Sunday 15 January 2017

Groovin' 60s: Part Two

Here's the finished card that I made with the background that I shared yesterday (for step by step see HERE).  This time I used a stamp from the same collection by Sheena Douglass called Just Truckin' for my focal image. 

The large stamp from the Just Truckin set in the Groovin' 60s collection designed by Sheena Douglass was stamped onto a piece of Sheena's stamping card using Black Onyx Versafine ink and heat embossed using holographic embossing powder.
I then used a range of distress inks in the same colours as the background (Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade, Peacock Feathers and Twisted Citron) with the addition of Faded Jeans, Gathered Twigs and Fossilized Amber and a water brush to colour the background.  As always, I applied some colour from each pad onto my glass mat as you should never take a water brush directly to an ink pad.  The lilac colour on the dress is a mix of Faded Jeans and Picked Raspberry applied over the original Picked Raspberry layer; I really enjoyed making a wide assortment of colours mixing two or more of the distress inks.  The skin tones were a mixture of Antique Linen, Tattered Rose and a little Gathered Twigs well watered down.
Once complete, I used both scissors and a craft knife to cut round the image, leaving the shadows below the feet.  It was a fiddly job, but well worth it in the end.
I laid the focal image over the background in several positions.  In the end I decided to have the characters standing in front of the camper van rather than at the side.  This was to help make them stand out against the bright background.  I also opted to use foam pads to add dimension, again helping the focal image to stand out.  To finish, I used Hickory Smoke distress ink and a water brush to add shadows below the characters. 
I had already mounted the background (19cm x 19cm) onto a piece of black card (19.5cm x 19.5cm) and then onto a 20cm x 20cm pre made white card.  To finish, I stamped Peace (set 13) & (set 9) Harmony (set 12) from the Word chain sets by Claritystamp using Black Soot Archival ink along the top of the card.

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