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Tuesday, 29 June 2010

CHALLENGE 3 ALCOHOL INK MONOPRINT


Hi,

I have now got the book by T Holtz 'Compendium of Curiosities' (hooray) so can enter Linda's challenge, which is page 53 of this brilliant book. Brilliant book, but brilliant I am most definitely NOT ..........oh dear what a mess I got myself into, after 4 attempts of this technique I managed to salvage just one that wasn't too bad; perhaps its because I haven't as yet got a craft mat and did this on a placky bag.........yea that must be it..........lol I used Darcie's Stamps.

Thank you for popping in and hope your day has been good. All comments are welcome and any advice is most definitely welcome......... Annette x

40 comments:

thekathrynwheel said...

Well it still looks pretty good to me! But I'm sure you would notice the difference with a craft mat - I didn't know I needed one until I got one :-)

Terry said...

I don't know about your other attempts, but this one is fantastic! Great stamp!! Before I got my craft mat, I used Freezer Paper - but don't heat emboss on it!

Carol Q said...

I thought it looked gorgeous Netty and a lovely splash of colour

Anesha said...

Stunning, just love the colours in the background and perfect stamps.

Lori said...

The black stamping on your background is very striking, I love it!

Linda Ledbetter said...

I think you're VERY brilliant, and this looks wonderful! It's vibrant and inviting and I love it!

I do think the nonstick craft mat makes monoprinting much, much easier, but you managed to make this look great, nonetheless. Thank you so much for joining in for the third challenge. I very much hope you'll be back next week!

♥~Linda

Doreen said...

I think this is fabulous Annette,I don't know what the others were like but this is super, love the stamping.xxx

Pops x said...

This is simply stunning, love the colours that you have chosen its really effective big hugs Pops x

Jan said...

This is beautiful Netty.. The background colours are stunning and the stamping is just perfect. A sheet of non stick baking silicone is better than a plastic bag!
Thank you for all the lovely comments you leave on my blog by the way.... they are so much appreciated

Andrea said...

well I think you got one part wrong... that you are not brilliant!!! come on young lady do I have to put you on the naughty step??? not brilliant indeed! it looks fab and probably only you notice whatever mistake you think you have made xxx

Kay Griffin said...

Beautiful work, Annette, it really does look great :)

Sue said...

This is beautiful, I think the paler edges draws your eye to your inkiness - it's lovely x

craftattack said...

It is really gorgeous Netty, love it!!

kayc said...

I think this card is fantastic. Kathleen x

Meggymay said...

Its fantastic and your colours are are super.

Annika said...

Well I think it's totally cool! And I haven't ever heard of the book!!! Boy I'm ignorant!
BTW, I use silicone baking mat as craft sheet, same bloody thing and very inexpensive in most chain stores. At least I've totally convinced myself that it's the same thing! lol
Hugs
Annika

Esther said...

ooh..I'm waiting for my copy of that very book to arrive, it's on it's way the E-mail promised me Saturday so just waiting for the postie...I love alcohol inks and this is just beautiful..I use a non-stick heat sheet thingy from Lakeland instead of a craft mat and find it works great.

Kim Dellow said...

Ooo Netty so pretty, love the colour background with the black detail. Lovely

Brenda Brown said...

It's great Annette, Love the jusical notes coming form the birds.
I have left you something on my blog if you'd like to collect it.
Luv Bxxx

coops said...

wow,its fantastic.i love the effect of the background anf fab image.luv coops.xx

Hells said...

Well ettie, it looks brilliant to me. love Hells xx

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Success is just a word and you sure mastered it GF! I luv what you did, it's beautiful, glad you got the book! Try a piece of waxed paper until you get a craft sheet, or freezer paper. hugz

Rachelle said...

Well, placky bag or not it turned out fantastic!

Linda Robinson said...

Hey girly, I think it looks great.. so colorful.. I need to try to do more techniques.. It looks like fun!
Hope your having a great day!
Hugs, Linda

Beverly Gotthardt said...

I was playing with alcohol inks today too. You final effort is wonderful. Just keep practicing, the rest us of didn't see what you thought were mess ups(happy accidents).

Ria said...

This is another fantastic creation, Annette... How do you keep coming up with such beautiful pieces. I keep buying bits but just sit and look at them... think I'm going to stick to my crochet from now on. x

AngelaC said...

Have to agree - it looks FAB to me!

Joan said...

I love this piece Netty , gorgeous colours and lovely stamps ! I don't have the Tim Holtz book so can't join in the challenge , wish I could as I love his techniques etc. Thank you so much for the lovely comments you leave on my blog, it is much appreciated.

MarleneMAZ said...

Looks fabulous, I love all the stamping you did. I found this method a little tricky too but you need to go get yourself a craft mat, you won't regret it :)

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Love the stamped image you used on this piece and the colours are yummy. Have a great day. Tracy Evans x

Anne Jagger said...

This is stunning! I just LOVE the colours you have used and the whole effect is fabulous!

Dawn B. said...

I think this is amazing.. What an awesome work of art.. I have never heard of this book.. Great job..Such pretty colors..:)

Linda64 said...

Annette ! This looks georgeous. And with the black images it's just perfect. I've just bought the book, so I better jump over to Linda's blog and check out her challenge.
(Thankyou for you explanation on the slide mailer)
Hugs

Kathy said...

wow it looks fantastic to me

Mandy said...

Oh hunny this looks gorgeous to me, love the colours and the stamped edges.
You have no idea how brilliant your creations are you crazy lady lol
hugs Mandy xx

Jennifer said...

Fantastic!! Just stunning. Love the colours, the stamping, everything!xx Jenny xx

Rein said...

Fantastic, love the black stamping on the colorful backgrond

Lynne K said...

That background is superb, and the stamping complements it perfectly. It said "magic garden" to me - I wanted to go behind the stamping and see what else was there!

Sherry said...

It IS brilliant!! Love the mix of all the colours which are really off set by the lovely stamps you've used!

Maggie said...

Beautiful art

Maggie