Friday, 13 April 2018

Myths & Snippets #1 ...

Hello my lovely friends and visitors, I hope you have had a good week and have lovely plans for this weekend. I’ve been playing with my snippets again and this time I created a collaged background that I added a unicorn and several die cuts too and here it is …

I used a 148mm square used
Good to post
All the mixed media detail
A beautiful beast
A final look

Created for me and especially for these Challenges

Simon Says Stamps Monday Challenge Inspired by a Myth or Fable
See below for the The Unicorn in the Garden a modern fable for our time

I have a lot of coloured background snippets along with patterned paper snippets and stamped and ready to use snippets waiting to be used. Here’s how I figured out my layout:

1. I retrieved the stamped and coloured unicorn die cut and placed it on my card. The background was coloured with Distress re-inkers, the unicorn was coloured with Spectrum Noir Sparkle pens. Once the background and unicorn were dry lots of little white splatters of acrylic paint was added.
2. I retrieved the die cut banner, already coloured with Luminarte H2O watercolours, then stamped the sentiment using a Versafine ink pad and added splatters of white acrylic paint. Once dry I placed it on the card.
3. Hunting through the snippets of textured backgrounds I came across the stencilled Tim Holtz background which I created recently and I remembered I had used my Distress Crayons to colour the flowers and then the background. I put that in position underneath the stamped unicorn.
4. I used the tiniest snippet of patterned paper underneath the stamped sentiment as there was a little bit of the cream card showing. The collage was complete so I stuck all of the pieces down.
5. I used another snippet to die cut the flower for my unicorn to eat and I was finished lol!

I am really enjoying creating these collaged backgrounds and what’s even better is that I am using only snippets to create them, lol, which is shrinking the snippet piles a little each time! Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and comment. I really do appreciate it and I hope you have a lovely weekend with plenty of time to do what you love, hopefully crafting, lol! ttfn Karen x

Stamp &/ Stencil:
Concord & 9th Unicorn Awesomeness stamp set
Tim Holtz THS077 Floral Layering Stencil
Die Cutting Machine & Dies:
Sizzix Big Shot Plus die cutting machine
Tutti Designs Stitched Banner Nesting die set
Tim Holtz 661190 Wildflowers Thinlits die set
Miscellaneous Tools:
MISTI; heat tool; paintbrushes; water pot; paint palette; palette knife; spray water bottle

Card &/ Paper &/ Substrates:
300 gsm card/Craft UK 150mm square card
Snippets: Sheena Douglass white stamping card; patterned paper
EP Ink/Paint/Pen Colours:
Versafine IP: Tuxedo Black
Tim Holtz Distress Crayons Set 1
Distress Re-Inkers: Stormy Sky; Mowed Lawn
Spectrum Noir Sparkle Holiday 2016 pen set
White acrylic paint
Pebeo Texture Paste
Washi tape
Collall all purpose glue

One sunny morning a man sat in a breakfast nook looked up from his scrambled eggs to see a white unicorn with a golden horn quietly nibbling the roses in the garden. The man went up to the bedroom where his wife was asleep and woke her.
"There's a unicorn in the garden, it’s eating roses" he said. She opened an eye and looked at him.
"The unicorn is a mythical beast," she said, she closed her eyes and turned her back on him.
The man walked slowly downstairs and out into the garden. The unicorn was still there and he was browsing among the tulips.
"Here, unicorn," said the man, and he pulled up a lily and gave it to him.
The unicorn ate it gravely. With a high heart, because there was a unicorn in his garden, the man went upstairs and roused his wife again.
"The unicorn ate a lily" he said.
His wife sat up in bed and looked at him coldly.
"You are a nutter," she said, "and I am going to have you put in the nut house."
The man had never liked the words "nutter” and “nut house” and he liked them even less on a shining morning when there was a unicorn in the garden, thought for a moment.
"We'll see about that," he said as he walked over to the door, "the unicorn has a golden horn in the middle of his forehead," he told her then he went back to the garden to watch the unicorn but it had gone away so he sat down amongst the roses and went to sleep.
Once her husband had left the house his wife got up and dressed as fast as she could. She was very excited and there was a mean glint in her eye, she telephoned the police then she telephoned a psychiatrist; she told them to come to her house and to bring a strait-jacket.
Once they arrived they sat down in chairs and looked at her, with great interest.
"My husband saw a unicorn this morning" she said.
The police looked at the psychiatrist and the psychiatrist looked at the police.
"He told me it ate a lily," she said.
The psychiatrist looked at the police and the police looked at the psychiatrist.
"He told me it had a golden horn in the middle of its forehead," she said.
At a signal from the psychiatrist, the police leaped from their chairs and seized the wife. They had a hard time subduing her, for she put up a terrific struggle, but they finally did. Just after they got her into the strait-jacket, the husband returned to the house.
"Did you tell your wife you saw a unicorn?" asked the police.
"Of course not," said the husband, "the unicorn is a mythical beast."
"That's all I wanted to know," said the psychiatrist. "Take her away. I'm sorry, sir, but your wife is as crazy as a jaybird."
They took her away, cursing and screaming, and shut her up in an institution and the husband lived happily ever after.


Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Isn't it amazing how creations can come to be using just our scraps. A beautiful display with your fabulous unicorn Karen.
Wishing you a creative Sunday Hugs Tracey xx

Teresa Kline said...

pretty background and design...luv the mix of colors and patterns! I am so glad you played along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

blog-paperie blooms

sparkle & shine, kindness *~*

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

This is such a magical creation! I love how you built up this scene using such a great variety of products. I like the dimension you created by your lovely layers and the unicorn is stunning! I'm so glad you took the time to share your talents with us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge...and I'll be sure to be on guard if my husband tells me he's seen a unicorn! :)

Jo Nevill said...

Many congratulations. You have won our challenge over at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. Please email us at the address in the sidebar so that we can explain how you claim your voucher.

Happy shopping.

Jo x

Di said...

Absolutely stunning Karen! And I giggled like anything at the unicorn tale - I would have said giggled like mad but who would know just where that might lead!

Sorry I'm late commenting - and thanks for coming to play in the Snippets Playground again!


Di xx

Autumn Clark - SewPaperPaint said...

Congrats on your win at SSS with this beautifully layered card, so pretty! Hugs, Autumn