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Sunday, 12 November 2017

International Art and Soul Challenge 21

Our theme at International Art and Soul this fortnight is Autumn Colours.

For this challenge, I decided to go with ink and stamping, and I've consciously avoided any digital content. Not that I've got a problem with digital content - far from it. It's just that I find genuine ink, stamping and colouring hard, and it's good for me to get out of my comfort zone sometimes.

Now, I know, blues aren't really considered autumn colours, but the sort of greyish blue of an autumn sky really should count, I think! Anyway, I started with a DoCrafts Urban stamp with an image by Michael Powell. I stamped it with memento ink and coloured with Promarkers. The background paper was stencilled, stamped and shaded with Distress Ink, and the panel for the die cut similarly shaded. I've got several Michael Powell stamps, and while I like them, they take a long time to colour and they're quite fiddly, so I have to have quite a lot of time to spare before I'll turn to them. Having said that, I'm quite pleased with how this one turned out. The card wasn't made with any particular recipient or occasion in mind, but that makes it a useful one to have in my box.

I hope you can join us this time.

2 comments:

Hazel said...

That scene is beautiful and looks very peaceful, the subtle colours work perfectly. Hazel x

Chriss America Real said...

This card is absolutely gorgeous and you are right, the blue works as a fall color because of the scene. Your coloring is fantastic!

Hugs,
Chriss

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