Well lets try this again, I had the post complete, when to hit enter and for some reason I hit delete!! GRRRRRRR..... so lets start again!
Hello there, Happy Monday, and it is my day off again - woohoot!! We have a program at work if you work an extra hour every day you get every other Monday or Friday off, so I opt for the Monday. We are busy at work so the extra hour a day goes by fast. I had lots of errands to do this morning, then after lunch I finally got around to taking pictures of the cards I have made over the last week or so.
The card I'm showing you today, I actually had the image done about 3 weeks or so ago. This was just a practice piece, never thought it was going to turn out good enough for a card, but it did!
I'm using Penny Black's - The Unfolding
I didn't keep track of the inks I used because like I said this was just a practice piece. I used Tim Holtz distress markers to colour the image, gave it a spritz of water then stamped onto some water colour paper. Once dry I went back in with my prisma colour pencils and added some darker shading to the flowers. I used my new Gansai Tambi paints to do a wash around the image. It does look a bit more green in the picture than what it really is in real.
Since this was suppose to be just a practice piece I cut my paper too small to do any fancy die cutting with it, so I used spellbinders long rectangle die to cut it out. I then took some white paint and a very wet paint brush, picked up the paint and splattered it onto the image. Once it dried you couldn't see to much of it but you can see a bit on the large flower. I also did the same with my wink of stella gold pen, tapped the end to flick some gold paint on the image.
I tried layering the image onto some papers, but it was too distracting, so I opt to keep it simple. I used spellbinders scalloped border two to cut along the bottom. I wasn't sure whether I should do the same to the back of the card or keep it plain. Would you of kept the back plain as I did or would you cut the back to match the front - would love to hear your thoughts on this?
To finished off I added some pearls and some silk ribbon. Lesson learned - don't use silk ribbon when you have dry hands, the tiny pieces of dry skin seem to catch on the ribbon and snag it!
Thanks for your visit. Have a wonderful day!