The colors of the photo inspiration for this week were perfect for a masculine card, so I stuck with browns, golds and oranges. It just so happens that I needed to make my brother-in-law his birthday card since tomorrow is his birthday. I'm also entering this into the Addicted to CAS - Masculine challenge. Perfect timing!
I started with a piece of glossy card stock and some alcohol inks -- butterscotch, slate and gold mixative. Once I pounced those on the glossy paper I added two tiny drops of currant ink to my applicator and pounced that over the panel. Then I slowly put a few drops of the blending solution on the panel to make the inks bleed a bit.
It honestly looked like a muddled mess to me, but I walked away for a bit and let it dry before tossing it out:)
I came back and stamped it with a vintage map stamp that I picked up at Hobby Lobby and I instantly fell in love with it. So strange how that map image just transformed the panel for me. I may not give up on alcohol inks after all. LOL!!
I hope that you join us for this challenge over on the FYI blog. You have two weeks to play along and submit a project based on the photo above. Please take a moment to see what the rest of the FYI DT created. You'll love their work. Links are on my sidebar.
Stamps: Vintage Map (Stampabilities), Stylish Sentiments:Birthday (PTI)
Paper: Kraft, Black (PTI), glossy cs
Ink: Black (memento), Alcohol Inks