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Friday, February 13, 2015
I've another illustrated card to share today, this one again combines some hand-carved stamps, hand-lettering, watercolours and coloured pencils. I had an image of this card stuck in my head for a while now and I just had to manifest it into reality! I love dreamcatchers, they're just magical, so I sketched out some ideas and whipped up a dreamcatcher stamp set. Yes, hand-carving stamps is wonderful, you have an idea and pretty quickly you have the finished stamp. I used Memento inks to stamp it and the stamp itself was carved from a Speedball Speedy-Cut Block using lino cutting tools. (TIP: Use a sharp knife or scalpel to cut right into corners or to cut out small areas)
Once I was happy with the layout, I stamped the dreamcatcher with inks and added my hand-lettering in pencil. I added the watercolour background then painted the lettering using white acrylic paint to really make it pop.
I added some shading with coloured pencils and this was the end result! Scanned and printed here's the finished card. I love the mix of colours in this and the graduated background. It turned out just as I imagined! : )
That's all for now, I hope I might have inspired you to try something new, have a creative weekend! Oh and Happy Valentine's Day! I'll be back tomorrow with a fun Valentine's Day card! : )