This is one of the cards I made at our last crop a couple of Sunday’s ago. This time it was my Mum’s choice of what we could use, she set guidelines of Yellow, Clarity Stamps, Springtime and Distress Inks. So I tried to incorporate all of this into this card!
Firstly I inked the image of the swan, a Clarity Stamp image, and then rolled my brayer over it, so the image was now on the brayer. I then rolled my brayer onto a rough piece of paper to reduce the amount of ink on the image and then rolled it onto my white piece of card, which gave me the “reflected” image. Then I inked up the swan stamp as normal and stamped the proper swan. Sonia showed us how to do this technique several years ago at a class – I’m quite chuffed with myself that I actually remembered how to do it!
I covered the top swan image with a mask and then brayered over the bottom image with blue distress ink to create the water, using the screwed up piece of paper technique to get the ripple effect on the brayer. Keeping the mask on the top image, and adding another mask to create the sun, I then used yellow distress ink and my ink duster brush to create the sky. A little leaf stamp along the edges and some shading on the swan with a grey promarker finished it off quite nicely!
Hopefully the photo is a little better this time as well – I tried a different setting on my camera!
Anyway, I think I’ve babbled on enough, so I’ll leave it there.
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