Friday, May 14, 2010

Bloggers Challenge 151


What do the colors red, teal, and curry have in common? They're the colors of the the Bloggers Challenge this week. I guess I was in a psychedelic mood when I worked on this card. These colors yelled wild. I decided to use Tim Holtz's technique of  dripping alcohol inks on glossy paper and blowing with compressed air. If the technique has a name, it escapes me. I used my Adirondack alcohol inks in red pepper, stream, and butterscotch (the closest I had to curry) with a can of compressed air and created the background. Who better to feature on the card than Jimi Hendrix? This image comes from Stampsmith stamps. The saying is a Jimi Hendrix quote and is from Paula Best stamps. The card and frame papers are from Club Scrap. I used my Distrezz-It tool to distress around the image frame. Another fun challenge!

23 comments:

GCgirl said...

Psychedelic was exactly the word that popped in my head as soon as I opened your page! Very cool :-)

Chrissy D said...

Ohhhh this is FABULOUS! Love that Background! The images are PERFECT!!!

Lisa Somerville said...

Love the compressed air background and your choice of stamps - they go so well together!

Basement Stamper said...

Wowzer, I love how that background looks with the Hendrix image, it's perfect!!

Gayle Page-Robak said...

What a stunning card, Barbara, and your 'Polished Stone' technique background is gorgeous. The colors are so vibrant and the powerful image of Hendrix is an excellent presentation to complete your card. Well done! Hugs, Gayle.

Ida P. Krause said...

Oh my gosh this "rocks"! Love the background and yes the Jimmi Hendrix image was the perfect one to use with it.

Tami Black said...

This is so awesome -- I love this sentiment and the picture is just perfect!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

Wow! That background is so cool and it goes perfectly with your stamp! Well done! :D

Brenda Hugar said...

Great card -- and I agree with GCgirl -- psychedelic is the word! Thanks for sharing.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Awesome card- love your technique-perfect sentiment and great image! TFS

Heidi Hihn said...

Great blend of background and subject!! I love the background!!

Lisa said...

Groovy!

Selene Kempton said...

Wow! That's awesome! I love that background!

Connie Babbert said...

Great technique in the background...goes perfect with your image! lol1

Lisa Bohler said...

What a fantastic background to go with your image! So cool!!!

Patti Chesky said...

The background looks like a lava lamp. So cool!

Barbara said...

What a striking card this is, with a pop of black! Love the background you created....works so well with that stamp!

Lori said...

Cool background! Perfect for your choice of stamps.

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Now that is what I call ART! Amazing job here, and luv the image!! Perfect combo, you rocked this GF!

Connie Paxman said...

Love what you did...I did the same thing...only with a straw and pounced with a block of clear after...love yours.
connie paxman

Margaret Raburn said...

What a striking background you've created! Looks great with the stamp image too!

Tiffany Bauer said...

WOW!!!! Love the background, it is so striking!!!

Marilyn SanClemente said...

Wow - this card will wake you up. Great background for a Jimmi Hendrix image!