Saturday, 29 June 2013

B is for...

Hello blog friends!  Welcome to my part of the Blogiverse, where today I am sharing my contribution for the  Craft Barn blog Alpha Challenge, which this week is brought to you by the letter B.

I considered "Bird" and "Butterfly" and even "Bricks", but in the end I went for

"Brave" - as in Native American warrior.

The stamp is from Creative Expressions, and I stamped it onto the reverse side of a piece of Centura Pearl.  I made three masks - one of the whole stamp, one of the brave's face and headdress, and one that masked off the outer part of the card (leaving the inner frame open).

First I masked off the whole of the stamp and coloured the background using my ink dusters and Big & Juicy inkpad (Foliage).  I picked up inks in the Ginger/Cranberry/Butterscotch sections.  The ink dusters make blending SOOOO easy, I love them.  Then I masked off the brave's head and the area I'd just coloured, leaving the circular frame behind the face open. This time I used the Waterfall Big & Juicy to get the blues and a hint of green. 

Finally, I coloured in the face and headdress with Promarkers and stuck the definition onto the card.  Job done!

Thank you for stopping by!

Crafty Hugs,

Keren

15 comments:

Annie said...

Wow! This is beautiful! A perfect illustration of the word brave! It speaks volumes

Buttons said...

What a clever idea for this challenge letter! Beautifully executed too. Hugs, Jenny x

Scrapmate said...

Great choice of word and that stamp is so striking.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Just wonderful, great image.

kiwi in timbertown said...

Kiwi in Timbertown.
great image, stands alone and speaks for itself

POSH SCOT said...

Very striking page. Love the Indian. L x

Sandy said...

And what a handsome brave you have made. Not quite as handsome as Johnny Depp is as Tonto but just about!!
Sandy

carolfromkiwiland said...

Fabulous card.You have used a beautiful colour palette.Just lovely.

Julie Ann Lee said...

Fabulous word choice and a dignified and glorious piece of art. Julie Ann x

Maisie Moonshine said...

Great word choice and I love your interpretation. MMx

lena-dailyscrap said...

Brave - great choice! Beautiful, brave warrior!

Julia S-W said...

Love the word you've chosen Keren! I often try to choose something a little different and I think this is very clever. A wonderful image of your 'Brave' too (I always preferred the Indians to the Cowboys!!).
Juliax

Cazzy said...

Great word and wonderful stamped image. I think you will be the only "brave" one to do this!

Cazzy x

Gita said...

Great card...love the Indian and colors.

The Craft Barn said...

Great choice of word and interpretation!
Thanks for playing with us at the Craft Barn
Izzy