Wednesday, 14 September 2016
New stamps, yep, again ...
Hello my lovely friends and visitors, I hope your week is going well. Recently I was very lucky to win one of the two weekly Craft Barn Challenges, thank you Jane,
and random link thingy lol! I won a £10
voucher and decided to have a browse around the online shop before picking a
stencil and the Lavinia Toadstools stamp set.
I love them! They are perfect for
my current obsession of autumn colours and whilst waiting for something to
arrive for the wedding invites I had a play and here is the end result … Sandy
An A6 card
Lots of lovely paint and inkiness
Loads and loads of die cut snippets lol!
Loads of butterflies too
A final look
Created for me and especially for these Challenges
Craft Stamper Challenge September Take It Make It Anything GoesDie Cut Diva’s Challenge Autumn Colours
Frilly & Funkie Challenge Things with Wings
Pixie’s Snippets Playground #246: all of the die cuts were leftover AquaTints snippets
Scrapy Land Challenge #49 Anything Goes: I used Crafters Companion dies
I had so much fun putting this card together because as soon as I received the stamps I knew exactly what I wanted to do with them. I started out with the idea of creating a faeries grotto, with loads of fairies underneath the toadstools (they were to be my things with wings). Along the way I didn’t use faeries but opted to use die cut butterflies as my things with wings instead. I stamped the toadstools onto a piece of stamping card for my main panel and onto stamping card white snippets because I wanted to decoupage the toadstools. I applied Pebeo masking fluid to the white spots of the snippets toadstools and left that to dry. I used almost neat AquaTints (Beautifully Grunge set pink) to colour the toadstool snippets and around the edge of the toadstool panel (fleshy part) and I used a light brown to colour the stalks (Spectrum Aqua Naturals pen set). I left everything to dry for a couple of hours. I was able to rub the masking fluid off the top of the toadstool before going to bed. Everything was left to completely dry naturally.
I then brushed plain water around the toadstools panel so that I could colour my backgrounds. I created washes of orange, red and purple (Bright & Beautiful AquaTints). I left it to dry then I splattered large droplets from my clean paint brush and mopped those up. Once again I left everything to dry four a couple of hours. I fussy cut my snippets toadstools and attached double sided tape and fun foam on the back. I created a Kraft card base and applied two pieces of patterned paper with rough torn edges on either side of the card but I kept part of the Kraft card on view. I used my distress tool on the edges of the stamped panel and the coloured card that I matted that onto. I then had a die cutting session before figuring out the layout and what I wanted to use. Once everything was stuck on I lightly splattered white gesso all over the card.
I have to say this is a more shabby chic style card than my usual style and I love it! You can seethe colours were influenced by autumn and the whole panel screams a bit whimsy to me and that’s probably one of the other reasons that I love it. I hope you all like it too! Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and comment. I really do appreciate it and I hope you get some time to do what you love to do soon ttfn Karen x
Lavinia Spotty Toadstool stamp set
Die Cutting Machine & Dies:
Cuttlebug die cutting machine
Crafters Companion Die’sire Christmas Classiques dies: Ivy
Sara Davis Signature Collection: Butterfly Lullaby Flit & Flutter die set
Marianne Design Creatables dies: LR0161 Chinese Rose
Lacy butterfly die: magazine
MISTI; Tim Holtz Distress tool; paintbrushes; water pot
Crafters Companion: Kraft card; Sheena Douglass stamping card
Papers from my stash
Parchment snippets from my stash
EP Ink/Paint/Pen Colours:
Spectrum Noir AquaTints: Beautifully Grunge; Bright & Beautiful
Spectrum Aqua: Nature pen set
Versafine IP: black
Pebeo masking fluid; white gesso; double sided tape; fun foam