I’m back with another card made for a family member. My son's Girlfriend.
I don’t know her all that well as Covid limited the number of visits we could have for the first year and a half of their relationship so I just had to make one I liked and hope it would suit. I do know she likes the colours grey and paynes grey so I tried to use those colours as my starting point (although I’ve resorted to Prussian blue as the closest colour I own.
I started by adding gesso to my piece of white card then added modelling paste through a stencil. I added grey in a water colour effect then, when it dried, I added Prussian blue in the same way.
To blend it and make it more subtle, I dry brushed over it all a few times with white gesso then I just had to build my collage layers. Some of my leaves were not in the right colour tones so I painted those with diluted grey and Russian blue too.
I assembled “most of” the collage elements leaving off just the phrase/words, the photo, the watering can and the butterfly so I could add some splatters. I chose a plum colour as that seemed to be present already as a bit of an undertone.
Once the splatters were done (and dry) I finished off layering my last elements.
A few subtle touches of glamour dust glitter added with gel medium and the main part of the card was done. I mounted it onto a grey card which I’ve added an insert in to make it easier to leave a greeting and sign it etc.
I just hope it fits in the envelope now that I’ve added all the layers. Fingers crossed.
Ephemera by 49 and Market