Well today I'm offering 2 cards I made for 2 colleagues who are off to Canada in search of greener pastures workwise. I thought that I should try to keep to colour scheme as much as possible and try to kind of replicate the Canadian flag.
So out came the gelli plate, buff titanium and deep red acrylic paints and a couple of stencils from Clarity stamp. I drew myself a maple leaf to create an opening in print.
So i created background by pulling off 2 prints. The first was completely covered with buff and distressed with scrunched paper before pulling print. Then I added red to top and bottom of plate, laid down stencil and took off some paint with copy paper and put leaf mask down before pulling second print. I flipped leaf over and added shadow around it with pumice stone and walnut stain distress ink. This brought out leaf impression even more.
Next I stamped the plane in the leaf in black archival and clear embossed it and added sentiment in corner in same way. These are both Tim Holtz stamps.
I inked a sun behind plane after masking it off again using distress inks (squeezed lemonade, mustard seed, scattered straw and wild honey) and stencil brushes.
I wrapped some twine along upper corner and added a small tag from the Clarity shapes set. I wrote good luck with a micron pen. It was then mounted onto black card. Finished card is 8x8.
As the theme over at Simon says stamp monday challenge is lucky, I decided to enter these cards.
As always I hopeyou like my makes, Theresa xx