The Artist Trading Card series of posts continues with number 92 – can you believe that I have made 92 of these little beauties already – that’s over a quarter of the way through the year?!
Despite being a little behind with getting them all complete and online I am so proud right now that I could burst!
Anyway, I’d best let you know about today’s creation before I burst and make a mess.
This is what I created …
A very ethereal feel to this one I think.
Now, for those that have been following this series of Artist Trading Card blog posts will by now recognise that the background has been created with Color Burst from Ken Oliver Crafts.
This time however I pre-soaked my paper and also used a good amount of water spritz so that I achieved a nice spread and blend of colour. When it had dried I felt that it had the look of a fantasy wild flower garden (yes, my imagination is strong).
I therefore thought that it would be nice to have a butterfly rising above it in the rosey sky. After rooting through my bits and bobs I found a little die cut in my More Than Words papercraft collection from Craftwork Cards and thought that both the colour and style worked quite well. I did however want it to have a more mystical feel so I coated it in Perfect Medium and used some Inkadinkado holograhaphic embossing powder (which I heat set) and then outlined the wings with a metallic marker.
The gems as the thorax was an obvious move for me on this one.
At this point however I thought that the background still needed a little “something” so, as the Reverse Peacock Cover-A-Card stamp from Impression Obsessions was still out on my desk I thought that I would use that but didn’t want anything too bold so I inked it up with Dew Drop Galaxy Gold ink and stamped it over the background – perfect!
To finish I added a couple more gems below the butterfly, to give the impression of movement, and inked the edges of the main design with black ink to give definition between it and the red layer onto which it would be mounted.
And there we have it!
What do you think? Do you like the combination of products – would have you have done anything different?
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Many thanks for taking the time to read about my little creations.
I’ll see you again soon!