Today is Wednesday so of course this means I have a card made using Visible Image goodies , I have been busy with the Autumny/fall feel time of the seasons therefore I used colours appropriate to this time of year before getting all pink for raising awareness and funds for Breast Cancer research which is so important to all of us in many different ways. So today I used the wonderful Winter tree which I had been coveting for so very long and finally Helen treated me to it after the Aly Paly show which was amazing along with some other wonderful goodies including this fabulous sentiment entitled simply " What really matters ".
and Colours of the wind.
So Here is today's card.
I was really pleased with how this one came out as I simply love these colours so warm and vibrant.
If you would like to learn how I put this one together then please keep watching and read on.
I started by inking my Winter tree stamp with Versafine archival ink in Sepia and used just the branches to adding some low hanging broken branches across the top and upper sides of the card. I also stamped the whole tree to the bottom left in the same ink.
|I used a template of a circle here to rub a little scattered straw Distress Ink off the circle to give a yellow glow.|
|I stamped out the sentiment also in versafine but black onyx this time.|
Starting to use more of that same Scattered straw distress I rubbed a little around the edges of the age allowing a couple of spots where the ink streaks further onto the page.
I used a range of warm tones to further enhance the edges and drag some colour into the picture too, I used next wild honey and then rusty hinge and Vintage photo still using just the same piece of cut and dry foam as we did at the show, those of you who took my little make and takes will know or if your an inker like me.
I also added some gold sakura stardust and metallic pens to highlight the tree, you can also paint with them if you used a wet brush so I added a light wash of warm goldy mica sparkle in paces too, which is very hard to pick u on camera of course.
You can see in the picture above the mica shimmering on the card in random places and it took on the colours of the ink but also had a pinky coral tone to it too which really looked good with these ink tones.
You can see the tone of the red card better in this one .
And here, you can start to see the ink layers and the mica but also the shadow and the highlight on the tree.
So here are the stamp sets used.
I hope you enjoyed this one and maybe try it for yourself or something like it as this could easily be a picture for the wall , or other art , it doesn't have to be a card , it could be a tag or a wall plaque too.
let me know what you think or if there is something you would particularly like to see me break down for you in the comments below and I look forward to seeing you with something different tomorrow.
Huge crafty hugs to all.