Strut your Stuff by Debs Wainwright


Hello everyone hope you’re all well today wherever you are in the world. Today I’m sharing a birthday card I made for my niece.

Here’s what I did

For my first layer I used Infusions spritzed with a spray that includes mica. I love the effects that are created and of course it is totally random effects that are so exciting. On top of the Infusions layer I created several other layers using different stamps and some stencils with Archival Ink in variety of colours.

I stamped my feature and coloured her in, with water-soluble pencils. I do this by laying in the first shadow coat, which I activated with a water brush. I repeat this this with a mid tone and a highlight layer. I dry between layers and then blend, I find I get a smoother blend then otherwise the colour keeps moving. I finish using the pencil dry to add more shadow and interest. If there are any gaps in the black ink I touch up with a black pen and then add white pen on lips eyes etc. For this project I didn't need the white pen as there are no real features to colour as it is too small. Around the feature, I used water-soluble oil pastels to create the hazy effect. I did this by blocking in the crayon and then blending and softening into the background.

Once completely dry I gave it all a good coat of Crazing Matte Medium. I die cut my sentiment and left it white to act as a contrast to the background.      

Here’s what I used

Ranger Archival InkVarious Colours

I apologise for the lack of quality photos, I only took a few before the card was sent, and didn't realise the quality was so poor.

I hope you get some crafty time
Take care as always
Hugs Debs xx

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  1. Wow Debs! I'm sure your niece must have loved this! The background is amazing and the colours gorgeous. The scribbly girl is just the perfect fit for the background too.
    Fliss xx

  2. Cool looking girl and background - love your card Debs.
    Gill x

  3. Fab card, love the bubble effect background
    Donna xx

  4. Gorgeous card, love the colours & girl! xxx


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