Friday, August 3, 2012

CAS-ual Fridays # 64

Hello! I hope you are having a great summer so far.  This week's CAS-ual Fridays is all about objects in the sky--clouds, sun/moon, places, birds, kites ....etc.
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I love using alcohol inks! I used to be intimidated about the product (just like the Cricut!). After experimenting with them on many projects, I must say I am quite addicted to alcohol inks! The background of the sky and balloon are from a mixture of alcohol inks. They dry extremely fast on the photo card stock, so I had to work super fast! The glossy paper I used are generously sent to me by my lovely blog friend Kara Lynne. They are Canon photo paper and they do work well with alcohol inks.

Please link up your CAS project to CAS-ual Fridays by noon Thursday, August 9, Eastern Time.
Lastly, thank you SO much for your well wishes yesterday on our 26th anniversary. We had a lovely dinner out and did some shopping together.....just enjoy the simple moments. It's our way of seizing the day! 

36 comments:

Barb said...

Fabulous use of the Alcohol Inks, V! LOVE the way your sky turned out!

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

Love the effect of the alcohol inks!

Lynn said...

Ahh...don't have alcohol inks, but wow I think I need them :) This is stunning Virginia!

shirley-bee said...

Love this bright, cheery card, Virginia! I like the swooshed landscape - fields of gold, and gently rolling hills.

Dotty Jo said...

This is so beautiful - great use of those inks to create sky and land. Gorgeous, Jo x

~amy~ said...

Love the bold sentiment! Such an awesome card!

Brenda said...

Love what you did with the inks.

Debstamps said...

Oh My! Well done Virginia! Such a lovely CAS!

Sheila H said...

Love the card! I've got to try alcohol inks. (But only after I use some of the other products I've purchased and not used yet!)

Kara Lynne said...

What a gorgeous, whimsical scene!! I'm so glad the photo paper worked with the alcohol inks!

Maureen Morton said...

Great color on this amazing landscape & sky, Virginia! This scene reminds me of when we wake up in Calistoga (Napa Valley)to the sound of balloons overhead - it looks much like this. Wish you could join us there some day. Maybe for your 50th? Ha!

Kristen said...

Your card is beautiful! I LOVE the background you created.

Miriam Prantner said...

This is so pretty! I love how that background turned out. I have yet to try alcohol inks, but every time I see your cards I want to go out and get some!

Annette said...

awesome colors...love how you did the background...looks amazing

Tammy said...

Your sky is stunning--makes a perfect backdrop to make that hot-air balloon really pop!

Deb said...

Love what you have been creating with those distress inks!!!! Gorgeous!!!

MommaSue said...

The background is gorgeous!! Inspires me to make use of the stash I have.

Mirta Sanchez said...

VL, you are the reason I have alcohol inks in my stash! You're a great cheerleader!

Julie Hoffman said...

This is GORGEOUS!!! I like the idea of having to work fast - I should try alcohol inks!!! Such a stunning card! I'm glad you enjoyed your Anniversary!!

Anette said...

FABulous background, Virginia!!! Love, love, love it!

Rose said...

beautiful!!! love your use of alcohol inks :)

Laura B. said...

gorgeous alcohol ink background!!!

Linda R said...

You are so darn good with those inks.. I love to see what you create with them..

Hugs~

Kathy (krolski) said...

Love the bg you created Virginia! Beautiful card!

Lindsey said...

Totally awesome background! WOW!

Alice Wertz said...

LOVE your background. so very pretty! super work as always, Virginia!! hope you have a beautiful weekend! =)

Gayatri said...

Love the alcohol ink background, Virginia! Beautiful landscape background. Perfect sentiment for it too. Love your card, Virginia!

alexandra s.m. said...

such a beautiful card Virginia!
At first I thought they were acrylic paints...

Happy Belated anniversary to the both of you~

Wida said...

super cool card. That skyline steals the show!

donna mikasa said...

Such a gorgeous sky! I love the magic you create with alcohol inks--so inspiring!

Julie Day said...

Love how you created that background, looks fabulous with the hot air balloon, clouds and sentiment, great color choices :)

Kelly Griglione said...

Cool background! Love how you used the same color for the balloon and the ground to tie it all together!

Marlena M. said...

Beautiful vibrancy!

Lisa Arana said...

beautiful and bold.

Carole said...

I agree with all the comments. Bright and beautiful. Sharing your anniversary pictures and your son's birthday memories create a sense of a personal friend. SO nice to know you.

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Lisa A. said...

What a beautiful card, Virginia! Love your use of alcohol inks...lovely:)!!