Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Two Birthdays

I had two birthdays with a couple of days
of each other & a new background idea,
that I really wanted to try.
Result, two cards but different colours & images.
Both cards feature an image personal to the recipient.
First up, my card for Karin, featuring
one of her gorgeous photos from Iceland.
The colours on the card were selected to match
the blue in the photo.

Next up, my friend (& old work buddy) Kate.
With this one, I went with pink to match her
Labrador's tongue.
I always think of two things when I look at this photo.
First it reminds me of the test screen on television
of years gone by & second I wonder if Skye is in
fact blowing bubbles with some gum!!

Both card began the same, 2 squares of 140lb
watercolour paper and gesso added randomly.
Book text paper from a purpose bought cheap dictionary
added & then one card spritzed with Blue Magicals;
TiffanyLou's Blue
& the other Pink Magicals:
Cotton Candy Pink.
(Both from  LSG Sweet Treats set)
While the Magicals were still wet, I added Brusho,
Ost Blue to the Blue card & Rose Brusho on the pink one.
Both were well dried and then Golden Light Molding Paste
was put through a Tim Holtz Stencil, Blossom.
I love how the paste draws up some of the colour in random places.
I dragged Gold Drawing Ink over some sections.
Brusho & Drawing Ink both by Colourcraft Ltd.
Photos were die cut using the Maggie Holmes Polaroid die.
Birthday - Tim Holtz Thinlits Script.
Sadly the photograph does not show the glimmer
made by the magical sprays.

Sunday, 15 November 2015

Latest Art Journal Spread - Craft Life

When I began creating this page, it was using
a colour scheme I had used for something else.
I had used 140lb watercolour paper to blot off
excess colour.
The only idea I had for the page was shimmer.
Lots of glorious pearlescent shimmer...
I totally love the gold/pink combination and
I used this as my starting point.
Sadly, as we all know, cameras do not pick
up shimmer very well. So I included two close up
shots because the gold on the velum heart shows quite well.
 I also wanted a close up of this gorgeous
digital bird I purchased.

Now a photograph of the complete double page spread.

The base of this began life as Dylusions sprays.
First I spritzed with White Linen and then added Lemon Zest
Tangerine dream and Cherry Pie.
Spritzing them this way turned them pastel
(an idea I gleaned from Joggles)
I then used water & more white linen to
do the ghost technique using the Rosetta
& Love Post Stencils by C/Workshop.
Once dry I spritzed with Heidi Swapp Colorshine
GOLD! Yummy!
I added light molding paste through the Love
Post stencil. I also drew them hearts lightly on velum and cut out.
I added the Winged Heart TH die & the bird.
The paste soaked up colour from underneath.
I coloured the back of the velum hearts with Gelato
Champagne Gold and once on the page
spritzed with Gold.
Other products used;
Silk Acrylic Glazes.
Donna Downey stamp
Lime Citron Stamp - Amour
Love stamp - Hero arts
Crafty Secrets Bird Notes stamps
Galaxy Gold ink
LSG Magicals Cotton Candy Pink
Primary elements Rose Gold
Words are all "found Poetry"
from a purpose bought dictionary.