Showing posts with label water colours. Show all posts
Showing posts with label water colours. Show all posts

16 Jul 2017

Lavender Fields


This Majestic Deer stands proudly in his field of Lavender. He also loves to sleep in the Lavender field too as it soothes him to sleep.

I created  the background with water colours, and stamped the Lavender with two colours of Adirondack inks. I have heard a lot of good things about the new Distress Oxides so I am thinking about trying them out! I fussy cut some of the Lavender flowers and adhered them with foam pads to give some depth to the picture.

I hope you are all enjoying the summertime and all of the glorious flowers in bloom at this lovely time of year.

Thank you for stopping by xx

I would like to share this with the following challenges.

Happy Little Stampers Watercolours/ Twist Blue

7 Apr 2017

Spring Fawn



 

I enjoyed making this Springtime background to compliment the lovely Lavinia Stamps.The mother and fawn are enjoying  a spring time wander in the forest.

Is anyone going to Ally Pally this weekend. I am looking forward to going and seeing all the lovely crafty whatnots. I will take photos to share!

Thank you so much for visiting today.

I would like to enter the following challenges

29 Mar 2017

Christopher Robin

 

 Christopher Robin, Pooh, and Piglet are enjoying the Spring sunshine in Ashdown Forest. I removed  a page from  my "The World Of Christopher Robin" book, and adhered it to a small canvas. The branches wer ecreated with texture paste and detailed with paint. 
After stamping  this lovely Pooh swing stamp I coloured and  fussy cut them. I hung the Happy group from the branches festooned with die cut blossoms.

Thank you for visiting us in Ashdown Forest today.

I created this page for the challenges below

Happy Little Stampers Mixed Media Challenge Books

I was very lucky to have received this recently from Frilly and Funkie



I also had a lovely surprise this week, when a project was returned to me from Making Cards, and I received these lovely goodies below, totally unexpected! Many thanks to Sally Jarvis.
 

5 Mar 2017

Tweet Tweet It's Spring


 

As March arrives, we are celebrating the arrival (hopefully) of  Spring! I am thinking about  Springtime and Easter decorations to bring some colourful cheer to our homes. 

All the details of how I created Tweet,Tweet Sping its Spring, can be found on the Indigoblu Blog

Thank you so much for visiting : )


I would like to enter this into the following challenges.











Products used


16 Feb 2017

Mardi Gras

 

There is a wonderful Blog Challenge called Words to Craft By  Each month they give you a poem to create with. This month the verse is 

"It has been said that a Scotchman has not seen the world until he has seen Edinburgh; 

and I think that I may say that an American has not seen the United States 
until he has seen Mardi-Gras in New Orleans." ─ Mark Twain

I have a friend who plays Dixieland Jazz, and he has visited New Orleans many times. I have the trumpet player stamp just to create cards for him! I added lots of streamers, stars and glitter in the traditional Mardi Gras colours. Unfortunately the photo makes it look paler and less vibrant than it is in real life.

I created this card especially for the Words To Craft By Challenge. Why not stop by and join in the challenge too!


Thank you so much for visiting me today.

5 Feb 2017

Pride and Prejudice

 

This months theme at Indigoblu is All You Need Is Love.

One of English Literatures most famous romantic writers was Jane Austen. Amongst many other classic novels she of course wrote "Pride and Prejudice".I thought that it would be fitting to pay a her a special tribute, she did give us Mr Darcy after all!

You can read all the details about how I made this tribute on the Indigoblu Blog

Thank you so much for visiting.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges.

Artistic Stamper Love,Hearts

Simon Says Colour of Love

Happy Little Stampers Watercolour Challenge Optional Twist die cuts, my background, flower and leaves were all created with watercolours, and Jane Austen's signature is die cut.

Card Concept Love and Romance

Stamps used.


 

18 Jan 2017

Down the Rabbit Hole

Everyone wants to go down the Rabbit Hole with Alice. So we are going to create our very own Rabbits Hole card using pages from a vintage Alice in Wonderland book!

If you don't not have any old books, you can easily find them in charity shops, Jumble sales, and online auction sites.


I carefully removed 7 pages from an old vintage Alice in Wonderland book

I cut a circle in the first page and decreased the size of this circle on each following page.


I edged the inside of the circle with brown ink and adhered the pages on top of one another using clear 3D sticky pads

I watercoloured my stamped images of Alice, Leaves and a small Butterfly, and fussy cut each of them.



I mixed some Ruby Slippers paint into a spoonful of fine texture paste and swept it into one of the roses on the stencil.



I used a versamarker inkpad to stamp the script onto my 7x7 card blank. I used Teal luscious over the versamarker dabbing it lightly with a brush.

When the Rose was dry I brushed ultra thick Slap it on over it to give it a glossy finish.

I adhered Alice, the leaves and rose onto the Rabbit Hole

I adhered the rabbit hole onto the card and arranged the leaves and butterfly around it.


I added a finishing touch by stamping Alice onto the front of the envelope.I think I may add some colour to Alice...

There is lots more inspiration on the Indigoblu blog

Thank you so much for coming down the Rabbit Hole with me today. I hope to see you again soon.

I would like to enter my Down the Rabbit Hole into the following challenges

Craft Stamper Anything Goes

Artistic Stamper Anything Goes

Rubber Dance

Artistic Inspirations Anything Goes

Products Used


 

15 Jan 2017

Meet Me Under The Stars

I am starting the fourth week with this rotten virus,it seems to be doing the rounds and just wont go away! Today I was able to play with my new Lavinia Stamps which I had for Christmas, aren't they lovely!

I used watercolours to create the background, and I flicked white acrylic paint with some irresdescent medium mixed into it for the stars.

I stamped and fussy cut the foxes and used 3D sticky pads to adhere them to the background.

Thank you so very much for visiting me today, I hope you have escaped this virus!

I have entered this into Lavinia Stamps Starry Night Challenge on Facebook

I would also like to enter It into the following challenges.

Craft Stamper Anything Goes

Artistic Stamper Anything Goes

Artistic Inspirations Anything Goes

Happy Little Stampers Watercolours

 

1 Jan 2017

Happy 2017

Healthy and Happy 2017 !

My year with The Mixed Media Mojo Design Team has concluded, and this is my final project.I used the White Rabbit from Alice for my first project, so I thought I would use him again for my final project.




I carefully removed a page from my old Alice in Wonderland book.In the bottom left hand corner I used super thick Slap it on through the Indigoblu Rose Stencil.


I stamped Alice and the White Rabbit onto card and bought them to life with watercolours, and fussy cut them.


I randomly stamped some clocks and also added 2016 and 2017. On the top of the page I stamped some cascading raindrops.


I added some glossy accents over the top of the raindrops.

 

When dry I coloured the Rose blue, and adhered Alice and the White Rabbit onto the book page.


Play along with Mixed Media Mojo Challenge this month the theme is New and the twist is Clocks. There is a whole new Design Team so be sure to pay them a visit.


Thank you for visiting, may you enjoy every day of the new year.

 


29 Dec 2016

What a Surprise!

I discovered today that my little Christmas box (3 inch square) won the Readers Challenge in Papercraft Inspirations! I gave this box to my Mother for Christmas and filled it with lip balms and little chocs.

I made the box some time ago with some beautiful Forest Magic stamps which came with the magazine. I wrote a few words about it here.

My talented friend Sandra's gorgeous card was published too!

Thank you so much for visiting. May you have many happy days in 2017!

15 Nov 2016

Let It Snow

The main image is by Crafty Individuals, I chose this stamp after I was luckily chosen as winner in one of their challenges.

I stamped and water coloured the images. I fussy cut them out and detached the umbrella from the children. I made a snowy background with Watercolours and adhered the children to the texture paste and glitter snow. I used foam pads to hold the umbrella in place to gave it some depth. The Let it Snow stamp is from IndigoBlu's stamp set Sparkle and Glisten

Thank you so much for stopping by, I hope to see you again soon.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges.

Craft Stamper Anything Goes

Penny Black and More Anything Christmas

Fashionable Stamping 'Tis the Season

A Bit More Time To Craft Anything Goes

 

3 Aug 2016

An Apple Or Two A Day For Bernie

Do you have a folder of backgrounds which you have created but haven't used? I know I do so I pulled a colourful one of them out to use as my base for this picture.

I firmly taped my elephant stencil down with some masking tape. I swept some texture paste over the stencil with a palette knife, I wanted to give the elephant a cracked rough elephant type skin so I used a sponge (an inexpensive make up sponge) and pressed it into the paste and then quickly lifted it up. I have never used crackle paint, but you could probably create the same appearance with that.

When the paste was completely dry. I put the stencil back over the paste and carefully stuck it down. I used Rangers Cool Graphite dye ink to colour the elephant. I really should give him a name.... I think I will call him Bernie. I dabbed a sponge into the ink and dabbed it all over until Bernie was a glorious grey colour.

Now Bernie is often hungry so I quickly painted him a few apples, and coated them in glossy accents. When nice and dry I cut them all out.

I stamped a bird on a little piece of card and cut it out and sat him on Bernie's back. I added few green stamped branches and leaves, and glued the apples amongst them.Now Bernie is ready to have a feast!

 

Please join in the fun and add your project to this months Mixed Media Mojo

Challenge Harvest with a Twist of Fruit.

 

I would like to enter this into the following challenges.

Artistic Stamper Anything Goes

Stamps and Stencils Take Flight, the bird is getting ready to fly!

 

 

 

 

 

27 Jul 2016

The Voice of the Sea Speaks to the Soul Mini Book

For this months challenge at Mixed Media Mojo I decided to create this simple little 6 x 6 chipboard mini book.


I started by coating the cover with some gesso, the gesso gives it a good base to hold inks and paints. When it was drying I brayered some Stonewashed ink onto the top of my gelli plate, followed by some swipes of Sail Boat Blue ink. I was careful to leave some spaces in between the swipes as these would become the white waves.
 

I laid the cover onto the plate and pressed it down firmly, and hoped !
 

It came out Ok is sh !
 

I used watercolours to go over the sea and waves and added some sand texture paste to the bottom of the cover to create the beach effect. When the sand was dry I painted over the top of it it with watercolours.I also glued some real shells onto the beach.

You may like to try a recipe by Tim Holtz to make your own sand. I don't have any of the products he used so I couldn't do it, but if you have those items you may like to give it a try as it looks interesting!

I stamped my sentiment over the sky in Archival ink, and finished the book by adding lots of threads and ribbons to the bookrings.

 


Why not join in the fun and create something for this months theme. The twist is optional, and everyone of all experience levels is very welcome to join us at Mixed Media Mojo
 

 

25 Jun 2016

A Sunshiny Day

I love Phyllis Harris stamps, and this lovely little girl is another of her wonderful creations! I had a lot of fun creating a Summer Meadow for her to wander in. Craft Stamper have very kindly published it in there August edition, so the details about how I made her meadow can be found in there.

Let's hope the sun starts shining for real soon!

I posted this on Unity Stamps Facebook page and Phyllis Harris the artist who created the stamp left a comment! How very kind was that!
 

 

 


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