Hi everybody. A birthday card today for a lovely friend featuring this Chocolate Baroque set called Pretty Birdcage, using the main image, and one of the smaller floral images in the background. This is its first inking too.
I started with the background piece of white card cut to fit a 6" square card and the small floral image heat embossed on two opposite corners using WOW Bright Opaque White EP, and then I covered it with Adirondack Sunshine Yellow Ink applying it with a brush making the colour stronger in the two corners. I then used some Fossilised Amber, Dried Marigold and Brushed Corduroy Distress Inks gradually darkening the corners even more.I then stamped the Pretty Birdcage stamp onto a piece of white card using Versafine Clair Nocturne Ink and heat embossed using WOW Clear Gloss EP before getting out my Inktense Pencils to colour taking the colour from them with a waterbrush which I find for me is the easiest and most controllable way to use them. I then fussy cut out the image and used some Tea Dye DI watercoloured round the edges and dragging the colour in a little way to make it stand out against the background I created. Finally I decided to add the Tea Dye DI to the corners too and rubbed the ink pad around all the edges of the background to make it really stand out against the white card, and finished by adding a sentiment using Versafine Toffee Ink.
Thank you for visiting me here today and I hope to see you again soon.
I am entering the following challenges:
Uniko Challenge - No. 67 Anything Goes (Optional Twist: Autumn Colours).
Stamping Sensations October Challenge - Animals, Birds and Bugs.
NBUS Challenge - No. 31 Where we use our Never Before Used Schtuff.
Make My Monday Challenge - No. 158 Embossing - Either.
Happy Little Stampers Watercolour Challenge - October - Anything Goes.
Watercooler Wednesday Challenge - WWC326 Helen's Challenge: All About Occasions.