Wednesday, 16 September 2015
Todays stamp to die for reveal is the Dragonfly mini triplet, I have to admit I spent ages getting the flowers on this one to look just right not too many petals not too few lol!
I stared by stamping the image in watering can archival ink (a strong grey shade that doesn't have the harshness of black) Next I shaded down from the top using indigo mist colour cloud blending ink next I blended down using clear day colour cloud ( these are part of my basic colour palette however I use the indigo mist all the time!) This technique ijust gives a soft sky that lightens towards the base.
Next I coloured the flowers using the colour cloud ink that I splurged, is that a technical term, onto my craft mat with a smoothie. I then picked up the colour using a water brush and coloured the flowers and foliage using the colour I picked up.
I used the following colours to highlight the detail in the stamped image.
By using the blending ink in this way i was able to get several different shades using the same colour just by varying the amount of ink on the water brush.
To make the remainder of the card I simply die cut the aperture form one of the mini striplets in a square of blue dusk foundation card. I then cut the square using the double pierced noble squares die set. I matted this on coconut white foundation card and added it, with from tape of course, onto a larger square piece cut with the noble sqaures with a thin mat of coconut white added again.
Finally I added a strip of matching ribbon along one side and a bow!