Monday, 31 August 2015
I do like to be beside the sea ...
Hello my lovely friends and visitors, I hope your weekend is going well. It’s a Bank Holiday Monday in the
and I hope a lot of you have the
time and inclination to play with your stamps and supplies. UK
I am slowly and steadily shrinking my wallets that are full of snippets, backgrounds created with Perfectly Primary Spectrum Noir AquaTints, and Mixed Media backgrounds. For today’s creation I used a snippet from each folder: yay, and here it is …
A 125mm square card again!
I am very, very happy with the way this one turned out!
He will be used many times in the future
A final look
Created for me and especially for these Challenges
Paper Sweeties Challenge #34 Happy Birthday
Simon Says Stamps Monday Challenge Trio of Colours:
I used blue, pink & yellow
Simon Says Stamps Wednesday Challenge Anything Goes
Spectrum Noir Facebook Challenge Anything Goes
Stamplorations Challenge Stamps and Watercolours
Inspired by the colours in the photograph and the summer theme
Inspired by the colours & still wanting to create male birthday cards
I used a piece of card that I had stencilled Maimeri glossy gel through a mask. Once the gel was dry I used sky blue SNAT to colour the card (I am obsessed with this technique and this shade of blue right now). I created a beachy scene with watered down SNATs (left over inks from creations that I will be sharing next week), I don’t waste any of these inks because I adore them. I stamped part of the beach plate onto a snippet of white card and used SNATs to colour the image. I was trying to make it look like a beach on a very hot summer day, you can see the ocean and sky behind him and you know it’s hot by the way the colours have blurred. I have air dry clay embellishments that I’ve coloured but the wrong colour, so I added a layer of white acrylic followed by the Americana Buff Acrylic Paint, once dry I used the blue from the Perfectly Primary set and coloured the butterfly: so happy with the chalky look I achieved on the butterfly. I put it all together and simples! Nothing too sparkly or could be considered pink ‘ish’ or girly: result!
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Tools & Supplies
Stamp: Rubber Dance stamp set: thank you Bibi I love these!!
Stencil: Dutch Doobadoo A5 Circles Mask
Miscellaneous Tools: Martha Stewart butterfly mould # ; SNAT paint brushes (come with the inks); SNAT pipettes (come with the inks); spray bottle of water; paint palette # ; pot of water; pieces of foam for adding the glossy gel through the mask
Card Paper: 125mm square arch top card #
Snippets of Crafters Companion A4 Centura Snow White Pearl: for the stamped panel; the beach background; and a snippet of the blue piece that I created with Maimeri and the mask
EP Ink/Paint/Pen Colours: Spectrum Noir AquaTints: Perfectly Primary; Ranger Archival Sepia IP; DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint: buff
Embellishments: air dry clay
Adhesives/Mediums: Maimeri glossy gel; Washi tape (great for temporarily attaching a mask/stencil to a piece of card); double sided tape; Stix2 glue gun
# OS: old stash min. 2 years old