March 4, 2008

I created this card for my sister's birthday -- she loves purple.
The purple background I created using the technique on Tim Holtz' site where you mix alcohol ink (from your reinkers) with Perfect Pearls and a small amount of water in a spray bottle. I used purple for both of them. You spray directly onto your paper. Gives a very neat shimmery effect. I then used a hanging flower stamp from Studio G and stamped that in gold Brilliance ink. I then added purple color to the flowers with chalk inks. I am in love with Brilliance ink these days and just ordered about six new colors from Frugalities.com. I used Purple Pearlescent to stamp my main image (Art by Moonlight). The strip of paper lace along the side was also colored by applying that ink directly to the lace.
So, this card has a wonderful shimmer to it -- and, of course, it's not really apparent in the picture.

8 comments:

Sarah said...

Your sister will love this!

ScrappyPam said...

Very pretty - love that background!

Tania said...

Very pretty card!

Trish D said...

This is gorgeous - I really like the "button-y" little accent on the side.

Kris Dickinson said...

It's lovely Louise! Congrats!

Jacqueline's Craft Nest said...

Gorgeous vintage card and congrats with your win!!

Penny said...

That's a very pretty painterly background, love the card. And congrats on winning the competition as well! :)

Lyneen said...

Love the technique you used... I may have to try this... love the card.