Hi everyone. Can't believe it's March already!! So there are a couple of challenges I really needed to enter this week and with time getting on I sat this morning with a few ideas but no flash of inspiration. Now normally I would just leave it and do something else instead, but as one of the challenges was Hels Sheridan's Sunday Stamper - You Raise Me Up I couldn't just give up. And then there was Simon Says Stamp and Show - The Stamp You Love But Don't Use. I've got one or two of these to my shame, and one, a freebie from The Craft Stamper magazine, has been begging to be used for eons.
The background started as one of my playing card blanks last seen in a tutorial HERE. I worked out where to put the face and then started with the paste using some leaf patterns.
When applied I heated the paste to puff it up. Then Distress Paint time.
All four greens were dabbed on, spritzed with water and blended (your fingers are great for this although you need to be prepared to get mucky forcing it into the gaps). Distress Inks were blended over the top to intensify the colour.
The face was stamped onto tissue, glued over the background and a pencil blended on the edge of the face to give more definition.
The ivy was stamped in different Distress Inks onto textured cardstock, with the the edges roughened and inked and the leaves folded along the central veins for dimension. The tiny crimson mulberry flowers contrasted beautifully and lead me to colour the lace with matching alcohol ink.
Finally a sentiment was stamped onto complimentary die cut cardstock layers. And that was that!
Hope you can join me tomorrow for something exciting. Have a great weekend, hugs Jenny x