Monday 30 March 2020

Making a Focal Point Stand Out against a Layered Background

This is the ATC that I made for the Clarity March ATC swap.  I imagine it will be the last one for a while, but I enjoyed playing with some of the New design Club stamps.  I also made a card using the same technique which I will share tomorrow.  The theme as you can see was 'Bloomin' Lovely'.
Trim a piece of Clarity stencil card to 2.5” x 3.5”. Add a layer of Squeezed Lemonade Distress Oxide with a foam tool.
Without using an acrylic block, add stamping to the background using Chrome Yellow mini Archival ink and the sonnet stamp from the Mixed Media Journaling stamp set.
Using New Design Club stamp #139 (bouquet of Calla Lilies), add a focal point in Onyx Black Versafine ink.
Colour the bouquet with Derwent Inktense water colour pencils blended out with a watercolour brush pen.
Add highlights to the flowers using a white Neocolor II water soluble crayon.
Mask off the bouquet and add further stamping to the background using the solid NDC daisy stamp (#99) in Sunshine Yellow and Butterscotch Adirondack inks.
Add shading round the bouquet using a black watercolour pencil and blend out.
Add the sentiment ‘Bloomin’ lovely’ printed onto clear plastic using a Dymo Letratag. Trim first.
To finish, stamp the ATC template from Claritystamp onto the back in Onyx Black Versafine ink.

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