Hi all. This is another birthday card for a friend and using another stencil. I'm never quite sure what sort of card to make for him, and after a bit of umming and ahing I settled on this one from Creative Expressions call Flying Duck which has only been used once, so high time it came out to play again, and I thought he might quite like it..don't think it is available anymore though.
I started with the Brusho background on to a piece of Claritystamp stencil card using Brilliant Red, Scarlet Red and Orange in the middle. I then pencilled over the lines of the stencil and then inked it using a black Micron Pen size 03. I decided to ink the bulrush heads and the duck's eye which I then added white to the centre of using a gel pen. I then used a 6B pencil and a paper stump and shaded the rest of the image to give it some depth and to make it stand out more from the background. I finished by adding the black shading around the edges using some Momento Tuxedo Black Ink blended using a blending tool and added the sentiment using Versafine Clair Nocturne Ink and heat embossed with WOW Clear Gloss Embossing Powder before adding it to a 6" square white card.
I didn't know what to call the post and this phrase came into my mind. I was born in Surrey near Croydon and my mother's family were Londoners, and this is a typical London cockney phrase though is probably known elsewhere in the country, and is an inoffensive expression of surprise not really used these days. I love this photo I found of a Mallard duck, he has the look which says "I'm really rather a handsome chap and don't chat to just anybody you know"..lol.
Thank you for visiting me here today and I'll see you again soon.
I am entering the following challenges:
Happy Little Stampers April Stencil Challenge - Anything Goes.
Just Us Girls Challenge - No. 628 Red, Black and White (it is an orangy red but does look a bit yellow for some reason so hope this is OK).
Allsorts Challenge - Week 671/2 Masculine.
Stamplorations April Stencil Challenge - Always Anything Goes.