Tuesday, 30 June 2020

Live simply...

Hello everyone,

For today's AALL & Create GDT post I have made a card. I tried to do something different today and have stolen one of Abs' background techniques...

Here's how:

I inked up this background stamp with Distress Oxide inks. I used only three colours: Worn Lipstick, Mustard Seed and Salty Ocean. I rubbed the stamp with my fingers where the colours met to mix them, then spritzed with a small amount of water and stamped. The pink and blue made purple, pink and yellow made orange and the yellow and blue made green ! I did think it was too bright though, so I brayered over white paint until I was happy with the result. 

Next I stamped the edges with grey and black ink, overlapping the two. I also added some doodle lines which you can see in the next picture.

I then thought about Abs' technique with Distress Crayons, so I gave it a go. Put the stencil on, scribble with two colours of Distress Crayons and blend out with your finger. I chose colours that went with the background. 

I chose my focal point, this little girl by Janet Klein, coloured her with my Copics and cut her out. 

Before I put everything together I added some splatters with a black paint pen.
I added two bits of washi tape, one for her to stand on and one in the right hand top corner. I glued her down. For the sentiment I chose a sticker by Tim Holtz that I thought fitted her well. 

I have used the following stamps:

#336 - Bold Alphas by Bipasha BK
#338 - Background Noise by Janet Klein
#358 - Paw Prints by Janet Klein

#87 - Totally Dotty by Autour de Mwa

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  1. Mooie achtergrond ,het zijn ook super mooie stempels.

  2. Oei, wat een gave stempeltjes! Die gaan op mijn wensenlijstje. Mooi gemaakt Corrie!

  3. What a fabulous card - I love the sentiment and the combination of background and your lovely figure is terrific.