Compendium of Curiosities Challenge #28

Have you been following along with the challenges over at Linda Ledbetter’s blog? We’ve been working our way through Tim Holtz’s Compendium of Curiosities III book; there is fun to be had and prizes to be won! This time we’re turning to page 57 and learning how to do Alcohol Ink Ombre.

This challenge is sponsored by The Funkie Junkie Boutique and wouldn’t it be great to win a gift certificate? All you have to do is create something with the Alcohol Ink Ombre technique. Check out the Curiosity Crew’s great examples on Linda’s blog for inspiration. They always do amazing work!

Admittedly I had some trouble with this technique at first. It came down to my reading the instructions and then, in my silly mind, replacing one simple three-letter word with another. Note to self: “tap” is NOT the same as “rub”!

Once I re-read the directions and figuratively slapped myself upside the head for doing it wrong, I was able to achieve a very nice ombre effect. I made three pieces; one brown, one teal, one orange, and decided to use them all in one project. I pulled out one of my favorite Tim Holtz stamp sets; stamped one image on each color and colored one of the images with markers.

tim butterfly 1

The brown piece was attached to a black card and the others were adhered on top with foam tape for added dimension. A couple of metal corners rubbed with Mermaid Lagoon Distress Paint completed the card.

tim butterfly 2

Once I figured out what I was doing, this was really fun and I love the ombre effect!

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8 Responses to “Compendium of Curiosities Challenge #28”

  1. Chary Says:

    Really pretty!! love this card

  2. Anita Houston Says:

    WOW! Such a subtle ombre and oh so beautiful! You nailed it! Gorgeous card too! Thanks for joining us!!!

  3. Susan Mostek Says:

    Great job with the ombre technique! I love the fact that you used several colors too – the card is beautiful! Thanks for playing along with us for this challenge!

  4. candycolwell Says:

    Hi Lisa. You are such an overachiever! haha I love that you created THREE alcohol ink ombre pieces for your card. They are all really nice…love the colors! Yep…tap means tap and rub means rub. There is a huge difference when it comes to working with alcohol inks…as you found out. 🙂 Your card truly is beautiful and I love how you combined all three ombre pieces. You even alcohol inked the metal corners! Thanks for joining us at CC3C. ❤ Candy

  5. marjiekemper Says:

    This is so pretty! Love the layering of all the pieces and your funky blue metal embellishments. Thanks for joining us at CC3C!

  6. cherylspaperartz Says:

    Such a pretty card and such effective use of this technique! Your metal corners are just the right touch, too. Love this!

  7. yblair Says:

    Beautiful…Love you you combined three different ombre pieces in your card! Fabulous girly! Thanks for joining us at CC3C!

  8. Sara Emily Barker Says:

    Very pretty card, and a very subtle ombre effect! Congratulations on your win!

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