I used the current sketch from MFT Card Challenges as inspiration for my card layouts.
I wanted to keep the background fairly simple and so only used two colours of alcohol ink, Bottle and Stream. Once it was dry I did actually end up going back and using some blending solution and a hairdryer to get a better result. The Yupo paper came in a 5" x 7" pad, so I cut the one finished piece into two 3" x 4 1/2" pieces , using a stitched rectangle die.
I thought the background would make a perfect water background, which is why I decided to use a couple of Mermaids to highlight that fact. The mermaids were coloured using Copic markers and I added some clear sparkling pen to their tails as the finishing touch.
Here are a couple of picture of my cards.
Below is a list of the supplies I used.
Stamps: MFT Stamps - Birdie Brown-Mermazing
Dies: MFT Stamps - Blueprints 13 & 27, Simon Says Stamp - Stitched Rectangles
Inks- Simon Says Stamp - Intense Black, Versafine - Onyx Black, Memento - Teal Zeal
Copic Markers - Skin - E11, E33, V15, R20 Purple - V12, V15, V17 Teal - BG10, BG11, BG13, BG57 Coral - R02, R05, R08 Lime Green - YG0000, YG00, YG23, G14
Other: Recollections 110lb White card stock, Legion - 74lb White 5 x 7 Yupo paper pad, Ranger Alcohol Ink - Bottle and Stream, Spectrum Noir - 100lb Ultra Smooth Premium White card stock and Sparkling Clear Brush Pen, Foam Tape
I definitely want to play some more with the alcohol inks and hope you will also give it a try.
Thank you so much for dropping by and I hope you have a lovely Easter weekend, Kathy