Yay, it’s Saturday!
Today I wanted to create another card using Whimsy Stamps' “Peace”, since she is so darn cute and I’m not done playing with her. I started by stamping this image on Strathmore “Bristol Smooth surface” paper with Versafine “Onyx Black” ink, using my MISTI, and clear heat embossing afterwards. I always do that when I know I’ll be adding water to my paper: this makes the lines of the stamped image stay crisp and black, no matter how much water I ad. Then I took my Zig “Clean Color Real Brush” markers and my Pentel Waterbrush and started colouring.
This image makes me think of hippies, I don’t know why, so I wanted to give her a sort of corduroy coloured pants. I used Ochre and Dark Oatmeal to get exactly the right colour. I felt that a nice dark pinky purple would match nice with the colours I already had going so I choose Light Violet and Purple for her blouse and Sugared Almond Pink for the flowers and the rest of her pants. Other colours I used : Beige, Mid Brown and Dark Brown for her hair (I struggle with these brush markers to get that part right, I always seem to loose my highlight, so I had to ad some white Sakura Gelly Roll Pen to bring them back a little), Pale Pink and Light Carmine for her skin, Yellow, May Green, Deep Green, Pale Dawnn Gray and Light Blue (the last two colours I used around the outline of the image). For the peace necklace she is wearing I used a gold coloured Edding Gel Roller pen.
After the image was dry I fussy cut her out with my Fiskars scissors.
Next I started working on the background. I choose a dark kraft card base and rounded the bottom corners with a corner rounder punch. I edged this piece with Memento’s “Rich Cocoa”. Then I measured a piece of white card stock the size I wanted (at least big enough to have the girl fit on there) and also rounded the corners. Next I used a Tim Holtz stencil named “Flourish” (as you can see in the picture it’s much loved) and some ink in the colour Versafine “Spanish Moss” to ink the background. Then I stamped a sentiment from the Whimsy Stamps “Friendly Flowers” stamp set with my MISTI (my favourite tool) and Versafine “Onyx Black” ink. I went in three times to get a nice, crisp and black sentiment.
Recently I bought some Amsterdam “Extra Heavy Gel Medium (Gloss)” for a mixed media canvas art piece I’m working on and I was wondering how it would be working on a card since it should dry glossy and transparent. So, after cleaning the stencil, I put the stencil back on, a little off set, and applied a thin layer of this gel medium over the stencil. It goes on white but it dries clear. It gives the background a little bit more texture. It takes a couple of hours to dry (since I had to cook diner that was quite convenient). After drying I edged this white piece with the same Spanish Moss ink used before.
As an embellishment for this card I choose some brown/white bakers twine (that I taped on the back). Then I foam taped this piece on the kraft card base (with 1 millimetre thick foam tape), put the girl on with 2 millimetre thick foam tape and looked trough my stash for some matching sequins that I glued on with Ranger medium matte for some interesting details. The champagne coloured sequins are from my local craft store. The pink and the matte gold ones are from Cartwright’s Sequins (“Metallic Razzleberry” and “Satin Gold”).
And that finishes today’s card.
I wish everybody a creative weekend!
I would like to submit this card to the following challenges:
SSS Monday Challenge: “Use your Favorite Tool”: MISTI:
SSS Wednesday Challenge: “Fantastic Florals”
The Ribbon Girl February Card Challenge: "Anything goes": http://ribbongirls.blogspot.nl/2017/02/ribbon-girl-february-card-challenge.html