Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Debbie's Bat Birthday Card

More night sky sponging this time with bats flying in front of a full moon. Less romantic than my last moon lit card but this one was created for my cousin's wife Debbie, who is into bats. I hope she liked it.

Inks used were Stampin' Ups  Marina Mist,  Midnight Muse, and Black craft ink.
A white gel pen for highlighting.
A sponge daubers to sponge in the sky and another to sponge in the foreground.
Stamp sets Serene Silhouettes from Stampin' up! and the bats are from a retired set  called Wicked Cool.

I masked off the moon  and sponged in the sky,  first using Marina Mist ink pad and dauber, I  always start on the mask and working outwards.
When I was happy with the density of the colour,  I sponged on the Midnight Muse ink this time starting from the edges of the card and working in towards the moon but not quite getting there.

Having completed the sky,  I removed the mask  and  blotted off  any excess ink from the dauber on scrap paper then gently sponged over the  edges of the moon,  just to add a small amount of colour and depth to the outer edges and  leave some white patches  towards the centre.

To form the clouds drifting  across the moon I used the very edge of the dauber  and without adding ink I dragged it part way across the moon. These drag marks  kind of look like streaky  clouds drifting by.

When all the black ink had dried completely,  I added white dots and dashed with a white gel pen to give the impression of moonlight hitting the edges of the plant life.
 I have to say doing random dots and dashes does seem to look better than  highlights added  precisely.

1 comment:

Skyp said...

Love the use of the white gel pen for highlighting!
South Australia