Hi everyone, today I have another fun card project for you featuring an adorable Whimsy Stamps image and the wonderful Spectrum Noir Aqua Markers!
Let’s get started!
I started my project by applying some anti-static powder to a piece of Strathmore “Bristol Smooth Surface Paper”. Then I stamped “Maya” by Whimsy Stamps onto this paper using Versafine “Onyx Black” ink and clear heat embossing afterwards. This way the lines stay black and crisp.
Next I laid down the first layer of colour: using a very light hand and deciding where my highlights and shadows will go. I added the colour direct with the brush to the paper and spreading the colour with my aqua brush. More colour in the shadow parts, less in the highlight parts.
I used the following colours of Spectrum Noir Aqua Markers: Chocolate, Charcoal, Peach, Verdant Green, Aquamarine, Tulip and Tan.
Now I’m going to deepen the colours that I previously added: I used the above mentioned colours plus Fern, Fuchsia and Spice. Working on adding more shadows to create a feeling of depth in my image.
To deepen the colours of the clothing and the flower parts even more I’m now going to add darker colours that you don’t think of at first glance: I added Navy to the teal colours to create a darker hue and Sepia to the pink flower parts to deepen these shadows. Only use a tiny bit to prevent the colour overpowering the colours that you already have!
I totally love how these markers work together!
All Aqua Markers used on today’s project are from the “Botanicals”, “Essentials” and “Primary” sets.
This is also the fase where I add some colours around the image to create a feeling of background.
When dry I add some highlights to the image using a white Gelly Roll Pen and I fussy cut the image leaving a small border.
Now I’m going to work on the background design. For this I die cut a square panel form watercolour card stock, the size of this panel is two sizes smaller then my card base. On this panel I stamp the sentiment using a Stamplorations stamp set called “Sentiment Builders: Celebrate”.
Then I add some sparkle using a The Crafter’s Workshop stencil (TCW824s) and some Imagination Crafts Sparkle Medium in “Antique Pink” that I apply with a palette knife and set that aside to dry.
When the background is dry I can put my card together: I die cut a slightly larger mat from some teal coloured vellum. These two square panels I adhere together using liquid glue. The combined panels I adhere to a crème coloured linen textured card base using one millimetre thick foam tape.
And to finish my card I now only have to add my coloured image on top also using one millimetre thick foam tape.
I totally love how this card turned out! I wish you a creative day!