Monday, 20 November 2017

EH Pin-Sights - Happy Thanksgiving


Good morning! Here's my card for the current Ellen Hutson Pin-Sights Challenge:

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I was totally captivated by the rich colours in the leaf photo - from greens to yellows to that deep purple, and I knew I wanted to use those, so I started to experiment.

I started with what I know best - Distress Inks. I blended a full 4.25x5.5 panel of Neenah with Seedless Preserves, Fired Brick, Ripe Persimmon, Wild Honey and Forest Moss. I loved the depth of the colours. I then took a leaf stamp and started stamping with water (spritzed the stamp with water, held it on the panel for about 4 or 5 seconds). The immediate effect was less than impressive. 

So I thought I would try Distress Inks on watercolour cardstock to see if the water would be more noticeable. Unfortunately, I couldn't get the same intensity of colour on that cardstock and really, the water didn't seem to work at all. 

Next, I tried Distress Oxides on watercolour. They blend beautifully and the water lifted pretty well, but the colours I have were not quite right.

After doing all this, I looked back at  my first panel and could see that while they effect was still subtle, it really had developed a bit as everything dried. Of all my work, this one was the one I liked best.

I cut a few full leaves from the first panel I had created and then blended a narrower strip and stamped the leaves a little closer together so that they would be visible even on the smaller surface.

I created my sentiment with stamps from two different stamp sets. They have a similar line weight and hand-written feel, so they work well together.

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8 comments:

Shelly said...

This is beautiful!

Debbie L said...

stunning colours

maria f. said...

Pleased as punch to have parked next to this beauty in the EH gallery. Those colors are gorgeous.

Marjorie DUMONTIER said...

Oh my goodness !! These colours are so gorgeous !

Daria Z. said...

This is just beautiful, Ardyth! I love the subtle look you got with the water stamping.

Kirsten said...

This card is beautiful, Ardyth. I love the colors and how subtle the impression is. Thanks for sharing.

Cat Craig said...

WOW this is simply gorgeous.

Deborah Kaye said...

Gorgeous card!