Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Hello Spring artist trading card - inspired by Vera Lane Studio images

Hi everyone! We had a Hello Spring Swap which has now become a Hello Spring Challenge going on in the Vera Lane Studio Facebook group. I have created a fun little card featuring two Vera Lane Studio images as a kind of inspiration piece for the Challenge since the DT are not eligible for the prize. I used one of the Fleur Fairy images as well as a bird from the Birdy set.This image is called FairieFleur and she was coloured with a mix of Prismacolor and Polychromos pencils before she was fussy cut leaving a narrow white border. She was then matted with black cardstock and fussy cut a second time leaving a narrow black border. Foam tape was added to the back to pop her up off the background. The tiny bird was printed onto a scrap of pink patterned paper and shaded with a waterbrush loaded with Inktense pencil.

The ATC background, which is 2.5x3.5 inches, was cut from a gel printed paper. The black tracks were created by running a toy car through black paint and then printing the design on the gel plate (so fun!) Jet Black Archival ink was used to stamp the rings. Three tiny flowers were punched from yellow paper and inked with  a deeper yellow to shade the petal edges before a tiny peatrl was added to each center. The saying was printed onto white cardstock, matted with black. Black Big Brush Pen was used to edge the card creating the look of a frame.

Thanks for joining Fairie Fleur, her bird friend, and me today. We appreciate that. Be sure to pop by the Vera Lane Studio Etsy shop to meet all of Fleur's other friends. They will keep you distracted and creative in this difficult time. Come by the Vera Lane Studio Facebook group to say hi and see all of the gorgeous Hello Spring Challenge entries. We'd love to have you play along, too.

Life is good; so is art.

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