These two pieces were both created following the challenges set by Linda on her blog Studio L3 working from Tim Holtz book 'Compendium of Curiosities'.
Challenge No. 22 Alcohol Ink Splatter
(Technique detailed on page 52 of the book)
The alcohol ink colours I used were Cool Peri, Cloudy Blue and Pink Sherbert. I hadn't used this combination before, but love it and will be using it again!
Most of the effect is covered up by the detailed stamp (Stampers Anonymous 'Pattern Pieces' CMS 012). I used an archival ink for the rubber stamping but it wouldn't dry properly even with the heat gun. In the end I used some embossing powder over the top which has sealed in it (hopefully!).
I had some lace and buttons which matched the inks perfectly so they became the accents of this very girly birthday card.
Challenge No. 23 'Double Distress'
(Technique detailed on page 40 of the book)
Nothing girly about this birthday card! I embossed Grunge Paper with one of Tim Holtz Alterations textured fade embossing folders and coloured it with the following inks and distress stickles
The obscure man image is from Paperartsy, stamped and coloured with more distress inks.
I know I'm too late for the no. 22 challenge, but still wanted to record my efforts!
Thanks for looking - and if there's any where you are, stay safe in the snow!