Sunday, 30 December 2007
This is a stamped Kodomo image on orange card which has been softened with orange chalks.
The actual image was stamped in black then embossed. I painted all the flowers orange, and highlight some of the petals with orange copper metallic paint. The butterflies were painted with the metallic paint too. All the other colouring is with pastels.
I rather liked the urn on this stamp - which is supported by rabbits - which too have been highlighted, along with the urn, in the metallic copper which I think looks really pretty in daylight.
It has all been edged with black - and again for some reason the edges have not been scanned in by the machine! But in real life it looks like a perfectly centred picture in a black frame
I hope the recipient likes it.
The backing card is pale duck egg blue - although the scan doesn't show it. The image is stamped on in chocolate brown and parts of the image - namely the beetles are embossed so they look really shiny like beetles should!
The edges of the ATC have been inked and embossed too - although for some reason the scanner hasn't picked it all up.
These are two embossed ATCs I made for the above swap.
The geisha on the left is stamped onto patterned and gilded Japanese Origami paper,all the patterns on the paper are edged with gold and looks lovely and rish in daylight. What looks like a pale grey pattern with gold is in fact duck egg blue with gold.
The Geisha head and the seal are stamped in chocolate brown and embossed with chocolate smelling embossing powder. The edges are embossed with gold.
The vintage lady on the next ATC has been enhanced with water colours and embossed in the blue areas. The background paper is pale blue stamped with brown and the border all around in embossed distressed blue - again this looks better with the naked eye rather than the scan.