Grrr to Mr Bloggies scheduling widget it failed :(
It's challenge time over at Stampotique and this week they want to see you stamp an image twice. I decided that I'd use this an opportunity to play with my inks and distress stains to produce a picture for my daughter's room. Despite a couple of hiccups, I'm glad that I choose to do this as it was a good learning curve for me!
I started off by stamping the image Stella onto my acrylic block, I then used the second impression from this to stamp onto the card. I then carefully stamped Stella directly onto the card. Both images were coloured with pencils before being covered with a mask. I then created the sky and water using Distress Inks. The grassy bank and reflections in the water were created with Distress Stains (I'm not sure why I haven't used these on more projects as they really are fab). Once I'd removed the masks I added more inks as and where necessary. To finish the picture was mounted onto some black card ready for framing.
This is the one that I did in rough, but decided that the image was the wrong colour and that it was a little too "moody" and not quite pretty enough!!! I also used tissue paper for the reflection and messed things up there!!! In addition I discovered that the card I was using didn't like modelling paste or spray inks!! I'm not going to throw the background away though, as I think I can remove the images with care and will use an image that will sit perfectly with the "dark" background, namely Smushasha.
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I'd like to enter this picture into the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp & Show - Anything Goes