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limeyscrapper
04-24-2009, 07:01 AM
Welcome to Ink-A -Paloosa, 10 days of fun, and my challenge for you.
Almost everyone knows that I rarely use patterned paper, preferring instead to make my own backgrounds, using a variety of techniques and media.
My challenge for you, is to make a card with an Alcohol Ink background.
You can either use the Polished Stone Technique, or my favourite technique, ( I donít know the name for this one ) which involves putting the alcohol ink and the blending solution on a Teflon craft mat, and dragging your glossy cardstock through it. You will see the most beautiful backgrounds and no two pieces will ever turn out exactly the same.
So if you've ever wanted to get a little messy with your alcohol inks, nows the time to get them out and have a go.
Everyone who enters a card in my challenge, will have their name included in the random draw for a clear stamp set by Inkakinkadoo. I am also offering a second prize of patterned paper, because although I rarely use it, it's never stopped me from buying it!
Don't forget when posting your card in the gallery, be sure to label it " IAP9" so that your name will be added to the prize drawing.
Here are pics of my sample cards using both techniques, and also a pic of the stamp set. Have fun creating!

Ta Da ! I drew for the prizes and . . . . .
the winner of the stamp set is Lakeslady,
and the collection of paper goes to HeatherJ
Congrats to both of you and thanks to everyone for entering my challenge.
Prizes will be mailed out tomorrow morning.

Paula Carden
04-24-2009, 07:05 AM
Great prize- your cards are terrific. I have some ai that hardly has ever been used.

allinkdup
04-24-2009, 07:38 AM
you know Chris, I bought AI's a few years ago, never used them and ended up selling them :(

teabear
04-24-2009, 09:29 AM
This is a great challenge. You do such beautiful work with alcohol inks. I've heard the craft mat, drag through the ink called "monoprint". It's a good title since everything done like this is a one of a kind or one off. Love that pretty stamp set.

TiikkiStars
04-24-2009, 11:19 AM
Chris, your backgrounds are Beautiful!!! Thanks for hosting!

Tami, I Totally expect that you'll be playing in this one!! I immediately flashed back to the spring AI tutorial on your blog! :>

:> Karen

Far North
04-24-2009, 11:28 AM
Wow Chris beautiful inspirational cards!! I can't wait to get some AI on my fingers too!

TiikkiStars
04-24-2009, 11:29 AM
Ack!! Okay...so I haven't had any coffee yet!!! I just remembered, Tami, that your tutorial is with Distress Inks, not Alcohol Inks! Time to put my marbles back into the marble jar....and back into my head!!!! I obviously need them! :>

All looks like lots of fun! :>

:> Karen

Deborah
04-24-2009, 11:56 AM
GREAT samples Chris, I'll be playing in this one!

smileycollector
04-24-2009, 08:29 PM
Would you believe I don't own any Alcohol Inks?! If I could make backgrounds like you Chris, I wouldn't need all this patterned paper in my stash! Wow! You do lovely work!

cindi
04-24-2009, 09:00 PM
how fun!! I just got 3 new alcohol inks the other day, so I will have to open them up and have a go at it!..great prize
:)

ctinyjoy
04-24-2009, 10:03 PM
You can find my card for the challenge if you click here (http://stamp-shack.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=21801&ppuser=31). Usually alcohol inks and I don't mix very well, but I am happy with this one. TFL

Deborah
04-25-2009, 09:29 AM
I did one! Here's mine. (http://stamp-shack.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=21819) THANKS for the challenge Chris! A whole new addiction has opened up. (lol)

limeyscrapper
04-25-2009, 09:59 AM
You can find my card for the challenge if you click here (http://stamp-shack.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=21801&ppuser=31). Usually alcohol inks and I don't mix very well, but I am happy with this one. TFL

Of course you're happy. It turned out fabulous! Thanks for joining in my challenge.

limeyscrapper
04-25-2009, 10:01 AM
I did one! Here's mine. (http://stamp-shack.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=21819)THANKS for the challenge Chris! A whole new addiction has opened up. (lol)

Such a beautiful card too Deborah!
I'm always happy to "feed" your addictions - and alcohol inks are such fun to play with. Thanks for joining in my challenge.

LaurieU
04-25-2009, 07:07 PM
Here's mine!

Just a note (http://stamp-shack.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=21824&ppuser=4742)

ccstampin12
04-25-2009, 08:52 PM
I finished my card for this challenge and added it to the Gallery.
Here it is:
http://stamp-shack.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=21846&ppuser=493
FUN!
Joanie

lakeslady
04-26-2009, 11:19 AM
Thank you Chris for making me take out my inks, I have not used this technique in a while.
I hope it meets your requirements.
Here it is
http://stamp-shack.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=21870

limeyscrapper
04-26-2009, 02:32 PM
Wow- such a lot of lovely A.I. cards.
LaurieU
ccstampin12
lakeslady
All beautiful cards, great technques. I left some " love" in the gallery comments, and of course I'll add your names to the draw.
Thanks for participating in my challenge.

frankiesue
04-27-2009, 04:10 PM
http://stamp-shack.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=21944 I managed to make up 2 cards. Loved getting inky

limeyscrapper
04-27-2009, 05:51 PM
Yep - getting inky is the best way to do it! And you made some lovely cards too - thanks for participating in my challenge.

Artyfarty
04-28-2009, 03:04 PM
heres my attempt http://stamp-shack.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=21986

dancing queen
04-28-2009, 04:16 PM
does anyone know if you can substitute anything for blending solution?

cindi
04-28-2009, 04:26 PM
I added my IAP9 card to the gallery. I didn't have any glossy cardstock so I used photo paper..it came out ok
:)

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sorry, I gues I will never get a link right

Seaside Rose
04-28-2009, 05:59 PM
Hi, Chris, this challenge was right up my alley (which is why I did this one first LOL). I love alcohol inks.

Here's my creation!

http://stamp-shack.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=22002

http://stamp-shack.com/forum/../photopost/data/500/ATC_53_Seahorse_075.JPG (http://stamp-shack.com/forum/../photopost/showphoto.php?photo=22002)

limeyscrapper
04-28-2009, 09:07 PM
Such beautiful cards - I never expected so many of you to participate in my challenge.
Sue, Cindi and Cathy - they are all lovely, I left some "love" in the gallery comments for each of you. I'm getting quite the collection of names for the draw. Who knew that the A.I. challenge would be this popular!

teabear
04-28-2009, 09:12 PM
does anyone know if you can substitute anything for blending solution?

I've heard of people using rubbing alcohol with a high percentage number on the bottle, like 90 something. You can do this without blending solution, too. It will just be darker, so use lighter color inks.

HeatherJ
04-29-2009, 05:06 PM
I could make these backgrounds all day! thanks for the challenge, Chris! Here is my take on it.....

http://stamp-shack.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=22020

limeyscrapper
04-29-2009, 11:04 PM
I could make these backgrounds all day! thanks for the challenge, Chris! Here is my take on it.....

http://stamp-shack.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=22020

You made a great card Heather. I'm glad you enjoyed the challenge.
Aren't these backgrounds fun? I like it because you never get two exactly the same. Thanks for participating Heather,and I'll be sure to add your name in the draw.

barbiegirl
04-30-2009, 08:22 PM
My card is posted
http://stamp-shack.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=22056&ppuser=3577

limeyscrapper
04-30-2009, 08:37 PM
It's very cute! Nice colours too. I'll be adding your name in for the draw. Thanks for playing in my challenge.

Far North
05-02-2009, 12:54 PM
I always love making AI backgrounds...love the surprise of not know how the combination will come together on the paper! So I just couldn't stop...LoL! Now I am using them for several other challenge cards. Thanks for the fun Chris!

Here is my card. (http://http://stamp-shack.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=22102&nocache=1)

limeyscrapper
05-02-2009, 01:26 PM
I always love making AI backgrounds...love the surprise of not know how the combination will come together on the paper! So I just couldn't stop...LoL! Now I am using them for several other challenge cards. Thanks for the fun Chris!

Here is my card. (http://http://stamp-shack.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=22102&nocache=1)

And a great card it is too Jan. ( I left comments in the gallery).
I also find these quite addictive, and no two backgrounds ever turn out exactly the same. They are so easy to do, and then when you stamp over them, you end up with something quite special.
Up to this point in time, I'm counting 12 entries for the prizes. That's a lot more than I expected, thanks to everyone who is joining in.
And the good news is, there's still time to make a card and have a chance to win a prize.

smileycollector
05-03-2009, 09:14 AM
Bumping this up so you don't miss out on the FUN! Today is the last day to participate! :)

midnitecreations
05-03-2009, 01:46 PM
I've got a bunch of AI's but don't alway use them. Thanks for the challenge, it made me dig my stuff out. Now to put everything back! lol. I did two cards.
Card #1 (http://stamp-shack.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=22152)
Card #2 (http://stamp-shack.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=22153)

limeyscrapper
05-03-2009, 03:38 PM
I've got a bunch of AI's but don't alway use them. Thanks for the challenge, it made me dig my stuff out. Now to put everything back! lol. I did two cards.
Card #1 (http://stamp-shack.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=22152)
Card #2 (http://stamp-shack.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=22153)

They are both beauties Renu! Sometimes it's good to dig out old stuff and try something that we haven't done in awhile.
Thanks for entering my challenge. Your name is going in for the prize draw.

teabear
05-03-2009, 09:04 PM
I had so much fun playing with the alcohol inks for your challenge that I used another background in Jan's challenge. Thanks so much for a fun challenge, Chris. Here is my entry. (http://stamp-shack.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=22176)

emmcee
05-03-2009, 09:34 PM
I love alcohol inks and I just don't use them enough. I'm trying to post my link but if it doesn't work my entry is in the gallery.

limeyscrapper
05-04-2009, 08:23 AM
Great cards Tami and Mcihelle - aded your names in for the draw.

midnitecreations
05-04-2009, 08:42 AM
Congratulations Joan and Heather!!

Deborah
05-04-2009, 09:46 AM
CONGRATULATIONS Heathe rand Joan!! HAPPY DAY!!

lakeslady
05-04-2009, 06:20 PM
Oh my word I have won something:jiggy::jiggy::jiggy:

Thank you very much Chris, I enjoyed it. You made me get my inks out and I have not done that in a long time.............yahooooooooooooo

jazzypurple853
05-04-2009, 06:28 PM
Congrads to both winners!

Artyfarty
05-05-2009, 03:09 AM
congrats Joan and Heather well done xxx