Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Technique Tuesday - Easter Cards

I thought I'd share a couple of Easter cards with you this week.  Both cards feature Penny Black stamps and water color.  I stamped several images in the background, inking the stamp, then stamping off on scrap paper first, so the images in the background would be light.  I love this technique, as it gives the paper some interest, without actually distracting from the main element.  I use this a lot on cards, and even on scrapbook pages. 
To color the chick, I used Berol Prismacolor markers, and a paint brush.  I simply rubbed some colors onto a palette and used them as watercolor.  I kept embellishments at a minimum, which is highly unusual for me....trying to stretch myself a little.  I did add some glitter to the hat and flowers...it doesn't show up well in the pictures, though.

That's it for this week's technique Tuesday.  I'll post later in the week....working on a couple of cards for my secret sister, and some challenges.  Stop back soon and check it out!

Blessings and peace,


1 comment:

  1. Lynda, I love the purple stamped background! Is it a large floral stamp?


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