Monday, November 21, 2011

Embossed Metal and Alcohol Inks

When Ranger challenged some talented designers to "decorate" a pumpkin, the results were as varied as one could imagine.  Personally, I enjoyed each one of them!  Tim Holtz used alcohol inks on embossed metal for his PUMPKIN.  Linda of Grungy Monday has invited us to use that creation as the inspiration for this week.   Tim's lampost die arrived in the mail today....a perfect choice for the challenge.    I applied metallic flashing tape to matboard and diecut the lampost and the holly.  Those pieces were then embossed in a Sizzix folder and inked with Bottle, Cranberry, and Gold Mixative.  (The tag was made of paper from Simple Stories' "25 Days of Christmas" 6x6 pad.)

22 comments:

Sandra said...

What a gorgeous tag! The effect with the alcohol inks are stunning. I have to get me some alcohol inks for christmas :).

Ellie said...

Evelyn, this is such a stunning piece! Why not a tutorial?!

Vada said...

Oh My Evelyn, This is so Beautiful!! I haven't found this die yet, but have order the Pinecone Die. Love your tag.
Stampin' Hugs Vada

Alex said...

WOW- this is stunning! Love the lamppost and holly!!!! Beautifully done.

Shelly Hickox said...

Evelyn, this is beautiful! I love the idea of doing the metal technique on a die cut - never would have thought of that! That background paper is perfect too. Great tag!

Cynthia Schelzig said...

THis tag made me say,,,WOW...outloud when I opened the post. i love this lamppost...the whole tag design is fabulous! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

Sue said...

Wow Evelyn
This is just stunning, I love the effect of the AH on your lamp post.
Smiles:)

Crafty mop said...

How awesome is that....I love what you did with that lamppost ...fab fab fab what a stunning tag x

thestampinglady said...

Evelyn, your lamppost is just beautiful. Love the color choices and the embossing too! Very creative. Dar

Suzanne said...

Spectacular Evelyn!

Alison said...

Fabulous tag! The lamp post is stunning! x

Claudine C. said...

This is beautiful Evelyn! I might have to use your idea :)

Bridget Larsen said...

wOW THAT IS spectacular in no other way than only you can do it

fairy thoughts said...

great tag the die looks fab embossed and inked and blends beautifully with the print background
janet

fairy thoughts said...

great tag the die looks fab embossed and inked and blends beautifully with the print background
janet

Lynn Stevens said...

ohh how cool, love how colorful your lamp post is.
I've been playing with the same die. So fun. I even finished a piece for the challenge but don't know if I'll have a chance to get it posted.
Hope your Thanksgiving was special!
hugs Lynn

Beth said...

Fantastic job! It's beautiful!

Tracey A. in NH said...

Wow! This is beautiful!!!

Shelann said...

Pretty colors on your metal lamp post. I don't have this die but I might need it now....

itzamitzi said...

Evelyn, this is soooooooo beautiful! I'm thinking I might have to get this die now. Hope all is well with you.
Mitzi

Electra said...

This is absolutely beautiful!

The Sparkly Fairy said...

Stunning tag and a great idea!