Wednesday, 28 June 2017
Tuesday, 27 June 2017
That's Crafty stamp set...Serena from the Serenity Collection by Donna Gray.
Visible Image stamp...Black and White World.
Rubber Dance stamp set...Textured Flowers by Susanne Rose.
Stencil...The Crafter's Workshop Mini Microbial.
Distress Inks...Abandoned Coral and Weathered Wood.
Versafine Ink Pad...Onyx Black.
Archival Ink Pad...Watering Can.
Enamel Accents...Ranger Classic Cherry.
Tim Holtz Stamping Platform.
Here's what I did...
I began with a piece of smooth white card measuring 7x7inchs. I used a stamping press to stamp Serena onto the cardstock. I then stamped her onto a piece of masking tape and cut it out. I placed my mask over Serena and then stamped her twice more onto my card stock a little higher than the main image. I coloured my images with the pencils, working on the build of colour until I was happy with the look. I took my stencil and blended through with the weathered wood distress ink randomly over the card making sure I didn't go over the images. I then used the same stencil with the abandoned coral at the bottom of my main image. I wanted my wording separated as I often do so I masked off the bottom line before inking up with the black versafine and stamped it, then doing the same again having masked off the top wording before stamping my next line further across the page. I then used the tiny little flower from the textured flowers stamp plate to stamp randomly over the card. I used the watering can ink pad as I wanted them to have a softer look. I coloured two of the bottom flowers with pencils. It was at this point I decided I wanted a shadow on my black and white world so used a grey colour pencil to do this. I used the white posca pen to add some highlights to Serena's face, a dot of enamel accents on each ear to add some earings and then took the liquid glass and covered the heart on the main image.
I then mounted my card onto black card before mounting onto the a matching piece of red card. I then mounted on to my white card base.
I hope you like it and thank you for dropping by. I do hope you will all join me back here tomorrow around 11am as it's my usual Wednesday slot over on the blog at That's Crafty. I will have a sneaky little peak of my MDF Upright Tag. Hope to see you then.
Much love, Bev. xxx
Sunday, 25 June 2017
Friday, 23 June 2017
Wednesday, 21 June 2017
Monday, 19 June 2017
Here's what I used...
PaperArtsy smooth white card stock.
PaperArtsy Stamp Set...EEG15.
Inkylicous stamp...Eyes are an ocean.
That's Crafty stamp...Lynn's Affirmations Set 1.
That's Crafty GiganTag...White/Greyboard.
Sheena Douglas Stencil...Groovy Flower Power.
Distress Inks...Barn Door, Abandoned Coral, Festive Berries, Picked Raspberry, Seedless Preserves, Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Shabby Shutters, Twisted Citron, Peeled Paint and Black Soot
Dina Wakley Acrylic Paint...Evergreen and White.
Imagination Craft Sparkle Medium...Gold Shine..
Versafine Ink pad...Black.
Posca Pen...Black and White.
Tim Holtz Stamp platform.
Here's what I did...
I began with giving my GiganTag a coat of white paint which I pounced on with a sponge to add a little texture, a little extravagant I know but I love it. I cut some squares of card which I would be stamping my images on to. I wanted the images to be really black so decided to colour my pieces of card prior to stamping. I decided on my colour theme and began blending on the inks until I was happy with each piece. I then took the largest circle from the stamp set and stamped it on to four of the card pieces and the smaller circle I stamped on to three pieces. I cut each piece out and did some doodling with the white and black posca pens. Having decided on my placement I needed some background...This took a little pondering. Having chosen my desired stencils, I began with the PaperArtsy lines and inked through with Barn Door, taking it from top to bottom. My original choice for this piece were acrylic paints but as I wanted the eyes to pop I needed the softer look on the background which is why I went for the distress inks. They are softer when blended onto a painted surface.I did the same with the ColorBox stencil using the Spiced Marmalade. I placed my stamped pieces onto the tag to get a rough idea on the placement of the leaves from the Sheena Douglas stencil. Once decided I used the green acrylic paint and pounced it through using blending foam. I wanted a little sparkle on my piece but not too blingy, so used some blending foam and sparkle medium. I replaced the leaf stencil back over each piece and used the foam to burnish the sparkle medium through the stencil. This defines the edges of the leaves with sparkle and a little on the actual leaves giving just a soft bling. Now happy with my background I glued all my pieces onto the tag. I took the wording which is on the stamp plate and stamped it a few times with black ink, masking pieces each time to allow me to cut the wording up. I inked the edges of each piece of wording with black soot and glued them into place. I needed them to pop a little more so used the black posca pen to roughly line round the words. My piece is now complete and this is where I found myself saying leave it there. It was hard not to do something around the edges which is where my wonderful son comes in...smiles. He is great for advice with all my makes. His decision was to leave as is, so I had to force myself not to add some texture or stamping around the edge. I am still not sure but hey ho. I hope you like it and maybe get some inspiration for a project of your own. Thank you for stopping by. I do hope you will pop back on Wednesday, where I will have a sneaky peak of my DT make for my usual slot over on the That's Crafty blog. Have a great week. Bye for now.
Much love, Bev. xxx
Tuesday, 13 June 2017
Saturday, 10 June 2017
That's Crafty MDF upright...Torn note page.
That's Crafty Dinky stencil...Star TC031.
That's Crafty Dinky stencil...Bubbles TC005.
That's Crafty Dinky stencil...Arrow TC005.
That's Crafty 8x8 stencil...Cog Clock.
Carabelle Studio stamp...Folly SA60277E
That's Crafty stamps...Inspirational Quotes Set 1.
PaperArtsy stamp...Elenazinski Art ZA08.
Pebeo Acrylics white gesso.
Dina Wakely Heavy Body Acrylic Paint...Lapis, Ocean, Ruby and White.
Decoart crackle Paint...white.
Imagination Crafts Starlights paint...Silver.
Tim Holtz distress oxide ink pad...Vintage Photo.
Tim Holtz cogs.
Red Gel gloss pen.
Pentart Varnish mist.
I began by applying a very thin layer of gesso over whole upright. I then sponged on the paints beginning with the Ocean, then adding some Lapis in small small amounts at the same time as blending in the white until I was happy with the look. I then added to this by blending on some vintage photo oxide ink very lightly. Once dry I took the dinky stencil and added the numbers with the ruby paint. I did a couple of lighter numbers as well as darker. I repeated these steps on the upright mount too. I made sure I covered all visible parts of the surface. I then took the dinky star stencil and dabbed through with the starlight paint. I wanted to add a few circles so I used the bubbles dinky stencil and white posca pen to do this. I took the 8x8 cog clock and place it over the upright. I wanted a white shadow look so first I sponged through with the white paint. Once this was dry I placed the stencil back over making sure it was directly in place over the white and then nudged it. I then blended through with the vintage photo distress oxide ink. I then decided I needed something more. I took the dinky Arrow stencil and the crackle paint and added some arrows, I did this on the base as well. Once this was all dry I stamped all the wording with Black Archival ink.Now my upright is complete it was time to add my image. I had already stamped him with black versafine and intended to colour him, but having placed him several times throughout the background process I decided I liked him just as he is in black and white. I did however feel he needed some colour on his glasses. I went for red to pick up the colour of the numbers so used a red gel pen to colour them. It was at this point I found a problem...The distress ink that I'd heated and set was still reactive, gasp, I needed to fix that. I had some varnish mist in my supplies so I gave the piece a mist, another gasp...The distress oxide reacted in all the places I'd put it. Nothing I could do at this point so just left it to do its thing. The result, well not as bright as it was originally but I actually quite like the grungier look it gave. Time to mount my grumpy guy. I didn't want him totally flat on the surface so I gently shaped him with a ball tool and sponge mat. I squeezed on some Pinflare glue gel into the middle of the image and some Cosmic Shimmer glue around the very edges and placed him down. I needed something more so I added some small Tim Holtz cogs that I had in my stash.
Thanks for stopping by.
Much love, Bev. xxx
Wednesday, 7 June 2017
Thursday, 1 June 2017
Hello. I am here today sharing a card with a totally different stencil. I love them can you tell...smiles. I have been so busy with work and makes for That's Crafty that my personal makes have taken a back seat but just had to sneak this piece in. I just love this stencil and I love this mermaid. She looks so peaceful and dreamy and I felt this stencil was perfect for her. I hope you like it as much as I do.
Here's what I used...
TC 8x8 stencil...Cheryl.
Mermaid, wording, rope corner stamp and oyster are free stamps from latest Creative Stamping mag.
Distress inks...Chipped Sapphire, Spiced Marmalade, squeezed Lemon and Mustard Seed.
Distress oxide ink...Fossilized Amber.
Black versafine ink pad.
Tonic Nuvo Crystal Drops...Ivory Seashell.
Here's what I did...
I like to start with a piece of card an inch bigger than the stencil so 9x9 for this card. I like to have the opportunity to stamp outside of the image should I want to. It can then be trimmed as desired at the end once happy. I taped the stencil in place and then stamped my image. I stamped again onto masking tape to enable me to cover the image while blending my scene. I then used my large circle punch to cut the sun from masking tape and placed that on card. I decided where my sea was to meet the sky and placed a piece of paper across. I brushed the ink across to create my sky, then remove paper, covererd the sky and repeated the process for the sea. I made sure my area for sun on water reflection was lighter so that I could lightly brush some spiced marmalade through the blue. I then used the fossilized amber to create the sand underneath my image. Once I was happy with the look I removed my sun and brushed over with the squeezed lemon until happy with colour. I then removed mask from my image and coloured her with pencils. I then stamped my wording, birds, clam shell and corners with black ink. I trimmed down my card and mounted on to pink card stock to pick out the pink of my mermaids hair before mounting onto white card base.
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