Saturday, 5 October 2013

Autumn Card by Sioux Jenneys

Hello everyone! It's my (Sioux) turn again and I'm here to share a card using some of the fabby new images from Katy Fox :)

1. I thought I would get my Distress Markers out  for a change and use them to colour directly onto the new flower stamp from Botanical 2. I then stamped it onto some card cut slightly smaller than my finished card would be.

2. Then I masked the image....I have included a close up to show how the cut mask does not actually cover every bit of the is much better that it does not actually, as the background images you use to over stamp will blend in much better.

I then used two of the lovely skeleton leaves from Leaves size A5 to over stamp the background using Distress Inks in scattered straw and bundled sage. 3. I've also taken a picture of the cutting of the mask.

(I'm too switched on today folks!! LOL).

As this is quite a detailed image there is no getting away from the fact you really need to use a scalpel knife to cut out some of the intricate bits in the middle....I know it's a faff!...but honestly it is worth it and you don't have to do every last detail either...the mask ...even though made of normal copy paper... will last for at least 20 more uses if not more depending on the amount of ink and how gentle you are with it! LOL

4. Take off the mask.

5. I decided the central flower needed a bit of shading around it for definition, so used a Distress Marker (tea dye) to colour round the edges of the image and fill in the central area.

6. I stamped the fabby grungy hand stamped cartouche from Hand stamped A5 on the back of my card. Then tattered the edges of my image matt and aged it with some Distress Ink (brushed corduroy), adding the sentiment in Archival black before attaching it to the card front.

Autumn is a lovely time of year so many gorgeous colours all around us :) See you again soon!

xoxo Sioux


Helen said...

beautiful card, lovely stamping and masking, Sioux!

pearshapedcrafting said...

Love the way you masked the image - a handy tip for sure, Thanks! Great sentiment, lovely card! Chrisxx

Astrid Maclean said...

Gorgeous card Sioux and thanks for showing us so clearly how you put it all together. Love the vivid blue against the brown!

Corrie Herriman said...

Great card ! Love you colour combination.

Corrie x

Joanne said...

Your attention to detail on this has certainly paid off brilliant

Titbelsoeur, mixed-media addict said...

I love this technique ! your card is gorgeous !

butterfly said...

That is so beautiful - delicate tinting on the image, and such lovely background stamping with the leaves... Lovely! (I don't envy you cutting that mask!)
Alison x

Unknown said...

love the over all look. colors are right on!