Monday, 22 February 2016

Wings Are Made To Fly

I got to play over the weekend, so as my current alarm tone is the Glee versions of
"Wings" the line "Wings are made to fly" has been stuck in my head (probably
because my alarm goes off and snoozes at least 3-5 times in the morning!) and over the
past week this design came to mind. 

Using Paperbabes stencils & face stamps, I drew out my girls face and from there drew
the wings which I then outlined both in pen. 
Moving onto colouring in, I used Tim Holtz distress paints in the following colours;
Milled Lavender
Shaded Lilac
Dusty Concord
Seeded Preserves
Victoria Velvert
Tattered Rose
Walnut Stain

I built up the wings colour with all the different purples, generally using my fingers to blend in.
Until I was happy, then I added texture with stencils and distress inks in Peacock Feathers
and Shaded Lilac

Once happy with the face I moved onto the background, where i blended Distress Paints
Peacock Feathers, Stormy Sky and Worn Lip Stick. Then using more stencils,
I added the butterflies and patterns (don't quite know what to call them!)

The final touches was stamping the title using an indigo blu alphabet stamp in Memento ink pad
Rich Cocoa and then a few strips of washi tape which I inked slightly with Dusty Concord. 

Entering into the following challenges;

Paperbabes Stamps - Challenge 27 - Anthing Goes

Inspiration Destination - Challenge 73 - Anything Goes

Paint Party Friday - Week 50

Kim Dellow - Show Your Face

Sunday, 6 September 2015

Anything Goes - Cherish

Taking part in the Craft Stamper September challenge - Take a Stamp "Anything Goes" so here is my offering;

A friend recently sent me a blank heart (found in The Works) to decorate for a craft group swap, once again anything goes;

I started by sticking a base of 3 random bits of scrap patterned paper that had been lying on my craft desk for a while. Once dry, I inked the edges with distress ink aged mahogany and vintage photo. As I love the look, when working in these hues I like to add touch of metallic acrylic paint in titanium gold, which I added around the edges then dry brushed over the heart. 
When happy I spritzed with distress spray Tattered Rose & Tarnished Bronze.

Then I used a Santoro girl stamp for the main image, who I coloured in with promarkers & also dry brushed with the metallic paint. I then cut her out to fit to the bottom of the heart and secured with foam pads to give a bit of dimension. 

Using a random bit of white card again from lying around my desk, I coloured it using distress inks Bundled sage & Old Paper.  I then went on to stamp up one of my favourite word background stamps in vintage photo. Then I choose a sentiment which I stamped in black.  Once done & dry to touch I tore around the edges which were inked up with vintage photo and again with the metallic gold paint. Once glued down, I added a few tiny gems.
Also here, I punched out a butterfly in some of the left over patterned paper, once again to give a bit of dimension I made it 3D by punching out 3 and sticking together in a way they stand out.

I punched out 6 flowers once again in the left over scrap patterned paper, which were dry brushed with the gold paint before being stuck down and a gem added. 
Finally I took one of my most well used set of stamped - Card-io peg stamps in Dragonflies at Dusk. Just adding the one dragonfly and a couple of the stars to finish. 

I'm now waiting on who of my friends in my craft group will be receiving this fun little piece and will hopefully "cherish" it! 

There we go :) you can find the Craft Stamper challenge


Sunday, 12 July 2015

Day Dreamer / Night Thinker

So having seen Paperbabe stamps on Etsy I really really want to get some of the profile stamps!

Overall drawing is not my strong point, but had a crack at a half profile with long flowing locks for the Paperbabe challenge with the them of "Hair";

Thursday, 7 May 2015

Sponser Dog Walk

Sprocket Belle and Penny

Sunday, 3 May 2015

Time 4 Tea

3 day weekend = crafting time :)

So put this together for Sues May Sketch challenge on her
blog Me and Mine;