Sunday, 24 April 2016

Rose in the Moonlight

Hello again.

For this card I used a selection of Stamps from Leonie Pujols' new launch. I also used a sentiment stamp by Sheena Douglas. Blueprint Sketch,Weathered Wood and Chipped Sapphire Distress Inks. A selection of blue alcohol markers as well as a couple of greens and a Sharpie white fine liner pen. To cut the design I used a Tonic Circular Die.

I really loved making this card and I love the colours in the moonlight. I won't go into great detail with regard to the masking as I detailed it in the Parchment card earlier in the week and I don't want to bore you. Below is a photo of the mask I made of the image I wanted to use. You could use Drawing Gum, but if you do make sure your are careful with the ink residue from stamping when rubbing off the gum. I decided to use the paper as it's faster for this size and type of design.



When choosing the stamps to use, I tried to bear in mind the petals that would be darker or lighter and used stamps to reflect that. When the stamping was complete, I used my alcohol markers to add colour and depth to the flower and stem.

For cutting out I used the out of the box technique with a Tonic die. Then using my selection of distress inks I blended around the moon shape and using a mask blended away from the flower.

Finally I used foam tape to attach it to black card. I used an inverted corner punch around the edge of the black card. The I layered it onto blue card, I used a different corner punch on the blue card. Lastly I added some stars in the sky using the white fine liner.


Thank you so much for taking the time to read my blog & I hope you will come back again.Nick xx


14 comments:

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    1. Thank you so pleased you like it, Thank you for stopping by and hope you visit again.Take care xx

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  2. Simply Stunning Nick it's a works of art that should have been framed.
    Hugs Janet x

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  3. Simply Stunning Nick it's a works of art that should have been framed.
    Hugs Janet x

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    1. Thank you so much Janet, Very nice of you to say, I might have to make another for myself and have it in a frame.Take care xx

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  4. Agree with Janet it is a work of art and does deserve to be framed! This one is so eye catching and atmospheric. You have a real skill in portraying atmosphere. Is this one of your own drawings or a stamp? The sentiment is one that means a lot to me as I am often awake in the night and waiting for the dawn to come. Oh and at this time of year waiting to listen to the dawn chorus as well.

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  5. This card is fantastic, very atmospheric, Jane :)

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    1. Thank you Jane, I am so pleased to hear your comments, So glad you like it. I do like my Blues.Take care xx

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  6. It's really beautiful, you have really captured the light! Creative Blessings, Tracy x

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    1. Thanks Tracy, I'm over the moon that you like what I have done here.Thanks for leaving your comments, I love reading them.Take care xx

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  7. This is beautiful. Thanks for sharing your work.

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    1. You're more than welcome, I love sharing what I have made and it's lovely that you have come by to look and leave a comment. I am really pleased that you like this piece.Take care xx

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  8. How very lovely Nick. You're work is just exquisite. I hope you have chances to exhibit in Bulgaria - you really should! If card crafting is not popular there yet, it soon will be!!! Take care. Christine

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  9. It's incredibly nice of you to sat that Christine, I am really touched by your comments and very happy that you like my work. I live in a very very small village here and therefore I can only really share on my blog. I am sure it will take off here sometime soon. Thank you again for visiting and for leaving your comments,Hope to see you again soon.Take care xx

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