Well for the past couple of days I've been playing with alchohol inks.....I really struggle with this medium but I'm determined to master them, so after my class on saturday I started with this project when I got home....when I started this I had no idea what I was doing, I punched out several flower shapes from the Tattered flower die from Tim Holtz with acetate and dabbed away with a few shades, then for some reason I thought I'd put some metal through a textured fade folder, again from TH and then decided to paint the metal with various shades of ink......what a fiddle (used a Q Tip), so I went to bed having had enough for the night. I find it frustrating when things don't go right so instead of slinging it in the bin a good nights sleep usually does the trick. Next morning with new determination I continued colouring in the panel.....at this point it was too bright so I rubbed in black acrylic paint to make it more aged looking. The acetate coloured petals didn't show up so I layered them inbetween flowers cut from print inked with Dusty Concord and Victorian velvet. The background canvas again has been inked with alchohol inks with gold added to get some bling. I blame Linda from L3 studios for all this as she made a card for the Drunken stampers blog and she had me laughing about boozed up monkeys helping her make it.....the challenge by the way is dry emboss and paint.
Hi my name is Daniele and I am a mother of two, Ethan is my first grandson and keeps me on my toes and now we have another Grandson Zachary who is a real sweetie. I am a store manager at Thorntons and no I don't eat chocs all day however we do try all the new ones its a hard job but someone has to do it. Our latest addition to the family is Milo, he is a bundle of fur and trouble rolled into one
Obviously card making and scrapbooking I only got into this after the birth of my grandson . Gardening, although this usually gets done by hubby now as I have too many pics to scrap,knitting and eating chocolate. My other passion is holidaying in Italy......such a beautiful country to visit. I am part of the DT for Crafty individuals,and was previously part of the design team for Sketch n Stash, Ooh la La and Kraftyhands.