Wednesday, 18 March 2009

Back to basics for Friday Sketchers

Here's my back to basics card using a sketch from Friday Sketchers challenge.
Roses paper is the back of a white linen scrap. Bright yellow adirondack ink brushed on with a large soft stencil brush, roses (rose madder) & bees (damson plum) from the stamp club stamped in Nick Bantock inks. Then the same rose madder applied with a water brush to the rose petals. I deliberately used a water based adirondack for the base colour so the pink & yellow would merge together. The marbly background for Tilda is made
with the same inks as before but stippled & swirled on to more scrap linen card.
3 crocheted flowers (tassle silk on a 2.5mm hook) with haberdashery trim gem centres.
Tilda on water colour paper, rose carmine for her dress, alizarin crimson roses, naples ochre yellow with brunt umber for her hair and earth green yellowish boots using f&c pencils.
A hero arts swirl in a lilac fresco chalk ink pad in 2 corners and a pink organza bow.

Thought it might take longer to make seeing as I was having to make the papers but in truth I saved time as I wasnt hmming & hahhing over which papers would work together.
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Sharon said...

Such a pretty card Sue. Those crochet flowers are stunning - I love the rainbow colour of them.
Sharon xx

Lisa said...

Hi Sue, Beautiful card! x

angeljakki said...

Such a beautiful card sue, love the little flowers x

Carole said...

Really sweet card, what a cute image.
Thanks for joining us at Friday Sketchers.

Debs said...

Fab card Sue, love the crochet flowers, I must have a go at these. Debs xx