Thursday, 9 June 2016

Inky swirls

A quick post as I should be getting ready to go away. Why do I always forget how much there is to do before you go?

The challenge at AAA Cards is 'Watercolours'. 

 Here is my card:

 I made this by stamping and embossing the swirls in clear powder. The I sprinkled Brushos on and wet it with a spray bottle. I got it really wet so the ink spread about and pooled. Then the trick is to walk away and leave well alone!  I used green and yellow crystals and the blue comes out of the green.
When it was dry I ironed off the embossing powder which just leaves the swirls. I used copier paper above and below to soak up the embossing. 
To give credit the idea is a combinantion of several I saw on You Tube. One is here and I can't find the other. Oh, you can waste a lot of time on here, some amazing ideas, I just need to remember them. I've tried this one a couple of times and it works really well. 
I'm not sure how well you can see but it gives a really cool effect and no-one knows how you did it!

 I didn't want to cover up any of the swirls so I just added a simple sentiment.
 I hope to get a chance to visit some of the fabulous entries, I love looking at them but must get organised first. 


  1. A great card Alison and I love the colours. I'm keen to try this technique. Thanks for sharing. Barbxx

  2. Wow Alison I love this effect, it almost looks like waves, would be great in blues for a beach theme too.
    A lovely CAS card and great colour combo.
    Thanks for the visit, hugs Erika. x

  3. Amazing results. The colours are gorgeous. Very classy and very CAS. Enjoy your holiday. Hugs Mrs A.

  4. Those swirls are really magical and what a fantatic technique to achieve them - must give that a go! Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

  5. Wow this is fab Alison, clever you ;) Viv xx

  6. This is gorgeous, Alison. I love it and want to try this myself now. :) Thanks for playing along at AAA Cards.

  7. I really love your card! The colours you use and the waves, just the whole visual effect it gives.

  8. I really love your card! The colours you use and the waves, just the whole visual effect it gives.


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