Emboss the purple card using the embossing folder. Sand back to reveal the white core. Stamp the small open flower with Versamark and heat emboss with the white powder. Colour with the glitter marker. Add glitter glue dots.
Gently outline the position of the branch and flower heads by drawing with the soft pencil.
Using the small solid flower stamps and Dusty Concord Distress Ink, stamp the flowers following the outline of the drawn flower heads as a guide. Work quickly and repeat stamp without re-inking, placing the strongest ‘first generation’ ink on the lower edges of the flowers, working the ‘second’ and ‘third generation’ stamping across the flower so that the darkest ink is at the base, changing to lighter ink near the top of the flower head. The trick is not to think too hard – just ‘go for it’.
Using the fine tipped pen draw the detail of the leaves and branches. Colour using the brown and green Distress Inks and a damp brush. Dot some of the purple glitter pen onto the lower sections of the flower heads, and some stickles on the upper sections to give sparkly highlights.
Outline the base card, purple mat and topper with black alcohol pen to frame. Glue together. Use foam pads if desired to add further dimension to the layers.
Here is another of my samples created for the recent Brusho demonstrations by Lesley Wharton on The Craft Channel. If you missed the show it is still available on catch up via the website. Well worth watching – Lesley was brilliant.
I have created a step by step for you with pictures showing the build up and stages for creating the scene.
Step 1 – Stamp the wall with Versafine (Onyx Black) and apply masking fluid. Plan the position of the trees and paint randomly with masking fluid for the foliage. This creates gaps in the branches after the trees are stamped to create a more realistic image.
Step 2 – Stamp the trees with Versafine (Vintage Sepia). Use some scrap paper to mask the lower section of the card (i.e. below the wall). Paint the background with diluted Brusho’s (dissolve the crystals in water and use like a watercolour paint). Use tissue to dab off excess ink from the masked areas. When dry remove the masking from the tree foliage.
Step 3 – Paint the tree foliage and drop on some dishwasher salt whilst the inks are still wet. Leave to fully dry. This creates a lovely texture. If the card curls use some removable low tack tape to hold down the edges.
Step 4 – Remove all of the masking and salt. Paint the wall and foreground. Add foreground texture using the texture stamp from the Glade set and Versafine (Vintage Sepia).
Stamp the birds (Landscape Edges set) with Versafine (Onyx Black). Stamp leafy texture onto the tree foliage (Woodland set) using Crushed Olive Distress Ink.
Dust the bottom area of the card lightly with talc. This helps prevent stray embossing powder sticking onto the background. Stamp and heat emboss the daisies (Woodland set) with Versamark and white powder. Knock back the solid white of the daisies using the blue-grey alcohol marker. Colour the daisy centres with yellow alcohol marker.
Use the fine tipped pen to draw grasses and emphasise shading and branches on the trees.
Outline the card blank with black alcohol marker. Mount the painting onto black card to frame and draw the faux stitched border with the white pen. Glue to the card front.
Orange, yellow and green Distress Inks were blended across the card. After drying the sun rays were created using a stencil and lifting out colour with water.
The branches were then hand drawn very lightly with a pencil – just to get a rough layout to follow while stamping.
The leaves were stamped with Crushed Olive Distress Ink. This was done quite randomly with 1st and 2nd generation stamping following the pencil outlines as a guide.
The blossoms were stamped with Versamark and heat embossed with silver powder. Tip: Ensure that the card is fully dry and dust with talcum powder to prevent the powder sticking where you don’t want it. Buff with a dry cloth after embossing to remove any residue talc.
The blossoms were then coloured with the glitter markers. The branches were then hand drawn with a fine tipped black pen. Touches of glitter glue were then added for additional sparkle.
The scene was then edged with black ink, mounted onto the pearl card and black card base to frame.
The sentiment tag was cut and inked with Scattered Straw Distress Ink through the die, edged with a little Carved Pumpkin and a black marker. The sentiment was then stamped with Versamark and heat embossed with the silver powder. The attached with foam pads for dimension.