this morning I sent out the first of my Monday Mojo emails (the re-run) and this is the new piece of artwork that I was inspired to make from the tutorial.
If you missed it, don’t worry, you can click here to see the archived version online.
I thought I’d just give you a bit more information about what I used in the card as I didn’t go into huge detail in the email. The lady made me think of clothes made from opulent heavy brocade fabrics so I knew I wanted to include a few layers of rich colour and pattern. The repeat stamping on the gold pearl base card uses a pair of small stamps from Brocade Backgrounds which are stamped in Archival Saffron ink.
The honeysuckle panel is from Elegant Edges and the colour on that is from PanPastels. I stamped with Versamark onto a golden yellow card and dusted red and green pastels over the top – more details on that in next week’s Monday Mojo Magic email.
The lady is from Chapel Road Artstamps and she is what I think of as a ‘fine-grained’ stamp, created in a similar way to old fashioned newspaper photographs using a pattern of tiny black dots known as half tone. This type of stamp can be a little tricky because you need all that fine detail to stamp correctly for the image to work, so the best way to stamp is to use a good quality dye ink like Archival on a glossy coated card. You might even consider using a brayer to ink the stamp as it is possible to pick up lines on the stamp from the edge of the inkpad.
I stamped her onto a glossy card that I’d already coloured with a skin tone ink. I coloured her eyes with a Memento marker (though that doesn’t really show up in the photo) and the lips the same. Her cheeks were coloured with PanPastel using a tiny applicator. You’d think that a powdery substance like PanPastel wouldn’t stick to glossy card, but you only need a tiny bit for the pigment to stain the coating.
Monday Mojo Weekly Challenge
Now I really am trying hard to get you to actually do some crafting yourself, so I’m encouraging you to dig out your stamp with a weekly challenge based on the Monday Mojo emails.
You can choose to create something based on the tutorial (this week’s is repeat stamping) or you can choose to just focus on the colours I’ve picked out. Of course there’s nothing to stop you doing both!
This is just for fun, there’s no winners or losers and I can’t promise I’m going to have the time to do a round of blog visits, so if you want me to see your challenge, the best place to put it is on the Chocolate Baroque Facebook Group which I try to keep an eye on every day (it’s the easiest to see on my phone when I’m away from the computer).
So have fun and if you’re not already signed up for the Monday Mojo Magic email, you’ll find the sign up box in the side bar here near the top.