Monday, May 19, 2014

Inktense colouring for Mother's Day

Hello to all. 

A belated Happy Mother's Day to everyone. I had a lovely weekend (I'm greedy - I don't just have a single day! :) ) On the Saturday, my husband took us to the Gold Coast's Jupiter's Casino and we saw the stage show "The Ultimate Vegas Show" which was very well done; and then we followed it up with dinner. On the Sunday, my son gave me a gorgeous little snow globe and a poem he'd written himself; and I had a day of lazing around and being pampered. The next day, I followed up with lunch with one of my sisters and my Mum. Thoroughly cool!!!

I'm posting the Mother's Day card I made for my mum, that is very similar to a card I made as part of one of my commissions for Simply Cards.

I stamped with a Dylusions stamp set "Fancy Florals" and then coloured with my Inktense pencils. To finish off, I went mad with some green sequins and a bow with two shades of twine. The sentiment is from Lawn Fawn and is a nice departure from the standard "Happy Mother's Day" one. (The real truth was that my craft room was temporarily blocked off and that was the closest stamp set I could access. ha!)

I wanted the colours to be big and vibrant and, going with the style of the stamps, not realistic at all - so I only did some slight shading in the background. I tried to get an even finish with the water brushing, but on waterpaper that is naturally slightly rough, it's very difficult to get perfect.

Anyway, I'm off to do some shaped cards now, so I'll post again soon.