Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Gliding by...

Hello blog friends, I know it's been a while since I've shared anything. We took a long weekend spent at the lake a couple of hours away from us and it's proving difficult to get back into the groove. It seems like any interruption to the creative process stalls my engine and takes forever to get started back up, lol!
So I'll share one of the cards I sent off to CHA with Impression Obsession. This cutie is called 'Little Witch'.

I wanted to color the entire background and knew doing it with Copics would take forever AND not look the way I wanted it, so I chose to airbrush it. I'm not 100% in love with the Copic ABS system, when I can get it to work the way I want it to. I used some liquid art masking fluid to paint over the stamped image to keep it white and when it dried I airbrushed the BG with a dark blue Copic. The masking fluid rubs right off with an eraser and I can color the main image as usual. I like using masking fluid for detailed images instead of tape or Post its, a lot easier to paint over it with a small paint brush than trying to cut all that detail out with scissors! I wish I'd found this stuff a long time ago....

Anyway, tomorrow it the LOTV challenge, be sure to stop by and check it out!

Thanks for looking!

Stamps: Impression Obsession Little Witch and Gliding By
Ink: Distress
Paper: PTI, Hammermill, Graphic 45, Core'dinations
Tools & Accessories: Cuttlebug EF, striped ribbon, Spellbinders Labels, Copics, Copic ABS system, Stickles


  1. Hi just wanted to say thankyou so much for your lovely comment on my LOTV entry. Wow love the magic of this card with the colours and this cute image. Great tips too. Kitty :D

  2. Lovely card Katarina
    Great colouring and a gorgeous image.
    Love the way you have coloured around the image
    Big hugs to you

  3. Such a sweet Halloween card.. luv the witch image.. great coloring...

  4. Stunning! Great colouring of the witch and love the airbrushed background. Love the background embossing and how you sanded it to highlight the embossing. Masking fluid is great stuff and I love to use it for adding little snowflakes (I add lots of little dots) on a night sky for Christmas cards.

    {{hugs}} Jocelyn
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