Mood Board Inspiration

Twin Card set – Ankrika Craft

 Hi there! Just see what I turn up with! It’s unbelievable! Twin cards again… ;)) Well, what can I do, since I like creating sets so much? I just really hope you don’t get bored of the same formats, since I try very hard to make it in a different style, different themes and colours….So what? Can you keep up with me? ;))

I made them with a person in mind who likes hiking in the mountains, contact with nature, the colours of the earth…. That’s right! The colour scheme is taken from the ongoing challenge at The Dusty Attic. I’ve already done my inspiration in these colours this month but this colour palette resonates with me so much that I decided to prove myself again. It was highly enjoyable to work with!

I start my work description with the base. The paper is DCWV, I love the texture, weight and design. I’m slowly running out of The Old World collection but I already know that I will soon be in possession of an absolute firecracker in the scrap paper world. I will tell you more about it in the next post! 
The paper is hemmed at the edges four times, with a fairly fine stitch. It is underlined with a graphite border. With black ink, I made a few fine-print stamp prints. At the top, I mounted the hang in brown and colour-matched the screw heads visible on the corners.

I prepared all the other cardboards in the same way, only changing the intensity and colour proportions between the different elements. They were protected with white gesso, but not very thoroughly. Then I spot-applied 5 different shades of structure paste from Finnabair.  I achieved some amazing shades by mixing them together, see in the close-up how fantastic it looks!  Finally, I very gently added gold wax on the edges – it’s on all the elements, thanks to this treatment I kept harmony on the project.

The composition is laid out rather laboriously. There are about 15 overlapping layers. They alternate between industrial chains, a whole bunch of paper trees, a deera grass cluster, a Moroccan/chicken wire style circular panel, a field plantindustrial globes, small pebbles in various sizes, a paper mountain motif in a shade to match the frame around the card.  On the bottom, you can see the cardboard pieces that I had left over as waste from the zippers kit and also leftover gear border that I didn’t use for an earlier project. 

The deer and bulb are gently whitewashed. The whole work is splashed with white dots and it is still worth mentioning the wording that completes the composition: “Just for you” and “Thank you”. one of the cards is already personalised and I added Bible verses there according to the client’s wishes. Please let me know in the comments whether you like this design.

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