Wednesday, 20 August 2014

More Playing with Brusho

Well finding the right paper defo makes a difference and I also used versafine black ink. Really pleased with the spread of the Brusho on this page.

And again quite pleased with the disbursement of these colours too.

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Brusho on Watercolour Paper

Tried a few more things today with Brusho, namely bleaching out of the colour.

I stamped some images into the brusho with bleach, but didn't get a very good impression, so over stamped in black with an oriental image.

I removed some of the background colour using scrunched paper and used a paint brush on the stamped image.

I stamped the image after I'd removed some of the background using bleach and a baby wipe.

Not that excited about these, still on a quest for the right type of card.  This particular water colour paper was textured so I didn't get a very crisp image from the stamping.

Sunday, 17 August 2014

Oriental Tri Card

Chris kindly sent me some of the accordion die cuts along with the middle pieces. I had a play with them as I'm using the other 3 to make a card for my nephew. Not bad for a first attempt I didn't think once I'd worked out how to connect it all together!!!

PanPastelUk have a theme of bright and bold this week.

***Edited*** I just need to point out that the background colour is RED and not pink!!! It's Fresco blood orange to be exact!!

Playing with Brusho

Got inspired to play with my limited amount of Brushos last night. I experimented on various types of card with different absorbencies to see what would happen and how they would disperse, or not!!

I started with a heavy weight cartridge paper which absorbed the crystals and made the background speckled.

I wet the cartridge paper first on this one, then I went mad and added nearly every colour I had and just kept spraying until it had all dispersed and left it to dry.

This time I used HP photo cards and got very different results, the crystals moved a lot more over the page.

Believe it or not, this is actually moss green!! I heated the card too much as it cracked in various places!! Love the white space on this one.

In contrast this one is lime green with a bit of red rose thrown in.

And these two were done on a smooth coated white card, and it didn't really absorb much, it just left a light colouring and then ran off to the edges, probable because of the coating.

Managed to pick up some of the colour, but it's quite dull, but then it was olive green which is quite a dark colour.

This one is sandstone, which is a dark brown, but it's kind of come out a light orange.

Shall keep playing with different types of card, but it all depends on what look you are going for I think.

Saturday, 16 August 2014

A Stitch in Time

No actual sewing on this key ring, but has a sewing theme to fit in with this weeks challenge over at Artful Times, so I hope it counts!

Wooden spool used as the body, PA word stamp, altered fabric stamped onto a piece of fabric and adhered round the middle of the reel. Sewing pattern stamped onto shrink plastic, shrunk and edged in gold leaf.

Safety pin and zipper embellishments added along with the woolen fibers.

Stampbord Duo

Over on the PA blog Helen is back with a stampbord bag charm which you can see here. I used two, 2" squares and mounted them onto joined tags. Background LP script is stamped in white ink and doodling with posca pen. All sides edged in liquid leaf.

Close up of the scratchy marks to reveal the white.

This is the stamped image coloured in distress inks before using a scratchy tool to reveal the white.

And a close up after areas have been scratched away.

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Time Flies

Size #12 tag coloured with metalic distress paints, aged mahogany and black soot. Once dried distress stains added over a TH clock mask (bottom right). Clock texture fade embossed in top left corner.

Film strip stamp and numbers added using black archival.

Tim's idea-ology alpha tiles to spell out the words.

Die cut and embossed wings painted in pewter and rubbed with treasure gold. Alteration dies used to assemble the clock face.

Pewter treasure gold used over the embossing to bring out the raised parts.

A Vintage Journey have a theme of time flies and Simon Says Monday have a theme of scratched up and want to see something grungy.

Sunday, 10 August 2014

Grass and Sky

I made this plaque for the PA challenge second project entitled grass and sky which you can see here. I took the inspiration from the green grass and blue sky!! Top is baltic blue and bottom is chartreuse fresco paints. The script has been embossed in vanilla wow powder. LP image stamped and then painted over in white and re-stamped in black archival.  Coloured the chipboard pieces, stamped script on the leaves and an image from the same LP plate for the flower head.

Unfortunately we lost our internet connection first thing this morning and have only just got it back, so I have missed the 5pm cut off time to link up for the challenge!!

PanPastelUK have a theme of bright and bold this week and I think this fits perfectly.

That's Crafty have a theme of stamping ground.

Saturday, 9 August 2014

Pen Lady

Over on the PA blog this week Keren is back and I took inspiration from her first project which you can see here.  

That's Crafty have a theme of stamping ground, Simon Says Wednesday has a theme of make it sparkle and Anything but a Card have a theme of Repeating Pattern.

Friday, 8 August 2014

Layered Faces

I coloured a canvas board with purple and blue paint to create the above background.

Stamped some faces onto the background, added another couple of layers over the top and ended up with this.

Sorry the photos are a bit dull but it's raining.

That's Crafty have a theme of stamping ground where they want to see some stamped images.

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Layered Tag

More peeled paint layers.  Love how this one turned out, reminds me of rust and patina!!

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Follow Your Art

Background is a mix of mustard seed, ripe persimmon and a dash of festive berries distress stains applied with a brayer onto a piece of white card. The gaps were filled in using the same colours of distress ink and flicked with water to create a water mark effect. Various images randomly stamped in black stazon.

Our Creative Corner have a theme of Summertime and A Vintage Journey are asking us to stain it.

Monday, 4 August 2014

Butterfly Mania

The TH butterflies were stamped onto a background of marbled distressed stains, the next layer was stamped in vintage photo distress stain with the script from the same stamp plate and tinted with milled lavender distress ink and mounted onto a piece of plain black card. The background is a piece of corrugated painted in squid ink, egg plant, little black dress and pansy fresco paints.

PanPastelUk have a theme of summer fun this week and A Vintage Journey are asking for distress stains to be used.

Sunday, 3 August 2014

Imagination is Boundless

Over at Country View Crafts challenge this month Alison has chosen the theme of 'word play'. The background of the tag is a mix of picked raspberry, salty ocean, seedless preserve and pewter distress stains. Words from a TH stamp plate, hearts Dina Wakley and Hero Arts.

Saturday, 2 August 2014

It's a Small World

Over at ABAC they have a mini spotlight challenge of it's a small world. My box is 2" square and the panels measure 1 & 3/4".

I coloured the box in red and the panels in orange.  I wanted to keep it fairly plain with the squares being so small.

So I used oriental symbols on each of the sides.

And a PaperArtsy wooden stamp symbol for the top. Finally I edged the sides in black.


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