Wednesday, 31 July 2013
I picked out this piece of blue card as a starting point and stamped the frame with Versamark ink and embossed it with WOW clear powder. I cut it out using the appropriate die and stamped the flower in the centre with Brilliance Lightning Black ink. Having made sure it was properly dry I coloured it with Promarkers. I wanted to know how well they would work on coloured card, and although I used blue pens on blue card they showed up really quite well. I am fairly new to these markers as some of you who follow my blog regularly will know I generally favour pencils for colouring. So, even though I was fairly happy with the result I thought it would look better with a light background so I set about colouring it with a new Zig pen that I have, called Wink of Stellar.It has a beautifully fine real brush tip and delivers a sparkly white ink, and I think it is available in several colours, I have the white, and a black one. The sparkle doesn't show in the photo but is lovely in sunlight. Having decided that I quite liked the result of my "play" I need to find something to mount it on. I quite like stamping my own backgrounds but I also have rather a lot of paper stacks that I buy because I like them!!. I chose this one because it is blue, it's from a Paper Cellar pad called Langley Place.I trimmed it to fit my card and highlighted some of the design with a blue pencil and a silver gel pen. I then decided to add some pink ribbon to brighten the whole thing up,wrapping it around the paper before fixing it to the card. To finish off I added a die cut greeting using a Britania die and the same blue card as the frame, and a few pink gems .
I am entering this at Crafting When We Can-Floral
Craft Room Challenge- Heat Embossing ( the frame )
Eclectic Ellapu-Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door- Anything Goes.
Thank you for taking the time to look and for your kind comments which are much appreciated. Jean