Evening everyone and here is my latest blog post - an Arty Birthday card.
The brief I had for this card included
music, eccentric, drawing & painting & bright colours.
I started by stamping the field scene using black archival ink and a stamp from HobbyArts onto watercolour paper and painted it with watercolours. I then used a papermania die to cut the shape. I inked the edges with a combination of spiced marmalade and mustard seed distress inks.
I then used the same die & watercolour paper to stamp the musical stave. This is an old wooden stamp and I love it. No idea on the maker though (sorry)
I then cut a piece of Centura Pearl card stock and cut 2 apertures using the same die, in the corners.
Then using various distress inks on the reverse side of the centura card stock, I blended them all together to create the first layer of the background.
I then got out my Paperartsy Stencils and spray inks to do the flower.
I actually like the fact that the inks bled slightly under the stencil so I didn't restart.
Once it was dry, I went round the outline with a micron pen.
I then used a stencil brush though the 'holes' to add extra interest.
Finally, the 'mum' was stamped with Ali Reeve's Distressed alphabet and the edges of the die cut inked with the same distress inks as before and the same stencil used for effect.
I then matted onto black card to make it stand out more.
I used the same stencil and matting technique on the insert.
Hope you like it and thank you for stopping by my blog today x
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