Thursday, 16 February 2017

DecoArt Distressed Heart

Apply white Gesso
 Apply Crackle paste with a palette knife through a stencil
 Apply Modelling paste with a palette knife and texture with the edge allow to dry 2-3 hours
Adhere the heart and fill the centre with modelling paste, allow to dry 2-3 hours
 Apply Yellow Oxide in vertical brushstrokes, leaving the centre lighter
 Repeat with Burnt Umber around the edges, apply Primary Magenta and Quinacridone Burnt Orange to the inside of the Heart
 Apply Carbon Black lightly to the bottom and top
 Wipe back with a baby wipe
 Apply black to the heart frame and apply as wash around and fade out
Once dry brush the heart with Yellow Oxide and Titanium White

Saturday, 11 February 2017

Stampotique - Word up Weekend

I don't often make cards but when I do I love the challenge of construction 
As soon as Arwen's fabulous new Swing was launched, I knew I had to cut it out and get it swinging!

I stamped onto a 12"x12" piece of card and drew lines down from the branch, to frame the bottom I stamped the small flower and masked to overlap
Then cut out the centre around the swing

I stamped the Leopard Queen, Butterfly, Bee, Dragonfly and Stella seperatly and cut out
All of these were coloured with watercolours as was the branch, flowers and swing.

The inside of the card was created by stamping the flowers onto watercolour, and creating a subtle colour wash effect softened further with over stamping in white acrylic
As its Word up Weekend I decided to use 'World All of her Own' quote stamped in black

Stampotique Stamps

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Stampotique Challenge- Love Bugs

Showering lots of love on her bug!

Its the second week of the challenge, check out the details here

I used Girl with the Heart Purse, Mr Stripes, Daniels Hearts and the fabulous new Brolley

Tuesday, 24 January 2017

DecoArt Metallic Box

Apply Crackle paste to the box lid and allow to dry naturally

Paint the box base with white Gesso and apply the embellishments

Apply a coat of Metallic Gold

Followed with Quinacridone Gold paint

Apply a wash of Prussian blue

Wipe back with a baby wipe

Apply Quinacridone Gold to the edges

Stamped text randomly on the sides

  Embellishment Detail

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Stampotique Challenge- Favourite Stamp

The new challenge is to use your favourite stamp

Mine is actually 2 Moth Fab and Mothloved, they were my first stamps and they belong together!
My Favourite, Fabulous Stampotique Females!

Appied a variety of scraps of card, papers and lace to a piece of chipboard with DecoArt Matte Medium
Once dry applied Crackle Paste randomly

Once dry applied DecoArt Media Fluid acrylics in stripes blending with water

Wiping back the colour on the raised areas

 Dry brush gradually with Titanum White

Highlight with Metallic lustre Brilliant Turquoise and Silver Spark

 Finished with a wash of Carbon Black

Stamped the Favourites onto card, coloured with Promarkers & Spectrum Noir

For info on taking part in the challenge please click here

Sunday, 8 January 2017

Stampotique Word Up Weekend and Anything Goes!

Time for Tags!, This year im going to do more of them!!
I started doing a few the backend of last year as I have found a company that do really large and heavy duty MDF Fernli Designs link here

Heres my Tag for Stampotique 'Word Up Weekend' which is a Design Team project showcasing the fabulous words and phrases available Stampotique Link
and it also fits the current 'Anything Goes' challenge using the fabulous fossil 'Fishbone' from France Papillion and 'Best Fishes' 

I applied a thin layer of DecoArt Media Crackle Paint Allowed to dry for a couple of hours
I then applied brushstrokes down the length and with my finger, DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics Cobalt Teal, Prussian Blue, Vermillion and Diarylide Yellow and using the Barcode stamo with Titanium White
I stamped Back Stazon using Stampotique Honeycomb and Barcode
Stamped Fishbone with clear embossing ink and sprinkled with an Antique Gold embossing powder
The tiny label tag was painted with DecoArt Metallic Gold followed with Quinacridone Good 
Stamped the text with Black Stazon and edged with the gold embossing powder 

Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Stampotique Christmas

It's Christmas time! 

Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays

I had purchased these wonderful MDF Christmas trees from That Craft Place and decided to create a Stampotique Winter Wonderland
 Applied DecoArt Media Modelling paste heavily and allow to dry overnight 

 Apply DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic Cobalt Turquoise Hue and Phthalo Green-Yellow

 Darken on one side with Prussian Blue Hue

Once dry antique with washes of Quinacridone Gold

 Highlight with Gesso from left to right a bit like heavy dry brushing

Highlight the trees and base with Flower Soft Polar White and Cosmic Shimmer Glimmer Jewels Iced Snow 
The snowballs were made from white paper clay covered in glue and rolled in Polar white 

The Characters were stamped, cut out and coloured with Promarkers and Spectrum Noir pens 

Stampotique Stamps

Merry Christmas