The inspiration for this project came about because of the builders that were here. They used to hang their lunch bags in the tree outside the window. One evening a bag was left in the tree. It was just a coincidence that the moon was full that night. The whole of the tree was lit up by the moonlight and the bag was really shining.
For this project I have used:
A white Sharpie extra fine point liner.
Black Archival ink pad
Distress inks: Blueprint Sketch, Dusty Concorde, Chipped Sapphire and Black Soot.I used Stampbord, stamping the tree first using the branch. I used the edge of some copier paper to mask of when adding the branches. The branch bends really well, so you can get some great results, it doesn't look the same when you repeat the branch.
Then I stamped the row of flowers, I love this stamp, It reminds me of the Thrift plant used on the Brass Thrupenny bit. It's got a real Art Deco look about it and inspired another card (to come).
I masked the flower heads with Pebeo drawing gum and allowed it to dry. I purposely left a small gap at the bottom, but you could quite easily line the stamp up with the edge if you wanted to. I used Versamark to stamp the moon and used clear embossing powder over the top. I did use an anti static bag as well to avoid unwanted areas of clear.
Then with a blending tool I built up a layer of Blueprint Sketch, gradually lighter towards the focal point. Using the same technique I added Dusty Concorde and Chipped Sapphire to create a dark to light blend. Finally just around the edge I blended in some Black Soot, very lightly with very little on the pad.
Using a scrapping tool, I added the highlights to the tree. This was done twice, the first time I added a suggestion of Blueprint Sketch and the second was left white for added dimension.
The pendant hanging from the tree was made using silver clay, the pattern was added using the stamp from Tangled Tails. These are great stamps to use with the silver clay.
Finally, I removed the drawing gum from the flowers and again used Blueprint Sketch to add a 3D look and a scraping tool to add highlights to the black flowers. The added a few stars with the Sharpie pen.