Wednesday, 7 May 2008

Monkeys on Blocks

A quick card for a 1st birthday. I experimented with chalking a background - need more practice, but am fairly happy with the results. I just streaked on horizontal bands of different colours, and then polished over the whole piece with a wad of cotton wool to blend. After that I ran the card through the printer to print on the block wording. This is a free download font called LMS Lance's Letter Blocks which I printed out in a dark blue, and then coloured in with a lighter blue marker. Added a little bit of shading with a grey marker to ground the blocks, and then stamped on the monkeys (Stampendous - Changuito B'day). I also stamped them on white card and coloured with water colour pencils, cut out the heads, bodies and sign, and glued them flat on the background. I masked off the original message on the sign, and then hand wrote the 1. Matted onto orange and blue card.
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