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Charlene 'White Deer' Heathwood.
I created this card for a woman who loves to ride her bike, and not just around the streets, but also on Scenic Cycle Trails here in New Zealand, which are a challenge in themselves. I suspect she has a somewhat more 'grunty' and appropriate bike than this one.
I started by water colouring the sky and ground then stamped the sun.
I was not happy with the result, so added some Tsukineko Electric Yellow Irresistible Neon using the Pico Embellisher. Loved the results it gave.
I die cut the bicycle using this Memory Box die towards the base of the card, painted it with watercolours and re-inserted it into the base, and added some 'shadow' to the ground..
The flowers and butterfly were some wee stamps from a magazine set, stamped with die inks and then loosely painted using the same inks.
The sentiment was stamped onto a scrap of black card stock and white embossed, cut to a banner and mounted over some yellow . The edges of the main panel were sponged with yellow ink and then it was mounted over a strong blue base. Some white/iridescent sequins added and all was finished.
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(bikes in New Zealand don't usually have flower filled baskets, or sequins floating around)
I have stamped the sentiment, flowers and butterfly and added a water colour background