Hello again! I have posted three times this week, more than normal, I am quite pleased with myself! I wonder if I can keep it up? This is the birthday card I made for my wonderful sister, Lilian.
I started by stamping the mushrooms and squirrel from IndigoBlu stamp set Nature 2 in black Versafine embossed with clear powder then I painted with Pebeo masking fluid and left to dry. While it was drying, I inked a piece of card with Distress Inks to match my leaves which were left over from these cards. Then I stencilled the words with Black Soot Distress Ink through part of a stencil from Splodgeaway. I cut the sentiment up and edged with a black Promarker.
Once the masking fluid was dry, I watercoloured the background with Peacock Feathers and Peeled Paint Distress Inks. I dabbed the blue with kitchen roll to give the appearance of subtle clouds. I then removed the masking fluid with my finger (making sure my finger was free of any ink first). Distress Inks were again used to paint the mushrooms and squirrel but I forgot to note down the colours I used, I am so sorry! I attached the panel to a brown card base to go with the autumnal theme then glued the leaves around panel. I love how different they look to the previous cards I made with them (see the link above). I drew some white spots on the mushrooms with a white pen then added glossy accents to them and the squirrel's eye. Popped the sentiment in the sky and it was done!
I would like to enter the following challenges:
IndigoBlu - Autumn Wildlife
PaperArtsy - Use Die Cuts - The lovely leaf jar inspired me!
Penny Black and More - Autumn
Stamping Sensations - Autumn
These are all absolutely awesome blog challenges, I love them!
Thank you so much for visiting me, I appreciate it so much! Take care. Christine xxx