I incorporated both into my design this month.
I started by dabbing Adirondack Alcohol inks in Shell Pink, Citrus and Aqua along with some Alcohol Blending Solution and Gold Mixative onto a 5" x 7" panel of Yupo Paper (see Tim Holtz YouTube tutorial here). I placed the Ray Stencil over the panel and dabbed Alcohol Blending solution through the stencil to remove most of the Alcohol ink in the stencil area. Then I dabbed some Butterscotch Alcohol ink at the base of the rays to create the sun.
I used Basically Bricks stencil with White embossing paste along the bottom half of the panel - just putting paste on partial areas so as not to cover the sun. I had actually colored the white embossing paste with Shell Pink Alcohol Ink - but as the paste dried - it absorbed the colors from the panel so looks mostly greenish! I added a Small Talk Sticker that I outlined with a black Stabilo pencil then went over it with a wet finger to smudge it.
I just noticed that it looks like blue clouds at the top of the sun rays - not planned but kind of cool!
I hope you'll join us in this month's Mixed Media Card Challenge - you will find lots of Design Team inspiration as well as the link for your creations here.
Paper: Yupo Paper, White, True Black - PTI
Ink: Adirondack Alcohol Inks - Shell Pink, Butterscotch, Citrus, Aqua, Alcohol Blending Solution, Gold Mixative.
Accessories: Wendy Vecchi White Embossing Paste, Wendy Vecchi Basically Bricks, Rays Stencil - Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous, Small Talk Idea-ology, Black Stabilo Pencil.