Swarup here with my very first post as Guest Designer for Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft®.
.......am so excited to be here and thank you all for joining me today!
With the holidays behind us now, time to start thinking about Valentines day!
I am sharing a clean and simple card with you all today, which I think would be perfect for Valentines day!. As much as I love all the pink and red that goes with Valentines, I sometimes prefer to use non-traditional colors too.I went for a 'page out of my sketchbook look" for this card. I took some pictures along the way to give you all an idea of how easily an artsy look can be achieved if you have the right tools and mediums. The Mix and Match line of Faber - Castell Design Memory Craft blend so well you can create something with a just a few colors.
Stamp the sentiment on watercolor paper in black using Stampers Big Brush Pen or Memento ink
Stamp the image using Versamark or any pigment ink which stays wet for a longer time and emboss the image using Gloss embossing powder. Then color in the image using Stampers Big Brush inyellow ,red and blue , for the shoes I used Black Pitt Pastel pencil
Then start coloring around the image using Gelatos® in metallic blue and green ...once I laid down the Gelatos®, I went over it with a wet brush to soften the color and give it a more watercolor effect.
For the green, I used Stampers Big Brush pen in May green and also green Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils
That all there is to this card..wasn't that easy?
Faber Castell's Design Memory Craft line of products are just what you need when you want to create something without worrying about the rights and the wrongs..cause there is no wrong when you pick up a set from this line, they all Mix and Match perfectly!
Stamps- Unity Stamp company-Rain or Shine, and 7 Gypsies sentiment.
Memento ink-black and Embossing powder-gloss-Martha Stewart.
I am a self taught watercolorist and a trained textile designer . Over the last 20 years I have learned how to blend them both and bring that into my Papercrafting. I have been scrapbooking and card making for more than a decade now and immensely enjoy creating these mini masterpieces as I like to call them. I consider every card I create to be a miniature piece of art and usually favor a clean and simple style in my card making..and enjoy a bolder look in my Art journals. I enjoy photography and love to travel.
I blog as Sanketi and love sharing my work with others. I have been published in Designed to color magazine , Simply Handmade and Cards Magazines.