Today I have an inky card to share made with a gorgeous stamp from Rubber Dance.
I have to say thank you to Dot Leatherbridge at Inked Art Designs from whom I took my inspiration for this card.
The focal image is Mama Owl on a branch. I made the background with Brushos (Dark Brown, Yellow and Orange mixed with Dark Brown to create a Burnt Sienna colour). The Brusho powders were mixed with water in little, lidded pots. I placed a circle gel plate in the centre of some 300gsm card and dipped my paintbrush into the colours and splattered them on to the card. When the Brushos were dry, I inked around the card edges with Fossilised Amber Distress Oxide Ink and then used Vintage Photo to ink closer to the edges. I used the dog rose (?) from the Antique Botanicals set to stamp around the edges in Vintage Photo and changed to Fossilised Amber to edge the white central circle. The edges of the card were inked with black archival ink.
Mama Owl and her branch were stamped onto a gelli print, made by splattering the diluted Brushos onto a gelli plate and taking a monoprint. I added some shadows and shading using pencils. I cut a slit into the card to thread the branch through and popped Mama Owl on foam tape for some dimension. The sentiment is cut from words stamped with the Mix A Sentiment #1 set.
The colours were taken from the Rubber Dance October colour challenge:
I am entering this card into the Path of Positivity Challenge.
If you haven't come across this blog challenge, then please hop over. It is run by Lisa and is all about positivity, motivation, inspiration and encouraging one another. As long as your project meets these criteria it is good for the challenge. There is also a monthly optional theme and October's is Courage.
That's all from me today.
Thanks for stopping by today.
I'd like to play along in these challenges:
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* Angies Digital Stamps #36 AG Opt Fall Colours 25/10
* Crafty Calendar Oct Autumn Colours 28/10 TOP 3
* Cafty Animals #31 AG 28/10
* Stamping Sensations Oct Trees/Leaves/Autumn 30/10 TOP 3
* Ellibelles Oct Stamp It 31/10
* 613 Avenue Create #226 AG Opt: Spotlight 01/11
* Dare 2B Artzy Oct Cute Animals 02/11
Path of Positivity #73 Courage 03/11 TOP PICK
* Creative Inspirations Oct Autumn 05/11