Tuesday, October 1, 2019


Challenge 125
Jaffa Colour Palette

Welcome back to the IKEsWORLD challenges :)  do pop on over to IKEsWORLD to join in the challenge, it is always so much fun and  Ike produces the most amazing stamps, everything from off the wall to cute and fluffy :) :) :)

Oh what a blast making this card, alcohol inks are such amazing fun, same sort of fun as using a gelli plate lol - a chance not to over plan, to create on the hop, just go with the flow - freedom :) :)

This is not a favourite colour palette along with the pinks and reds ( I am in my happy place with blues, purples greens etc) but I just how this turned out.  I have had some alcohol inks for a few weeks now and been playing with them using photo paper (Yupo is soooooo expensive) but last week I decided after all the play I was now ready to invest in the recommended paper without fear of wasting it.  Was there a difference in the paper, yes, much more time to create and far better blending and oooooooo I am in love (again).  I used two browns, a peachy colour and an orange and blobbed them all over the paper. It was then out with isopropyl alcohol (cheaper than blending fluid and works fine for paper creations although I am not sure it works as well as the real stuff on ceramics). Lots of blowing to move the mix around, a bit more ink here and there and then the hard part, deciding when to stop.  I then put this to one side for a while to make sure it was dry before dotting more blending fluid using a skewer to make the small dots.  I did try stamping a couple of birds using Lift Off but either I need to practice that a lot more or I was not overly impressed, too early yet to make my mind up.  For the image I used Ike's Peace Dove, OK, I hear you saying a strange choice of image for this colour theme but I have a reason.  My youngest daughter in in South Sudan at the moment with the UN (British Army stuff) and she was also born in Kenya so I wanted to send her a card in her care package and this is it.  The colours are to represent the land, the beautiful sunrises and sunsets and although a bit gruesome the bloodshed that has gone on within the beautiful, magical continent for far too long. The peace dove represents the wish for peace, the wish for the abundant corrupted humans that steal from their own people on such high levels, the learning that war in the name of religion is repulsive and so wrong - no God could ever think this is what is wanted - it is just the greed and power of man saying it - could all find the true meaning of love, harmony, PEACE.  As I cut the design separating the dove from the peace sign I could not cut the leaves so chopped them off completely and added a branch of gold bead flowers to replace them.  The peace sign was stuck flat onto the alcohol marker background and the dove added with foam tape for added dimension.  Oh forget to add, the dove was coloured with Promarkers lol.

  • image - Peace Dove by IKEsART (freebie)
  • colouring medium - Alcohol inks and Promarkers
  • other items - gold bead flowers
I am entering this project into the following challenges:-


  1. Such a glorious rich colour combo and beautiful image, thank you for joining in at MMM.

  2. So pretty, i love the background.

  3. A statement card, I love the background too. Thank you for joining the Dream Valley Challenge.


  4. This is beautiful and I love that Alcohol Ink background.

    Thanks for sharing in our 'Wings' challenge.

    Dream Valley

  5. How pretty! Love how you created the background with Autumn colours. Thanks for playing along with us at Make My Monday. Looking forward to seeing your creative projects in the future galleries again.


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