Saturday, 14 March 2015

APC Challenge - Week 25

The Altered Playing Card Challenge is almost, but not quite, at the end.
Week 25 sees the use of gloss card along with re-inkers or alcohol inks.

It was quite fun playing around with alcohol inks and blending solution and seeing all the different combinations of colours that this technique created.  I settled on a combination of yellow and green with a smidge of red added and schmooshed it around on my craft mat.

The stars were stencilled using SU ink in 'tempting turquoise', then put aside to dry completely.  I then drew a little house on some printed DSP, cut out the windows and coloured it with brush markers.  Something else was needed, so I drew a little person (does she look like me?) as well.  Before they were glued into place, I stamped a border with 'jet black' archival ink.  To allow enough space for the letters, the house was glued over the border edge.

On the second card, I used SU 'pumpkin pie' through a stencil and as with the first card, set it aside to dry completely.  A border of washi tape was added but as the card is only small, if the border had been added to all four sides, it would have looked too closed in.  The butterfly (in my stash from way back) was stamped onto the same printed DSP and coloured with brush markers, and finally the letters were added for a title.

This was quite a fun challenge as it is not often I get out my alcohol inks and have a play with them.

I wonder what Week 26 will have in store for us?  Whatever it is, I'm sure it will be a great technique.
Happy Crafting!


  1. These are fabulous, I love them both. Very well done!!!

  2. Both are great APCs, Helen, but the "home" APC tugs at my heart. It is simple, yet says a mouthful! Nice job!


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