Me again. I made this last month for a Stampotique challenge & then forgot to blog it………….
I used an MDF three piece frame from Imagination Crafts, covering the top piece with a square of patterned paper.
I used a baby wipe to blend PaperArtsy Fresco paints, I can’t remember which ones exactly………..
Added stencilling (TCW & Andy Skinner)…………
Gold embossing paste through a Dina Wakley stencil for TCW. Moth Fab was painted with Frescos…….
I added some stamping with black Archival ink & used a Luminarte shimmer spray in blue, it gives a very subtle shimmer……
The heart is MDF, also from Imagination Crafts. I painted it with white gesso & Eggplant Fresco, then Snowflake Fresco through a stencil. I covered it with Glossy Accents to finish….
I debated with myself about adding a sentiment or a quote, but decided not to, I think it’s okay as it is.
I would like to enter this into the challenge on the new Mixed Media World blog. Thanks for looking.
A few weeks ago I received a lovely surprise in the post; a gorgeous A6 journal from my Twitter friend, Sam. She altered the cover with various mixed media items, mostly by Deco art & you can see how she did it in her blog post HERE. She sent me the blue one & I’m thrilled with it. I adhered the little card she sent with it to the inside cover & then made a quick page while I was waiting for other things to dry………..
I gessoed the page first, then stamped Topknot from Stampotique & covered her with masking fluid. Applied Zesty Zing, Limelight & Yellow Submarine Fresco paints with a cosmetic sponge & wiped off the masking fluid, the added the black & white details…………….
Thank you so much Sam, I LOVE my little journal.
Last Sunday I went to Karen Clare’s Brusho Box workshop in Swanley, Kent. Karen is on the Lisa B Designs DT with me & she is one of the loveliest people you could hope to meet, she’s also super talented. She runs monthly workshops, so if you’re interested, follow her blog or find her on Facebook.
The MDF box was from Candy Box Crafts.
I started the background at the workshop, but most of it was done this weekend, as last week I had no idea what I was going to do.
All the colouring & stencilling was done with Brusho colours. Initially I wasn’t going to add any texture, but I’ve been using gold embossing paste through stencils on other projects & liked it, so on it went.
I had to include Stampotique’s Moth Fab of course & I added used Tim Holtz bird & quote stamps. I used TH fasteners for the drawer handles.
On the sides are mushrooms from Dylusions Shrooms stamp set & Crafty Individuals Crowned Bunnies.
The stencils I used were PaperArtsy, Donna Downey & TCW.
I’m really happy with this, my Brusho pots are inside & it’s sitting on my craft table.
Thanks so much to Karen for a lovely day.
Hello, happy Saturday-soon-be-Sunday. Today’s birthday card is for my crafting friend Chris & it’s bright. Very bright. Too bright? You decide. The seemingly endless grey days of January are getting to me, so I’ll take all the brightness I can get. 🙂
I put distress inks onto a stencil – PaperArtsy ELB001 – & put watercolour card on top. I dried the card & applied black gesso through the border section of the Dylusions Snow stencil, then added bottle cap circles with Old Gold Fresco Finish paint. I also added Glossy Accents to some of stencilled circles.
Stampotique’s Moth Fab was coloured with distress inks & a water brush. I used one of my mini alphabet stamp sets for the greeting & punched out the circles.
Happy birthday Chris, I hope you’ve enjoyed your day.
Thanks everyone for visiting my blog. I’ll end today by saying how thrilled & honoured I was when Kim Howard chose my Moth Fab Christmas card as one of her favourites from the SDC#176 challenge. Thanks so much Kim, I’m delighted to have the Stampotique favourites badge on my blog.
I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas Day.
Long ago, in the mists of time, I fell in love with Stampotique stamps. I loved the imagery & the strange characters & I kept promising myself that I would buy some. But other things got in the way, the stamps are expensive – wood mounted & excellent quality – and time went on. But a few weeks ago, Art From The Heart had a brief sale & I could resist no longer. I bought just two stamps; Top Knot & Moth Fab.
And here’s the first card I made, using Moth Fab………
The background is Brusho colours, Portfolio pink pastel & stencilling with Orange Blossom Archival ink. The stars are a freebie stamp from Craft Stamper magazine, in 2013, I think. I added clear Wink of Stella to them.
I coloured Moth Fab with Fibralo pens & used clear Wink of Stella on her dress, the tree is from Papermania & has been in my stash for years.
I think that, to celebrate my first Stampotique project, I’m going to enter this card in the current Stampotique blog challenge, SDC176. The theme is ‘Anything Goes’, so why not?
Thanks for looking.