I got a bit carried away, sometimes I just don't know when to stop LOL. My paints seem to have gone clumpy and a bit dry, which is really disappointing and a clear indication that lids should be screwed on properly!
To disguise the lumps in the paint, I continued with Cathie's technique, but instead of using more paint, I used Distress Stain. They come with their own built in foam dauber..bonus!
By now I had covered up all the white areas of the card, so I stenciled on some white Dylusions acrylic paint using my fingers. I then finished off the background by adding random stamps.
About the new mum. She is a rubber stamp from Unity Stamp Co, I have also photographed the stamp package so you can see where I modified her ever so slightly, but still given her a new look.
I stamped the image on linen finish cardstock, then coloured the sleeves of her jumper with Prismacolour pencils, then I coloured the remainder of her jumper and an extra 4"length in a green Spectrum Noir marker.
I used some old acetate packaging to lay over the top of the coloured image and using a Sharpie pen I drew the shape of her tummy and the sway in her back. Once this looked OK, I cut the shape out, used it as a template to use on my coloured image.
The only part of the Unity gal that got cut off was the small part of her jumper in the bottom left hand corner.
Her hair and skin are coloured with Prismacolour pencils. I forgot to give her hair highlights when I was colouring, but being pencils, I just used an eraser to remove a small area, I then used a brown Copic to add a few dark flicks of hair.
Her boot started out life as a Unity Stamp, it is a boot pointing in the opposite direction with a gorgeous bunch of flowers sticking out the top. I stamped the boot, flipped it over, trimmed it to a better size for the dress, then added some details with markers.
Thanks so much for looking, and thank you Cathie for a fun tutorial.
EDIT: When the panel is dry enough I will adhere it to a card base.
Date: Thursday, September 14, 2017 GMT Views: 1711
Registered: August 15, 2007 Location: Twin Cities MN Posts: 45787
Thu, Sep 14, 2017 @ 5:08 PM
This is sooooo cool! Susie I love it when you get carried away...Oh my gosh so much beauty here. And what fun art supplies on this card..I love how you added the white on the bg....An awesome piece of art
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Thu, Sep 14, 2017 @ 5:28 PM
Lil Sis, I could hug this card! What a beautiful creation! Love every inch.
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Registered: June 10, 2011 Location: Canberra, Australia Posts: 6583
Thu, Sep 14, 2017 @ 5:50 PM
Now back from the land of the Maple Leaf. First chance I have had to look at the gallery - and then only for a few minutes. This is a great card and I love the way you have "altered" the image. Very clever. I suggest she doesn't stray too far from home and she's keeps her legs crossed till she finishes that of coffee - he he he. You had better put the kettle of hot water on.
Registered: March 29, 2011 Location: Covington, WA Posts: 32465
Thu, Sep 14, 2017 @ 10:19 PM
You clever girl! Love your creative adaptations to get an entirely new look from that image. She looks pretty relaxed, must be enjoying the last bit of calm she'll have for a long, long time . Beautiful job, Susie. Love seeing your creations.
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Registered: July 27, 2007 Location: Dublin, Ireland Posts: 123533
Thu, Sep 14, 2017 @ 11:58 PM
Grrr, I am not getting gallery notifications and only saw this because I reckoned I'd try this technique today instead of waiting for the MIX challenge. Gorgeous background and genius adapting of that stamp!
Registered: June 27, 2012 Location: Washington Posts: 24480
Fri, Sep 15, 2017 @ 6:13 AM
OVER THE TOP...fabulous! What an artist you are, Susie...love, love your carried away look...so many, many elements you've added and tweaked ending up with this just too marvelous look! So much texture, so much color...super great!
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Registered: July 25, 2004 Location: Hog Wallow, KY Posts: 38248
Fri, Sep 15, 2017 @ 7:15 AM
Phenomenal art work on so many levels. There are so many details. I love the fact you are not afraid of stepping out and using that marker. I love how you created a dress and a baby bump and even gave her boots. I love all the texture and I didn't think you could use copic over pencils, so I learned something.