Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Love, Hearts and a Bouquet of Flowers

Welcome back to Lost Coast Portal to Creativity where Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda collide to bring you twice the inspiration and double the fun!

Hi, it's Dot here today with a tutorial for you
using hearts and a couple of fantastic stamps.

It's the season for love at the moment and this little chap
Rose Boy
kept catching my eye.

This is the finished card.  I really wanted the boy with the bouquet
to be front and center on this card.
Here are some of the steps for how he got to this stage.

Step 1:  I've covered an A6 sized bit of card with distress inks (broken china and picked raspberry).

Step 2:  It's probably a little difficult to see but I've used a heart stencil on the background.  I've spritzed it with a little water and placed it onto the distress ink background. I like to dab it with some paper towel while it is still sitting on the card so that the 'bleaching of colour' is crisper.  Then dry.

Step 3:  For this bit I've stamped Rose Boy with Distress Oxides (Vintage Photo for a nostalgic feel) using my Misti.  I'm about to go over him with some more colours so a stamping platform of some sort is handy.

Step 4:  The second colour I've used on the boy is Walnut Stains.  But only in some areas, like his had and lower area.  And then again in Ground Espresso.

Step 5:  And to finish of the colours on him I've used Black Soot sparingly.  The face and bouquet of flowers I've left in the original Vintage Photo colours.

Step 6:  Sorry ... I've run out of pics!  But you can get the gist of it from a close-up of the finished piece.  I decided that the background needed some more hearts so I've applied some picked raspberry distress ink directly to the stencil and spritzed it with a little water and 'stamped' it onto random areas around the boy. Again, using paper towel to dab gently to prevent any over-flow of wetness. Also, I've torn the card down each side of the image.

Step 7:  There was plenty of left over background.  This came in handy to die-cut some hearts. I like to edge them with a little colour so that they stand out a little more.

Step 8:  When I was putting all the elements together I decided that there was just a little too much white space for my liking.  So, using the same technique of using a couple of colours of Distress Oxides and a Misti, I added some more heart details with the Hearts and Curls Border.

To finish off it was a simple case of layering everything to my liking. Oh, and I've water coloured some ground for him to stand on with a water colour pencil.

I hope that you've enjoyed the tutorial and decide to give it a go.
Let us know if you do!

Happy Stamping!
Dot x

1 comment:

  1. This is gorgeous Dot. I love the soft pink and blue background and the way you added colour to the image is fabulous. Stamping with a stencil is a new to me technique I think I must try. This is such a beautiful creation. Hugz


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