This card gave me fits. Well, really just one big fit. I dropped my black ink pad on it when I was about half finished. I had enough time invested in it already, so I decided to just go for it and try to incorporate my ink stains into the card design.
Before I get to the card details, I want to thank everyone for all the birthday wishes yesterday! I had a great day. DH gave me an air compressor, so now I just need to get Copic airbrush system and I'll be all set to do some airbrushing with my Copic markers. I think it is too funny that my husband will never buy me anything for stamping, but I mentioned an air compressor one time and he went and researched what kind I would need and got one that should be just perfect. I guess an air compressor is something he can relate to. LOL
I'm really excited to practice air brushing, but I won't give up sponging, my all time favorite technique. I'm having way too much fun sponging with my new Memento ink pads. This is my favorite ink to sponge with so far.
To start my card, I cut a piece of Pure Luxury White cardstock to 3 1/4 by 4 1/2 inches. I masked off the bottom portion of the cardstock with post-it notes. Then I used a 1 3/8 inch circle, punched from a post-it note, to mask for a moon.
I began sponging with Memento Cantaloupe ink.
Sponged some Angel Pink ink.
Sponged Summer Sky.
Sponged Bahama Blue.
Removed the circle mask and sponged London Fog.
Sponged Potter's Clay, in a splotchy manner, to look like clouds.
Next I used one of my mom's tricks to use a stiff paint brush to give my clouds some definition. I used both Potter's Clay and London Fog and stipple brushed the colors toward the bottoms of the clouds. To ink up the brush, I just gently touched it to the ink pad.
I removed the bottom mask and sponged a tiny bit of Cantaloupe along the horizon line.
I placed the mask over the sky, overlapping a fine line of the Cantaloupe I just sponged. Then I sponged Summer Sky.
Sponged Paris Dusk.
Sponged London Fog.
Removed the mask and stamped the left side bank from Life is Good.
Dropped the Tuxedo Black ink pad on my project.
As I mentioned before, I decided to try to work my mistake into the scene, so I continued on by stamping the right side bank and filling in the top of the images with my Tuxedo Black Memento marker and the reflection with my N5 Copic marker.
I pulled out the same stiff paint brush and tied to soften the black marks to make them look like clouds. Then I used a marker to add some wave marks, to distract from the accidental marks in the water.
Stamped the cattails from Life is Good with Tuxedo Black.
I used the SCS challenge sketch from this week to assemble the card. The layers are Pure Luxury Black Onyx, Kim Hughs Mocha Chica designer paper (sponged) and Pure Luxury In the Nave for the card base.
Thanks for stopping by. I hope you have a great day!