It's a cool Sunday afternoon and I headed into the craft room for a bit of a tidy up after Grace has been in here. I was looking through my blog reader and saw that Helen had posted a gorgeous card for the latest Penny Black Saturday Challenge It's Anything Goes -Optional Masculine. Helen's card inspired me to pull out some of my PB stamps - all very old now.
I was trying out making a torn paper stencil to make my clouds. My friend Suna has set this as the monthly challenge at our NZ swap group. I wanted to suss it out before making my card to sent to my recipient. So started by tearing some copy paper, and then using a very light blue ink (Altenew) I went over the entire panel. I then took the Hello Dear Cling stamp by Penny Black and stamped in Versamark Onyx Black ink straight over the light inking. I heat set the ink as I remembered that alcohol markers can bleed with this ink. Grab my Tri-blend markers and started colouring. Happy to say- no smearing. I have the Extended Collection - so the colours are not quite as bright as the original sets but turned out perfect for this one. I used a Winnie and Walter die cut Hello and added the sub-sentiment from a PB set called Sunny Days. The card was mounted into some dark blue card and then the white base. A fun hour or so in the craft room. And think I've got the cloud background sussed, even if they look a bit peaky!
Thanks Helen for inspiring me to enter the challenge. I would say it's a bit masculine!