Sunday, May 27, 2018

A Dramatic Take with Starry Flowers!

Hello friends!
I hesitated about sharing today's card!
BECAUSE it is kind of ....well. a Hot Mess and.... too. much. alcohol ink!
Starry Flowers Stamp Set from Simon Says Stamp

However, I debated and decided that you might not mind seeing it. 😁
So, without further ado, ta-da!
thanks for being so sweet-002

First of all, I planned out where my Starry Flowers will be and then inked up each area with alcohol ink. Using alcohol ink is kind of a bold move, but I wanted to experiment....

thanks for being so sweet-001

The uncontrollable element of alcohol-inking is all part of the fun!
When it comes to alcohol ink (or crafting in general), there is no right or wrong.
To me, as long as you spend the time to hone your skills, you will get SOMEWHERE.
It took me many years to learn to stamp and stamp to my satisfaction...
I am constantly learning and experimenting.
thanks for being so sweet

I hope that you take my cue and try experimenting with the medium that you own and have fun with it! Sometimes it's just nice to be reminded of things that you already HAVE and try it!

Lastly, a little heart-to-heart share! 

A few of you asked me whether I will still do videos....
The truth is, I still want to create videos!  I just don't know when yet!
I feel bad for my YT subscribers that I have not post anything over a year!
 The card-making/ blogging itself took up all of my free time. Each post takes me at very least an hour to link up the products and describe my cards.  AND we are not talking about creating the cards itself, taking good photos of t the card. Sometimes I wish I have more time to create than doing other things. But then again, I will never be able to share with you all if I don't do those task.

I now work part-time as the Coordinator of the Altenew Educator Certification Program. I know I bombard you with sales and promotions nearly every post. To me, this is how I "justify" my time since I share all my tips and techniques without any cost to you. If you purchase through my affiliate links, GREAT. If not, I totally understand. I mean, how many more MISTI and Distress one NEED?😁😉 As long as you care to spend some time here and watch me do stamping tricks, I will continue to blog and share! I hope to create videos some day.
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Glennis F said...

Very Bright and cheerful!

Denise Bryant said...

I love the vibrant colors of the alcohol inks! I have quite a few colors but have not had them out in ages.... maybe I'll get a chance to do that soon. Love those Starry Flowers!

Hannelie said...

I would never call this a hot mess :D

It's bold bright & beautiful!

Dawn T said...

Amazing Virginia. Love the bold colours of your alcohol inks.

Patti H. said...

Love those bright colors & those Starry Flowers! Thanks so much for continuing to post these gorgeous creations & explaining how you made them. I learn a lot from your blog & appreciate all the time & energy it takes.

conil said...

Love all that looks exactly as it should and like you planned it precisely.

Harriet said...

I don't think your card is a 'hot mess'. i see it as an experiment in free form and that surely describes alcohol inks. I find it very hard to use alcohol ink for that very reason--too free! I look forward to a video when you have time. I think you are up to your eyebrows card making and describing your thought process. I realize your blog takes much time, and I, for one, appreciate you work!

Jennifer Hovermale said...

Thank you for explaining all of this and why you don't do videos. I thought it was because people were mean. But I totally understand!! Of course on top of doing all of that, you have a life too!! Kudos to you for doing just a blog!!! I'm sorry but right now hubby put me on a spending freeze. But I still VERY MUCH enjoy your blog!! I don't comment that often, but when I do it will be a meaningful comment. I think that is better than commenting everyday with quick responses. Thank you for everything!!! And thank you for sharing this card!! It shows us that not everyone is going to come out perfect.

Sue D said...

I like it!

Linda BL said...

I really like the alcohol ink background you have created for the Starry flowers. I struggle with alcohol inks and thanks to you, I have developed a fondness for painting vellum with alcohol inks. I would enjoy seeing new videos, but with all the other things you are doing it would really take up a lot of time. Thanks for all you do for the card making community.

Anonymous said...

Marisela Delgado said: Sorry, Virginia, but nothing beats living life with loud, bold and beautiful colors! Never apologize for it. Beautiful colors and card! Marisela

Leni said...

Love the bold colors and the artsy look!

Leni said...

Love the bold colors and the artsy look!

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