Welcome to my blog! I am a stamp addict who has become obsessed with Mixed Media techniques and learning new techniques! I’m trying to learn how to draw and paint using books and social media. I love creating cards and mixed media projects for others and my family. I blog to keep a record of my progress.
Hello my lovely friends and
visitors, I hope your week is going well.
Earlier in the year I found out that The Craft Barn have a monthly
challenge that is all about creating calendar pages each month so that you have
at least one set twelve calendar pages ready to bind or put together at the
ends of year for yourself or for a gift.
Since then I’ve been trying to create three or four A5 calendar pages
each month so that we’ve extra lovely stocking presents at the end of the
year. I know from previous years I
cannot leave creating or finishing those presents until November or December
because every time I have run out of time and those presents never get
finished. So here is one of the pages I
have created for June and by trying to be a bit more organised I also created
this one so that it would it quite a few challenges too …
It is an A5 piece and am happy with the end result
All the stamping
A final look, up close so to speak
Created for me and especially for these Challenges:
a pipette to put my Spectrum Noir AquaTints into my china paint pallette (it
has wells) and I really diluted the inks down.
I grabbed a snippet of card and a large paintbrush and added the diluted
colour to the sky and sprayed the sky with more water. I also mopped up some of the ink so that I
achieved a fluffy cloud like look.
Before adding the yellow I dried the blue ink as I didn’t want it to mix
and become muddy. Once the A5 card was
dry I grabbed some of my Sheena Douglass stamps and stamped a beech scene.
used a combination of the AquaTints, ink pads, and felt tip pens to stamp
the beach scene. I stamped and heat embossed
a snippet of white card with the boat stamp.
I made a mix of colours with the blue, green, and red inks to create a
muddy brown and I used that to colour the boat.
Once dry I fussy cut it out and glued it to the beach scene.
of the beach scene was very pale and I wanted much more definition so I grabbed
one of my Pigma Micron fine liner pens and adding more detail and shadow to the sand. I grabbed an old Versamagic Dew Drop and stamped
the dragonflies in position and finally added a bit more colour and shadow to
the fence before trimming and matting onto black card: simples J!
you so much for taking the time to visit and comment. I really do appreciate it and I hope you get
some time to do what you love to do over the coming weekend ttfn Karen x
Tools & Supplies
Sheena Douglass A Little Bit Sketchy A5 stamp sets: Sea
Scapes; SilhouetteGarden; Silhouette
Heat gun; paint brushes; pipettes (come with the inks);
water colour pallette or little bowls to create washes with; pot of water; ink blending
foam; craft mat
Crafters Companion: Centura Pearl Snow White Accents card;
Matt Black Card
EP Ink/Paint/Pen Colours:
Spectrum Noir Perfectly Primary AquaTints
Tim Holtz DIP: brushed corduroy; Versamagic Dew Drop IP: lilac
Pigma Micron fine liner pen; felt tip pens (Tesco); WOW EP: black glitz