Friday, April 21, 2017

Alice's Tea Cups

At our Mixed Media Mingle, we tried our hand at embossed strie.  This involves a metal stencil, rubbing alcohol, a Cuttlebug or Big Shot with plates and pads, white card stock, a stencil brush and pigment ink.  For my stencil I chose a stack of tea cups that one of the women brought--sorry I don't know the name of it.  It took a few tries to master the amount of pressure to use to brush on the ink.  

This first photo I took in the kitchen in the evening because it started raining outside.

I used blue pigment inks.  Blue is my favorite color.  I love a blue sky and water. I love the power of navy blue.   I look good in navy blue clothes.  My wedding colors were blue.  My dining room wall paper is navy blue and white striped.  I just like blue!

Here is another view where you can see better the blue on the stenciled cups. This one I took outside right as the raindrops started to fall. I think you also can see better the pastel colors on the white card.

Other materials:
Alice from Gecko Galz Wonderland collage sheet
The blue mat is embossed swiss dot
The pastel card base is my scrap paper that I used when applying the pigment ink onto the stencils.  (I made other cards as well, some with pink ink.)

Entering These Challenges:

Gecko Galz Facebook Papercrafters April Challenge:  curioser and curioser (AIW theme)--WINNER!!!
Gecko Galz blog: April-Alice's Tea Party x
As You Like It Challenge:  Your Favorite Color and Why until May 3
Cuttlebug Mania:  A Cuppa  until May 2
Card in  Envy:  Pretty Pastels winner announced May 3
Make My Monday:  Embossing, Heat or Dry x
CAS on Sunday:  Use a Stencil x


Emma Trenouth said...

Wonderful card, love those cups. I love blue too. Thank you for joining us at Make my Monday. Emma

Carole said...

Lovely card! The embossed tea cups really do make this a treasure. Thanks for playing along in the Gecko Galz challenge this month. x

Sandy Trefger said...

Fabulous pastel card! Love the tea cups and Alice!! Thanks for sharing with us at Cards in Envy.

LisaM said...

Super cute pastel card! Thanks for joining us at Cards In Envy!

Susan said...

Such a clever card. Thanks for sharing at CAS on Sunday!

Sue - said...

Love those embossed cups and Alice is the perfect finishing touch. Thanks for joining in at Make My Monday.

Granmargaret said...

Lovely work. Thank you for joining the challenge at Gecko Galz. Hope to see you again next time.

Squirrel x said...

Great colour choice! Love your make, thanks for sharing with us at AYLI for this challenge. Hugs xx

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