Good morning! Today's post a challenge at the Fusion Card Challenge blog. I just discovered this blog challenge - they give you a sketch and a theme each week. Participants are allowed to use the sketch or the theme or a combination of both.
The theme this week is Coffee and a Book. Here is the complete challenge that was posted:
I decided to use the sketch as a base and keep the coffee and book theme. Two of the design team members used this same stamp set so I felt a bit odd using this set, but I haven't inked it up before now and I just couldn't resist. It was too perfect.
I applied a base coat of color in very light Copic markers, then added Prismacolor pencils on top. I blended these with gamsol. For the main image, I cut her out with the matching die and used foam dots to pop her off of the card.
After I colored the end table and lamp, I used Distress Oxide inks and a brick stencil for the background, using heavier pressure on the outer edge and a lighter touch near the image.
I hope you enjoyed this card today. It was fun to make but a little challenging. Though you can't tell, I probably spent as much time with the bricks as with the main elements. I practiced the stenciling quite a bit to get it just right and in the correct colors. It is always scary to spend time coloring a project and then start altering it. I tell myself "it's only paper," and "if I mess up the bricks I can just start again." But if you do this kind of thing on your cards, you'll understand.
Stamps & Dies: MFT Our Story
Ink: Copic markers and Prismacolor pencils
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