Friday, February 26, 2016
Altenew February Challenge
I thought I would play along with this month's Altenew challenge. I've got some new sets that I wanted to ink up and I really liked the inspiration photo this month.
I was really drawn to the sections of the door that are kind of weathered, where you can see the wood beneath, so that was my starting point for this card.
I use my Kuretake Gansai watercolors to paint the panel, starting with the wood colors as a base coat. Once that dried, I added the blues. It took a few layers since watercolors can be quite translucent, but I really like the end result.
To mimic the scrollwork that in the windows, I used one of the accent stamps from the Lacy Scrolls set on Primitive Cream cardstock.
The focal image is from the Succulents stamp as is the sentiment which was embossed with copper embossing powder.
I added a few extra mats than I normally would to echo the lintels of the door frame.
Just a fun card to put together. It was how I thought it would turn out, but it's one of those instances where I just kind of followed where the creative trail led me.
Thanks for stopping by, happy Friday!
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