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.
I have several white cards
that started out as bases for CAS cards but they are mucky with inky
fingerprints, ink, paint or whatever medium I have used has ended up on the
back of my cards, yes, I am a mucky stamp addict, I’ve learnt to accept and
embrace this lol! I try to create one
layer clean and simple cards but I have lots of mucky cards.
I started out using one of
those mucky cards and a snippet of white card.
I used a flower stamp and stamped with very pale ink onto a snippet and coloured
the image with my SNATs (Spectrum Noir AquaTints) and that sounds so simple lol! I coloured just the petals adding a layer of
colour and then heat drying that before adding another layer: I love the finished
look of light and shadow! Eventually I moved
on to the stem and leaf and the centre of the flower was the final and
finishing layer of ink/paint. Once the
whole piece was dry it was missing a little definition so I used my very
sparkly Sakura pens, some with silver sparkle, some with gold sparkle and the middle
of the flower I used Sakura yellow and orange.
Once the panel was dry I glued it in place onto the inky card and I was
able to hide a fingerprint and a splash of paint too. I then used a medium embossing tool to dry
emboss around the panel making it look like a frame.
The wonderful thing about
this card is that it looks quite clean and simple in design but a lot of work
went into creating it and it took me time to create it. I enjoyed creating this one and I really
enjoyed practicing my colouring with my SNATs: more will be created this way. Thank 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 soon ttfn Karen x
Stamp: Stamplorations Stamps: Stamp Lab Large Helenium
Miscellaneous Tools: Paintbrushes; pot of water; heat gun
Card Paper: 300 gsm white card; snippet white card for stamping
EP Ink/Paint/Pen Colours: Spectrum Noir AquaTints:
Perfectly Primary; Sakura Sparkle Gel Pens