Happy New year everyone and welcome to my first post of 2017!
Whilst on a recent holiday in Cuba there were loads of canvas' for sale; all of them very similar in style, but, oh boy all so different. There was loads of texture and were very feely feely but the colours were either so vibrant you needed sunglasses or, the ones that I loved, were all black and white with a bright streak of colour…I am going to try and copy one of these textural canvas' but for today I have tried to copy the style and make a Birthday Card:-
With today's postage being so incredibly expensive I'm making more "flat" cards with shading and masking used to give the impression of definition.
For this 6"x6" pre-scored card blank, I measure around the edges and edged with black ink. I then added "post its" before stamping the flower from the Kay Carley set for paperartsy, I then created a mask using a post it note and with it in place restamped the flower again, once the post it was removed it gave the impression of the flower peeping from behind. By adding some shading it makes the flowers pop from the card.
The flowers and foliage were coloured in using pencils. Happy Birthday, which on reflection might be a bit too big, was stamped and matted onto black card.