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!