Here's the challenge cling set and my card design:
The parrot and leaves are colored with Tombow Markers scribbled onto Palette Paper (you can use an acrylic block or anything with a slippery, non porous surface). One reason I prefer Palette Paper is because it is white and I get a true visual of the color I'm working with. Tip: If you are using an acrylic block, lay a piece of white paper underneath and you'll get a much better color representation. I spritz a little water near my work area and pick up color and water as I work along.
So I found my parrot image to use as a reference and began painting it basically from 'head to toe.' The Tombow Marker colors I used are listed at the the end of this post.
The parrot needed a background and Dreamweaver to the rescue! I used the Letterpress Technique on the I-Beam Stencil (LX7028) with Dreamweaver Memory Mists (Wheat Grass, Iced Coffee, and Bright Gold). Letterpress basically follows the same steps as dry embossing with the exception that the stencil is lightly sprayed first with with 2-3 colors of Memory Mists (or similar product). I use a hand made paint box just to keep the spray contained. Carefully lift the stencil by the edges and place on the embossing platform. Just as you would for dry embossing, next comes the paper to be embossed, the rubber mat and two embossing plates (if using the Sizzix Big Kick), and start cranking. The results are so cool and, honestly, are always different. You have to be okay with random results!
I Love texture, so the top right corner was curled down to reveal the base cardstock panel (Core'dinations) paper where I added embossing power from the Stampendous Encrusted Jewel Bronze Kit (EJK07) and Stampendous Scarlet Color Fragments (FRC11).
The sentiment is from Stampendous Clear Birthday Wish Set (SSC1115) which was stamped with Versafine Onyx Black on Kraft paper (A Muse) and edged with Distress Vintage Photo.
Tombow Markers Used:
N55, 899, 947, 933, 993, 025, 126, 158, 905, 847, 845, 526, 443, 476
Hope you enjoyed my card today! Before checking out the rest of the team's posts, I'd love you to leave me a comment!
Lyn Bernatovich (that's me!)
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