Monday, July 15, 2019

Digital Image on Ink Blended Background

Hello! We have a new challenge at Incy Wincy Designs Challenge Blog. The challenge is on Flowers and Colour Palette. I am using a silhouette image from Beccy's Place. This image is part of the Fallow Fields set.

I blended several inks on Strathmore Bristol paper. I am using Tim Holtz Distress Oxides in Worn Lipstick, Picked Raspberry and Fired Brick in lieu of the challenge's color scheme as seen above. I flicked some water on the panel then picked up the water droplets with a paper towel.

I wanted to print the image on the panel but I did not want to mess up the blended panel. I used the Cricut Design Space to draw the image on the panel instead. There is a feature in Cricut Design Space called SnapMat if you are using the mobile app. This allows you to take a photo of the material to be cut or in this case, drawn on, while adhered to the cutting mat. Once you have a photo taken, you can position the image to the center of this. This means to me that I can cut my scraps and I can place my cardstock anywhere in the Cricut mat. What a great feature!

Back to drawing the image, I wanted to use a navy blue marker but I don't have the Cricut marker of this color. I only have a navy Zig Color Twin marker. Knowing that I can push out the pen holder, I rubber banded the marker on the area that will have contact with the area where the pen holder used to be. There are adapters on sale online but I don't have those. The only worry I have at this point is the marker moving during the drawing process. But it did not! Another great discovery! Imagine the possibilities.

I did not want to re-activate the Oxide inks so I used Faber Castell Polychromos pencils in coloring the drawn image. I added some details to the flowers using a navy glitter marker and a white Pilot Juice gel pen.

I used the Avery Elle Pierced Mat Elle-ments to die cut the inked panel. The lay-out is longer than the die that I used so I partially die cut the lay-out, then moved the die to the bottom of the lay-out, making sure that the pierced dots are aligned, then run this through the Sizzix Big Shot.

I stamped the sentiment using Hero Arts Navy Shadow ink. The sentiment is from Paper Smooches Magical Sampler stamp set.

I adhered this to a navy textured cardstock, then to a white top folding notecard. I trimmed off the edges by using the diagonal panel die cut as guide, coming up with a shaped card. This is a bit narrow than the regular A2 sized note card. I had this matted on another blue cardstock but I changed my mind later on, so I trimmed this off.

Thank you for visiting my blog. I hope you join us in today's challenge. I cannot wait to see what you create. Have a blessed, brilliant and creative day!

Maria Giselle B.

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  1. Beautiful! Thanks for linking up for the Petals for the Pittman's!

  2. So pretty! Thank you for linking up with 'Petals for the Pittmans' fundraiser linky party! Good luck!

  3. Absolutely love the look of this! Beautiful!

  4. Beautiful image and gorgeous colors you chose for the ink blending!

  5. I LOVE your blended background Maria Giselle, and what a clever idea to use the drawing option from your cricut! Your card has turned out beautifully. The little droplets in the background make me think of fireflies or butterflies flitting through the grasses. Beautiful work!