Thursday, 22 March 2018

I see treasure ...

Hello my lovely friends and visitors, I hope your week is going well. I’ve been playing with a a new stamp set and a newish stencil and here is the end result …

A 6" x 8" canvas
Lots of layers, depth and texture
All the lovely details
The beautiful seahorse stamp
My precious charms
My favourite embellishments
A final look

Created for me and especially for these Challenges
A Vintage Journey Challenge I used these Treasured supplies:
Ideaology pen nib; Charms from my Treasure Tin purchased from Craft Box;
Seaglass; Raffia trim from my ribbon stash; Miniature glass bottle;
Canvas board; Studio Light patterned paper; A snippet of mount board

Creative Artiste Challenge #36 Mixed Media Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamps Monday Challenge Road Trip: I love going to the seaside!

The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge Use a stencil and two mediums
I used a stencil on the second layer, acrylic paints, acrylic inteference paints,
Distress inks & Distress Oxide inks

Visible Image Stamps on Facebook share what you create

Not your usual horses lol! I have to firstly say I loved creating this!! Hubby has been very generous and purchased me several more new stamp sets, a couple more large dies and some other goodies that I am now waiting to receive. I have been very very spoilt!

Back to my canvas. I have wanted this Visible Image seahorse stamp set for a very long time and this is the first project I have created with it. I planned to make a tag or a card at first but this canvas is what evolved and I am very happy it did. Quickly here are my steps:

1. I painted the edges of the canvas with acrylic paint and once dry I adhered the patterned papers.
2. I inked up the seahorse stamp with Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide and stamped the seahorse onto a snippet of very thick card. I inked the edges using Faded Jeans Distress Oxide then sprayed the whole piece of card with water then I dried with my heat tool. I inked up the edges again and used my heat tool to dry the ink.  I added some more details with acrylic paint and left it to dry.
3. I further inked up the seahorse stamp this time with watered down acrylic paint and I sprayed it with water then stamped the seahorses three times along the card and left it to dry naturally.
4. I attached my Visible Image stencil and inked between the seahorses using Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide, I sprayed the card lightly with water and then used my heat tool to dry it. I cut the card to size and inked all the edges with Cracked Pistachio.
5. I attached a piece of raffia to my canvas hiding the join in the patterned papers. I then adhered the trimmed stamped and stencilled panel to the canvas.
6. I glued the matt board seahorse panel and attached lots of charms and embellishments from my stash, my special stash that I don’t use very often because I am a wee bit too stingey!

I am happy with the end result and this is going in my craft room, for the time being. I have a feeling that my mum will want it when she sees it and I’ll give it to her if she asks, like I always do for mum lol! 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 &/ Stencil:
Visible Image Stamps: Create Your Calm stamp set; Fibres stencil
Miscellaneous Tools:
MISTI; heat tool; paintbrushes; water pot; paint palette; ink blending tool & foam

Card Paper:
Sheena Douglass white stamping card
Studio Light Summer Feelings 15cm square patterned paper
6” x 8” Canvas board
Snippet Mount Board
EP Ink/Paint/Pen Colours:
Pebeo Dyna inteference acrylic paint: blue green and blue black
DecoArt Americana acrylic paint: white
Distress Oxide: Faded Jeans; Peacock Feathers
Distress ink pad: Cracked Pistachio
Tim Holtz Ideaology pen nib
aft Box: Travel Treasure Tin charms
Sea glass
Miniature glass bottle
Raffia trim from my stash
Collall all purpose glue
Collall 3D glue gel
Washi tape


DeBe said...

Great project using my favourite colours! Thank you for joining us at the Creative Artiste Mixed Media March 18 Challenge. Good luck! Denyse x (DT)

Sara Barker said...

Karen, I am gaga over these fresh colors! You have created a beautiful card to show off your treasured charms. Thank you for sharing them with us at A Vintage Journey! Hugs!

Diana said...

i can imagine a beautiful soulful quiet space when i look at this piece! thank you so much for sharing it with us at Mixed Media Monthly Challenge

Barbara Schiassi said...

Wonderful project! the sea theme is one of my favorite and the colors you used are absolutely stunning! Thanks for joining us this week on Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! Barbara

Brenda Brown said...

You used some fabulous treasured supplies on your gorgeous card Karen. Thanks for taking the time to share it for our fourth birthday celebrations at A Vintage Journey. Hugs Brenda xxx