Hi everybody. It is hubby's birthday and I bought this steam train stamp from Crafty Individuals called Chunky Steam Train Tag and have been saving it to use the first time for this occasion. I also used a stencil which came with a recent Indigoblu Magazine Mixed Media 7 and also a Kaisercraft stamp called Background Postmarks but I have had it for quite a while so not sure it will be available now.
I started by making a 7" x 5" card from a piece of kraft card and used another small piece to stamp the steam train onto using Versafine Vintage Sepia Ink, and then I coloured it with my Inktense Pencils and a waterbrush, and added a few white highlight using the one from the set but with no added water. I cut around it and then matted it on to dark brown and light orange card. I then started on the background using Dark Brown, Orange and Emerald Green Brushos on a piece of mixed media paper/card well spritzed with water and patted dry with a paper towel to keep it light. Next I added the circles stencilling in opposite corners blending several browns including Brushed Corduroy, Tea Dye and Aged Mahogany together with Carved Pumpkin, and then added the postmarks inking just a small portion of the stamp with Toffee Versamark Ink in the other two corners. I finished by ink blending around the edge of the background with the same brown Distress Inks but added Ground Espresso to the very edges too. Finally I mounted it all up and added a sentiment using the Versafine Vintage Sepia Ink heat embossed with WOW Clear Gloss Embossing Powder and also used the Ground Espresso round the edges.