GC49: Chestnut Theme Challenge - The Good Earth

Every Wednesday Gingersnap Creaions has a new challenge. This week is a Chestnut Theme Challenge entitled Good Earth. I struggled with this for some reason. Then I saw Ali's post here and was inspired. Had to try it. Immediately. Then I thought  the Old Grist Mill plate from Artistic Outpost would be perfect for the challenge theme and the Ali technique, as I will call it. So I tried to imagine the image while dropping alchohol inks, wish I would have stayed away from the metallic, and overall thought it turned out nicely. So then what do I do with it. Everything I tried just made everything seem so busy busy busy. The image on the vellum really needs to stand on its own. The image has its own frame and everything. What more could I possibly do? I loved Ali's background paper behind her image I just didn't use the right image for that effect. However, I like it so here it is. My Good Earth challenge using Ali's technique. The bit of texture you see if you do a close up is clear embossing powder. Always gives a nice little raised image with shimmer. Be careful on heating vellum though. You want to go high and slow. The ink I used is Versafine Onyx Black.


Btw. I love love love the soft look with the vellum. So much nicer IRL.

Make sure to head over to the Gingersnap Creations blog to see all the fabulous eye candy and check out the challenges that are still open. Tons o fun!
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14 comments:

Heather said...

Wow. This is great. I want to try more alcohol inks..

Shar said...

Gorgeous! Your image has such incredible depth of color!

Jeanette said...

This is gorgeous Debby. I really like vellum and what a wonderful technique to try.

Linda Ledbetter said...

Debby, this is beautiful! The vellum looks amazing! Thanks so much for playing along with the Gingersnap Creations Good Earth challenge!

msfreida said...

Oh I bet that vellum looks GORGEOUS IRL because it's magnificent here! I definitely want to try the alcohol inks! This looks sooo cool! I think you chose the perfect stamp to highlight the technique...looks so artsy! :) Love the scored border too...gives just the perfect touch! Fabulous job, Debby! :)

Hugs~

Crafty Dawn said...

I think I wil have a go at this too looks a lot of fun your turned out wonderfully and so did your friends I love that David stamp

Love Dawn xx

Yvonne said...

G O R G E O U S, Debby!

Katy said...

Lovely Debby!

Anne said...

Stunningly beautiful Debby, love it!

JeanFB said...

Love it, Debby!! What a wonderful soft effect you've achieved. Just beautiful!

Amy said...

really beautiful!!

Laura said...

This is a great make and a wonderful image. Well done.Thanks for joining Gingersnaps.

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful background! Thanks for using Artistic Outpost images.

PetraB said...

This is a wonderful image, I like the look of the vellum.

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