Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Deep Purple


Another week, another great Compendium Of Curiosities challenge at Studio L3 . This was a lesson in using alcohol inks to create a mono print. I THOUGHT I knew how to use alcohol inks but I really did learn a lesson this week! I used Wild Plum, Meadow and Bottle Green with a touch of gold. Took me three tries to get this right but it really was fun! Thanks Linda!

15 comments:

Chris Arlington said...

Beautiful tag! I know what you mean about a little learning surprise.

Zoechaos said...

Gorgeous tag great colours and all the little extras like the lace and is that faux stitching? Love it. xx Zoe

Craftyideas said...

Beautiful tag. Love the colours.

Linda Ledbetter said...

Nan, thank YOU for sharing such gorgeous art! Your tag turned out great-- you have a cool, Northern Light effect going on! The design is lovely, as well, with the bird stamp and embellishments. I'm so happy you played along with the third Challenge, and hope to see you next week!

Hugs,
Linda

craftytrog said...

Your tag is stunning Nan! I love everything about it! x

Terry said...

Lovely tag! Wonderful colors and image! Yes, it was fun doing this technique!

Lori said...

These colors are great! And yes, it does take a little practice, but you mastered it wonderfully!

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Nan, I tried purples too but mine ended up muddy. I'm so glad we're all doing these challenges, it's bringing out the best in us all x

Sherry said...

It's beautiful! I love the purples.

Rachelle said...

Beautiful purples! Love the little fringe on your tag too.

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Wonderful tag and I love the embellishment, fab colours too. That's the fun thing about this technique the colours that you end up with. Have a great day, Tracy Evans x

studiorose said...

Hmmm...blogger ate my first post. Weird. Anyway, I was saying that you did a beautiful job with the purple; I had to push purple away after awhile because it kept taking over the other colors. There was definitely a learning curve involved here! Love the bird and the lace, as always you did a beautiful job.

Nancy Maxwell James said...

what a gorgeous tag...love the shade of purple (my favorite color) and the beautiful stamps you used on this piece! Hope you have a wonderful 4th of July weekend!

CuddlyBunny said...

This is beautiful, and what a wonderful mix of embellishments!

Kathy Eddy said...

Great tag and colors! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving sweet commnets. I have been using lots of fabric and layering denim with cottons and knis to make flowers by die-cutting also. Cool results! Try some.