Good morning, time for a brand new challenge at Uniko.
Here's my inspiration for the latest challenge.
My starting point for this card was my stack of Gelli plate experiments. The background panel used here was cut from a larger piece made by taking a print after the first pull from a stencil overlay, using the Let it Snow stencil. The result is a ghostly, delicate effect that reminded me of frosty mornings like we had last weekend. I decided to use the Snowdrops from Spring Botanicals - Snowdrop, as they are the harbingers of spring and remind us that there is hope of spring after the dark winter days. Very appropriate at the moment I think. They are were also in my mind as I put the bins on the roadside the other day, as there are clumps of snowdrops at the side of the lane just waiting to burst into life.
I stamped the snowdrops and then masked them off before stamping a couple more stems, then used Copics to colour. After fussy cutting, I glued them onto my Gelli plate background and added a torn card snowdrift, allowing the two lowest blooms to hang over. A little bit of Wink of Stella added a bit of sparkle to the snow bank!
My completed panel was added with foam pads over a white linen A6 linen effect base card and a sentiment strip added below, leaving a thin shadow line between the two elements. The sentiment is from the Pure Florals Peony set.
Whilst I had the Snowdrop set out, I decided that I would make another in order to enter Darnell's Twofer Challenge and the Flower Challenge.
Here is what I came up with.
This time I went landscape and one layer for my watercolour interpretation.
No stencil this time but simple masking and heat embossing.
Using masking tape I masked off a border around a piece of mixed media paper and stamped the single spray of flowers with Versamark, then heat embossed with fine white EP.
At first I used a mixture of Chipped Sapphire and Blueprint Sketch for the background but it wasn't deep enough so I went over it with a deep blue Zig marker, blending out with water towards the edges.
The flowers were coloured with Zig markers and blended out with plain water before my sentiment was added and more fine white EP. The sentiment is from the same set as the snowdrops but I cut it up in order to get the placement just right. Carefully removing the masking tape gave the crisp white border. I thought the sentiment was perfect for anyone who needs a lift in these crazy times.
Not sure which one I prefer, they each have something to commend them I think.
OK, that's all from me, please check out the rest of the team and GD over at the Uniko blog, where you'll find all the Ts and Cs.
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