This is my first post for A Blog Named Hero Facebook Team which I was asked to join in December - I will be posting a card to carry out the monthly theme for ABNH the second and fourth Thursday every month. The theme for the January challenge is "New to Me" - this can be a new stamp, a new technique, new anything.
I chose to use a "new to me" technique - painting with alcohol inks. TaeEun has colored flowers with alcohol inks, but i have no idea how she really does this - so I decided to just do my own thing. First I gold heat embossed the flowers and leaves (from the April My Monthly Hero Kit). Then I added cranberry, watermelon and shell pink inks, wet a small brush with blending solution and just played around with the color. Did the same for the leaves with lettuce and botanical inks. Since I kind of went out of the lines while doing this, I put some ink on an acrylic block with some blending solution and painted all around the leaves and flower. Wasn't intending to make a Christmas card, but since the flower looked like a poinsettia, I went along with that. Lastly I put some of the green on my brush and spattered it. Added some gold seed beads and the glitter sentiment backed with black.
This card goes along with the following challenges:CAS Mix-Up (liquid inks, stamping and embossing)
Happy Little Stampers Christmas (anything goes)
A Blog Named Hero (new to me)
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