Sunday, 5 February 2017

More Alcohol

I was having a lovely time last week until that damn virus which I had before Christmas decided to put in yet another appearance. Not as bad this time but enough to make me feel more than a little fed up with myself....!
So the title of my post does not mean I used the coughing as an excuse to lubricate myself with drink (not that I need much encouragement) -  it means that I have made another card with the neglected alco inks!
I am beginning to enjoy just being able to chuck liquid inks onto a sheet of paper and have them all merge into yummy colours.
I am though struggling as to what to use the coloured sheets for but this one shouted Autumn Leaves.

Ivory linen textured card used as the base.
Colours on Yupo were Butterscotch, Caramel, Ginger and Latte.

I am hoping that these 3 shades are close enough on the colour wheel for me to join in at Less Is More this week. They are celebrating their 6th Birthday so I thought that a 'Thank you' to those who run the blog was called for!
The leaves actually have some distinct embossed veins which don't show up too well in the pic, but are quite effective.

The left over snippet was used as a dimensional panel - waste not, want not. So I am also taking my coughing body into the Playground - but will wrap a scarf round my face to keep my germs to myself!  
Going to spend today catching up in blogland so will be visiting you all soon! xx

25 comments:

  1. Wow, love this Viv, very realistic looking leaves , and I really like the dimensional panel


    Joan

    ReplyDelete
  2. What a super card! It's close enough to the colour wheel for me to be happy, and I think it looks absolutely stunning (I do have a bit of a thing about leaves in general, so I think your autumn leaf decision was great!). Alcohol inks are brilliant, aren't they? So much fun to play with. Those and Brushos are my stress relievers of choice! I love your layout with the coloured panel set behind the front of the card and the twine with the tag at the top which goes so well with the natural look. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Less is More and I hope the lurgy goes quickly :)

    ReplyDelete
  3. This really is a beauty Viv. You,re getting some lovely effects with the alcohol inks. I do hope you,ll soon be feeling better. Barbxx

    ReplyDelete
  4. Gorgeous card Viv your leaves are very effective...

    Anne

    ReplyDelete
  5. Ooooh me likey my friend. Love the colours...good enough to drink! Fab card Viv. Hope the cough goes quickly!

    ReplyDelete
  6. A beautiful stylish card with an elegant design. The leaves look real! hugs, Marlies

    ReplyDelete
  7. WOWSER Viv - what a stunning card and such fabulous inking too. This is scrummy.

    Hugs

    Di xx

    ReplyDelete
  8. love the inky leaves... they are simply stunning xx thanks for joining us to celebrate Less Is Mores 6th Birthday Jen xxx

    ReplyDelete
  9. I read the title of your blog .. sat here with a beer, made me chuckle! Fab make and super colour combo

    Kathyk

    ReplyDelete
  10. Just gorgeous Viv, those colours are perfect for autumn leaves! Hope you feel better soon.
    Val x

    ReplyDelete
  11. What a stunning card, fabulous design and gorgeous use of the alcohol to achieve such stunning colours.
    Saying that I am using alcohol at the moment but not on a card!

    Kath x

    ReplyDelete
  12. So gorgeous Vic, I love your colours and autumn colours ;D

    xx coops xx

    ReplyDelete
  13. Gorgeous design Viv. Love the split panel with the beautiful alcohol ink strip and, of course, your gorgeous maple leaves. The twine and sweet thank you tag are adorable. I was reading the colours of AIs that you used (Butterscotch, Caramel, Ginger and Latte), and I got hungry! They sound delicious, and they look delicious on your card. :) Take care Viv! Time to kick that virus to the curb! xx

    ReplyDelete
  14. Wow...your technique is stunning! So realistic. Thanks for sharing at Less is More!

    ReplyDelete
  15. Lucious colors! They definitely scream autumn to me, and oh so wonderful card!

    ReplyDelete
  16. This is absolutely spectacular, I adore those leaves and the design is perfect!
    Thanks for joining in the LIM birthday fun!
    Chrissie

    ReplyDelete
  17. Get well Viv, just have more 'alcohol' time... love your card fabulous colours.xx{aNNie}

    ReplyDelete
  18. Beautiful card Viv. I'd say you'd used these alco ink colours up perfectly.

    Meet me round the back of the bikes sheds later . . . I have something that'll help your cough no end!
    Hugs, Sarn xxx

    ReplyDelete
  19. I adore your bright and pretty yupo and alcohol ink leaves and inset border Viv and another lovely tag and twine. A gorgeous card. So sorry your virus has returned to plague you and hope you are soon feeling better. x

    ReplyDelete
  20. Perfect autumn colors! A d the leaf to the left on the card looks crimpled up just like a real leaf. Elegant card with a realistic scene of nature.

    ReplyDelete
  21. Hi Viv, these leaves look almost real and I have not had any alcohol as I say this. Just such a beautiful card and I hope you feel better soon.

    Love,

    Monica

    ReplyDelete
  22. The effect you've achieved on those leaves is terrific, a lovely CAS design too. I've yet to discover alcohol inks, one day I will have to make that purchase.
    Thanks so much for sharing with us at Less is More, Anita x

    ReplyDelete
  23. This is another gorgeous card, Viv! Perfect colors for autumn leaves and I love that layout!

    ReplyDelete
  24. really pretty -- gave me an idea of what to do with my strip of fall colored paper!

    ReplyDelete
  25. Stunning, those leaves look so wonderfully realistic
    Jane

    ReplyDelete

Thanks for taking the time to comment - I appreciate every single one!