Monday, 2 March 2015

couple of cards

 It's hubbys birthday in a couple of days time & he loves tone on tone so with that in mind & a new stamp set, Mr Darcy from Indigoblu I came up with this for his birthday card.

A few green brushos blown around the page with my spritzer thingy.  Dried then I stamped the main image with green versafine, spritzed where the face is with water and used kitchen towel to lift the colour.  Mr Darcy is also with green versafine but it's 2nd gen, as are the birds from the same stamp set & the dots from one of IndigoBlu meadow sets.  Once all was totally dry I took the white away using bundled sage distress ink & went around the edges with moss distress ink.

The theme on the indigoblu challenge this month is spring greens so I'm going to enter it into the challenge.


Talk about chalk & cheese.. this one is again using brushos but this time violet & purple.  I sprayed the cardstock very heavily with water & blotted it by whacking another piece of card on top.  This keeps some of the striation in colour but allows for a more washed out fluid impression.  Clearly Besotted stamp set that was free with a magazine last month.  Nowt but paper piecing & heat embossing.  Dead simples to do and hopefully June will be feeling well enough to come to playday this week.

5 comments:

Linda said...

Fabulous card .... you've used one of my favourite images, and I love the background. Thanks for joining in with the IndigoBlu Challenge .... good luck! LindyLou xx

Nikki Killinger said...

Fab card, love the layout and colours and 2nd gen stamping. You need to change the header on your blog - you certainly are creative enough and to me it looks like you do 'get it' :) Good luck in the Indigoblu challenge this month. Nikki K. xx

Julie Cassidy said...

Brilliant card love the layering xxx

Maxine Jones said...

Both cards are lovely!! The first one has such a stylish and sophisticated background - wonderful! Good luck! Maxine x

Gez Butterworth said...

Beautiful cards. Thank you for joining the IndigoBlu Spring Greens challenge. Gez