Monday, April 26, 2010

Alcohol Ink

I am not a person that follows trends. I usually join the bandwagon after the industry has moved on to the next thing or two. I have had alcohol inks for a while. I wanted to try them for years. Then I decided to bite the bullet and play with it. I hated my first few tries with it so I put it in the cabinet and forgot about it. Saturday morning I found this butterfly sitting on my desk. I had intended to use it for another project and bypassed it. I was going to put it away when I saw the alcohol ink applicator. I want to try to do some simple cards (simple and me don't go together well....I am much too detail oriented) but I thought I would give it a shot. I had so much fun inking this butterfly that I pulled a 2nd one out to layer it.

While the card is waaaaaay too simple for my liking...and blah...I love the butterfly. It's funny...I get e-mails delivered every morning from clean and simple bloggers and I absolutely LOVE their stuff, I hate it when I do it I am sure the recipient will love it. They love all my handmade cards. Me....not so much. But this card gets put in the technique pile. I tried a new technique and I am happy. I am also thinking about what colors of alcohol inks are next on my list.

Do you have favorite color in the alcohol inks? Please share! :)


Jill said...

Great CAS card! You are too hard on yourself! I think this is gorgeous! Love your inking- your butterfly really shines and makes a great star of the show!

Tiffany said...

Wow, the butterfly is really something Michelle, love that look! So pretty!