Monday, June 21, 2010

Wind and Sea, Earth and Sky

Today's Clean and Simple challenge on Split Coast was to follow the sketch based on Diane's pretty card below.
And this is the card I created.
To make the color stripes - I used alcohol inks on a felt pad that I swiped across my glossy card stock. Then I stamped the weed and sentiment using Memento Tuxedo Black ink over the swipe. The alcohol inks dry almost immediately. (The middle color is magenta IRL for some reason it looks purple in the pic!?)


I used this applicator from Ranger to apply the ink to the card. The felt pads stick to the velcro on the wooden applicator. I used Wild Plum, Lettuce and Stonewashed alcohol inks by Adirondack.

The weed and sentiment stamps are from Rubbernecker.

Stamps: Rubbernecker - Weeds #497-06, Petite Word Set #2000
Paper: Glossy white card stock - SU
Ink: Adirondack Alcohol Inks - Wild Plum, Lettuce, Stonewashed, Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Ink Applicator, Felt Pads - Ranger

17 comments:

Sharli said...

Oh My Goodness, Julia! How STUNNING! This is so knock-my-socks-off beautiful. I'm in awe.

Karen H. said...

Beautiful card! I love the colors together. Great interpretation of the sketch.

Joan B said...

stunning!

Carol said...

Beautiful card!! I have to comment on your banner picture . . . I looked at it and thought -- that looks like the entryway to Glendalough. . . then I saw your comment about your banner picture! What a serene place that is!!! Hope you had a great trip!!

Velta said...

Oh Julia ~ This is so clean and simple...which translates to elegant!

Belinda said...

I LOVE this!!! Absolutely fabulous!!!!!

Michele said...

Gorgeous! Love this technique!

maryr917 said...

this is such a pretty cas design julia-love how you interpreted the sketch

Crystal said...

These are fantastic Julia..LOVE the piercing on the first one..AWESOME!

jdmommy said...

WOW! What a lovely CAS card, Julia! The colors are wonderful and the sentiment so beautiful!! TFS, GF!!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Julia, I adore this card! It is spectacular... the colors, and design is fabulous. Love this fresh, creative card.

Vicki Dutcher said...

How fabulous!! Just beautiful!

Betty Wright said...

Julia, this is fabulous! LOVE how you created the background color rows. Beautiful in its elegant simplicity!

Joanne Travis said...

I got this whole Ranger kit and have never used it yet. I think I like purchasing every bit as much as I like the actual stamping part of things :)
Love your cards, Julia.

Bonnie McLain said...

Now you are talking my kind of playing.. .I love these toys.. my favorite of all... love what you have created here Julia... just lovely in all ways... very simply STUNNING... I also love your flower in the lower section... can't go down and add a comment takes me over 20 minutes to get to this spot... so please except my humble apology... but I love the flower... GREAT GOING... love all these great creations Julia... keep them coming..

Edna Morrisedie said...

Gorgeous transition from the sample card to yours, I love how you used the ink!

Sue said...

I'm stunned! This is sooooo beautiful!