Hello folks and a very happy Saturday afternoon to you all
Now today's card is completely different for me. Whenever I am asked what style cards I like to make my reply is always "cute" because that is the type of stamps I am drawn too. So you can imagine my surpise when I saw the Day of the Dead collection from Sheena Douglass and fell in love with it. No idea why; it is completely opposite to my normal style but love it I do. It was really difficult to choose which of the stamps and dies I prefered so I bought the complete set! This is the first card I made -
I have used a combination of stamps for this card but the main focal point is sugar skull stamp set which I cut first using the sugar skull die from watercolour card and then stamped with Stazon ink. I then stamped the flowers (from the stamp set) randomly over the skull and coloured the whole thing with my Spectrum Aqua blend pencils -
- plum red, wild orchid, crocus and gunmetal
To make the background I dampened a piece of Sheena's stamping card with water and then applied the aqua pencils with a paintbrush directly onto the card. I then flicked some of the colour onto the card using a wet paintbrush. This was very trial and error but I am very pleased with the results. After watching Sheena's shows I think I really need the Aqua tints too. (Oh no more spending, my hubby will kill me!!)
When the card was dry I then stamped the corner and edging stamp (from Dancing skeleton stamp set) in Memento grape jelly ink. I then added a sentiment from Danse Macabre stamp set.
Products used -
- sugar skull stamp set )
- sugar skull die set ) All from Sheena's Day of the
- dancing skeleton stamp set ) dead range
- Spectrum Aqua blend pencils
- watercolour card
- Sheena's stamping card
- matt black card
- purple core'dinations
- memento grape jelly ink pad
- sentiment from Danse Macabre stamp set (from Sheena's Day of the dead range).
A little long winded blog post today but I wanted to explain the techniques I had used.
Thank you for stopping by.