Saturday, 25 September 2010

Harlequin Flower

Hello everyone, hope you're all having a good weekend. I'm very inky fingered here having been experimenting with Tim Holtz's fabulous Alcohol Ink Agate on Grunge technique from page 53 of his Compendium of Curiosities which is the subject of this week's challenge at Linda Ledbetter's Studio L3.
My creation turned out a little different to my original plan as I couldn't find my grunge board (a really big tidy up is on the cards I think!) and used instead some harlequin patterned grunge board squares that I did come across in my search. The end result is a little more blingy than intended because the pattern on the grunge board caused the alcohol ink to behave in a different way.
Here it is!
I arranged my treated squares in a grid pattern to fit this week's challenge 77 at Stamptacular Sunday and glued them to a piece of silver embossed card rubbed with Royal Purple Stazon ink.
I inked a larger square of the same card with Olive Green Stazon ink and then stamped on Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz paisley with the purple ink.
I cut out some metal flowers with the Tim Holtz Alterations Tattered Florals die and coloured these with alcohol inks. I stamped the paisley design on the larger flower petals. I added a brass charm in the centre.
That's it from me until next week as I'm off to Ally Pally to the Big Stamping and Scrapbooking Show tomorrow and have a very early start!


June said...

Wow Fliss this is beautiful. You are such a diverse and clever crafter. I adore your work. love this one
have a happy weekend
hugs June xxxxx

Gemma said...

This is absolutely stunning, love the colours you used and the big flower is just adorable. Really creative take on our challenge of this week! Happy crafting and thank you for joining us at SSC, hugs Gemma

Hope Jacare said...

What fabulous colour Fliss - love it! Have a great time tomorrow and try not to spend too Cheers Claire x

Chris said...

Beautiful work! love the colours and the flower.

Fiona said...

Those colours are fantastic together Fliss. What an original piece. Hope you have a fab time at Ally Pally and thanks for your comments on Blogger-reassuring to know it's not just me who is finding it a pain.

Yelowflower said...

whoa, where to look first!?! this is an awesome piece.

Sally H said...

Totally stunning! Have a great time at Ally Pally!

Terry said...

Gorgeous colors. I love the embossed background and the flower is awesome!

Linda Ledbetter said...

Hi Fliss! This is absolutely wonderful, and I love the look of the alcohol ink agate technique on the harlequin-patterened grungeboard. The colors are gorgeous, and this actually looks like that cool, iridescent glass tile I wish I could afford for my house! The metal flower is the perfect touch, too.

It's great to see you back at the CCC, and I hope you'll join in again soon!

craftytrog said...

Beautiful colours Flis, & I love your metal flower! Have a lovely day at Ally Pally! xx

brenda said...

I bet it looks even more stunning in the flesh Fliss, the colours are gorgeous.

B x

Skraptacular Designs said...

WOW! What a fabulous card! I love the effects you've created! Something I'm going to have to try one day! Looks very pretty!

Thanks for joining us four our Stamptacular Grid Challenge! Hope you'll join us again soon for some more challenge fun!


Adria (I now have 3 Copics!) Slauterbeck said...

this is a card that BEGS to be held and turned in the light so all the pretty angles can be admired.l So much great detail and texture!
Thanks for making the "grid" on STAMPTACULAR SUNDAY CHALLENGE!