Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Couldn't Make Up My MInd

I experimented with some homemade alcohol inks and this is what I came up with.

I scanned the image to use as the background for a card I was making. I added the flowers and other textures then cropped part of the image because I couldn't get the whole image sized to my satisfaction.

I wanted to add a flower in the upper left to offset the ones in the lower right. I designed an impressionistic sorta flower in Make-the-Cut Software and cut it out with my Black Cat Cougar die cutting machine. The nested duplicate and objects to path functions in MTC made it so easy to do. The flower is cut from Grafix Gold Metallic Foil Board and brown kraft paper. I glued gold glitter to some of the Foil Board layers which gave me three different textures.

Since I have a problem, excluding the rare exception, with symmetry, I gave some of the petals a haircut with my scissors. The flower was made larger than I wanted for the finished product. I intended to cut it down a lot, but decided I liked the size of it.

Needless to say, it didn't fit my card. So.....I made another flower. It has a passing resemblance to the flowers I added to the card before I messed with them. But, it was too warm for my rather cool card. So what does one do? I took the card into Photoshop and warmed it up.
This is what I ended up with. A very simple card.

What did I do with the original flower? I made a small square box using a file I purchased from SVGCuts. I cut the box from the Gold Foil Board. I made a bow and used the flower for the center. While I liked the center of the original flower, I found a gold button and glued it on top of the original center.