Hi everyone and thank you to those of you who left such positive feedback on my latest video. I have ideas for more but if you have any requests for techniques/products you'd like demo'd then let me know.
In between card orders and samples I've taken time out to play, no restrictions, no plans, no deadlines. This new Wendy Vecchi Archival Reinker watercolour effect has got me so excited as it's quick and unpredictable. Here's the latest card made by combining Cornflower Blue and Fern Green.
This design developed from where the ink ran to and that paler patch in the top corner. To make the most of it I stuck with the same colour Archival Inks for stamping and stencilling but then used a contrast colour, Red Geranium, for the sentiment and flower centres; this made them stand out.
I love it when you start to dry the inky mix and see the way the colours have reacted and bleached in different place.
After stamping the flowers I masked them off to add the background stamping and stencilled stripes. Rather fortuitously some left over altered red paper (from these skating boots) matched the ink colour perfectly so I stamped/fussy cut the central elements for the flowers. The smaller dots and flowers were added with a Distress Marker, as was the blue colour to the outer edges of the flowers and leaves.
Matting and stencilling are the only parts adding any dimension to this design; the various inky layers add plenty of interest already, and of course it keeps the Royal Mail from charging extra for postage!
I'm hoping the fact that this card is essentially built on Archival Inks means it qualifies for the latest
and with that sentiment and the little heart centred leaves I'm also entering it into
Tomorrow is the start of the second week over at Frilly and Funkie's latest challenge, 'The Warmth of Winter', and I hope you'll be able to join me to see how I warmed the hearts of a couple of rather special people. For now, take care of yourselves, Jenny xxx