25 Sept 2010

CC Challange #15

Alcohol Ink Agate on Grunge

We are just back from 10days holiday last night and just in time to join the CCC over at Studio L3 hosted by the lovely and talented Linda.  Pop over to her blog and to see what beautiful art is created by using the Tim Holtz book A Compendium of Curiosities for the challenges.   I can not believe 15 weeks have passed since I started out on this fantastic journey, some of the techniques like this weeks I have not tried before.  Now I love to get inky and this was a perfect excuse to get dirty fingers and after my hols it was just what I needed to get crafting again.

I have mentioned before that I am making a book to keep all these techniques in so this weeks challenge is all about the technique, I have used TH grungeboard shapes and the pages cut from coloured card (backgrounds) have been inked with DI to give mottled effect. The Stamps I have used are again TH Collection Shabby French stamped in Archival Black Ink. Alcohol Inks used Denim, Purple Twilight, Lettice, Black.  These did turn out darker than I had anticipated but I am pleased with the results and I can see a lot of fun could be had experimenting with different colours etc. yippee more inky playtime to come!!!!!

Other ingredients used: Stampin' Up! card and brads

Thank you to everyone who has stopped by to look and leave encouraging comments on my blog and for following me.  I'm off to have a look at everyones entries for this week.

Bye for now


  1. Maggie the agate looks fabulous on these pieces, no wonder you are pleased, so you should be. Enjoy the weekend, x

  2. Great agate on grunge. Love the shapes you used .

  3. Beautiful Butterfly!!!! and that Bird!

  4. Maggie, I love the bird and the butterfly. The colors you used are perfect and I don't think they are too dark at all! Gorgeous!

  5. Maggie, I hope you had a wonderful holiday, and I'm glad you had time to dive in and join CCC 15. What a beautiful example of how to completely ROCK the alcohol agate technique!!! Your bird and butterfly are both gorgeous! I love the deep, subtle colors and stamping-- they look so elegant.

    It's just a joy to visit your blog every week and see the magic you've created!

  6. Maggie, these are fab pieces. The agate effect is lovely and really perfect for your raven and butterfly.
    Sue xx


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