Now what? That's the question Arthur is struggling with right now. But don't worry, Arthur is a wise owl, he can figure out the answer.
For making this card, first I cut out the pieces of Arthur, then I started to paint the parts with Distress Pumice Stone paint. To the edges I blended Vintage Photo Archival ink.
Then I added a little brown (Gathered Twigs) for the pieces I had to glue on the top. For edges of these pieces, I used Ground Espresso Archival ink.
Then I spattered Arthur with Walnut Stain paint.
His eyes got Mowed Lawn colour, his beak Carved Pumpkin with a little brown. Here you can see all the paints and inks I used for colouring Mr. Cuteness.
For the background I took a watercolour paper and started to blend Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn ink. Then I made patterns on the paper with a stencil and Mowed Lawn Oxide ink. I spattered the background with Vintage Photo Spray Stain and inked the edges with Gathered Twigs.
Since I found the background too bold, I toned back the colour with diluted Picket Fence paint.
The suitcases were made earlier, you can see that post here.
What I used:
Sizzix Thinlits die, Colorize Arthur (664730)
Sizzix Thinlits die, The Gent (665202)
Sizzix Thinlits die, Alphanumeric Classic Upper (664223)
Sizzix Bigz die, Baggage Claim (664439)
Stampers Anonymous layering stencil, Linen (THS061)
Ranger Distress paints (Carved Pumpkin, Gathered Twigs, Mowed Lawn, Pumice Stone, Walnut Stain)
Ranger Distress ink pads (Gathered Twigs, Mowed Lawn, Twisted Citron)
Ranger Distress Oxide ink pads (Mowed Lawn)
Ranger Distress Archival ink pads (Vintage Photo, Ground Espresso)
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