Maybe it's a contradiction to use 'Clean and Simple' in the same sentence as 'alcohol inks'. Ha! I find alcohol inks easy-albeit messy- to use, and always come up with some beautiful papers.
The inks used are blue and purple with just a tiny bit of gold, I then edged the piece with a gold pen, and layered it on black and purple. The purple paper is textured; you can see little 'strings' of paper in it. It's a bright joyous purple, not an easy color to find.
The sentiment was embossed in gold on Papertrey's Enchanted Evening, edged in gold, then layered on a piece of purple.