Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Clarity Stamps- Anything Goes

Rusty Old Town

I was keen to try a technique recently used on a workshop for the Clarity Challenge
using Rusting Powder and Lemon juice and one of my favorite Clarity Stamp Stencils Town Stencil
it took a couple of attemps until I was happy with it, and to finish I added some further contrast with Distress Inks
I love the effect and will do more and finsh with stitching

Sunday, 29 May 2016

Stampotique Anything but Black

Colourful Crowd
This weeks challenge is a real one! don't use Black!!
So I decided to get all the colours out of the box!
I used Stampotique stamps from left to right
Liaka, Minky Girl,Olivia, Mary, Dwindled, Gooseneck & Checkers
I ombre stamped them using Stazon Midi colours
Blue Hawaii, Cactus Green,Vibrant Violet, Cloudy Sky, Cherry Pink, Pumpkin & Teal Blue
Then coloured the characters with Zig Colour real brush pens the dotty background was created with watercolours

Friday, 20 May 2016

Stampotique Circles

Inner Circle

Kirstens challenge at Stampotique this week is circles, it gave me a great excuse for lots of circular brush strokes, colour and texture and the opportunity to use the beautiful Nether 
with background stamps Honeycomb and Oodles of Doodles

Thursday, 12 May 2016

Stampotique Scribbles

Oh, what a scribbled web we weave...

Scribbling Oh, such fun!
Arwen's fab challenge at Stampotique

I love spider girl, so wanted to make a feature of her and her little friend

Applied modelling paste with a palette knife and then scribble with the end of a paintbrush
Once dry I coloured with acrylic paints and wiped back with a baby wipe to allow the paint to stay in the scribbles and then highlighted the raised areas with DecoArt Metallic Lustres

Monday, 9 May 2016

Stampotique Motherly Love

For this weeks challenge I decided to make a doodle  book for my Mum, she has Alzehmiers and one of things she has always done and still loves to do is doodle and colour in
I bought a spiral bound plain book and stamped with Spidergrass, Stalks, Seaweed, Abbys Heart, Dandelion, Large Sunflower and Ribbon Curl and coloured with Acrylic Inks