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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Raspberry and Watermelon Valentines

I am working on finishing up my valentines for my family.  I also have a brother with a valentine's birthday which I like to combine together. So you will be seeing a few more valentine's cards. (Masculine is all I have left and they are so much harder. :)

I pulled out my Alcohol Inks this morning to get my creative juices flowing.


I dripped multiple layers of alcohol blending solution, watermelon alcohol ink, and raspberry alcohol ink onto glossy cardstock to get a pretty mix of pinks and reds.  After that I used the Embossing folder to add texture. The finishing touch was to add white acrylic paint to the embossed areas on the background. 

After that I went simple so I didn't hide the background and just added a little banner and embellishments.  I am linking this up to the Snazzy's Design Team challenge for Love and Romance

I had another piece of happy news.. I have a card that was published on the cover of the April Crafts N Things magazine. 

Here is the cover:


I was so thrilled to see the little chicks sharing the spotlight on the cover.  The details for the card are here.


Thanks for stopping by! 

Suzz . 

19 comments:

Jacqueline said...

Oh how lovely to spot your card on the cover of a Magazine - congrats to you Sue - it certainly looks really at home on that cover!

Astrid Maclean said...

Oh wow, love that Romance card, the colour just glows, what an amazing effect you achieved.
Thank you for entering our very first challenge at Snazzys and congrats on being published also!!!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Beautiful! Love the alcohol ink background!

Congrats on having your darling chick card published!

Carol Q said...

hoo hoo look at the scrumptious colours on your alcoholinky card Suzz. lol (sorry!) they pick out the embossing folder beautifully and the lovely contrast from the white ribbon and heart. congrats on your front cover card too . you must be really pleased.

Gillian .... said...

What a wonderful effect using the Alcohol Inks over this textured background, the ribbon adds the perfect finishing touch, thanks for Joining in the Snazzy DT Challenge.

Congrats on being published.

craftimamma said...

What a fabulous effect Sue. I must give that one a try and that bow is gorgeous. You sure do tie a mean bow. Thanks for another wonderful entry into the Snazzy's challenge.

Congratulations on your front cover publication too. Love those chicks in their Easter bonnets and how you've echoed the colours of their bonnets with the ribbon on flowers. It certainly deserved to be on the front cover!

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Robyn Phelan Sharp said...

Holy crap...didn't even notice it was our AO stamps...i was just happy for you that it made the cover...now I'm happy for our whole AO family!!!

Lin said...

Big congrats, Sue!! Love this cutie!

Yvonne Garner said...

Love the Valentine, Suzz! Have to try Alcohol inks, I think. You've inspired me! Thanks for sharing the mag cover and card. Absolutely precious. Sincere Congratulations! Yvonne

Sue said...

Congrats on the cover! I see why the picked that card...it's adorable.

Minxy said...

Thanks for playing along with our first snazzy challenge x I absolutely love the embossed card, looks amazing, and congrats on being published..
Minxy x

Marjie Kemper said...

Congratulations! I can see why they chose it... it's fab! Love that chicken wire background and your bright ribbons.

christi said...

how wonderful to be published. congrats.

Linda R said...

Congrats to you my friend. I always take a peek in that magazine and look for you.. Your cards here are fabulous...

Hugs, Linda

Ros said...

Congrats Suzz!! How very wonderful for you ... and I love this creation ... looks like you had fun with this

Lynn Stevens said...

Beautiful card Suzz and WOOOOOHOOOOOO your a Cover girl! Dosen't surprise me a bit. Its just darling!
Hugs Lynn

Tiffany said...

Beautiful cards and a BIG congratulations on the Cover Page!! Such a happy and colorful cover for this mag!

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful Valentine - love the mix of alcohol inks! Congrats again on the cover - well deserved!

Dawn said...

great card Suzz. Congrats on your getting published.