Friday, August 07, 2015

Emily DT - Pompadour Dream

Hi everyone, another week has passed and it's my turn to produce a card for Bee Crafty.

This week I wanted to do something using a watercolour technique and so I chose to use canvas paper for this project. It has the texture of a canvas but is still light enough to use on a card.

Here is the card

I began by stamping the gorgeous Doodle birds Pompadour stamp in archival ink so it wouldn't run with the water later. I recently got the first four new distress ink colours in their miniature form and wanted to get cracking with them so all four feature on this card. They are cracked pistachio, mermaid lagoon, abandoned coral and fossilized amber.

I coloured in the bird using distress inks and a paint brush and water. I then used a Bee Crafty dotty stencil to colour the background. I randomly stencilled the dots in all four colours around the bird and then blended them slightly with water. After it was dry I went back in with the stencil and a black pen to randomly add the black dots. I'm not particularly good at 'random' so I was pleased with how it turned out!

Lastly I stamped the letters, again using archival ink.

I hope you like it!
Emily x


Barbara said...

Great card, Emily.....good idea to use canvas paper for extra texture.

Crafty Tash said...

I've started following your blog having discovered you on British Craft. Nice card, I like the techniques used and stamp. I would like to know more about the the canvas card used please. Do you stock this and what are the benefits of using it please, I am assuming it doesn't warp like card.

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