Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Cool water !

I'm back today to share my DT project for Frilly and Funkie where the lovely Rebecca has chosen the theme of Cool Water. This can be any kind of water from a drop to an ocean ! When I saw this theme the song from Bambi popped into my head, Drip, Drip, Drip Little April Showers so that's where this journey started.



I decided to do a journal page and started by giving it a coat of Gesso, then I scribbled over it in patches using my Portfolio pastels. Blending the colours together with my finger but leaving some white space too. I then used Wendy Vecchi's From the Garden stencil and rubbed a baby wipe over the large flower. As Porfolio's react to liquid the baby wipe removes the colour.


Unfortunately, I got carried away with the process and didn't take another photo before the end ! I carried on building up the stencilling using Wendy Vecchi's 3 Flourishes stencil and also using the flower again from the From the Garden stencilv using Fresco Finish paints. I used the Prima Checker stencil around the edge to frame it and also the TCW Onion Skin stencil.


I hand drew the drops and then used the black Portfolio pastel to draw around the shape and blended the colour out a little using my finger. I added a little white drop on each one using Snowflake Fresco Finish paint. I used a Sharpie pen to write the words and a white Posca pen to highlight some of the letters. I decided it needed a little something extra so I stencilled some numbers and also used the Wendy Vecchi Dots and Dashes background stamp using Cornflower Blue Archival ink.

I hope you get chance to join us for this challenge and do make sure you hop over to the main blog and check out the rest of the DT's fantastic projects !


Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Material Tag !

Today I'm sharing a sneak peek of a tag I've made for my eclecic Paperie DT piece where I've used fabric as the base layer.


For all the details you'll need to hop over here.

Well I'm finally back online after nearly 2 weeks with no phone line and then my lap top died ! Fingers crossed normal service will be resumed shortly !


Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Summer Heat !

It's the start of the second week for the current challenge at Frilly and Funkie which is Summer Heat. I'm the host for this challenge and we want to see warm colours, so think red, orange and sunshine yellow ! As an added twist you need to include a summer bloom on your project.



I started by covering some white card with Portfolio pastels, blending the colours together with my finger.


I then used Wendy Vecchi's Polka Dotty stencil and rubbed over it with a baby wipe. As the Portfolio pastels react with water the baby wipe bleaches the colour.


I then used the Wendy Vecchi Layered Flower stencil with Tango Fresco Finish paint. Then did some stamping using Orange Blossom Archival ink.


I then stamped over the background using Snowflake Fresco Finish paint. 


I then cut a piece of cardboard and ripped the top layer off in a few places. Then I spread some Wendy Vecchi Crackle Paste over it and when it was dry I rubbed  Archival ink, Dandelion, Orange Blossom and Carnation Red over the top. 


I had a piece of the background card left over so I stamped the image from the Wendy Vecchi Approved Art set. The image slightly smudged but I quite liked it.  The sentiment is from the True Art set. 


I die cut several flowers from Crinoline using the Tim Holtz Tattered Flowers then I painted them with watered down Fresco Finish paint. I added a vintage button the centre. 

I hope you've got chance to join us for this challenge.


Monday, 7 July 2014

Stencil it no,2 !

I'm back today with my second project for the current Country View Crafts challenge, Stencil it. I took the opportunity to finish off a project that I started earlier in the year at a PaperArtsy workshop taken by the lovely Lin Brown.


The canvas was first covered with a piece of the Chatsworth collection paper and it was stencilled with Snowflake Fresco Finish paint. It then had a coat of Chartreuse and Tikka Fresco Finish paint.



The bull rushes are stencilled using Lin Brown's 004 stencil and the 'bumping' technique has also been used. The large flowers are also done using a Lin Brown stencil and again the bunping technique has been used. The flower on the smaller arch is a Darcy stamp and the flower on the front of the arch is also a Darcy stamp which has been painted and cut out. The larger arch is cut from cardboard and some Grunge Paste has been used with another Lin Brown stencil. When it was dry it was painted with French Roast FF and Treasure Gold rubbed around the edge.



The vine and birdcage are both Darcy stamps and they've been cut out and painted. The text is from the Lin Brown 005 set, I've stamped them with black Archival ink and then cut it up and glued it to some mountboard to make tiles. The dragonfly is from my stash.