Thursday 16 August 2012


Hello my lovelies!  Hope your week is going well? 
This will be the last  FYI challenge for a while  - Steph has decided to have a much-needed  break for a few months, but hopes to return in January.

There are some amazing colours in this fortnight's inspiration photo,
 and as soon as I saw it , Alcohol Inks sprang to mind!  
(oooh - messy and inky - how fab)!
So out came the gorgeous colours - Wild Plum, Butterscotch, Willow, Aqua, Denim and  Stream.  The bottles of ink were  swirled and dabbed onto acetate in a very abstract way  (great fun!),  then the acetate was layered onto white and black cardstock.. 
Sentiment  from the SU Curly Cute set.
Do pop over to FYIfor all the challenge details and some fab. DT inspiration! 

~Have a happy happy day ~ 
~ Hugs ~


Jacqui's little piece of England said...

This is lovely Sylvia so cleaver

jacqui x

Christine L said...

Morning PP

Wowwwww you've certainly captured the colours from the photo.. in a fabulous landscape ... Love it! The sky is perfect... not often we see it that vibrant but when we do..... it's stop and stare time! I think it's definitely a Yorkshire scene!

I've had fabulous times playing with alcohol markers.... So messy and enjoyable.. I really must dig them out again and give them a go!! Now.... I wonder if I have a pink one???? I would think it's more than likely..... hehe

Big hugs
Christine x

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,love the

Sarah said...

Hi Sylvia!

WoW!!! This is so effective! Must pinch this idea and get those never used alcohol inks out of the cupboard! It looks a bit like encaustic art! I love it backed onto the white and black! Stunning! Have a great day!

Sarah x

Michelle said...

Sylvia, this is so beautiful! Such rich colours. Alcohol inks are on my wishlist!

Beryl said...

What a fabulous interpretation on the photo.To make the whole scene from the alcohol inks without a need for stamps or embellishments of any kind is brilliant work.
Beryl xx

Miranda said...

Wow Sylvia, you did capture this photo in a perfect way with this technique, love it! warm greet Miranda

Canonbury creations said...

Absolutely fabulous Sylvia, the colours are so vibrant and definitely replicate the photo.
Val x

Gini said...

The best interpretation of that photo by far!
Absolutely amazing Sylvia!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
What a perfect landscape, put it in a frame and it can go to an artists gallery for sale - truly.

Sasha said...

Stunning! You captured the photo perfectly, Sylvia. Such beautiful rich colours, and a card that could be sent to anyone...gorgeous! x

cheryl said...

oh this is stunning hun,really love this too bits,so so effective,hugs Cherylxxxxxx

Suze Bain said...

Wow, this is so striking Sylvia. Fabulous colours and you've really created a landscape with those inks. Love it. xx

Brenda Brown said...

Beautiful Sylvia I really love your interpretation of the photo..
Hugs Brenda xox

Anonymous said...

Stunning Sylvia!! A wonderful interpretation of the photo.

RefRacBe said...

Great use of alcohol inks to create a landscape. I haven't used alcohol inks in ages. Rachel.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Gorgeousness! I thought it was encastic wax at first -- fun technique, beautiful end results!

Denise said...

Wow this is stunning. Such gorgeous bright colours and such a great interpretation of the inspiration picture.
I love this.
Denise xx

Darnell said...

Wow, Sylvia. That's not a card, that's a work of art!

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

HI Sylvia ! Your artwork with the alcohol inks is stunning and a glorious take of the photo inspiration. LOVE it and the elegant card that you created. I hope you are doing well, Shirleyx

Aileen said...

How beautiful! A work of art Sylvia. x

Unknown said...

Hi Sylvia
OMG!! This card is absolutely stunning it's really a beautiful make you have caught these colours with your inks just fabulous chum.. so striking I'm sorry a bit behind again with my comments!! ( what's new )lol'
big thanks for popping by with your kind words too, wee had a lovely time..
I'm now off to pop by you SU Blog I do love these products and your lovely cards you create with them..
Have a super weekend.
Lots Hugs Sarah x

Spyder said...

oh wow! your take on the photo is just perfect!! Sorry for not visiting for ages hope you are well

Nicola said...

Wowee dear Sylvia, your take on the photo is fantastic. Love, love your vibrant colours and I would also love to get my fingers inky with you. Sorry I haven´t been around lately but hope to catch up with all your fabulous creations real soon.
Nicola -x-

G Peplow said...

Hi Sylvia, This is loads of fun, gorgeous colours all swirled around, I love the way you've controlled it enough to still retain the effect of the foreground and the sunset. Fabulous card, hugs Gay xxx

Sara Mac said...

Sylvia, this is the most beautiful creation I have seen using alcohol inks. WOW, simply stunning. I can tell you that this inspires me to give those inks another try. It has been wonderful to have you as part of the FYI team. You always make gorgeous cards that make my jaw drop. You will be missed.

Di said...

Absolutely stunning!! Just so, so beautiful! Di xx

Home sweet home said...

WOW!!!!!!This is soooo beautiful and stunning,love the design and colours.
Your work is absolutely fabulous.

Wish you a lovely week,hugs Merethe

Mau xx said...

This is Stunning Sylvia, What amazing colours...makes me want to get my water colours out again :)
Hugs mau xx

Sue McRae said...

Wow, that is one gorgeous looks like a piece of art! You truly captured the colours from the pic.