Good Evening, all :)
Dropping in to showcase another card that I put together. This was created for my Sister's birthday - she loves owls & it was such a pleasure (& distraction) making this for her. (I lost my 13 year old pooch last Saturday - I knew it was coming but didn't expect it this quick. I am devastated beyond words, I miss her presence so much, Her and our cats have been my constant companions through everyday life & it's goings on...I know you animal lovers will understand how hard this is... :(((
Bonnie 2002 -2015
She will never be forgotten!
On to my card...
first, I stamped my image onto some water coloured card, plus another piece of paper to make a mask. I then placed the mask over my stamped image and then proceeded to water colour my background. I used my water colour paints for this, blue, green & purple was my colour choice. Once background was finished, I heat dried it (impatient) and then proceeded to colour my stamped image. (List of colours used will be down below). On finishing colouring, I wasn't too happy & thought the owl looked far too lonely, plonked bang in the middle of my background - so I found another stamp which had a stem & leaves on. I masked up Mr owl and then stamped to the left of the branch, and stamped more of the leaves onto seperate water coloured paper. After removing the mask, I then coloured the leaves in with Promarkers (again, colours will be listed below) plus the other stamped leaves. Once I was happy with the colouring, I decided to decoupage some of the leaves. I also decided to add leaves where I felt they were needed. I was quite happy how it turned out. I then chose my sentiment stamps, in this case, two separate stamps - the main sentiment and then the word 'sister'. I quite liked where I decided to stamp the sentiment but on looking at the whole picture, I felt something else was needed at the top - this is where the clouds come in. I found an embossing folder that had clouds on, so, reaching for some white card stock I proceeded to emboss and cut out. On placing the clouds at the top of the card I felt better about the card. In fact, I really liked how it turned out! Like I said above, it was a good distraction! To finally finish, I added glossy accents to the Owls eyes and little dots on it's chest.
I'd like to say a big THANK YOU for visiting my blog on my last post! I hope you will continue to pop back here to see what I get up to :)
See you then,
I would like to add my card into the following challenge(s)
Simonsaysstamp ~ weds challenge ~ anything goes
Promarkers: OWL: Cocoa, Henna, Cinnamon & sandstone. Leaves; leaf green, Pear green, Olive green. OWL Stamp , Leaf & stem stamp & Sentiment stamp by clearly besotted stamps (free with Simply cards & papercraft magazine) 'SISTER stamp, To stamp owl & sentiments, Background - unbranded water colour paints from stash. Embossing folder: free from Simply cards & papercraft magazine. Glossy Accents