Monday, 1 February 2010

Sunny Days

Hello from a very sunny corner of Yorkshire. I hope the weather is as gorgeous for you as it has been for us all weekend. Unbroken sunshine and clear blue skies, although cold, but it feels like spring is not far away!!

Thank you all so much for your warm and wonderful Birthday wishes, they made my week. I get the distinct feeling that being 40 is highly recommended which has made me feel tons better and I shall grasp this decade with both hands and enjoy it!!

I need to get back into the swing of all the challenges that are out there, but at the moment have just been enjoying playing with some of the new things I've had recently so I thought I'd share a card with you that I made after playing with my alcohol inks.

I sponged stream and denim inks onto acetate and then stamped the swirls (Creative Expressions) with Graphite black brilliance and left to dry (although not long enough because I still smudged it-duh!!). It was then mounted on silver mirricard which reflects the inks beautifully.

The flower was a Sissix Daisy die and the greeting from Kay Carley. I also stamped the background card with the QVC foam swirls.

Well, the craft table beckons so I'll just say thank you for stopping by and I hope your Monday is going well.


Rose Petal said...

WOW Lisa. This is simply gorgeous. What a lovely design, beautiful colour and that fab flower. Quite stunning. Love it.
Happy Crafting.
Love Sandra xx

Clarky J said...

Beautiful card Lisa - think my alcohol inks need an airing too!

chris said...

Hi Lisa this is so lovely,Do you know i still havent played with alcohol inks I really must love chris xx

Hope Jacare said...

Pouring on the west coast of Scotland! However your card has brightened my day - love the effects - may have to purchase some of these!! x

Clare said...

Hi Lisa,
We've had beautiful weather here too.
You card is beautiful, the alcohol ink background is stunning.
Belated birthday wishes, if you are anything like me then you will love your forties.
Have a great week.
Clare x

Lynda said...

Beautiful card Lisa and a nice bit of alcohol inking going on - isn't it lovely just being able to 'play' without restrictions.

Love Lynda xxx

Anne Jagger said...

It's a beautiful card Lisa.
Happy belated birthday, and thank you for your kind comments.
40 isn't too bad - I was 50 in December and I didn't like that at all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
LOL Anne x

Lynne K said...

Hi Lisa, beautiful card, and your background is fab! x

Kim Piggott said...

Oh belated Happy Birthday!!!!
Love your absolutely beautiful card!
Wow! That blue is stunning!
kim x


Gorgeous shades of blue on this fabulous card Lisa - Alcohol Inks are one of my favourite colouring mediums. Love the Sizzix flower and the stamped background!
LS19 has been bitterly cold today!
Hugs, Sylvia xxx

Jill said...

That is so gorgeous Lisa, despite the smudge(!) Have got the alcohol inks and acetate, really ought to have a go didn't I ! Thank you for all your lovely comments on my blog, you are such an inspiration with your creations.

Enfys said...

gorgeous gorgeous - I love that blue.
Spring on the way? It's been snowing here today. Brrrrr
big hugs
En xx

Sally H said...

Beautiful card, Lisa! Love the colours. I've not had my alcohol inks out for ages!

Beryl said...

Ooh - this is lovely. Your choice of colours is fab and the inks on acetate effect is gorgeous.
Beryl xx

craftimamma said...

Love the alcohol inked acetate Lisa. Gorgeous colours making such a pretty card.

Lesley Xx

Anne said...

Beautiful colours and swirls, lovely card!