Well today started out very miserable, cloudy and muggy down here in the South West but this evening its beautiful and as it was bright and sunny in my flat when I got home from work I thought I'd make another card while I had some decent daylight and could photograph it too :)
I've still got my box of gorgeous goodies from Clearly Besotted Stamps out from my stash so here's my third entry for the first Clearly Besotted Challenge. There's still time to enter and its great that this first challenge has a theme of 'Anything Goes' so if you own any CBS products you can enter as long as you use at least one :)
The colouring took a while as I'm still getting to grips with my FlexMarkers but I think I'm getting better with my blending.
While travelling through Blogland I've picked up a little tip which is to outline coloured images with a pale blue marker, not sure if you can see it too well in the following photo but it really does make a difference and give the image some definition. The card I used to stamp the image on isn't the best so its not as sharp as it could be, the colours did bleed a little.
I thought this sentiment didn't belong on a busy card so I've kept the whole thing very simple. Just a bit of layering and I curved the sentiment stamp to follow the stem and finished with a few gems for balance.
- Stamps: Clearly Besotted Stamps - With Love
- Ink: Memento - London Fog
- FlexMarkers: Pink Pearl, Wild Orchid, Red Violet, Apple, Forest Green, Tulip Yellow, Buttercup, Soft Aqua, Blender
- Die: Spellbinders Nestabilities - Reverse Wonky Rectangles
- Cardstock: Papermania Premium Textured Cardstock (purple); white card from stash
- Gems from stash
Thanks for dropping in, I've just realised I've not had my tea and that's probably why I'm sitting here listening to my rumbling tum!