I’ve been super busy lately, and trying hard to keep up with a bunch of deadlines – self-imposed and otherwise. As a result I have three (yes, three!) videos going live tomorrow for various hops. Today though I’m sharing a project I’d wanted to have live earlier in the week. This was supposed to be my Marvelous Monday Crafting Crew card for the week but I ran out of time to get it done for Monday. I have a different plan for next Monday (assuming I get it done in time!) so figured as this was mostly done I would share it today instead.
My idea with this card was that I wanted to create an Autumn card with a Spring stamp, and I also wanted to use my alcohol markers on coloured card stock. I started by arranging the image and one of the sentiments from Unity’s Spring To Go stamp set in my MISTI then stamping with Tea Dye Distress ink as I was planning on doing no-line colouring. I left the stamps in my MISTI, which came in useful later when I decided to restamp for a lined look.
I coloured the image with my Spectrum Noir Illustrator Markers. I had a particular colour palette in mind but had to work quite hard to get close to it as I was missing some colours I wanted (corals) and also had to experiment to get them colours showing how I wanted on the coloured panel.
In order to help the image pop a bit more I went back in with a white pencil and added some highlights to really increase the contrast and dimension on the image.
I’d accidentally got some red ink on the left side of my panel, so I trimmed it down very slightly to be a little shorter and narrower than my card base. I then used double-sided tape to adhere the panel onto the white card base, before finishing off the design with a trio of glitter enamel dots from Love From Lizi.
Whilst it took me quite a while to get the image to look how I wanted it to look, and even then some of the colours aren’t exactly how I wanted them, but in the end I really like how it turned out. I do think I achieved my goal of making an Autumn card with what is intended to be a Spring stamp. What do you think?
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