Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Alcohol Ink, Washi Tape!

First, I have a video for you to listen while you read this post (sorry for the poor angle). My son David's cello choir performed a month ago at his high school music concert. It's over 4 min. long, so feel free to skip if pressed for time.

Do you know that alcohol inks and washi tape can go hand in hand together? Apparently so! And....of course, I had to throw the splatter into the mix for the extra "wow" factor.
set of cards
Close-up

These are small set of cards (measures 4x5). I think a strip of Washi tape with the butterflies (inked with alcohol and embossed in light pink.white) will go a long way.

Over the weekend, my daughter, the avid/almost professional photographer, took some photos of David's cello choir. Here are some more fun photos!
Perhaps the (almost) rainbow-colored cases will inspire you to make a card? This was inspired by Beatles' Abbey Road photo.
Thanks so much for stopping by!
 PS: Don't forget to play along with my guest design over Yvonne's Virginia's shopping challenge....the prize is a $15 gift certificate to The Crop Shop....it ends on Friday

28 comments:

Bethany said...

Wow Virginia! I love the cards! Amazing! I love the colors and the design! The splatter looks wonderful!
Have a nice day :)

Lin said...

Your cards are adorable, but I really love Stephanie's cello pictures! (and David's music!) I didn't know there was such a thing as a cello choir! Hugs, my friend!

Laura B. said...

Wow! So much fun packed into one post! Love the washi and ink splatters together! Those are some amazing photos your daughter took!

Annette said...

wow your cards are soooo awesome...great design love all the color...

Sharla said...

Oh.My! I love the colored cello cases, and the pictures are so fun!

Love the cards too, they are so fun, fresh, and way cute!

Alice Wertz said...

fun fun fun photos! did Stephanie came up with the photo shoot idea, too? they look so professional! and i NEED to go to target and grab some of the tapes you have been using! love love what you did here. pretty set of cards, V! love them!

Rachel W K said...

the cards are so fun, isn't that target washi tape great?! i love the abbey road pic! steph did wonderfully!

Cindy C. said...

What a beautiful set of card, the splatter do add a 'wow' factor! The cello photos are fantastics! Thanks for sharing.

Lynn said...

Wow, wow, wow! To every single thing on this post. The amazing recital, the gorgeous pictures and your card set. All around super big WOW! Your family is amazingly talented Virginia.

Barb said...

What a pretty set of cards, V! Davids recital sounded amazing and I adore Stephanie's photos! Such a fun post - made me smile BIG! :)

Tenia Nelson said...

What awesome cards and the musician that I am .....so so happy for your son!!! I just love the cello and it's deep and rich sound!!!

Brenda said...

First of all, the cello choir was magnificent! Secondly, your cards are super gorgeous! Love your creativity! By the way...great photos of the cellists.

Lindsey said...

(I forgot to say for your last post how awesome those photos were! And same here today. And an awesome video!)
This card set is terrific1 You are certainly using your supplies to their max! The butterflies are beautiful, too.

Trinh said...

Beautiful music, cards & photography, Virginia! Talent runs deep in your family!

Kara Lynne said...

They will remember this time in their life forever! These are wonderful cards with so many great techniques all in one.

Donna Bowman said...

Beautiful set of cards with tons of Wow Factor Virginia!! And the music sounds awesome and those pictures are great!!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Ok first awesome concert... second hello cards! I love the colors and the way you executed them!!! And last those pictures are awesome! I love love love the Beatles reference!
Lisa

Nona said...

Oh wow, LOVE your cards, Virginia! So bold and artsy :) David's choir was amazing. Makes me really wish I'd taken violin classes back then. And Stephanie's pictures are, wow, really beautiful! You have an incredibly talented family. You must be one proud mama! Take care! xo

Chunyuan said...

great video and great pictures of David's choir. You must be one proud mama. Love the washi tape and alchol ink spatter. And great layout.

Vic Lau said...

I love the pictures with the different coloured cello cases. I wonder if you'll create cards inspired from these photos? :)

I'm liking the different techniques you've used in your cards too.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

WOOOOOOOOW! Those are some beautiful pics--LOVE the different angles and colors:) FAB!

And your cards are super super BEAUTIFUL! HUGS!!!!!!! LOVE YA!

Dawn said...

fantastic set Virginia. Your butterflies are great and the washi tape and splatters look great together

Isha said...

Wow!!! Love love this set of cards. Stephanie is as creative as her mother, love her photographs. It such a great feeling to see kids doing such wonderful work:)

Vicky Hayes said...

These are fabulous cards Virginia - I love the vertical sentiment. Those bright cello cases make me very happy!

cnelson said...

Such FAB photos! LOVE those rainbow cello cases! The cards are AWESOME!

cheiron said...

Fabulous cards, wonderful pix and great performance! What a TALENTED family you are!

alexandra s.m. said...

Great cards and pictures!!!
They sound so professional!


Thanks for sharing Virginia!

chrystinanoel.com said...

Her photographs came out AWESOME. I'm impressed, and I love how she took pictures with the cases as well. I love your washi tape/alcohol ink combinations - I really love the butterflies!! (I'm excited to get mine!) And I'm impressed by the cello choir :)