The bricks on the main stamped panel are coloured by sponging the whole panel with pumice stone distress ink, then the mortar lightened with a Picket Fence distress marker pen. The door is sponged with distress ink, then lines added using the fine ends of various brown and green distress markers to make a realistic looking wood. The hinges and knobs are coloured with gold aquamarker.
The insert panel is stamped in archival ink and coloured by painting with distress inks diluted with a little water. The main panel is mounted over the inset panel with foam tape for depth and the diecut leaves are individually coloured by sponging with distress inks then fixed around the main panel with Pinflair to add some dimension.
More distress ink is sponged around the outside of the card to soften the edges and provide a "frame".
Heartfelt Creations / Spellbinders die: Chateau Gate
Tim Holtz / Sizzix Decorative Strip Die: Autumn Gatherings
Heartfelt Creations stamps: Chateau Gateway
Papermania stamp set: Cottage Garden
Distress ink Pads & markers, various
adhesives: PVA, Pinflair
cardstock: white 300gsm
Entered for the following challenge:
Joanna Sheen - Autumn Breeze