Sunday, 2 September 2018

Positive and Negative

Hello friends, happy September! I love Autumn and can't wait to share some more Autumnal projects with you, but today I just have a fun little tag card to share with you, using the new Alcohol Lift Ink by Tim Holtz.
I am having so much fun playing with this stuff. I think many of you will have discovered it already, but if it is new to you, check out this video by Tim Holtz.
I called this Positive and Negative, as I used both the lifting and the coloured print off for my tag, which I then layered and embellished with some further Alcohol Lift Ink embellishments.

This is how I did it: I die cut a tag from Yupo paper and blended various alcohol inks in blue tones all over it.
I then used the stamps from the Tim Flower Jar set and stamped them with the Lift Ink and then stamped them off onto white card stock.
These subtly blue stamped flowers were then die cut, with the matching die set and adhered just below the lifted images.
A couple of leaves left over from a previous lift ink project were used to embellish the card further, and that was pretty much it.
Not quite my usual colour palette, but I had fun and it was quick to do and will make a useful card for someone.

Thanks for your visit like always and have a good week ahead!


Rita said...

So vibrant and beautiful Astrid. Not heard or used those inks, but now on my wish list. Hope you enjoyed your holiday too. Hugs Rita xx

Valerie-Jael said...

Fantastic tag, love the technique, must look into that ink. Thanks for sharing, hugs, Valerie

brenda said...

It's a beautiful tag Astrid and I think I need to check our these new products, I've read on a couple of blogs people have mentioned them. Like you love creating for Autumn, just not so keen on the cooler days.

B x

Meggymay said...

Wow a stunning effect, its a beautiful tag card. I will have to go look this technique up.
Yvonne xx

Jackie PNeal said...

WOW Is that ever so gorgeous!!
and no I don't know much about this technique,nor I have I tried it,but I sure will watch the video in the link and give it a go!
I totally love the blues you chose-stunning!
Jackie xo

Helen Wallace said...

The delicate blooms really shine against the bold blue background Astrid. Although I've heart of the Alcohol Lift Ink by Tim, I've not checked it out, so thanks for the link; I'm off to do just that. Gorgeous work.

My name is Erika. said...

I haven't tried this alcohol ink lift yet so I am curious about how well it works. I would say it works fantastic. I love the blue and how it leaves that white image. It almost looks like batik dyeing. You created a beautiful piece Astrid. Happy new week. Hugs-Erika

Maryann Laursen said...

I haven´t tryed it, but I´ve seen it around though, but haven´t seen it used like this at all. Your tags are abasolut gorgeous, like everything you ever do, and I love the blue colors, you used for it too, so in my world this is as perfect as can be, I simply LOVE it.

Let's Art Journal said...

Wow, I love love love this tag! The shades of blue are amazing and I've heard of the new Alcohol Lift ink but wasn't sure how it worked 😁. Thanks for the video and explanation, makes sense now 😉. The addition of the autumn leaves and layers of paper for the frame showcases the blue perfectly and you certainly chose the right word too, you have created beauty! I'm so pleased that Autumn has inspired your muse to return. Wishing you a happy and creative new week! J 😊 x

Carole Pollard said...

So clever this is beautiful Love and hugs Carole x

Patty O'Malley said...

Absolutely beautiful, Astrid!

Paper Wishes said...

The Alcohol ink really does make you think in negative and positive. Lovely tag the dark blues look great with the browns. x

Dorthe said...

A stunning tag dear Astrid, the amazing effect with the ink, makes it so beautiful . Love your chosen colors , too.
Dorthe, xo

Annie said...

An amazing card Astrid and I love the background colour, which really adds to those beautiful flower dies you have used xx
Have fun!

Huge hugs Annie xx

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

Pinned this beauty! It has to be one of my favorites using this technique, probably because of the striking blues...just love it!

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Oh Yes Astrid! perfection! loving the colour combination. Have a great creative week, Angela xXx

Redanne said...

It really is a fabulous technique and you have used it so beautifully, I love the blue stamping on the flowers and the blue background is gorgeous! Hugs, Anne xx

Margaret Mifsud said...

Wow!! This is stunning Astrid!! I love that brilliant blue background, it just grabs your eye straight away. Also love the lift ink stamping and matching die cut on top .. it looks absolutely gorgeous!! An amazing technique and so very effective .. love it!!! Hugs xx

scrappergirl56 said...

WOW, using both together is so soft, yet so striking. I have the inks, just have not found time to paly. Must. Find. Time....LOL.
Beautiful card!!!

Mrs.B said...

A great tag Astrid, love your idea of using the positive and negative with the stamps and dies.
Hope you had a good holiday.
Avril xx

Kate Yetter said...

Really a stunning tag, Astrid! I am loving this technique that I seem to be seeing everywhere. The royal blue against the white die cut is the perfect contrast. I am going to have to check this out for sure.

butterfly said...

Absolutely beautiful, Astrid. I'm looking forward to experimenting with the Lift Ink even more after seeing this gorgeous layered tag. Perfect colours, and a wonderful effect with the shadowy flowers in the watery background and the delicate stems in the foreground. Lovely!
Alison x

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