Thursday, 17 September 2015
A mixed media make over: I let the dark stuff out ...
Hello my lovely friends and visitors, I hope your week’s going well – nearly the weekend my lovelies and I hope you all have fabulous plans to play with your tools and stash.
I have to warn you in advance I went quite dark on this one. It came about because I had created a similar card but I felt it was missing something and I was not happy with the end result. Then I saw the current challenge at the Anything But Cute blog and I thought to myself why not remake it, and here is what it looked like before …
A 150mm square card
Looking forward to laying with this stamp again soon
This started out as a green plastic like leaf!
The stamps are going to be used a lot: I've not had new butterfly stamps for a while!
I got to use some old stash up too!
A final look
Created for me and especially for these Challenges
Anything But Cute Challenge Mixed Media Make Over
Cards und More Challenge #141 No DP/DSP
Deep Ocean Challenge #112 Shabby Chic
Mixed Media World Challenge #7 AG autumn colours
Papertake Weekly Challenge Animal Magic
Scrapbook Blessings Club Challenge AG Optional Twist: Favourite Technique
Simon Says Stamps Monday Challenge Your Favourite Technique
I love every and all techniques because I love learning and creating
I love creating my own backgrounds and embellishing them with stamped elements
Stamplorations Stamps Link for sharing Stamplorations Stamps & Masks creations
The Craft Barn Weekly Challenge Stencils/Masks
We Love 2 Create Challenge #19 Anything Mixed Media Goes
As I said above I allowed myself to go darker and scruffier than I normally would. So that I would like/love the end result I used lots of orange, purple and yellow to stamp and colour with too. I tapped green DIP onto a flat acrylic block and used that to colour the background around the flowers. I also tapped orange, purple and yellow inks onto the block and splattered the coloured panel with those inks and I’ll be doing much more of that in future!
I added more SNAT colour to the stencilled background to make that much richer in colour too. I coloured some roses and daises with my SNAT’s and used red and yellow acrylic paint to colour the daisies. I stamped the butterflies onto the reverse of some left over scraps too and I darkened them with some brown and gold – yep I said it and I actually used it, brown! Brown works beautifully with the colour orange, I recently discovered lol!
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Tools & Supplies
Stamp: Stamplorations: Trendy Butterflies; Stamp Lab Large Helenium stamp
Stencil: That Special Touch of Mica
Miscellaneous Tools: paintbrushes; pot of water; palette knife
Card Paper: Crafter’s Companion A4 matt black card was used to create the base; snippets of card and paper were used for the stamped image and background experiment
EP Ink/Paint/Pen Colours:
Spectrum Noir AquaTints Perfectly Primary: the orange red colour; Pebeo Acrylic Paint: yellow and red
Embellishments: WOC: daisies and roses; heart shape pin #; heart decoration #; The Works leaves
Adhesives/Mediums: Maimeri Light Modelling Paste; Washi tape; double sided tape; Collall sticky glue
# VOS: very old stash and no idea if still available to purchase, min. 6 years old