Monday, March 22, 2010

I made this card a few weeks ago, I've been waiting to post it because it was for a swap that never happened. I'm not sure what went wrong, I signed up, sent the e mail and haven't heard anything so I'm just going to move forward with it.

I found a fabulous site for vintage art that's free called The Graphic's Fairy. Karen does a beautiful job scanning and fixing these images and offers them for free to anyone who'd like them. The digital image I used today is from her Spencerian Saturday collection.

After a little playing in my Microsoft Publisher program to get the pen and ink drawing re colored as dark as possible and just the right size to fit on my card I printed it on Neenah super smooth white card stock. I cut it out using Spellbinders Nestabilities long narrow rectangles and the scalloped companion set. Next came the coloring part with Copic markers. I was a little nervous... what I was about to color was really SMALL! I used a magnifying glass to color this image as carefully as I could. It's not the most relaxing way to color but it was necessary for this image, my husband was amused watching me hold a magnifying glass and color with my pens.

The challenge for the swap I was doing was to use your Scor-Pal and make a card. I tried the diagonal background with the Scor-Pal and inked the scored lines with distress ink for an aged look.

This image is from the late 1800's and i'd imagine cards made at that time would be a single layer. I think it would look more realistic that way too!


debb said...

Hi Jan! Beautiful card! Congrats,you are the winner of my candy for the OWH hop! Come on over and see!

Gold Jewellery said...

The card is worth every win. Great one and a must have!