Friday, 9 April 2010
Sunset at Whitfield Bay!
It's unbelievable but another fortnight has flown by! We are up to Challenge #12 at Crafty Ann's already - which also means that we've reached 6 months! The time has flown by and we've been privilaged to see some amazing creations so thank you all who have joined us.
This time our theme is 'Let the sunshine in!' I think this is something that a lot of us are getting pretty desperate for just now! For me, there is nothing better than a beautiful red sunset at the end of a gloriously sunny day and that's what I wanted to depict. I couldn't help myself and have done another oval easel card (I'm wondering if I should start and easel cardaholics support group!!) I created a new bp for the occasion (keep a look out in the shop because this will be part of a new range soon) then digitally overlaid the Tropical beach scene before printing out as one. I've printed it onto a satin photo paper then created the silhouettes using cool grey 5 and black promarkers. I wasn't sure how the promarkers would react to both paper and ink but they're fine.
Unfortunately the photo doesn't show the true effect so I'll see if I can improve with a close up and add it if I can. Because of using the 2 shades there are some subtle tonal differences that don't show up in the pic but also, there is a sheen to the shilhouettes that make them really 'pop' - especially when the light catches them. Last but not least, the effect of the pens looks like the texture of oil paint even though the areas are completely smooth when you run your finger over them. I think I'll be playing more with this!
Okay - this is the best close up I can manage - ignore the flash flare and you should get some idea of what I was talking about above. It still only partially shows the effects but at least gives you some idea.
I've used gold mirri card and black matte card that I've edged with gold pentouch pen for my other mats and the sentiment has been stamped in versamark and embossed with gold detail ep.
My card is also for these challenges: