Today, I end my term as December Guest Designer for Embellish-It. For my final project, I wanted to do something a little different. During my blog travels, I had seen a card where the image was grayed out, indicating that the character was shadowed. I wanted to find a way to portray this shadowing. So I made this card.
The image is Spring Blossoms by Sarah Kay. I used Copics to color her. I used my brayer and Stampin' Up! pads to brayer the background. I used Black Magic Paper (sorry, but I hate the name of that paper) for the base, and sanded off the black to reveal some of the blue core. The next layer is Blue Skies from American Crafts.
I used the Zindorf masking method to create a sunset. With the imaging facing the sunset, I figured her back would all be in shadow. So, I used Copics to color my image, and then went over the entire image with C3, C5 and C7 (depending on the level of shadow I wanted).
To finish off the card, I added a little Flower Soft, some rhinestones, and a flower with a little Flair from American Crafts. The speckled flower was originally white, but I wanted to add some color. I layed the flower down on my Brocade Blue Dye ink pad and used a paper towel to press the flower into the pad, adding some blue. I repeated this with Pumpkin Pie. I stamped "Thank You" on the Flair with Staz-On.
I have so enjoyed my time working with Embellish-It. The ladies are wonderful, and Barb (the store owner) has been just great. I have had the opportunity to order some stamps from her. She has great sales and excellent customer service. She is currently offering Free Shipping on domestic orders of $50.00 or more! Enter code 4SP9HD in the coupon box at checkout! (One discount per order). I hope you will check out her store, and tell her I said hi!
Have a safe and HAPPY NEW YEAR!