Tuesday, 17 January 2012

A Little Blue

I just love the challenge this week at Grungy Monday. Linda has asked us to create something using another wonderful technique that can be found on Tim Holtz's blog. This week we are going back to August 2008 to use some Alcohol Inks. 

Luckily I just happen to have a couple of those lovely faceted fragments lying around in a box of bits and pieces. I decided to go with a blue/turquoise colour scheme for this technique, but wasn't really sure what to make when I started out. After a couple of attempts and quite a lot of Alcohol Blending Solution to remove some truthfully pretty awful splodgy blobs I ended up with two fragments that I quite liked. The stamps I have used are old favorites, Anthology and Artful Flight from Stampers Anonymous.  The decoration at the top is made fom some odd little beads and coloured wire






I was chatting away to a friend who had come round for coffee this morning and she said that she would love it if I could make one into a brooch for her. So that is what I did with both of them, and now I'm just waiting for the glue to dry on the backs.  I think these are also ok to enter in Simon Says Stamp and Show, which is Anything But a Card this week.

12 comments:

Helen said...

WOW!! they came out so much better than I ever manage... especially the top one - just love how the white pops! Lucky friend having it made into a brooch.

fairy thoughts said...

great pieces,pretty colouring, I love the way you have finished them with the beads. I am still working on my piece.
janet

Kim said...

Those are beautiful! I love the brooch idea, and the beads add such a nice dimentional touch!

Donna Bowman said...

These are gorgeous!!

Dan said...

Wonderful pieces, I love the colours! The Design Team are really pleased that you joined us for the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge this week - Thank you!

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Great creations in gorgeous colors!

greetings, Alie :-)

Paula Whittaker said...

yhey make great brooches

Laura said...

Sue these are fab! Great idea for brooches. I have a real thing about turquoise jewelry.

Ellie said...

They are both breathtaking!

Sara Jansen said...

Wow - first I love your site...what fun little girls. And your fragments look FAB...love the idea to make them brooches and the fru-fru on top. The wire looks great.

Deb Neerman said...

These are just gorgeous!

Jennie Atkinson said...

Both are gorgeous Sue. I love the colours and your wire and gems finish them off fantastically!