Thursday, 21 March 2013

Crowned Hares

It's Thursday again, so we have a new challenge starting over on the Cute Card Thursday Challenge Blog today.  Our theme for this week is 'Easter Parade' and Whimsy Stamps are sponsoring the prize for this challenge.

I recently bought this fabulous 'Crowned Hares' stamp by Crafty Individuals and couldn't wait to get it inky, so decided to use it to create my DT card for this week's challenge. 
I created the background using Distress Inks, masking the 'sun' whilst adding the other colours then stamped the hares image over the top using waterproof Archival black ink.  I then used a waterbrush to lift out the background colours from inside the stamped image, and re-coloured it using different DI colours.
To set the Distress Inks I spritzed the whole layer with 'Goosebumps' which sealed it and also added some interesting texture.  I love the effects you can achieve with DI's but I do find the fact that they aren't waterproof a bit of a problem sometimes.  Finally I added the image layer over a couple of pieces of coloured cardstock and attached a sentiment at the side.
The image layer very much stands alone without further embellishment I think, so I decided not to be tempted into adding anything else to the design.
I hope you've enjoyed checking out my project today, do check out the creations from the rest of the DT over on the CCT blog for great inspiration.


Kathyk said...

FAB project and a gr8 idea to use goosebumpz to seal and texturise too

Happy Thursday


Linda said...

Fantastic image and great colouring techniques. Goosebumps?

Deb said...

This is amazing Wynneth, so love how you created your background, it is so perfect with the hares infront of the moon! I must get more adventurous with my inks!

MichelleZ said...

Darling! This is cute, without being too cutesie. Ya know what I mean? I love it! I am so glad you posted this!! I saw those rabbits awhile back and I didn't know where they found it. Now I know! :) Thank you!