Wednesday, February 5, 2014

It's Heartless


Hi there, I'm back again with round two of the Heartless Valentine challenge over at Frilly and Funkie.  This week, our funkie team has their take on Cec's challenge:  Make a Valentine using the traditional colors of red, pink and white but NO HEARTS.

I'm just crazy about Wendy Vecchi's recent makes using rubbing alcohol and archival reinkers.  So I grabbed my red reinker (Vermillion) and some rubbing alcohol plus a piece of Ranger's Specialty Stamping Paper and started playing.  Once the background was completed, I stamped the flower with Jet Black archival and clear embossed it.  Then, using a water brush filled with rubbing alcohol, I applied alcohol to the petals of the flower and blotted it off with a paper towel.  I did that a couple of times and it removed most of the color, leaving it pink.  I also blotted the red off the leaves and painted them with a green reinker using the alcohol filled water brush.

I used a Nestabilities frame to create a rectangular outline using a permanent marking pen.  Masking off the area outside of the rectangle and using a Finnabair Checker stencil from Prima, I stenciled the checks with Jet Black archival.  Then I masked off the inside of the rectangle and stenciled the stripes using a WV stencil.  I added a few doodles and stamped the flourishes and sentiment with Jet Black archival.

It was finished off by applying white Wendy Vecchi embossing paste through a Prima mask and then applied Clear Rock Candy Distress Glitter to give it a little bling...another fun play time in my craft room.

Thanks for stopping by.  Please be sure to stop by Frilly and Funkie to check out the other heartless Valentines.






These products were used to make the above project and are available at The Funkie Junkie Boutique where Ranger/Tim Holtz products are always 20% below MSRP.


12 comments:

Buttons said...

Glad to see someone else is a little obsessed with this technique too! LOVE how this has turned out and how you've 'bleached' the flower to recolour it. Jenny x

isisimaginings.com said...

No hearts are fine with me. :) I love Wendy's technique too & hope to get some reinkers soon so that I can have a play.
Your project is gorgeous. It looks so layered & textured, just wonderful.

Astrid Maclean said...

Great tag Linda, I really enjoy looking at all the no hearts makes, gives it such a fun twist for sure. Your tag is wonderful, love how the flowers came out in pink with that alcohol, such a cool technique. The textures are wonderful too!

Redanne said...

Wendy's technique is fabulous and I love what you have done with it, the pink flower is gorgeous. The texture paste at the bottom is a lovely touch too.

butterfly said...

Love the bleaching of the petals - looks so cool, and the textured borders top and bottom are lovely!
Alison x

lilscrappers said...

I need some specialty stamping paper lol. I only have alcohol inks, but the effect should be similar, right? I am in love with your card! I want to make one like it if I get a chance, lol. So much of what you did is something I want to try :) Love the way you bleached back the flower and the doodle border!

Maryanne said...

I love your card, Linda! The colors are so pretty. I love that you were able to remove some of the color from the flower petals and from the leaves. I must try that technique! This is a really pretty card!

Viv's Visuals said...

Simply a stunning project Linda - I'm not a heartsy valentiney person at all!!The technique is wonderful - flower petals look fab!

Lori said...

Oh my! Stunning! That is my fave flower stamp...GREAT idea to use the alcohol to remove the color..I might have to case this..LOL

Brenda Brown said...

Heartless? Never, just not on show lol. Love this technique and design Linda, so beautifully creative xx

TwinkleToes2day said...

I think that is very beautiful. The trick with the alcohol ink is fabulous & vey effective. May give it a go one day. :o)

Etsuko Noguchi said...

Love the flower and the stenciled, red color is so gorgeous. Always I love your ideas and projects.

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