Friday, 12 October 2018

Looking through the trees

Good evening 

What a horrible miserable day today. 
Windy, wet and miserable lol

I decided to play around with a pre owned clarity mask/stencil called woodland

The whole project I did was inspired by Nick Roberts who does the hochanda blog, you can find her fab blog here:
Nick Roberts blog

I started out with a blank piece of waterproof paper.  Masked the outside piece and worked in the middle to start with.  Used spectrum noir water reactive die ink pads lagoon and oasis colours . Working at the top blending and swapped to cosmic shimmer baked peach colour cloud ink and for the bottom frayed burlap distress ink.  

This is what the paper started out as, it amazes me how us crafters can make something so beautiful from a blank piece of paper and our imagination

I masked out the sun using a round piece of paper whilst doing this.  I then filled it in using a yellow sparkle pen and layered the top with different shades of the pens to get a more vibrant colour. 

Teared pieces of paper to represent hills and distressed using a darker ink on top.  I then swapped the masks and masked out the middle and worked around the edge using black versafine ink and the burlap distress ink . 

I stamped around edges using Donna Ratcliff fairy stamps and used white gel pen for highlights a round the edge and on each stamped image. 

The flourish is from Sara's signature range and the flowers, sentiment and jeweller thread is from my stash. 

The spectrum noir ink pads are just amazing! So juicy and they blend very well. Was really impressed with them.  You can have a look here: Spectrum noir ink pads

Thanks so much for stopping by and thanks for the lovely comments 


Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Twinkle toes house

Good morning! 

Today is the start of a new challenge over at Creative Moments challenge blog.  

The theme is travel.  One of our sponsors is "Creative bugs".. I chose this cute adoreable little witch called "Twinkle toes".  They travel on a broom right? Lol. 
The theme is optional so you can use anything goes if you wish 

I bought a little bird house for 50p and decided to upcycle it.  I created a house for the little witch . 

I used starlight paints to cover the house and texture paste with imagination craft stencils for dimension and texture.  I also use tattered lace die cuts and little beads as pebbles which I painted with sand coloured starlight paints and silver gilding polish. 

I made the broom and bats myself .  I coloured the digi stamp with spectrum noir pens and placed her on the broom and perched her on top of the house.  I added gold and silver gilding polish over the house as a finishing touch. 

You can add lights inside the house.  Very effective in the light as the paints shimmer and sparkle

 To see all different varities of the paints click here:
Starlight paints

To join in on the challenge hop on over here:
Creative moments Challenge blog

Look forward to seeing your awesome entries

Th8s is the birdhouse in its original state before upcycling :

Thanks so much for stopping by.  

Have a lovely day 

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