Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Quoth the Raven

I couldn't help having The Raven popping into my head while I coloured this image - I tried mightily to have the raven feathered in that gorgeous iridescent blue-black plumage....I have more to learn about colouring. I still like how it turned out - and I really like the sunset in the background!


Supplies: digi stamp from Sweet Pea Stamps; Spectrum Noir markers; leaf die from Memory Box; Sakura Stardust glitter pen; Cuttlebug embossing folder; chalkboard lilac glimmer mist from Tattered Angels


I sprayed the embossed black cardstock very thoroughly with the chalkboard mist, hoping for a bit more of an opaque effect. Since the sprayer part of that mist is broken (argh!) it took some finagling with a sprayer from a mini-mister and very carefully not spilling the thus-open bottle of mist all over the carpet. I'm not sure that plan was well thought through, but hey, it worked! And my carpet is only a littttle bit sparkly ;)

I've only used this image once before, so it was my first choice when I saw the current Sweet Pea Stampers challenge "All Creatures Great & Small" . Today was a grand productive crafty day while I finished binge-watching season nine of How I Met Your Mother (lots of quilling!) so I should have lots to share here & on my Facebook page in the next couple of days. 

xoxo,
Jessi

9 comments:

Andrea W said...

Marvelous card! It's dark and mysterious and I love the colors you used in your image. Very pretty!!!

fairyrocks said...

Jessi, thanks for popping by. Black is a tough color to even photograph, this is very effective. Love the raven. Keep smiling and creating

Carol L said...

Awesomesauce! That's a great image, colored beautifully, and I too love that sunset in the background! NJ!

Greta said...

Great colors & design, Jessi! I hate that so many of my TA mists don't want to spray.

Lindsey said...

Like this a lot. :)

Dana said...

Beautiful coloring!! The embossed background compliments the image wonderfully!! I also love your added sparkle!!! Just gorgeous!!

Sylvia Meppen-Rentenaar said...

Wow, this is gorgeous! I love the Raven. Thank you so much for sharing at Sweet Pea Stampers. We wish you good luck and we hope to see you again. Sylvia, DT-member

Hazel said...

Love that image. Thanks for sharing your lovely crafting for the Sweet Pea Stampers 'all creatures great and small' challenge - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

Barbara Godden said...

Awesome card.