Moonlit Lioness

This weeks sees a new challenge over at Stamp n Doodle, where we ask you to include an embossed element on your creation. That could include heat embossing or dry embossing, and you are not limited where you use and include it (just as long as it is somewhere).

 I couldn’t resist using this gorgeous digi stamp and creating a beautiful moonlit scene, with distress inks and stamps that I have in my stash.

Card Recipe
Stamp n Doodle digi stamp – Love is in the air
Silver Birch Trees, leaves and verse – Clarity Stamps
Base card – Tim Holtz core’dinations paper (adirondack)
White coated paper
black card stock
black self adhesive ribbon
Distress Inks (black soot, chipped sapphire, crushed olive)
Promarkers (sandstone, dusky pink, satin, primrose)
Silver embossing powder
Cuttlebug and embossing folder

You can see above what I used to create the card. To create the background, I printed the lions onto a coated paper, stamped and embossed the silver birch trees beside the lions. The same images were then printed onto sticky notes and cut out, to act as masks (you can see above the well used masks that are somewhat inky!)
By placing the masks over the images on the coated paper, also adding an additional 2″ mask above the lions head that will create the moon.
 I inked up the brayer (roller) with the chipped sapphire ink, and starting in the corner over the moon, covered the paper working towards the bottom where the blue faded.
I then inked the brayer with black soot, and repeated the process from the opposite corner (by the trees) and worked upwards. The contours of the black were created by ripping copy paper into a hill formation, covering the blue sky, so that the colours are not mixed.
I continued inking until i was happy with the intensity of the colour.
When the masks are removed the image comes to life, and the lions then coloured with promarkers.
The second embossed element on the card is the base card. Because of the nature of the core’dinations paper, the embossing is sanded back and a subtle second colour is showing through.
Thanks for stopping by. Why not hop over to the Stamp n Doodle blog to get more inspiration from the wonderful creations of my team members, and maybe join in with the challenge too.

Challenges entered this week
Emmas craft challenge – Shades of blue