The IndigoBlu Challenge this month is 'Just one Layer' which to me is all about creating the illusion of layers which, given the cost of postage these days, is something to consider.
I love layering with stencils and stamps, paints and inks, to create backgrounds, I find it quite therapeutic too. The patterns etc are endless and no two are ever the same.
I have just started using a brayer to add colour, I think I saw somewhere it's called 'walking the brayer'. Basically I put some Park Lane on my mat, spread it out using the brayer and then lightly run it across the cardstock in different directions. The result is random patches of colour. I did the same again this time using Grandmas Teacup.
The IB script stamp was inked up with Townhouse Teal and this was rolled randomly - the stamp was unmounted, this way the stamp is patchy. Then I dabbed Frosty Sky through two of the design section from the Doobaboo geometric stencil. The criss cross lines were done by dipping the edge of an old credit card in Park Lane which I felt lifted and gave some focus to the background.
The focal image is Emma from IB's Mr Darcy stamped with Midnight Blue stayzon and to balance the image I used the birds stamp from the same stamp set. The bird in the bottom right is the same stamp but with the other birds masked off.
Finally, just for extra definition I ran the Midnight Blue ink pad around the edges of the card.
I have a cousins birthday coming up and I know she will love this.
Thanks for stopping by.
I am also entering this card in : http://www.fashionablestampingchallenges.com/ Things with wings
and http://craftstamper.blogspot.co.uk/2015/05/take-it-make-it-challenge-may.html Take a stamp