Hi everybody. I have another masculine birthday coming up and the Less is More Challenge this week is entitled Vehicle, and it is also a one layer card week, so I thought I would combine the two and this is what I came up with. I used a NBUS set of stamps by Sheena Douglass called Street Life, and the map is from Indigoblu.
I stamped the aeroplane using Black Archival Ink and heat set it with WOW Clear Embossing Powder. I then used Pebeo Masking Fluid over the white highlights on the plane and stamped the map with Versafine Smokey Gray Ink. I didn't stamp the whole of the map as I wanted it to fade out at the edges.
Making sure it was thoroughly dry I then used my Lyra Aqua Markers and some glycerin to colour the map. This is a new to me technique which entails scribbling some of the colour on to a blending mat or glass mat etc. and picking some of the glycerin up on a blending tool or blending foam, then picking up the colour and blending it on to the surface. I used a couple of blues together and a little orange round the edges. I kept the orange pale as I wanted it to fade out, and added what was left of the blue on the blending foam in a circular motion round the scene. I then removed the masking fluid from the plane and took the edge off the white with a little more of the blue.
I finished by stamping the sentiment using Black Archival Ink and again heat set it with the Clear Gloss EP.
I did have a sudden panic as I had thought the challenge was Transport, but on looking again I realised it was Vehicle, but the dictionary did call an aeroplane a vehicle so I think this will be OK.
Thank you for looking at my blog today and I'll see you again soon.
I am also entering the following challenges:
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Add a Sentiment.
Addicted to CAS - One Layer Card.
CAS on Sunday - No. 114 Birthday.
Seize the Birthday - Anything Goes.