Sunday, 9 February 2014

A Variation of a Great Design

This card is my version of a design by Sheena Douglass which she demonstrated on T.V.  I have  added a few embellishments of my own, but the design, stamps (except the tree), and techniques are all Sheena's.  I shall be making a section on this site for 'practise and experiment' photos at a later date, which will feature different stages of development for some of the cards including this one.   The base card is white and has been coloured with Radiant Rain Pourables around the edges using a piece of sponge to blend the colours.  When dry, a large decorative corner image is stamped in clear ink and heat embossed with gold detail powder, in opposite corners of the card.  Another piece of White card is used to create the background for the central focal panel.  The edges of the panel are tinted with black soot Distress Ink.  Start in the centre of the panel with the lightest colour, using a wet sponge to apply the Radiant Rains,  moving out towards the edge of the card blending the colours and finishing with the darkest colour.  When dry a large tree image is stamped in the centre of the panel, using black ink.  The tree can be 'grounded' using a black fine liner pen to draw the ground beneath the tree.   Some text is also stamped in black, randomly across the panel in second and third generation ink.   The panel is aged and distressed by stamping with Sheena's 'Ageing Beautifully' stamps and heat embossing in gold powder.  When finished the focal panel is matted on to some mirror card and layered on to the base card.  As a finishing touch A few skeleton leaves are added in one corner, and some die cut acorns are added which have been cut from card coloured with Radiant Rains.

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