Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Unexpected Ornament

This weeks challenge at Hero Arts is to make a holiday project using unexpected colour combinations. Well I don't think you can get more unexpected than watermelon, sail boat blue and sunshine yellow! Those are the Alcohol Inks I used to create this card.

I used Tim Holtz Fragments (pieces of plastic that come in different shapes) and colored them with the inks. After they dried I inked up some stamps with Versamark and stamped on the coloured side of the plastic. The watermark ink takes the colour away, leaving the stamped image behind (it also adds nice depth to the ornament). Very fun to do!

This is pretty much the same design as my other ornament cards. I tried adding the stamped pine bough around these guys but found it to be too busy so I opted for a simpler style. Just used the mesh texture Cuttlebug folder for the background and added silver cord and an embossed sentiment.

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  1. sooo wonderful! I gotta know the colors of inks you used! Did you use the applicator? Thanks for sharing this!

  2. absolutely amazing! I will definitely borrow this inspiring design!

  3. OH MY GOSH! I LOVE THIS! Those bright ornaments are the best! You have the most creative ideas and then you execute them perfectly!

  4. This is spectacular!! Love it, Susan!


  5. You make the most BEAUTIFUL ornament cards, Sue! Love all of them!!!


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