I started making this card for a monochrome challenge, but halfway I stopped, as I was stuck.
This week I finished it, finally.
Here she is, my sea queen & muse in the light of the setting sun.
I would like to participate in the following challenges with her:
- The paper players – Challenge 81: Flowers (closes Saturday February 11th at 9:00 GMT +1 / Friday, February 10th at NOON (PST))
- Stamp, Scrap and Doodle – Die cut or punches (closes Friday February 10th, 17:30 GMT +1)
- Stampin for the weekend – challenge 2: embossing (closes Thursday February 9th 21:30 GMT+1)
The embosed flowers on the big card are made with an embossing folder I made myself. Very slighly you can still see the first layer of embossing on the back card, that was done with a silicone stencil for schmink. (Is that the right english word? You know, the makeup for kids at parties, to make them look like tigers and puppies). That required some testing to prevent creases as it is only a small stencil, and carefull peeling to get it off the embossing plates.
The embossing of the middle card is made with an embossingstencil which is not meant for embossingmachines, but I did use it anyway (was a loooot of testing before I had the right stack.)
Oh and again, I put ink on the emobssingstencil before embossing. (I always mention this after I mentioned the embossing for some reason!). After the embossing I highlighted some parts with my Dew Drop Moonlight white. (I love that one!) (It’s also the only one I got…)
Very slighly you can still see the first layer of embossing on the back card, that was done with a silicone stencil for schmink. (Is that the right english word? You know, the makeup for kids at parties, to make them look like tigers and puppies).
The paper of the letters was first stamped by me with various images, then use the Tim Holtz Vintage market die. I also used the mini rosette die for the flower rosettes.
The lady itself is a stamp from Marij Rahder, series Jugendstill. I originally stamped it to use with another card, and the colour combo was purple there, so I stamped it on a purple card. I didn’t like it. So I coloured it thoroughly with my derwents.
Now the unfocused scan for the colours, I’ll keep it small so you don’t see the blurryness so much.