Sheena Douglass – Stream of Life

I combined a few techniques with this card, and stamped the detailed stamp over a background created with muted alcohol inks. Because I still wanted to colour the stamp with promarkers I used the momento black ink. I tried to roughly place the colous of the alcohol inks in the relevant place according to the landscape and meant that any areas I chose not to colour were not immediatly obvious, as it would have been, stamping directly onto white card stock.
There is also a lovely sheen to the card, as the alcohol inks are best applied to a glossy cardstock.
I was very pleased with the outcome, it took a fair few goes to get all the ideas in my head to come together on paper. As it was for my Dads birthday, it had to be right.
Sheena Douglass Stamp – Stream of life
Alcohol Inks – gold & silver mixative, sandal, slate, latte, aqua
Distress stickles – old paper
Memento Ink – black
Promarkers – cinnamon, dusky pink, blubell, ice grey 1, holly, mint green, meadow green
karen Foster Scrappers Floss – suede
Crate paper – frame & accent from Avenue collection
The promarkers give subtle colour to highlight the features of the stamp, and worked perfectly well over the alcohol inks, I wondered, being solvent based themselves if they would or not.
To add a bit more dimension I decoupaged the bridge and a front section of the boulders and used scrappers floss as an accent.