Saturday, 16 June 2018

Flying high ...

Hello my lovely friends and visitors, I hope your weekend is going well. I have been playing and experimenting with a new stamp set and here is one of the first things I have created with them …

It's such a beautiful stamp!
Lots of lovely texture and depth
Lots of yummy paint
That beautiful bird!
A final look

Created for me and especially for these Challenges

Happy Little Stampers Mixed Media Challenge 

Love to Create Challenge # Mixed Media Anything Creative Goes

I was inspired by the shades of blue and the lovely feathers on the photograph

I am in love with this lovely new set of stamps – of course I am – it’s a hummingbird and one big enough that I can easily paint it with acrylics and watercolours lol! He/she really is a beautiful stamp and it takes all the hard work out of the occasion just because it’s prominent and big enough to be the star of the project!

I used on of the Visible Image monoliths to create this project. I coloured it with my PaperArtsy Fresco acrylic paints and left the monolith to dry. I used black Versafine ink pad to ink up the stamp and then stamped the hummingbird onto the monolith. I dried the stamped hummingbird then used a That’s Crafty mini stencil to apply some Viva Decor Crackle paint onto the monolith and I left it to dry overnight.

I used black Versafine ink pad to stamp the hummingbird onto a snippet of Sheena Douglass white stamping card. I made sure the image was dry before colouring him with Pebeo Dyna acrylic paints and left him to dry overnight. The next day I fussy cut the hummingbird and gently shaped him with my fingers to give him some depth.

I attached a snippet of fabric to the monolith and adhered the coloured hummingbird over the stamped humminbird using Collall 3D glue gel. I’ve decoupaged this beautiful bird onto the monolith and I added several gems and a Tim Holtz word chip to finish! My mister has told me I’m not allowed to give this to anyone in the family unless I make a better one for us lol! So I guess I will have to make some more for gifting 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: Beautiful Life stamp set
That’s Crafty: Dinky Circles stencil
Miscellaneous Tools:
MISTI; heat tool; paintbrushes; water pot; paint palette; ink blending foam

Card &/ Paper &/ Substrates:
Visible Image MDF monolith
Snippets: Sheena Douglass white stamping card
EP Ink/Paint/Pen Colours:
Black Versafine IP
Blue Oyster PaperArtsy Fresco Finish acrylic paint
Pebeo Dyna Iridescent acrylic paint: Blue Black; Blue Green; Green Blue; Green Yellow
Pebeo Metallic acrylic paint: Copper
Snippet fabric
Tim Holtz Quote Chips
Papermania black self adhesive gems
Pebeo white gesso
Bronze Viva Decor Croco Crackle paste
Collall 3D glue gel
Washi tape (for attaching the stencil)


brenda said...

A really dramatic creation Karen, many thanks for joining in with our June theme at Stamping Sensations challenge.

B x

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

This is a stunning piece of art Karen. You’ve achieved a great dimension and there’s a wonderful sense of movement about it too. I love your bright and bold colour palette and the touches of bronze gives this piece the perfect finish. Thank you for sharing this with us at Stamping Sensations and good luck. Sandra x

Michelle W said...

Your piece is so beautiful Karen and I love all that texture. Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays.

Sara Barker said...

Karen, what a stunning work of art! I love those crackled bubbles and that beautiful hummer! Adding the Quote Chip makes this perfect for our Letter Perfect challenge at Frilly and Funkie! Hugs!

pinky said...

Wow Karen, this is absolutely stunning. I adore the colour scheme you have used too. Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations.

Julia Aston said...

What beautiful coloring on your large hummingbird! so dramatic againast the blue sky and wonderful black circle stenciling! thank you for joining us in the A Vintage Journey Challenge! Julia xx

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

You did a remarkable job on this project! You really brought that hummingbird to life with your coloring skills. It has a great sense of movement and I also like how you added such depth with varying textures and layers. I also really like the structure of this and how it's on a stand. What a gorgeous piece of home decor this will be! Thank you so much for sharing your talents with us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

S@ndy Diller said...

Just beautiful! Love your layers and hummingbird. Thanks for joining us at A Vintage Journey,

Suzanne C said...

Lovely vibrant image and background! Love the texture behind the bird giving the sense of movement! Thanks for playing along in the Frilly and Funkie "Letter Perfect" challenge!

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

I love your choice of vibrant, summery colors! And that background is gorgeous! Thanks so much for joining the fun at the Frilly and Funkie "Letter Perfect" challenge!

froebelsternchen said...

One word: FANTASTIC!

Greetings from Austria!

Astrid Maclean said...

Wow, such an fantastic project!! The details are amazing! That stamp is indeed so stunning! Thanks so much for adding it to our Stencil It challenge at A Vintage Journey!

rachel said...

This is amazing Karen - I absolutely love it! Beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Countryview Challenges this month and good luck! Hugs rachel x

Katja/MezzaNotte said...

Looking amazing!
Thank you for playing with us at Mixed Media & Art!
Hug Katja