Friday, November 02, 2007
Q is for Queen with a Quail
This card is from the first set of Alphabet Soup cards I made. Stampsmith made the Queen of Coins stamp in the Italian Tarot set. The little quail is from Stampin Up. The large Q is from Ma Vinci's Reliquary in the Phlax by Night set.
I used a polished stone background in apricot, yellow, and orange dye inks on glossy stock. I wrote about making this type of background in an earlier post. For this card, I added a silver metallic pigment for the veining. It is hard to see the metallic bits on this scan; they show up much better when you tilt the card.
I mounted the glossy piece on purple stock to pick up the purple ink from the stamping.
This card is one of my favorites.