After last weeks blog hop and all the kind comments on my first attempt using the Copic Airgun, I figured you'd like to see another project using is.
Like the little sneak peak on the side here? Wait till you see the finished card (below) :-)
This weeks debut challenge at Paper Sundae's is a sketch challenge. You can find the sketch here. This week's sketch is sponsored by Stamp & Create.
Participate in the challenge and upload a link to your card on the Challenge site and be entered into a draw to win a gift certificate to Stamp & Create. Not only do you get to stretch the creative muscles, but we can all use some extra crafting money!
Back to my card... For starters, I wanted to keep going with the soft look of last weeks card, and also the quiet Asian style. So many of you commented on liking that, have to keep you, my readers, happy!
I have a background stamp of bamboo that I realized would go perfectly with the main image of the bird (shown above). Since I wanted a background showing the sky and forest in the background, I sprayed blue on the top, orange and yellows in the centre and greens and browns on the bottom. I've been having some problems since I only have about 12 of the sketch markers and all my other ones are ciaos, and I haven't figured out how to shim the airgun to accommodate the round markers--I've just been holding them there at an angle, but the results are subpar. This really limits what can be done. I'll let you know once I figure this out and what worked! So here's the background before I started layering:
Then I heat embossed the background image using a dark green embossing powder. Unfortunately I hadn't put enough versamark on the stamp before doing this and didn't get a great impression, so I reversed the sketch so I could hide this with the main image.
The end result, in real life, is very soft, and the colours in the background look great--very hard to photograph well. For the main image, I used the metalic fingerpaint stuff from Gina K's on the edges to give it a bit of an antiqued look. The stamp is in the current SU catalogue, and the papers and ribbon are also SU. To finish it off (and follow the sketch!) there are three robins nest dew drops in the corner.
To see other cards made using this sketch check out the links at Paper Sundae's , or better yet, see what you can create using this sketch!