When I saw the sketch challenge posted last night on splitcoast, it just called to me. It's a simple sketch and I knew I could use one of my new stamps. Once I got started, however, it ended up taking way more time than I thought it would. My head is really stuffy with a cold, so I'm sure that had a lot to do with it.
I used my new Penny Black image called warbler with versamark resist technique on white glossy card stock with my desert heat kaleidacolor ink pad. I love to use black as an accent layer with bright colors, so that part was easy.
The part I had trouble with was what to use for the other two segments of the layout. I wanted to use glossy to balance out the main image, so I decided to use polished stone technique. I did this with Adirondack alcohol inks. I played with a bunch of different color combinations before deciding on the two I have here.
On the large green piece, I used a new Glimmer Screen by Tattered Angels that I recently purchased from Jacksonbelle Embellishments. It's made to use with glimmer mist, but I don't have any of that, so I just sponged artichoke dye ink over it and got a very subtle image on the background.
I added some swirls from Priceless and a sentiment from a Beautiful Thing in black stazon. A few black brads finished it off.
stamps: priceless, a beautiful thing (SU), warbler (Penny Black)
ink: versamark, always artichoke, jet black stazon, desert heat kaleidacolor, alcohol inks (Adirondack)
paper: basic black, glossy white
other: brayer, mat pack, piercing tool, sponge, glimmer screen (Tattered Angels), brads, alcohol blending solution (Adirondack)
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