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My shining star

Thursday 5 July 2018

Ombre at stamps and stencils

Good morning! How are you today? I hope you are well and happy! Its time for a new challenge at stamps and stencils and this month Ruth has chosen the theme 'Ombre' ...this is what she had to say.

 Ombre has been in fashion for a while now and not just in art. It's a french word meaning 'a colour that is shaded or graduated in tone' for this challenge we want to see projects incorporating one colour (or more if feeling adventurous!) that graduates from it's lightest pastel tint to its darkest shade...with a little stamping or stenciling of course!

I have done a very personal piece for this challenge - I don't know if you know but I have a tattoo marking my lovely Shaun... here's a picture of it...

The equation is one that Shaun devised to describe the workings of a box that could be used in experimental physics. 
When it was my 50th I had my crafty day and we were going to have a piece to do based on this. Jo Rice - tried to get this done but it didn't quite work out that way - but she did manage to get a piece diecut in MDF for me... The piece I have made for this challenge is Jo's gift to me - what a lovely lady!!!

Here's the start of the ombre on the hair of the lady - I used indigoblu paints on this ....

Next I painted the moon and the rim too ....

Lastly I used a stencil to add detail to the moon and also painted the back board. Finally I added the words - Shaun loved many songs by Neil Diamond and the one 'play me' has become a favourite of mine. Thats really the reason for the tattoo....

I do hope you like my piece - thanks Jo!

Big hugs

Rachel xx


  1. What a beautiful piece of art Rachel and a lovely tribute to Shaun, love you xx

  2. Oh Rachel, it is stunning. When I saw this on FB I had no idea of the significance of it (or that you had that beautiful tattoo). Along with your seat in the garden, this the most wonderful of tributes to your dear Shaun and how wonderful of Jo to have this die cut done for you. You are both very special ladies... Love and hugs, Anne xxx

  3. What a lovely poignant piece you have created.....bless you and Jo for making this for you to decorate so beautifully...hope you are keeping cool.....xxxx

  4. What a fantastic piece of artwork Rachel and what a thoughtful gift too.

    Sue xx

  5. A fabulous piece of art Rachel, love the colours. Hugs Marlene

  6. You are such a wonderful lady Rachel and a special friend, the pleasure is all mine, and I am so thrilled with what you have done with the MDF piece. A fantastic tribute to your beloved you lots.. Jo. X

  7. This is fabulous and a lovely thing for Jo to do. It looks gorgeous and a wonderful tribute to Shaun.
    Linda xxx

  8. A fabulous piece with such meaning and a beautiful tribute--love the beautiful tattoo
    Carol x

  9. Beautiful piece Rachel, and such a treasure for you. The ombre on the hair is just gorgeous ! Sue C x


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