My card has a bit of a background. Some time ago a wonderful, very funny and talented blogger Marlene asked my opinion as to if colouring with Prismacolours would work well on rough cold press watercolour paper. I said I hadn't really tried it but my curiosity was sparked. I tried Prismas with mineral spirit first but the result was pitifully uneven and "stripy" so I decided to "go rough" and ditch my blending stump altogether. I did all the blending with laying loads of layers with pencils.
The image is a freebie colouring page from Elizabeth Dulemba. As you can see the pigment is laid quite unevenly and it has got caught into the grooves in paper. At the same time it's given kind of cool texture to the image so I'm not sure if I love it or hate it. lol
To keep with the textured and worn feel of colouring I did a lot of distressing with my beloved Cutter Bee Scissors, having before sponged every single piece of paper with Tea Dye, Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain Distress Inks. And then I smudged loadsa Cinnamon Stickles on as well. Just to keep myself happy.
The horizontal strip at the bottom is a 12 inch wide strip of PP which I fed through my long forgotten paper crimper couple of times and then pleated. The stitching is done with deliberately very thick cord to ad to the torn feel.
The papers are from a very neglected K & Co Saffron pad and swirly clips and twill ribbon both from my bottomless stash. Letter stickers are from Jillybean Soup and Pink Paislee and the crown was originally a silvery charm which I made "golden" with dark yellow Copic marker and added tiny gems with a help from beloved Tombow glue (because it has fine nozzle which NEVER gets clogged. don't ask me how, it just doesn't). I added some pizzazz to the corrugated sticker with metallic rub-ons. Again - just to keep myself happy.
Don't forget to check out the fab work of the Sentimental Sundays DT!!
I'd like to enter following challenges:
A Spoon Full Of Sugar - Animals
Crafty Calendar - Summer
One Stop Craft Challenge - Distressing
Papertake Weekly - stitching
Dare U 2 Digi Stamp - great outdoors
Digital Tuesday - Summer
Crafty Cardmakers - Inky Fingers
Thanks for looking and happy crafting!