After making a small panel collage the other day I picked up another card base which I had covered in flecks of masking fluid and made a snowstorm collage. Other than the addition of masking fluid I used the same technique described in my collage tutorial: two background stamps and a feature image (often I use a small additional image as well, but for this one I used the tree multiple times)
I created the collage in the following order over the masking fluid:
- stamp part of letter background in Paris Dusk ink after stamping it on scrap paper first
- stamp part of music background in Elderberry ink
- position hill mask and stamp “Before the Snow” trees in blue and elderberry ink
- sponge sky in blues and elderberry
- remove mask, sponge the snow around the bottom of card and stamp foreground tree in blue.
- remove masking fluid
Love is in the Air on the Penny Black blog again this week so drop in to see the stamps from the new Valentine’s Catalog. I played around with two heart stamps and shades of pink.
When I started sponging over the embossed heart so it could be seen I had every intention of keeping a neutral colour scheme of ivory, white and tan but that little heart inside the heart just cried out to be coloured pink and the rest is obvious-pink came to stay. I still like the softness of the colour scheme.
Are you shocked to see those tiny half pearls? Me too!
To create this pink heart I masked a rectangle with post it notes and embossed the heart in the centre with clear e.p. I added pinks with a brayer, memento Angel Pink at the top and Rosebud at the bottom and in the centres of the daisies with a marker. I inked the sentiment stamp in the two pinks to mimic the brayered background.