Hi everybody. Another masculine card today and I thought this digital image would work well, bright and cheery and watercoloured on Bristol Smooth paper using my Distress Inks.
I used Barn Door, Mustard Seed, Mowed Lawn, Pine Needles, Peacock Feathers, Black Soot, Ground Espresso and Brushed Corduroy applied using a waterbrush. When I had coloured it I fussy cut it out and then moved on to the background. This stencil with an all over large leaf design which is one of four in a packet I got from The Range looks a bit like tropical leaves. I made a monoprint by brayering Mowed Lawn DI on to it, spritzed with water and laid it on to a piece of white card and pressed it down firmly to tranfer the ink. I did this several time using some Pine Needles ink too. I then stencilled through it to fill the leaves in with some more of the same colours to give it some light and shade. I then inked around the edges with both inks.
I finished by adding a sentiment using Versafine Olympia Green and heat set it with Wow Clear Gloss Embossing Powder, and added the parrot using some Pinflair Glue Gel to give it dimension.
I am entering the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Masculine.
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Make Your Own Background.
Seize The Birthday - No. 192 Anything Goes Birthday.
Happy Little Stampers June Watercolour Challenge - Anything Goes (no optional twist).
My Time To Craft - No. 433 Use A Stencil.