Monday, 5 October 2015
A Black Flower!
First I'd like to give a warm welcome to Carole who has just joined me here. She makes some lovely cards and has also done some silk painting.
The card I'm showing today started off as a piece of scrap on my desktop. I'd got some distress ink left on my mat and spritzed with water and wiped it up with a piece of white card. It looked quite pale and boring. I rubbed some Black Soot distress ink through a mask but still didn't like it.
I put it to one side until I had a bit of a sort out when I decided to cut it in half to make a couple of DL cards.
I used Paper Artsy stamps for the stem and flower which I stamped with Black Archival straight onto the background. Then I stamped the flower again onto some yellow paper, cut it out, separating the petals and stuck onto the card. The centre is a circle of black card that I cut out, stuck on and then I added some white enamel dots.
I stamped a little grass in black at the bottom, inked round the edge with yellow then matted onto black card and added the three small brads in matching colours. I used two sentiments for balance.
It was pretty quick to make and I'm pleased with how it turned out.
I'd like enter my card into the following challenges:-
Pixie's Snippets Playground - Week 197
Alphabet Challenge blog "Quick and Simple"