Welcome - some rainy weather has given me a break from house painting to make some cards. As I needed two in a hurry, I grabbed the images that I had been experimenting with gesso and watercolour, and made them into cards.
This is the result of watching a video recently on using gesso over a printed page, and then stamping and watercolour over that. The problem is I cannot remember where I saw it to be able to link back and give credit to the artist.
The artwork started out as a piece of page from and old Mills and Boon romance... it was painted with gesso and left for several days.
The butterfly was then coloured using watercolour pencils and a water-brush. After that was dry I masked the butterfly and stamped the background script.
The sentiment was stamped and gold embossed across the corner, and the edges sponged with distress inks.
Although it is not clear, I used two distress inks, but forgot to let the first one dry completely before I added the second one, so they sort of blended....
Some liquid pearls were added in the corners.
A double bow in the corner made from the same ribbon that is under the left hand edge of the image panel.
When I bought the gift to go with the card, it was gift wrapped by the shop I purchased it at - I asked if they had pink and purple toned paper, and this is the result - an awesome match!
I think my 85 yr
old young Aunt will love the combination!
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