sunnuntai 29. maaliskuuta 2015

The song of a crow

Tha Craft Barn weekly challenge is asking for inky backgrounds and the Stampotique Designers challenge is asking for favourite backgrounds... which to me are mostly the same thing! I made this little card using leftover stamped images from this project and an inky background that I had stowed away in my drawer. Since the music background stamp is used both embossed on satin card and subtle in the background I am also posting for the SimonSaysStamp Monday challenge (one stamp, many ways). The text is a Finnish traditional saying that is merciful towards anyone who likes singing but can't stay in tune:

Also the crow sings with the voice he has.
(In Finnish four words is more than enough to express that, even three would suffice!)

I don't have Brushos, but getting inky with Distress Ink diluted on top of an acrylic block is something I have done every now and then. Usually that ends up with several inky backgrounds, because I don't want to rinse anything away. This background features seedless preserves (of which I have a reinker) and probably Barn Door smudged on the block straight from the ink pad. I like the way the ink acts on satin finished card, and this has been dipped and heatset several times.

I stamped some more of the music background (that is in the triangles) onto the inky base. To make a very subtle and soft image I spread DI Black Soot onto the stamp with an ink blender. This way no detail is lost as in second generation stamping. I typed the sentiment with my typewriter, and after smudging the edges with ink I dabbed with versamark and embossed with clear embossing powder. This way it stands out better, after all the birds and triangles have some glossy embossing too.

6 kommenttia:

  1. Wonderful card with a beautifully variegated background. I also quite like those funky birds!

    Thank you for describing how you created that background. I'm going to have to try that technique!

    Thanks for playing along with us at Stampotique Designers Challenges!

  2. That background is amazing!! Beautiful card. Thank you for sharing your work with us for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. ~Michelle

  3. Love your background and what a wonderful colours! Thanks for joining the Stampotique DC!

  4. Oh this is just beautiful! Love it! Thank you for joining in The Craft Barn Challenge!
    Jane x

  5. Lovely backgrounds. Great how the drips add texture and depth x

  6. A worthy winner of the challenge. I love your background. I've never used my acrylic block and Distress Inks to make backgrounds - must give it a go.