Monday, 29 February 2016

The Tale of the Party Hat That Became a Kite

Hello everyone and welcome to my first post of the week which is a bit late as I had a bit of a struggle with our challenge this time at Make My Monday where Marina would like to see something with a KITE on.
I don't have anything kite related at all so spent some time pondering on it and then late yesterday after have made a birthday card for my eldest nephew, I was putting the stamps away and inspiration struck!
Here's my card which took a bit of time actually coming together and is the tale of how a party hat became a kite - and yes, you did read that right! If you look below, you might see what I mean.


This is a one layer card as in it doesn't have anything stuck on, I just did a lot of layering until I was happy with the effect.
I first stamped on the bird, following that with the party hat from the Crazy Things stamp set which I stamped upside down near the top corner of my 5x7 card as the crazy bird is looking up.
I stamped the text from a Dylusions set in 2 parts for balance.

I then got out a fine black pigment pen (one of my zentangle ones) and started doodling. As you can see, I added a top section on the party hat to make it more kite shaped and then repeated the pattern on the hat, drawing crossed lines to form the string. I drew a wiggly line coming down from the kite and added bows as well. I then doodled some grass and flowers to ground the bird.

I then coloured the bird, kite and text with coloured pencils, adding shadows round the text boxes to make them pop more. I added Distress inks to the bakground (Spun Sugar, Squeezed Lemonade) and deciding this was a bit flat, sprinkled on Lemon And Lime Green Brusho Crystals to add some texture. This still wasn't quite there so I stamped on my favourite Carabelle Studio Journal du Jour background stamp with Worn Lipstick Distress ink using first and second generation stamping.

Have a great week and see you soon.
Fliss xx

3 comments:

  1. Pretty card, love the yellow background.

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  2. Beautiful card, love the colours, hugs, Valerie

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  3. What a fabulous, creative job you did with this!

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