Chocolate Baroque Art of Chess stamp.
Die-Namics Basic Stitch Lines Die. (doesn't seem to be available in the UK at the moment)
Memento Grape Jelly Ink.
Gold Mica Powder.
Britannia Sentiment Die.
I found a snippet of white card and cut it to just a little smaller than my white square base card and stamped the background chess board using the Grape Jelly ink. I masked a bit of the stamp as I didn't want it to be too large on the card, and after stamping I used the same ink to shade the pieces on the board, and bits of the background, as you can see. I wasn't quite sure about the colour which is rather a pinky purple, but the only other colour I had was an Adirondack Egg Plant ink and that I felt was rather dark. I did add a bit more of the Grape Jelly using my waterbrush which darkened and shaded.
I then decided to use some gold mica on selected bits of it to incorporate the gold, and I mixed some of the mica powder on my glass mat with my waterbrush and applied it to the stamped image. I tried taking photos from other angles to see if the gold would show up better but couldn't seem to catch it, and the fact the light is not so good this time of year doesn't help. In real life it is quite nice and sparkly.
I felt that it lacked something so I used the double stitched line die from the Die-Namics set round the edges of the stamped layer and adhered this to the card. I then found a snippet of gold card on which I used Stick It adhesive, die cut the sentiment and adhered it to the finished card.
Thank you for taking a look at my blog today. See you soon.
I am entering the following challenges:
Pixies Crafty Workshop - Week 254 where we use our snippets of card and paper etc.
Happy Little Stampers November CAS Challenge - Metal/Faux Metal.
Seize the Birthday - Anything Goes.
*Shown in the December Reader's Gallery over at Chocolate Baroque.