Hello There! Thanks so much for coming to visit our blog today 🙂
It’s Wonderful Wednesday which means the fabulous Kim Robertson is here to inspire you…
I hope you all had a wonderful Easter and got to see family etc.. Maybe enjoyed a little chocolate egg or two hehe!
Isn’t the sunshine soooo good to see, it was so cold and windy last week and now the sun is ablaze, our weather really is soooo indecisive but now it’s just not sure haha… but I will happily take a few more days like today with the big old blazing yellow ball in the sky.
Without further waffling I have a card I made for Visible Image today and I love the contrast between grey,black and white and the bright blue of the Inkognito flower… See what you think lovelies.
Here is today’s Art.
Something a little different , still in keeping with my style of background though I think. What do you think, Is it me?
Ok I have a full step by step for you today so lets get started , I hope you will get out a piece of scrap white card and a few stamps and join in with me to practise your backgrounds too.
I took my anti static bag and ran it over some white card first. I then took the long stem stamp from the Inkognito flower set and with Perfect medium stamped a few random size images all differing heights and embossed them in clear embossing powder.
You can see the few embossed pieces we just created at the top of the white card here. Next take the same stamp and use Versafine Black archival ink and again randomly stamp images on the paper coming in from the sides again in varying heights.
You can see the last stamping we did does not have to be perfect It will all come together. Next take some grey ink and the Bronte Border backing stamp and begin randomly stamping this also coming in from the sides .
This is what we have so far, at this stage wipe off any ink from the heated and set embossing as it will stay wet on the embossed areas which is now resisting the colour. I also added another layer of bronte border clear embossing but over top of the black to add another layer in dimension on the backing.
Here you can see it now has a very slight grey/blue hint I achieved this by using black soot distress ink on the very edges and bringing in just a tiny touch of Stormy sky Distress ink too to slightly tint the card. Right up to this stage I knew I wanted the backing grey/white/black but I had not decided what colour the flower would be I just knew I wanted a bright colour to really stand out of the grey/black backing.
I added the backing piece now complete to a white mat then a black layer and then another white mat and set aside.
Here is a section which I zoomed in on so you can try to see the layers in the stamping.
I stamped my INKognito Flower in Salty ocean distress with a little stormy sky on the outer petals and then I went in with a white gel pen for the highlight etc and the blue stardust sparkle for the outlines on the petals . I also went around the flower with a very light grey Promarker to lift it off the page with a shadow. I also stamped my stamp from the Sunshine sentiment set. I cut this all out and again inked the edges.
Here is the centre piece completed and edged to draw your eye into the picture. The flower is very sparkly and metallic but this light just does not do it justice I am afraid.
I took some wooden letters which are around and Inch tall and inked them to match just on one side I also went around the letters and filled in the outline of each in white. and to finish off I simply took a dry cloth and polished the surface of the metallic inks in the flower and the shine on the embossing to make it get really shiny and have that almost water look about it.
The gorgeous sentiment comes from the Sunshine Set, and I stamped it in the black archival and heat set. I quickly went round the very edge in grey Promarker just as I did the flower image too to pull it forward with a little shadow.
This is awesome! Love what Kim has done with the flower and the background is superb. Wise words indeed! Thanks Kim for the brilliant tutorial 🙂
You’ll find more of Kim’s gorgeous work over on her blog.
Have great evening 🙂
Mark & Helen xx