Monday, 4 July 2016

Prairie Dawn

This is my entry for the Chocolate Baroque colour challenge # 24  I love this months colours, and the inspiration photo, shown in the second picture, was what I was aiming for.  I have used a mixture of CB stamps from several different sets, Distress Inks, black Versafine ink, and acrylic paints.  On a piece of white card I blended the DI's, then added more ink through a stencil to create the clouds.  At this point it could be either a sunrise or a sunset.   I then started to stamp various foliage images in black ink to create a 'Prairie Grasses' look, I used first and second generation stamping to give perspective, and I used black ink through a stencil to add grounding to the grasses.  I blended more black ink around the edges of the panel.  I then took a piece of black card, slightly larger than the panel and embossed it in a folder.  I added gold gilding wax,  attached the panel to it  then attached the whole thing to a card.  Next I stamped some butterfly images in black ink onto acetate and heat embossed them with black powder.  On the reverse side of the butterflies I painted them with acrylics, and when they were dry I added a coat of white acrylic to make the colours pop through.  I cut them out and attached them with dimensional glue.  I stamped the sentiment in black onto a spare piece of the background panel, heat embossed it and matted it onto black card, then attached it with dimensional glue.  I love this design, it's a great worker card, useful for male or female and a variety of occasions.