It seems that everyone is thinking spring at the moment. I am still hoping. They have forecast snow for us tomorrow and cold again. Hee hee more craft time. This is a quick post because apart from the bread I still have cookies to bake for a party tomorrow.
I have been having another play with Rangers blending technique because it gives such gorgeous results. Must apologise but I neglected to take any photo's, except of the completed card, so hopefully I will be able to explain.
I'm quite pleased with this. It looks a bit like watercolours but it's actually mostly distress inks. I started with the dark stripe. First I tore a piece of paper and stuck the two part so they covered the two edges of the card and left a broad stripe. Then working with my blending tool I applied (from the left) DI Mowed Lawn, Shabby Shutters and Pine Needles. I actually wanted this as an upright card but when I removed the paper the stripe wasn't central so portrait becomes landscape. Next I stamped the hares using Memento Tuxedo Black. The stamp was a freebie on Craft Stamper magazine April 2012. This is a cling stamp and it didn't take the ink as densely as I would have liked. I debated over stamping but decided not really really black was better than blurred! I was going to leave it there, a bit CAS, but when I came back to it I thought the flat stamp base looked a bit hard, so I doodled a bit with a black pen. Then I thought a sun would be good, so I tore a round hole in a piece of paper and used the same blending technique with Whispers Inks, Orange, Butterscotch and Mossy Stone. Then I thought OK, a touch of DI Salty Ocean for the sky and some Shabby Shutters for the field.
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