Monday, 18 March 2013

A happy heart ............

......... always - as I get to do so many things that I really love!


A quick post to share another tag! this time for the Artful Times Challenge which is to use alcohol inks. 

I am sorry to say I don't use these as much as I should, so I thought I would have a go at making some largish Vellum flowers using the Tim Holtz Tattered Florals Die (it is the spiky one). I used three layers and inked them after cutting using a combination of Cranberry and Red Pepper Alcohol Inks. 



After a bit of shaping they looked a bit like poppies so I added three layers of punched stamens and found some grey pearls (why would I have grey pearls ??).  Just one word of advice - use thickish vellum as when I tried to shape the leaves with my bone folder, the ones made from thinner Vellum just shattered - the inks must affect the Vellum slightly.

Von has made a very colourful tag with her AInks and Neet an amazing piece of jewellery.  Click the link HERE to see these lovely pieces.

Thanks for looking and I hope it is nice and sunny with you as it is here.  Very cold, and snow all around us, but not with us ..........

13 comments:

Debbie said...

Wow Jennie.
Stunning flowers on the tag, they look so nice. Tims flowers are a great die arn't they. Debbiex

Von said...

The colour of the flowers are fab Jennie I've never used AI's on velum so one for me to try :)
Thank you for sharing with us at Artful Times
Von ♥

chrissies said...

Terrific tag Jennie and the flowers look amazing

Love Chrissie xxx

butterfly said...

Glorious use of the die again, Jennie - the poppies are stunning - and what a fabulous tag behind them too!
Alison x

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...how stunning is your tag Jennie, those flowers with their cranberry petals pop right out & shout look at me, love your muted background palette too...awesome work as always...Melxx :)

diane hasthorpe said...

A beautiful tag, Jennie. The vellum is perfect for your flowers. Must be the time of year to use alcohol inks, mine had an airing also, this week. I'll be tryng them on vellum next, thanks for the idea. Have a great week, cheers, Di

Julia S-W said...

Firstly, I love the background you've created. It's the perfect backdrop for these beautiful flowers and the stamens are fab. I don't 'get' vellum but I can see that this would be a great use for it that I may just have to try!
Wonderful tag Jennie. (er. . . grey pearls?? Absolutely no idea why you have them but jolly good job you did as they work perfectly!).
Juliaxx

PS Having been inspired by your amazing layouts using family photographs, I finally got to copy some that my Auntie has. When you have time, look at my post on the 20/3/13 and let me know what you think! Hope you like it.

Jackie said...

What a lovely tag Jennie and what a lot of work. I'm always amazed at how these colours and surfaces are achieved.

Redanne said...

Those flowers are stunning on your beautiful tag, wonderful background too.

Neet said...

I adore your flowers and as I am a poppy fan am blown away with them. Love the tag behind too, is that a resist technique you did on it?
Thanks for joining us at Artful Times with this lovely tag.
Hugs, Neet xx

Sandra's Spot said...

Pretty tag I love how the flowers turned out just stunning. Hugs Sandra X

Gibby Frogett said...

stunning tag..fabulous flowers and colours ...Gill x

Laurart said...

WOW! I love poppies - what a wonderful way to make them! I will have to give this a try - Thanks for sharing Lots of love from Laura xxxxxx