I liked the rich colors in this image here, but opted to choose just 3 of the colors since I needed to keep working on my holiday cards.
I finally got brave enough to try my new stamp from Penny Black. Using techniques that I learned from Jill Foster's Penny Black videos, I colored/inked directly onto the stamp, stamped with my MISTI several times adding color as I went, and then with a wet paintbrush moved the color around. Then I added more shading with either DI markers or zigs and then moved that ink a bit with a wet paintbrush also. When satisfied, I clear embossed the whole image (my stamp is still in my MISTI), which allowed me to sponge my bg. Then I stamped my sentiment and splattered with white acrylic paint for my "snow" effect. Love this technique.
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Registered: January 27, 2010 Location: Southern Ontario, Canada Posts: 39008
Sat, Nov 18, 2017 @ 10:24 AM
I just love this stamp Maura and I also love how you have done this. The colours are beautifully vibrant and the blue background makes the image just pop off the card. Exquisitely done ... I loved my card so much that I had this years postage stamps made using that card.
Your card is so perfect for our Merry or Bright challenge this week! It's absolutely stunning - the blues with the white snow - Gorgeous! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Mod Squad Challenge - Angie, Challenge Host.