Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Awesome Alphabet

Hi and welcome to another challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.  This week our fabulous guest designer, Cecile Ribon, is our hostess and she has given us a bold, modern sketch.  Check it out:


Because the sketch was so bold, I decided to go bold with my card.  I broke out my alcohol inks which I haven't used in years and went to town.



First, I took a piece of Alcohol Ink Cardstock and various ink colors and just had some fun creating a pattern.  Once I was happy with the result, I stamped over it with a bold alphabet background stamp, using Jet Black Archival ink and matted onto some black cardstock.  Then I was stumped for what to use for the circular element as the sentiment was already sketched in at the top.  Hmmm!  How about splitting the sentiment? After stamping the first part of the sentiment, I die-cut the alcohol ink panel with the outline Awesome die leaving a gaping hole in my alcohol ink piece!  I filled the hole with a black die-cut Awesome word.  It looks and feels pretty cool in real life.



Thanks for visiting!  The rest of the design team have some wonderful examples to show you so be sure to head over to their blogs and check them out.


Products used:

Stamps:  Awesome (Neat & Tangled), Alphabet Background (SSS)
Ink:  Jet Black Archival, Alcohol Inks (Denim, Butterscotch, Sailboat, Terra Cotta, Pesto Stream, Copper)
Cardstock:  White, Black, Alcohol Ink Cardstock (Ranger)
Dies:  Awesome (Neat & Tangled)

Cheers
Karren


13 comments:

Hannelie said...

Awesome indeed Karren!

Linda Callahan said...

Yes you are awesome! I can't believe what amazing things you do with all sorts of inks! The panel you created is fabulous!

Amy O said...

I don't even know what alcohol inks are, but you do amazing things with them! What a cool effect! And I love how you used the sentiment with the sketch!

Karen D said...

WOW Karren. Your card is completely stunning! I love the bold piece you have designed. It looks fabulous with the bold alphabet. I remember the alcohol ink technique well and still have pieces of it.

Cécile RIBON said...

Wow Karren ! Indeed, this card is so awesome !!!! I definitely love the way you interpret the sketch with this gorgeous bold panel !

Karen D. said...

LOVE!!! this Karren!! awesome card!

Barb Ghig said...

I'll bet this looks AMAZING in real life...WOW! I love how you created your panel with alcohol inks, and your solution for the die cut sentiment is so clever! Thanks for inspiring us to play along :)

Jen Mitchell said...

I had forgotten all about alcohol inks! I think I might actually have some of those from an ill-advised purchase I made while watching one of those Creative Chemistry classes:) But you have put yours to amazing use here! That background is absolutely fabulous and the way you did the sentiment is downright genius!

Cindy Hall said...

Wow! I was so surprised when I read your post and learned that you had made that background piece. It is so fabulous and the way you split up the sentiment is PERFECT for the card. This is such a fantastic work of art, Karren!

Amie Kiger (Kigz) said...

WHAT a fantastic bit of inking! That paper you created is awesome! I just love how you cut it, you brave girl, to leave the gap for more AWESOME! ;)

Jen Brum said...

I think you and this card are so awesome!! I can't believe how you created that panel! It's amazing! I wish you lived closer and you could give me lessons!!!!

Kim S said...

I just got the "awesome" set to use for surprise cards for my son at collage. I will definitely be putting your card in my inspiration file - I love that background!

Narelle Farrugia said...

I got myself some distress inks on the weekend because of you - you totally inspire me with your backgrounds! LOVE this one - it's awesome!