Hi everyone. I have been a bit busy with things recently which have kept me from my cardmaking rather, but I suddenly realised that I needed a card for a female relative, and decided to use a gelli plate background which I made recently and a NBUS Kingfisher image which came free with a few other little offcut stamps with another stamp I bought recently from Crafty Individuals, as did the Wild Flowers and Ferns stamp which I used here which was a special offer with the order.
I made this gelli print background using acrylics and some grasses and cow parsley but it didn't work at all well, and the darker areas were what was left of the outline of the flowers and I ended up using some more green paint over the top to see if that looked more usuable, and that was how it was left. I stamped the kingfisher and coloured using my Inktense Pencils without any water, and then added the wild flowers to either side, and as their were some white patches I added some more green, blue and yellow pencil in places but decided that I would get a better finish using some Distress Inks and so I used Twisted Citron in the centre and darkened the edges with Lucky Clover. I finished by adding the sentiment using Versafine Clair Nocturne Ink heat embossed with WOW Clear Gloss Embossing Powder.
This was a quick card but I was quite happy with the way it eventually turned out, and a definite improvement on the initial look of my failed print..lol. Thank you for visiting me here today and I'll see you again soon.
I am entering the following challenges:
NBUS Challenge - No. 51 Where we use our Never Before Used Schtuff.
Allsorts Challenge - No. 732 Birthdays/Anything Goes.
We Love Stamping June Challenge - CAS/Anything Goes.
Stamping Sensations June Challenge - Around the World/Anything Goes.
Happy Little Stampers June Birthday Challenge - Anything Goes.
Triple B June Challenge - Anything Goes - Birds, Butterflies and Blooms (at least one of the three).