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Fairy Maya with Spectrum Noir

Spectrum Noir Aqua Markers

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!

Step 1:

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.

Step 2:

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.

Step 3:

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.

Step 4:

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.

Step 5:

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.

Detail picture:

I totally love how this card turned out! I wish you a creative day!

#WhimsyStampsMaya #SpectrumNoirAquaMarkers

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