Hello there! Well another fortnight has rolled around - and its still feeling like April to me - but now school is out properly and I am hoping that no home schooling might mean I get a few more things done around the house..... we shall see. Christmas Card Club this fortnight and the theme is Penguins - a lovely theme and I wish I had had more time to make cards - I got two done - my mum got 4 done...here they are ...
my first one is my fave of mine...I made this using a woodware stamp and dies from Tim Holtz...my background is a mop up from a class I did with Tracy Evans with using alcohol inks on the gel press...
This one uses stamps from paperartsy ...i used a piece of acetate to reverse the image so that it looked like they were going to have a snowbll fight.
My mum's cards now, firstly a woodware stamp...
a lovely scene she created...now another woodware stamp and a brusho background..not sure who created the die...sorry!
and finally the last two made with hunkydory kit!
I hope you have a lovely Sunday - we are hoping to venture out for a picnic at some time!
This month at Countryview Challenges - the theme is 'Do more of what makes you happy'... so I decided I would do some pottery painting - that really does make me happy! Here's my starting point - I use any ink to stamp onto the bisque ware (this is a cake stand) ... it all burns off in the kiln anyway so the stamping really is acting as a guide. I usually choose a colour of ink that I am not going to paint with. I used two sets of AAll and Create stamps in this one.
In this picture you can see the stamping which I did in orange... plus the start of some painting with glaze.
Here's the completed painting with the specialist glaze... after this point the piece goes back to the pottery studio where its overglazed and then fired in the kiln...
Here's the final piece ....I am pleased with it!!!
And so to another new month - I feel like my mind is still in April and am wondering who stole May and June!!! I guess thats the Covid 19 effect! Anyway, a new challenge starts today at countryviewchallenges and the theme is to 'Do more of what makes you happy'. In this case, there are two things that are making me happy - using a recently learned technique - thanks Jean Hardy - and also using a stamp for the first time - so the new to me technique is the use of clingfilm in background creation -
to do this I just used kohi noor paints to paint my card then put clingfilm over the top whilst it was still wet and crumpled up the clingfilm then left it to dry. When I removed the clingfilm I had this lovely pattern.
Next to the new stamp - I have had this for a while but it had never been inked up - what a tragedy!!!Its called total-chaos and you can find it here. I firstly stamped up the main flower then fussy cut the flower head from a background in my bitsa box. After that I did some background stamping in red and yellow and added the green leaves and finally added some torn dictionary paper.
I quite like the end result but it is very bright!!!
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