Hi everyone and welcome. I've been experimenting again and using inspiration from some amazing people. Let me show you my card and then you can get the lowdown on where the ideas came from.
Sandra at Made by Sannie produced a fantastic canvas and posted the link to a video created by Drew HERE - so well worth watching. I'd already made the base of this card based on the background papers for the Wonderland collection designed by Finnabair (see her work with it HERE - she seems to have inspired pretty much everyone around the World!)
The main element used for the base was blank playing cards. As well as distressing the cards, other things like tissue and paper lace were added for texture. Next came a scattering of die cut cogs/sprockets, a punched ribbon and some metal embellishments. They were cut from a range of textures and were placed to balance the central cog/focal image.
So now for the colour. I've used Distress Inks before but you always need layers to get any depth of colour. Bring on the Distress Paints!! (in this case Fired Brick/Wild Honey/Salty Ocean were used).
My favourite method of application is to dab, spread, spritz and tip to allow for the colours to run and bleed into each other. The colours are rather bright at this stage and need knocking back. Having blended the edges with black ink I dry brushed the whole surface with layers of DP Black Soot (scary!) white gesso and finally Treasure Gold gilding wax. The beauty is they cover everything including metal. To complete the background I used the cogs stamp from the Time Travellers set dabbed randomly within the main cog.
The Player (I see him as something of a 'card shark' who frequents seedy poker joints:) was stamped onto coloured cardstock to compliment the background using Black Soot Distress Embossing Powder to add texture. He needed more work, so parts were painted with washes of DI Pumice Stone. And finally to add a nod to the playing card base I added a UTEE club shape coloured with TG and Black Soot paint (a heart didn't seem appropriate as I'm sure his is made of stone!)
And so to the challenges;
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Inspired By (think there's inspiration here)
SanDee & Amelie's Steampunk Challenge - Altered Playing Cards (the cards were blank but I hope this project still counts)
Finally a quick heads up - Nicecrane Designs are celebrating Mother's Day in the USA with a 40% off special Coupon Code (on orders over $5).
That's it for now. Hope you've enjoyed this instalment and get your chance to play today.
Take care of yourselves, hugs Jenny xxx