Tuesday, March 26, 2024

Shopping Our Stash #518 - Delight In Spring

 Hello, Crafty Makers!
This is the first time I have used glitter cardstock as a base for a project, but this theme seemed to demand it!  I had to darken the picture a little to show the glitter on the paper, the butterfly, and the leaves.
It is time for another fortnight challenge at Shopping Our Stash!
Our challenge theme is: Spring Has Sprung!
Create an Easter or Spring Project
Spring has sprung,
The grass has riz,
I wonder where
the birdies is!
Delight In Spring
More fun with Alcohol Inks!
Deconstructed Day Lilly
I think I am enjoying the unpredictability of alcohol inks the most! There are alcohol ink artists who have learned to control the ink to create beautiful flowers and landscapes, but I am in the early stages of learning that skill. My challenge is creating a project with whatever organic shape the ink takes!

The dark brown color is actually the gold alloy ink. I think it is not showing well because I used glossy photo paper. In real life, the alloy ink is gorgeous and adds to the card's visual appeal.

My beloved Day Lilies inspired this project. Although they will not bloom for a few more months, the leaves have already sprouted and are so green and beautiful! I wanted to capture those colors in alcohol inks.
These are photos of my Lillies before the Deer held their backyard dinner banquet! :D) 
I don't mind the deer.  I am part Native American, and I respect the fact that our subdivision is an invasion of their natural habitat.  We found a product on Amazon that keeps them away from my Lillies, but they feast royally on my yellow tips!  I don't mind!  💕

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I look forward to seeing your Easter or spring-inspired creations!    SHOPPING OUR STASH!
Chana Malkah