Well today, everything was hard work. My cards aren't horrible (at least I don't think so 😀) but it didn't go smoothly, they didn't come out as I envisaged and they took way too long.
Anyway, enough of the pity party! Here's the card I made for the latest sketch challenge at MFT. I've said it before, but angled panels make me twitchy and I really, really want to straighten them, but I didn't and here's my card.
It's been a while since I did any ink blending so I decided to create a sunset behind this cute flamingo. Originally, I masked a circle on a white card base and ink-blended inside the circle. That looked fine, so I removed the mask and then thought to darken up a couple of areas. Yup! Without the mask! Doh!
To fix that problem, I die-cut the circle from the card base, darkened up where I wanted to and then glued it down to another card base. I stamped, colored and die-cut the flamingo and set him to one side while I white-embossed the sentiment onto black cardstock. I die-cut the sentiment with a die from Blueprints 29 which has stitching at either end, but you can't see that in the photos.
Finally, I added the flamingo, then I colored all the pink areas with a clear sparkle pen and added a dot for his eye with a black glaze pen.
Thanks for visiting and reading through all my woes 😁It's getting on for Saturday evening now, so I think I'll do some coloring practice.
Stamps: Let's Flamingle (MFT)
Ink: Extreme Black (MFT), Versamark, Salty Ocean, Faded Jeans, Abandoned Coral, Spiced Marmalade, Wild Honey, Squeezed Lemonade Distress Oxide Inks
Cardstock: White, Black, X-Press It
Dies: Let's Flamingle, Blueprints 29 (MFT), Circle Infinity Dies (Hero Arts)
Accessories: White EP, Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen, Black Glaze Pen