paper. I was just adding a drop of color at a time (using just two colors) and then adding another drop in the center of the previous drop to create something kind of like tree rings.  I must have made 10-12 panels while I was experimenting, it was addicting.

Since that panel is the star of the show, I wanted to keep things pretty clean and simple.  I used Avery Elle's hello die, there's a second hello in black slightly offset although it's a little hard to see in the photo, and then added a hello mat as well.

OK, that's all for me today.  Hope that your week is going well!

Supplies Used
Paper/Cardstock:  PTI - True Black and Lemon Tart; Canon Selphy Photo Paper
Ink:  Ranger - Butterscotch and Stream Alcohol Inks
Other:  Avery Elle - Hello Ellements Die

32 comments:

  1. What a fabulous technique!!! Looks like it was fun!

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  2. Love the technique! Such pretty colors! And it sure looks fun! :)

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  3. This is SOOOO COOL!!! I love the organic look the inks made! I need to try this!

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  4. WOWWZA! We see an OWL in that BG! Super Cool!

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  5. This is fabulous! It reminds me of the inside of sliced gemstone rocks found in science museums.

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  6. WOW! I can't say WOW enough! The colors on here and the effect you achieved is incredible!!!

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  7. Wow is right. What a fantastic card. Love all the colors, so perfect for saying hello.

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  8. OH.MY.GOODNESS. WOW.
    This is ABSOLUTELY STUNNING, Miriam! WOW. <3

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  9. Wow...what an incredible background. I'm going to have to try this! Wonder what it is about that photo paper the creates such an amazing result! Fabulous card!

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  10. This is such a cool technique. The background you created is stunning! I like that you kept the background the star of the show and just used a simple, gold sentiment. Fabulous design!!

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  11. This is so fun and strikingly beautiful
    Thanks Miriam!

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  12. This is so, so cool Miriam! It shows off the sentiment perfectly. :)

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  13. What a fun technique and the results are just stunning! Love this, Miriam.

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  14. What a fabulous background! Great card!

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  15. This is awesome! Love you used that dramatic background! I was JUST playing with alcohol inks today...it's been a while ;)

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  16. Wow!! The background is gorgeous!! And the hello is perfect with the background!!

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  17. So cool! What did you do with the rest of your trials? Will they show up in cards elsewhere? These look like the inside of Geodes. Beautiful.

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  18. I feel like I'm looking at some amazing nature photo in National Geographic! Wow! What an amazing effect!

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  19. So cool! The color is so rich, and I love its randomness. I can totally see why creating such would be addicting. Just gorgeous!

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  20. Oh I love it when you play around!! The colors are so intense. I'm so glad you shared this one, although I would have rather seen it in PC&S. What a cool look you got!

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  21. Very eye catching...love the bright color!!! This technique would be fun and addicting!:-)

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  22. There you go again - causing me to gasp and drop my jaw in utter amazement!! This is a gorgeously cool technique and I love the finished look as well as how you turned the background into a card. Just amazing , thank you for sharing yet another cool and fun thing to try!!! You rock!!! Have a stupendously awesome weekend!!!

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  23. oh, i LOVE this to pieces. it looks so amazing and i bet it was really fun to make. Stunning!

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  24. I think you just created the "sliced rock" technique :o) Amazing effect!

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  25. Fabulous! I love the colors you picked :)

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  26. amazing colors and shapes. This card has a stunning background. I love the watercolor effect, on your card is so intense that is breathtaking. Wonderful card.
    Regards,
    Bozena

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  27. amazing colors and shapes. This card has a stunning background. I love the watercolor effect, on your card is so intense that is breathtaking. Wonderful card.
    Regards,
    Bozena

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