Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Inspired by Metal

I've really been enjoying the Shabby Tea Room challenges that I recently discovered. This week the inspiration photo was this lovely bracelet and the challenge is to use metal on your inspired card or project.


Here's my inspired card.

I used alcohol inks to make my colorful swirl on glossy card stock - and I have to tell you the top and bottom color is really a cranberry NOT purple so it looks more like the bracelet gems IRL! For some reason alcohol inks do not photograph true! Then I stamped my Asian lanterns from Waltzingmouse Stamps with silver pigment ink and added the silver brads. Then I adhered the image panel to a black panel over a silver panel.
This card is also for the Teapot Tuesday challenge over on Split Coast which you will find here.

After having a wonderful sunny hot summer here in New England so far - we are suddenly having a week of rain! I'm glad I didn't take this week as vacation. Our gardens and lawns did really need the drink though!


Thanks so much for coming by today - what does this bracelet inspire you to create??
Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Asian Gardens, Asian Gardens Additions
Paper: Glossy white CS , Basic Black - SU, Silver - unknown
Ink: Adirondack Alcohol Ink - Stone Washed, Rust, Cranberry, Wild Plum, Color Box Pigment Ink - Silver, Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Alcohol ink applicator - Ranger, Silver Brads, Making Memories

16 comments:

Papertrails by a paper lover said...

Like how you used the alcohol inks to make the spray on this card. Very pretty!

Sharli said...

LOVE your card, Julia! What an inspiration from the pretty bracelet! You are so clever!

Francie G. said...

Great take on the challenge, Julia! Love the artsy way you used the inks! Very pretty!

Crystal said...

Fabulous take on the challenge Julia great card!

Joan Ervin said...

WOW!!! This is gorgeous, Julia!!!! I love the look of the alcohol ink swirl and the little oriental lanterns look sooo pretty!!!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Oh - I love that swirl! Fab card my friend!

Velta said...

Wow Julia...you really did make a card from inspiration! And what a beautiful card it turned out to be!

Audrey Pettit said...

wow, how adorable! And what a perfect take on our inspiration photo in the Tea Room this week. That swirl of alcohol ink really looks like the beads, and the silver stamped lanterns are perfect for the metal, too. As well as the brads. Great job! Thanks for playing along with us again.

Nicole said...

What a great card - so pretty! Love the rainbow effect! Thanks for playing along with us at TSTR! :)

Anne said...

Wow! Amazing card from the inspiration piece Julia!! You are so creative and talented! I love it!! Great job gf!!

anya said...

What a beautiful inspiration photo and inspired project, Julia! What a fantastic idea to recreate the stripes in the stones with alcohol ink. Just beautiful!

Lisa said...

Wow, what a beautiful card! I love the lanterns layered on top of those beautiful colors. That is such a neat technique with the inks and such a neat look! Thanks for sharing with us in the Tea Room!

Steph Zerbe said...

Inspired by metal... how clever! Great outcome!!!

Wanda Cullen said...

Love your creative rainbow swirl...great use of metal to accent the lanterns!

Riet said...

So beautiful Julia.

Hugs Riet.xx

Peggy said...

Awesome inspiration card! Love your take on the stripes in the beads with the wavy stripe on your card! Fabulous!