The first card is for PTI's Make It Monday #129: White Crayon Resist challenge. Fortunately there was a white crayon in the few that have survived purges of the kids' art supplies over that last few years, so I played around with a couple of different stamps until I settled on the Mehndi Medallion for this card.
Because of the details on this stamp, I added the ink with a watercolor brush in the center of the image and then used a blending tool on the outer edges.
This second card is inspired this card by Therese Calvird, the Muse this week at the Muse Card Challenge. Therese's card is simply a fabulous example of creating a mood through inking, water splatter and negative silhouette die cutting.
I wanted to echo the feel of her card, but decided to watercolor my panel instead of inking it, although I did ink the edges of the entire panel once it was dry.
I die cut the Memory Box branch four times: twice on the inked panel and twice from a piece of Smokey Shadow cardstock.
The first die cut out of the panel is on the left side of the card - this was left as a negative space with the Smokey Shadow card base showing through the cut. The second die cut out of the inked panel is just under the sentiment. I filled this space with one of the Smokey Shadow die cuts. The other Smokey Shadow die cut is adhered on the left side, partly overlapping the negative space.
The birds are adhered and the Taylored Expressions sentiment finishes everything off.
Thanks for stopping by,