Well I have had a wonderful Visible Image weekend playing with lots of inks and stamping and even some of my drawing has crept along into today's card.
Have you been getting your craft on this weekend, what have you made?
I have a pretty big card which is almost wall art to show you today I used the fabulous new stamp set 'Once upon a time' only launched a few weeks ago from Visible Image which I simply adore, I have been waiting to have a proper play before I used it so I could really get stuck in and I think you will agree I certainly did the right thing haha.
So here it is...
This is very technique rich with the reflection in the water and the masking used to the blending in the sun to create a face rather than draw it in. I hope you like it and of course I like to know if you do.
Here are a few more pictures.
You can see I used many masks here from the clouds to the hills.
Once upon a time...
So if you would like to have a go at this one please do but it isn't very easy to write about as I have hand drawn in the walls around the beautiful castle image so I thought this one may be better to save to do one of the first you tube videos once I get set up so I can actually show you rather than write it out but here are some simple ways to get started.
- I took a piece of card no particular size at this point but mine was A4 in white and super smooth not too thick, this was 210 gsm.
- I stamped my castle, the centre image in black archival. I also used London fog Momento ink (as it suggests its a grey haha) to stamp the reflection in the water or what would be water in the end. It is important at this stage to know where your sun or light source will come from so you know where your shadows and reflection in the water will sit.
- I masked off my sun. And set to work on te clouds with several Distress Inks in the blue family.
- I the set about drawing in the rest of the building and bridge and moat , drawbridge etc and then the next two hours I coloured in with a mix of promarkers and distress Inks in different areas to get different saturations.
- The last thing to colour was the water which some think would be the hardest but its the quickest bit but you can't do it til the end , for several reasons , and even as simple as I was leaning there all the time to work.
- Once everything was coloured I decided to roll back the corner so .. I added some lemon card to cover all the alcohol marker stains which always bleed through the page etc.And I wanted some old script type paper under wich I found in an old Theresa Collins pad of papers. I also stamped the lovely words in black and quickle covered in clear embossing powder and blasted to melt.
- Then I mounted the whole thing onto some lemon and blue cards for a warm sunny happy feel picture/card.
Here is the set from Visible Image so you can see the actual stamps I used.