alcohol inks · Cards · Die cuts · Watercolor

Swan Lake

I’m off to London this week to participate in my cousin’s hen night, but I was also very lucky to manage to get a ticket to see Swan Lake, at the Royal Albert Hall! I can’t wait as its a special massive production with over a hundred swan dancers! I’m so excited I was inspired to make a swan card already! I had my daughter in mind when I made it as I want her to take risks in life. I will probably put a frame around it so she can hang it on her wall.

swan

I wanted to play along with Less is More Purple challenge so I played with all my purple inks! I just got some Adirondack alcohol inks and experimented with it on a glossy card stock. I also added Brushos on it. After I had finished, I decided that as as a whole panel, it wasn’t that great, but as a border to my card I loved it! The swan is part of an A6 stamp from Technique Junkies, with many swans on it but I just inked up one, firstly with my distress paints and then with my Tombow pens. As I just received my MISTI (yeah!!!) I could re-stamp my swan until I got it the colour I wanted! I fussy cut it and adhered it on to the white card stock. The wonderful sentiment comes from Stamploration Becca Cruger’s “Strong Women” set.

swan cu

I’m also playing along at:

Just Us Girls – Birds

Addicted to Stamps and More – Anything Goes

Craft Stamper’s Take it Make it “lets get inky” challenge

Have a great week!

9 thoughts on “Swan Lake

  1. Honestly your card style is simply amazing. I love everything I ever see. Also wanted to reply to your email to me. You are a no reply blogger so you might need to go into your settings and see whats happening. Let me know how you go.

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  2. What a great idea to use all that purple-ness as a frame and to keep the focus of your card simple!
    Terrific!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    “Less is More”

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  3. OH my goodness, it’s so nice to find your blog!! I grew up in ULM!!! As a child, with my military family- I actually found your blog through your Riley card submission and have been for over 25 minutes oogling and going through each post – LOVE LOVE LOVE your work, your designing, your travels! What fun adventures you are having 🙂 Your card is fabulous, I have been wanting a MISTI for a long, long time! New follower! ♥

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  4. Gorgeous! Love the backing panel and the intensity of colour in the swan. Enjoy the MISTI (I just pre-ordered one so I’m excited for the end of June!) and Swan Lake 🙂

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