More cards using one of my current favourite techniques, not least because once you get started you can make quite a few cards fairly quickly. The wording is cut on a digital die cutting machine and coloured with alcohol pens. The backgrounds are stencilled using Distress Ink and stamping or ink splatters added. Gel pens add a little more interest and depth and a few sequins finish it all off.
The current letter for The Craft Barn dictionary challenge is E. I toyed for a long time with elephant but in the end went with eclectic as I love the PaperArtsy Eclectica range of stamps and am always looking for an opportunity to use them.
The background was created by sponging and stamping in paint. The foreground elements were stamped on tissue paper, painted on the reverse and glued in place. The hanging leaves, birds and flowers were stamped directly onto the background and coloured with paint pen and ProMarkers.
Getting ready for the Chertsey Museum craft and wine evening in November. We'll be making winter scene cards with a mixture of Card-io, Hobby Art and Clarity stamps. If you're in the area it should be a fun night. The museum provides the crisps and you can bring the wine! Follow the link for more details.
I am delighted to be able to announce that I have been asked to join the fabulous Craft Barn design team. My first project is on the theme of 'dimensional'. Do have a look at The Craft Barn blog for the full project details, but here's a little peek...
This fortnight on The Craft Barn dictionary challenge the letter is X. I was desperate not to do Xmas and so when I saw the new Carabelle Studio stamps one sprung to mind with possibilities...something a bit more abstract this time. X is for xylem, the system which transports water from the roots around a plant.
The background was made with layers of Fresco Finish paint through the 'Around the World' mask. The 'Circles and Dots' stamp was stamped on tissue, painted white on the back and adhered with gel medium. A second one was stamped and cut into individual circles. Colour was added with Derwent Inktense blocks and finally the Distress Ink was used through the mask on the edges.
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