Hello there. I bought these 2 sets of stamps earlier this month and I was itching to use them. Then the opportunity cam about when I saw the latest IndigoBlu challenge - one layer.
I decided to make a picture that has a street art feel to it as to me the girl gives me that kind of feel.
So I started by stamping her first in black archival and heat embossing her in clear. I made a mask for her and then covered all 4 outer edges with masking tape, leaving a central square to work with. I brushed the area with antique linen and old paper distress inks to remove whiteness. I also masked off the lower bit of this area.
Using the brick wall stencil I brushed various distress inks through it including tea dye, rusty hinge, vintage photo and aged mahogany. I also added texture with one of the splat stamps using same inks.
Then I swapped stencils and masked off wall. I used pumice stone and black soot for the floor and added texture wit same stamp.
Then I added the 'paint' to the wall using forget me not and carnation archival inks and clear embossing. The stamps are mainly from a new set and the drippy paint is from Sarah's choice. The words are also from that set and are in black archival.
Then it was time to tackle the last layer. I masked off the central area and stamped the burlap from Sarah's choice in antique linen and script from same set in old paper and pumice stone. Once dry I stamped the splats from the Limor Webber range in forget me not and carnation archival ink and heat embossed in clear.
Leaving The girl masked off, I added some shading around the central area to create the illusion of depth and layers. I also went round it with a black micron pen.
I also added an outer line with a sharpie pen.
It was now time to colour the girl. I did this with distress markers and a damp brush. I used different shades to create shadows and depth.
I masked her off again and added shadow behind her, again to create depth.
So this is my effort to create a one layer card, Theresa xx
I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
IndigoBlu challenge - one layer
Simon says stamp Monday challenge - anything goes
TTCRD - anything goes