Sunday, June 10, 2018

Fall to Layout #74- Take Two

Happy Sunday. Time for another sketch. This one is pretty simple. I love the potential for making blended backgrounds with this one.

Card Dimensions:
Card: 4-1/4 x 5-1/2
Image/Sentiment Panel: 2-1/4 x 5

This is one of the few sketches where I always remember the "take one" version. I did the baby wipe swipe technique with reinkers back then. I look back and feel like it could've been made more recently. Background blending and ombre type images weren't quite as big then as they are now. But perhaps that's just because the products to make these techniques so easy weren't as readily available?

I started by cutting my watercolour paper to size. Next I decided on my palette. I went with Wilted Violet, Picked Raspberry, Ripe Persimmon, Mustard Seed, Twisted Citron and Mermaid Lagoon.

I created my palette on a larger clear block and then brushed water on the paper and started to add colour. The first pass of everything was quite faint, so this is probably 3 or 4 layers or colour.

While letting that dry, I went through my stamp stash to see what kind of image would go well. I decided on this lovely floral image from the Fresh Florals set by Clearly Besotted. I placed the painted panel in my mini MISTI and then inked up the stamp with white pigment ink. I did three separate impressions of the white ink. I find that because the pigment ink sits on top of the paper (rather than absorbing into it) a colourful background can end up shining through and muting the pigment. Stamping three times (letting it dry each time) helps to prevent this.

Next, I chose this nice little Thank You sentiment from the same set. The final step was to adhere that to my card base.

Stamps: Fresh Flowers (Clearly Besotted)
Ink:Wilted Violet, Picked Raspberry, Ripe Persimmon, Mustard Seed, Twisted Citron and Mermaid Lagoon, Fresh Snow, Tropical Teal
Paper: Cotton paper, stamper's select

Up next, Chera's returns!

Happy Sunday everyone! Sorry it’s been a while since I’ve posted a card for you guys! Life has been super full these days! But this week I found some time to do some ink blending! Love me some good ink blending. The colours I used today were seedless preserves, Victorian velvet and tattered rose. I wanted to try
another idea instead of making the image white on my pretty purple background I decided to do some rose gold embossing and painting in some more seedless preserves inside the butterflies to make them darker then the panel! The butterflies are from Simon Says Stamp “beautiful day” and the sentiment is from an oldie but a goodie from Wplus9 “basic banners”. 

Hope you enjoy and feel inspired! We look forward to seeing your creations!! 


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