Hello and welcome to my blog :) I have one of my samples for the recent Chocolate Baroque tv shows on Hochanda to share today. I created several samples to launch some lovely new CB stamps featuring Kingfishers, riverbanks and wild flowers. For this card I have used stamps from the Kingfisher Song, Sticks and Stones, and Silhouette Grasses sets; Aquatints, Distress Inks, silver acrylic paint, Versafine ink, white gel pen.
I normally stamp all the images I want to use onto scrap paper to work out my composition before starting work on the card. For this launch I had the idea to stamp all the images from all the sets onto copy paper and roughly cut them out. I could then use them individually to work out my designs, moving them or changing them until I was happy with it. I then photographed the composition to have a template for the card. This worked really well for me, and it was a lot of fun too!
I stamped all the images onto white card using grey Versafine ink. I then painted each image with masking fluid, and when dry I created the background. I used Aqua tints for the sky, then added some hills and banks on the other side of the river with DI's and a stencil.
I had stamped the Flag Iris' first and then added the large boulders on top. I stamped the boulders image again on a spare piece of card and cut it out. I painted with Aquatints and set aside for later.
Using a stencil I added clouds to the sky by faux bleaching them. I stamped, coloured and cut out a branch then added die cut leaves
I took the masking fluid off the images and coloured them with Aqua tints.
I added silver acrylic paint to teal Aquatint for the Kingfishers top feathers to make them shine. I blended grey DI around the edges of the panel and matted it onto black card. I stamped some foliage around the edges of a white base card, then attached the focal panel. I then attached the boulders in 3D over the Iris'.
I stamped and die cut a sentiment onto white card, sponged DI around the edges and added a ribbon before attaching it to the card.
I'm really pleased with this card, the stamps are beautiful and I wanted to create a lovely summer riverbank scene with them. I think this card would cheer up anyone's birthday, but it could easily be used for other occasions and male or female cards too.
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