Sunday, 11 December 2016
Stonewashed, Denim, black Archival ink
Forest Ridge, Merry Christmas, Deer stamps
Torn paper for hills
This was my 3rd attempt at this. Still not perfect though. On the first attempt I accidentally stamped the trees in blue instead of black. When I overstamped the blue with black I actually though it looked quite effective. A happy accident! So that is what I have done here too.
Thursday, 17 November 2016
I created the border first using the circle from the Floral figures set and Pesto ink. The centre circle was made with a petite gelli plate and some lace and the same Pesto ink. I brushed round the edges of the centre square with the same colour. The cat is also from the Floral figures set. It was stamped in black archival ink and the leaves and flowers were coloured in using a green fineliner. I stamped the sentiment with the letter box kit and edged each section in black. To finish I added a die cut (as I don't have a stamp) paw print in black and holographic green card.
Tuesday, 4 October 2016
Dotty wave, Jo's Bubbles, a Box Frame and Leafy Swirl stencils
Raspberry, Stonewashed and Black inks
Various wee folk including the stars from one of the fairy sets
Black micron pen
Monday, 12 September 2016
I then stamped the wrought iron bench and coloured in parts of it with a fineliner.
Using a variety of stamps I stamped the greenery along the bottom of the wall and the wrought iron tree.
For the lawn I brushed over with lettuce ink and used the end of a small stamp to create texture with 2nd and 3rd generation pesto ink.
The flowers in the foreground were stamped with pesto and coloured in using promarkers. I wanted them to be fairly muted so didn't bleach out the lettuce ink but coloured straight over it. I used some glamour dust and gems on the flowers to add extra texture. The glitter looks a bit blobby in the photo but sparkles nicely in real life!
Sunday, 14 August 2016
Saturday, 30 July 2016
|As usual I didn't have exactly the right equipment for the challenge. So I used ink from my ink pads to create the background with the Gelli Plate and a piece of acetate. I had to spritz the ink first so it would move around.|
Tuesday, 12 July 2016
For the sky I used Stonewashed and the cloud mask. I really like how the card gives little blobs of texture.
Next I created the castle and the hills using the landscape mask, Espresso and Lettuce inks. Not forgetting the torn paper for the hills!
The foreground was made using the Dotty Wave and Stone Wall stencils randomly and Espresso and Vintage photo inks.
I painted the lady with Stonewashed and Lettuce inks, both to make her stand out and tone with the background.
A few finishing touches - the grass verge using a stamp from Trees and their mantles, shadows with some diluted Vintage Photo ink and a touch of colour on the bottom of each letter to match their background.
Tuesday, 14 June 2016
I used espresso and lettuce inks for my background and the birthday sentiment from the word chains.
Thursday, 19 May 2016
The bird stamp, which I love, is stamped with Versamark and then embossed in black. I lifted some of the ink from the birds with a small brush and water although this does not show up too well.
To make the border strip I again used the script stamp. This time using black Archival and brushing over lightly with Lettuce and Espresso.
Finishing touches are: edging the border strip with a black fineliner, mounting the panel on black, stamping the sentiment, assembling the card.
Wednesday, 18 May 2016
Friday, 8 April 2016
I don't normally make canvases, although I have done some with Sazz in her workshops. However, I quite enjoyed making this one and am reasonably pleased with the outcome.
First I stamped the bird in black archival ink to give it a crisp, clean look. I made a mask for the bird and added the moon and outer parts of the cloud masks. I then used a stencil brush and stonewashed ink for the sky. I made my own cloud mask from copy paper and inked these in with denim ink. After removing all the masks I painted the bird with espresso. I didn't want to use more colours as I wanted a clean, simple feel to the card. I stamped the greeting and the foliage (first and second generation) in black archival. I am (for once) really pleased with this and plan to make some similar ones as birthday cards for some of my family.
Sunday, 13 March 2016
Thursday, 25 February 2016
I used Spellbinders gold labels 4 for the white background. A Spellbinders flower and Majestic Circles for the sentiment. Tattered Lace shoe die, red glitter card, white card, feathers, pearls and a peel-off.
Sunday, 14 February 2016
I used Raspberry Adirondack ink throughout.
First I stamped the word 'love' with the letterbox kit and then masked it off as I wanted this to stand out.
The next stage was to place the heart stencil, without the inner piece on the card and very lightly brush through with the ink.
I then placed the abstract squares stencil underneath the heart stencil and brushed through again.
Next I put the inner part of the heart stencil in place and brushed though again, this time quite heavily to give a contrast.
I stamped 2 of the wee folk and the kissing couple into three of the squares.
My background is black card and letterbox kit letters saying 'love'. I stamped the word randomly over the black card and then brushed over with Lava Red mica powder.
To finish the card off I cut out the heart, mounted it onto the black background and then mounted that onto some bright pink cardstock.
First of all this is the only shaving foam background I could find and I don't have any inks to create more at the moment, although I'm sure you can use other mediums. So having chosen my background I thought it looked rather psychedelic. The first thing I could see was the rather strangely shaped tree in the foreground. I then decided the boy was flying over some mountains which had many streams running into a gorge at the bottom. In the distance I can see a secluded beach with hills behind. Isn't it amazing what you can find in a piece of inky paper!
Wednesday, 27 January 2016
Monday, 11 January 2016
I used the Clarity petals set to stamp the outline of the petals to make the flower shapes using Black Archival ink.
Then I made Zentangle type patterns in each petal using a fine liner.
The sentiment is a Clarity stamp which I particularly like.
I used die cuts to finish off the card. 2 different Spellbinders circles for the flowers centres. Rose creations and Layered poinsettias for the flowers.