' ' ' 'Crafty Endeavours: Alcoholic Angel

Tuesday 22 November 2016

Alcoholic Angel

The latest challenge at Paper Artsy is on the theme of alcohol inks. I don't play enough with them although they are wonderful so I pushed myself to create something.
I loosely followed Helen's post but I had to replace the Yupo by glossy cardstock when I couldn't find it!

I was a bit surprised at how much the glossy cardstock absorbed the inks (it shows at the back) and it took a long time of adding inks and alcohol before I got the same sort of effects Helen achieved.
Next time I will choose colours that are closer on the colour wheel, instead of this complimentary red and green scheme (blame it on Santa) which is easily transformed into mud colour.
Apologies for the lacklustre photo I'm using my phone and indoor lighting.

The star stamp is JOFY Mini 06, which I have stamped with white pigment ink and embossed with WOW Pearl Blue embossing powder.
The Pearl powders are translucent and combined with the white pigment ink give a semi-opaque look that doesn't totally obliterate the background. I wasn't entirely satisfied and decided I needed to get some of the stars, at least, to show up a bit more. I heated the card again and sprinkled white detail embossing powder on and around the stars, obtaining a flurry of snow in the process.

The sentiment is from the All Occasion Sentiments #4 set (Uniko Studio) stamped and embossed in the same way.
In this next picture I'm trying to show you the Blue Pearl effect (excuse the lightbulb's reflection):

The card called for a bit of something in the sky and That's Crafty gave me the solution with their "Angel" challenge theme. I finally used this lonely angel in my stash and gave it the alcohol ink treatment before hanging him from silver cord (hence my title...).

Thanks for coming by,
Also entering the Uniko Studio and WOW embossing powders challenges.


  1. Wow, gorgeous effects with the alcohol inks and stamping! The little angel is a sweet touch. Thank you for joining in at Uniko - Sue (GD)

  2. brilliant - love this - must get something made too xx

  3. Fabulous card Christine ... an explosion of loveliness and the title made me chuckle as well.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

  4. A gorgeous card with a lovely colours Christine, like you don't use those inks enough.

    B x

  5. I love the colours Christine and your clever snow effect.

  6. Amazing colours on this stunning project

    Love Chrissie xx

  7. This is lovely, I love that you have the dangly charm with the alcohol inks too. I think we are all saying the same, why don't we all use alcohol inks more!

    Lucy x

  8. fantastic card and colors!!! thanks for playing along the WOW Embossing challenge

  9. Beautiful card!! Fab the the Blue Pearl effect and little angel. I love the stars and snow effected by embossing powder. xx

  10. Fabulous! I love the way the alcohol inks have blended on this lovely background. Love the little angel charm too! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Uniko this month! Deborah, DT.

  11. Ooh looks like you had lots of fun with this technique and the end of result is fabulous - reminds me of the blur of colours and shimmer if you look at a Xmas tree with half closed eyes! X

  12. This is so fun and festive, I love how you have created the BG and the shimmy you have created. Thanks so much for sharing this with us and joining in at Uniko. Warm Hugs Bev x