Today I'm sharing a card that was a bit of an experiment for me. I created this vintage inspired card using only distress inks and three colours of Copic markers. To create the background I stamped the music backgrounder in Hazelnut ink and then used a sponge and two colours of Ranger Distress Ink to create the shading. Then I stamped my images onto some white cardstock and used my sponges to tint them. I like the effect and it's a whole lot faster than using markers for large surfaces. I accented the image with some white gel pen and used green, pink and greyish Copics to finish off the grass, flowers and the snail's face. All in all I liked trying the new-to-me technique and I'd definitely like to give it a try again.
As you can see it's pretty easy to achieve shading even with using a sponge and ink....give it a try sometime!
Stamps: Stacey Yacula "The Sweetest Day" stamps (Tucker the snail, Toadstool and Sweet Offerings sentiment) from Purple Onion Designs, Early 1900s Music Backgrounder from Purple Onion Designs
Ink: Ranger Distress Ink (Vintage Photo, Antique paper), Adirondack Hazelnut (for music background), Memento Rich Cocoa
Papers: My Mind's Eye, Neenah cardstock
Accessories: Manila mailing tag (Avery), wood button, twine, white gel pen, Copic markers