Hi everyone. Here are the cards I made for the December Chocolate Baroque shows on Hochanda.
My first card was made using the Steampunk Sea World and the Steampunk Funky Fish stamps. I started with the background using some Brushos in Turquoise and Ultramarine and a bit of Dark Brown at the bottom, keeping it fairly light. I then stamped the images using Versafine Deep Lagoon ink second generation, as I didn't want the outlines to be too heavy. I then coloured them using a selection of Distress Inks applied with a waterbrush - Ripe Persimmon, Mustard Seed, Salty Ocean and Peeled Paint. I then added some extra ink to the background and around the edges to darken it a bit using more Salty Ocean and Dusty Concord and then added the sentiment from Punky Expressions stamped with Versafine Deep Lagoon again using second generation ink.
This second card features stamps from Punky Flowers and a sentiment from Punky Expressions. I made a watercolour background using my Distress Inks in Picked
Raspberry and Dusty Concord and then stamped the middle flower using the
middle sized flower and heat embossed it with WOW Silver Metallic
Embossing Powder. I then made a mask for it before stamping the two
smaller flowers, one either side and heat embossed them with the Silver
EP. I then masked these two and stamped the coil branches six times and
added the smaller of the group of cogs and the sentiment, all Silver
EP heat embossed. I finished by adding some of the same two colours to
the flowers using a waterbrush.
This next card uses an image from Punky Flowers
and I decided to put it over an alcohol ink on Yupo background which I
had already made with Stream, Flamingo, Clover and Citrus. I added the
strip of white card with the image stamped in Momento Teal Zeal and heat
embossed a couple of times with WOW Clear EP to really make it stand
out. I then blended the same ink around the edges using a blending tool
and added the sentiment from Punky Expressions
cut into a banner and using the Teal Zeal again, but didn't heat emboss
it this time as I wanted it to have a softer look, and edged very
lightly with the same ink.
My last card is a watercoloured scene using Steampunk Birds and one of the flowers from Punky Flowers.
stamped the flowers in the foreground first using Versafine clair
Nocturne ink and then masked one of the flowers and added the birdhouse,
and then the bird on the perch, all using the Nocturne ink. I then
coloured them all using my Distress Inks in Brushed Corduroy, Tea Dye,
Carved Pumpkin, Scattered Straw, Fossilized Amber, Picked Raspberry,
Salty Ocean and Peeled Paint. I did occasionally mix some of the
colours together for other tones. I then added some hand drawn leaves
around the bird to make it look like he is perched on a branch though
obviously it does look more like a perch than a branch, but a bit of
poetic license there..lol, and then I added a golden sun behind the
birdhouse using Scattered Straw and Fossilized Amber. I finished by
adding the grass using Peeled Paint and added a bit of blue to it for
the hills and then did the sky with Salty Ocean and added a sentiment
using second generation Nocturne ink.
I wanted to give
this a bit of a fantasy look, I wasn't going for very much realism as
these stamps give everyday objects a bit of a twist.
Thank you for coming to see the blog today and I'll see you again soon.