Monday 25 April 2016

Mother's Day 2016 Series - Card 7 | ft. Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers

Hi everyone, thank you for stopping by. I hope you are having a great day.

Welcome to the seventh card in the Mother's Day series. When I started this card, I had no idea it was going to be a Mother's Day card. I have been really putting out a lot of Thinking of You cards, but by the time I was done painting the image, this card just screamed Mother's Day.

This is my first attempt at applying the Zig markers directly to a stamp, and overall I'm pretty satisfied with it, I've had some success with this technique using distress markers and wanted to give it a try with Zig. The internet and youtube have a lot to say when it comes to this technique, but really you won't know if it works for you until you try it for yourself.

I highly recommend giving it a try before dismissing it. Maybe I lucked out, but it seemed to work out pretty well for me. Even though someone else says it doesn't work, it may just be the exact look you are going for.

To create this card, I began by scribbling 032 Persian Blue directly on to the stamp and applying it to 140lb cold press watercolour paper. I then masked this off, and used the same technique with 048 Emerald Green for the leafy stamp.

I removed the mask and used 036 Light Blue to add a little contrast to the petals, with a damp brush I pulled the lighter colour down into the darker colour and let the water do it's magic. I added 045 Pale Green around the foliage and brought the greens together the same way.

To create the greeting banner, I used a banner die cut with a coordinating cardstock and metallic gold embossing powder for the greeting.

As usual, I felt the white area was too white, so I added a halo around the image using 026 Light pink, and pulling the colour outwards. When creating the halo, I have found the most effective way is to wet the paper first then drop in the colour and pull it out, otherwise the colour may be too intense around the image and it may not be what you are looking for. Maybe I just need more practice. I added a scattering of sequins and clear dots for interest.

I hope you like today's card and are inspired to create something of your own.

This card is for:
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Show Us Your Metal
Simon Monday Challenge Blog

1 comment:

  1. Love your beautiful card! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)


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