Thursday, 3 March 2016

Princess and Frog

I absolutely love the quirky Vera Lane Studio characters.

The digi set I used for this card is the Whimsical Princess and Frog set, and it was perfect for the following challenges:

DL Art Thankful Thursday Challenge #175 Frogs or/and use the colour green
Digi Choosday Crafting Challenge Week 8 The Colour Green and/or Nature
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Take a Leap into the Unknown (the background was a new technique for me to try)

Background: Card was first coated in gesso. When dry, Memento inks in Dandelion, Bamboo Leaves and Danube Blue were applied with ink dusters to give an ombre effect. Once the card was completely inked, a stencil (Balzer designs 'Mini Onion Skin') was placed on top and further ink applied. This gave a subtle patterned background. The technique is explained on this video by Papertrey Ink.

Images: The Whimsical Princess and Frog were coloured with Spectrum Noir Alcohol markers (I'm still learning how to colour and blend!).  Glitter was added to the wand and necklace on the girl.

Lacy tape was applied to the inside edge of the card.
The sentiment came as part of the digi set.

Thanks for looking!