Wednesday, 19 February 2014

A Cameo Appearance


I watched this video of Wendy Vecchi demonstrating this background technique at CHA 2014 using alcohol re-inkers and rubbing alcohol, and also this video by Shari Carroll using dye ink pads and rubbing alcohol, so I thought I'd have a go at Shari's version.  And when I saw the challenge at Uniko Studio, I knew what colours I would be using, or near enough:


The challenge is Distressed Or Vintage, with the colour inspiration thrown in.  It was a fun technique to do - I used Memento ink pads and Ranger blending solution to make four backgrounds, and it was actually my first attempt that turned out the best.  You need to use Ranger Specialty Stamping Paper which has a special coating so that the inks and solution don't saturate the paper.  Because the paper is semi-gloss, not all of the black ink transferred from the stamps, but it all adds to the distress effect, especially with the addition of credit card ink streaks.

It's a masculine card, so I'm entering it into CAS on Sunday Masculine

And I'm also entering it into Seize The Birthday (without toppings)


And Simon Says Monday Challenge, where the theme is A Cameo Appearance.  In this case, the blending solution has made a cameo appearance in the making of this card.  It hardly ever gets on stage, but thanks to this technique, I think it will get more appearances in the near future!


23 comments:

  1. Oh well done - you've captured the inspiration photo and colours perfectly!

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  2. Wow! What a beautiful background, Shirley! I love the whole design, too! Thanks so much for the links to the video, and for your tips on creating this fabulous card!

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  3. Absolutely bang-on perfect take on the inspiration photo! You never cease to amaze me girl! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the bits & pieces of the polka dot stamp (both the solid & empty dots!). And, you're right - the ink on the letters looks great with the naturally occurring distressed areas!

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  4. This is lovely Shirley- the effect looks almost like clouds in a beautiful morning sky. Well done on being brave enough to try something new and achieving such an amazing result! Laura xx

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  5. This is fabulous! You did a great job with this technique!

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  6. Fabulous technique. Love it done with these colors. Loll xx

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  7. Wow- you really recreated the inspiration photo!

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  8. My goodness, Shirley ... this is sooo cool ... you've managed to put the wall on your card! Amazing! Anita :)

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  9. Wow, you are spot on with the inspiration photo and colors! Very pretty card! Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday!

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  10. Your stampings look wonderful on the awesome background you created!

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  11. Lovely background. Well done.

    Thank you. Love love, Andrew. Bye.

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  12. wohooo!! this is such a cool BG :) I loved ur technique

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  13. Amazing love this!!!!


    ...I also spotlighted a tag you did on my blog, and linked back to you, I hope you do not mind!

    Hugz Kimberly!

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  14. Oh. My. Goodness!!! WOW! How did you do that?! You absolutely nailed those colours, and that pattern! I a super impressed!! :)

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  15. Love it! The grungy look background, the bold sentiments - fab guy card!

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  16. I am also getting into this water coloring background -- I just love your card - stunning comes to mind~

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  17. That background turned out fabulously! Love the colours. Thank you for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!

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  18. Stunningly FABULOUS! Love the background you've created & the bold sentiment works perfectly. Thank you SO much for joining in on the Uniko Studio Challenge :) Hugs Bev x

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  19. Just love it. Amazing background!
    I have to try it some day :-)
    Thank you for sharing your card with us at Seize the Birthday.
    Hugs, Marzena DT

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  20. This is just stunning! You have knocked this technique out of the park! I am off to check out the videos you mentioned. Thanks for playing along at Seize The Birthday!

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  21. shirley- this is just stunning! i love technique and i think you nailed it with the fun colors. Thanks for playing along with us at Uniko Studio.

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  22. I just love the way your background has turned out. Like myself you have to go through a few before you get the one you want but isn't it strange when its the first one? However isn't it fun trying? Thank you for the inspiration for me to try these techniques and popping the links of the videos. I love the idea of the credit cards too. I find it inspirational that we all have the same brief and yet all are so very different, some very talented crafters out there xx Crafty Hugs Beverley x

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