Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Sunny Meadow Fair - Purple Onion

I appreciate you stopping by my blog today.  I have a new card for Purple Onion Designs to share with you featuring stamps from the Sunny Meadow Fair stamp collection as illustrated by Stacey Yacula.

This card features an ink blended background using Distress Inks in Spun Sugar and Cracked Pistachio.   The main fairground background image was stamped with Memento Ink in Fog.  This panel was applied to the 110lb sturdy white cardstock base.

On Bristol Smooth cardstock I stamped all of my Sunny Meadow Fair images using Ranger Archival Ink in Potting Soil.  These images were then watercolour painted using the following colour palette.

Kuretake Zigs in .... Oatmeal, Mid Gray, Haze Blue, Green Shadow, Cool Gray (1), Pale Pink,  Flesh Colour and Light Pink.  I also used a Tombow ABT in 020.

All watercolour images were fussy cut. I flipped them upside down onto a firm rubber mat and using a stylus and small rotating movements and light pressure, I began to flex the cardstock so that it curve outwards.  This gives everything a lovely 3D look ... just avoid the edges.  If you haven't done this technique before I suggest you practice several times on images when it doesn't really matter!  You'll learn how much is enough and what is too much that way.

All images were backed with one or two layers of dimensional foam tape and applied to the scene.  Points were highlighted with a white gel pen and the sentiment was stamped again using Memento Ink in Fog.

Many, many thanks for coming to read about this card, I will be back before you know it with something new! 

Happy crafting!

Nicky x

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