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Monday, 11 June 2018

Art washes away from the soul......

Hi Everyone and Welcome 

Hope you have all had a lovely weekend and are feeling all refreshed and ready for the week ahead. In between a few sunny summer strolls this weekend I have spent some time 'playing' with my much neglected of late alcohol inks. It was great to remind myself how much I love working with this fabulous product. Usually I veer towards the blue/ green tones of Tim Holtz Alcohol inks but this time I went with a whole kaleidoscope of colours and here's the result .
I worked on Tim Holtz Yupo, adding drops of alcohol ink straight from the bottle, letting them bleed and blend with each other.
 I stencilled using black acrylic paint through a couple of stencils, added some white highlights around the stencilling and some black pen dots and lines here and there.
I heat embossed Picasso's quote using black Archival ink and clear embossing powder and although  in the photo below the camera lens hasn't picked up the lovely sheen the embossing creates
it has in this one 
 this one
and this one.
 I also added some paint marks and splatters and embellished the corners of the quote panel with gem dots. 
Though this could be used for a greeting card or as an art panel to display I am thinking it will make a great art journal cover, maybe a black paged journal....mm even better! So that's the plan just have to decide now whether to buy or make ......... 
I would like to enter this into the following challenges
Country View Crafts June 2018 Challenge : The Written Word (add text in some form) 
Crop Stop June link Party #40 'Anything Goes'

Thank you as always for stopping by today. Your visits, follows and kind words are very much appreciated.
Hope you all have a lovely week and until the next time take care
and keep on the happy side
Amanda
x  

22 comments:

  1. LOVE - yes to use as a black art journal cover would be FAB !! YUMMY !! xxx

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    1. Thanks Carol . Really appreciate . Black art journal cover it is then ;) x

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  2. I just love the bright background you've created for your card and what a great sentiment too!
    I'd love for you to link this up to Cropstop where it's always "Anything Goes" as long as you use a product or two from one of the companies they carry in the store. (You did!)
    https://cropstop.blogspot.com/search/label/link%20party

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    1. Thank you so much Esther . I really appreciate. I will be sure to check out and link up this piece to the link you have so kindly provided - thank you again x

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    2. Thanks so much for linking up! --- I hope you'll share more of your creativity with us again soon!

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  3. Love your use of colour here Amanda and the bold black against the colour is perfect. Love ❤️❤️😘

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    1. Thankyou so much Tracy. Much appreciated . I have alot of catching up to do over at yours . Hoping to pop by real soon x

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  4. Brilliant colours and such a striking make, love this. Might need to blow the dust off mine.
    Love
    Amanda x

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    1. Thanks so much Amanda. Really appreciate. You will surely 'rock' yours of that I'm sure :) x

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  5. Love your use of color and all of the elements to create this card! great work.

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    1. Thanks you very much Kelly . Much appreciated x

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  6. Like I said on Facebook, it is a wonderful kaleidoscope of colours, I love how the inks work on Yupo. The stencilled circles really do bring the colours to the fore! Great sentiment too! Hugs, Anne xx

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    1. Thanks so much! Anne. Much appreciated x

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  7. Oh this could be anything you want it to be, it is such a gorgeous colorful piece and the graphic of the stencil in black just sets it off! I might simply hang it on a wall to inspire myself and cheer me up. I love this! Thanks for sharing your wonderful creativity! xx

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    1. HI Ann, Great minds re the wall hanging. It would make for a great reminder when the 'dust' feels like its starting to settle . Thanks for stopping by and for your kind words . I really appreciate x

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  8. Brilliant card and technique, Amanda!!!
    I LOVE this card... It makes me want to play again with my alcohol inks too quickly, thanks! :)
    Have a nice creative day, hugs
    Corinne xx

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    1. Thank you Corinne . Go on get them out, play and enjoy. Appreciate you taking the time to pop by today x

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  9. So beautiful and inspiring! Love those vibrant colours!!!
    Alison

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    1. Thanks Alison . Really appreciate x

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  10. All these colours are wonderful... I need more alcohol ink colours, sigh... Great choice of words too! Thanks for joining us at Country View Challenges this month.

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  11. I love what you created with alcohol inks and stencils!!! Great colours!!! I also love the spattered text panel too!!! Thank you for joining the June challenge of the Country View Challenges!

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  12. This looks so cool .... love the bright colours in the background. Thanks for playing along with the Craft Stamper challenge xx

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