Hi there everybody. I am back today with an anniversary card for one of my cousins and husband who are celebrating their 55th anniversary. I thought this digital image from Beccy's Place called Girls' Night, was appropriate for a big celebration.
I don't generally use digital images but I thought that I would give them a try. I think probably I need to find some thicker card to print on to as this was just 160gsm and with my Staedtler Watercolour Brush Pens and a waterbrush which I used it was perhaps a bit too much for it. I tend to use 250/300gsm normally which my printer is not keen on.
I started by adding the colour to parts of the image using the waterbrush to spread it, and I then scribbled colour on to my glass mat and picked it up with the water brush, neither of which were working well, so I ended up adding colour straight to the image which made everything a bit dark, especially the champagne, more like orange juice..lol, and the carnations which I hoped would dry a bit lighter. I had limited time to post it so had to go with it. I finished by fussy cutting it.
I then made a stencil from a Sue Wilson Heart of Hearts die and inked through it on to the card using Adirondack Shell Pink, and Picked Raspberry and Dusty Concord Distress Inks blending quite lightly. The numbers were cut using a set of dies from The Works and coloured using the two DIs before being added to the heart. I then added the sentiment stamped a couple of times with Versafine Smokey Gray ink using the Misti. Lastly the image was stuck down flat with wet glue, easier for posting.
You can tell I am very self critical..lol, and at the moment Mr Mojo is playing up, but I suppose we all have times when things don't go too well, so hey ho...as my hubby would say, it is what it is. I hope you are managing to stay positive, and of course keeping well, through this difficult time.
I am entering the following challenges:
Beccy's Place April Challenge - Anything Goes using one of her images (opt. Flower or Foliage).
Watercooler Wednesday - No. 265 Anything Goes with a Feminine Twist.
Dutch Card Lovers - No. 328 Any Drink (alcoholic or non alcoholic).