Another card today which I made for my stepson to give to his Nan for her birthday.
I used the new Tim Holtz Alcohol Inks....oh, those colours are divine!! I started by adding droplets of Purple Twilight, Juniper and Cool Peri to my craft sheet and then swooshed the glossy paper thru the ink.
Adding a little bit of surgical spirit to the inks left on the craft mat thinned them down so I could use another piece of glossy card and swoosh this too. I then used a fat paintbrush, dipping it into the surgical spirit and then flicking it onto the inky glossy card. This gives a lovely mottled effect, similar to the distressed look you get when you flick water at distress inky backgrounds.
I always use surgical spirit to do this technique as you do use rather a lot of it and it is cheap compared with blending solution!
I used my new stamp designs from the Nature Plate and one of my new Birdy's for the main images. I stamped the small flower from the plate twice and cut out both of them. With the second flower, I cut into the petal and used the wavy line as a guide, so the petals stand out more. Finishing the flower with a DewDropz, I stuck this to the card with silicone glue.
Using a Nestie, I made a little mat for the birdy to sit on and also for the sentiment, which is a Penny Black stamp. I added the word Nan - trying to copy the writing on the stamp but not quite getting it right...heyho, it is art afterall :O))
I dried off all the stamped images with the heatgun - I had used Ranger Archival ink for the stamping.
Thanks for looking and I hope you are having a good week.
Thursday, 7 May 2009