Thursday, 25 June 2015
I have used one of my favourite tree stamps from the Stampscape range. I have silver birch trees at the bottom of my garden and I think they are really beautiful.
This time I have used a glossy card stock. Mask around the edges of the card to create a frame. Start by stamping and masking the Birch Trees in Archival Watering Can. Next ink up Tree Cluster Sm and stamp behind the birch trees. Stamp Rocks and Grass in the bottom right hand corner. Use Sedge Filler to build up the grass. Repeat stamp to ground the trees and the rocks. For the fir trees in the background I used the tops from the Pines and Rocks Sm. Lay a piece of torn copier paper over the grass then stamp the tree tops. The sky was created with Cloud Space Sm. I used parts of the stamp that I wanted then used a second generation impression. Stamp the Spotted Horse and Migrating Birds.
To colour the grass I used my favourite greens Memento Pistachio, Bamboo Leaves and Northern Pine then went over with Desert Sand. The sky was coloured with Memento Summer Sky then Distress Stormy Sky and Faded Jeans with just a little Dusty Concord.
When the colouring is done take off the masking tape and draw round the edge free hand with a black pen.
This is in my ever growing pile of pictures I haven't decided what to do with yet, so no matting and layering done with this one. To add a little more detail I did use some Brilliance ink in yellow to hint at flowers in the grass and white dots with a gel pen, this does add some light to the finished picture.
Hope you like it, thanks for stopping by.
Thursday, 18 June 2015
Back with another Stampscape picture. Although Stampscapes stamps are an American brand I think my pictures look like the British countryside. With the log cabin it feels more American.
To start take a piece of Clarity silk card and mask around the edges with tape to make a frame.
Ink up the Tree Trunk Trio with Archival Watering Can and stamp on to the silk card. I used the stamp in two parts. Mask the trees. Ink up the Lakeside Cabin and stamp on the left hand side. Ink up the Tall Peaks and dab most of the ink off the bottom third of the stamp with kitchen towel. Stamp behind the cabin. The bottom of the mountains will be faint and not show up over the trees. Add some small trees in the background at the base of the mountains, draw a fine line with a grey marker pen so they are not floating. Ground the trees by repeat stamping with Grass Texture. Stamp the top of Prickly Branches to add interest. Ink up Flock in Water and stamp at the bottom. Lastly stamp Leafy Branch in the top right hand corner. I have used various shades of blue, green and browns to colour in working with small pieces of Cut'n'Dry foam and nibs. As it is Clarity silk card buff with a tissue to give a lovely finish.
When happy with the colouring take off the masking tape and run a black fine finer pen free hand around the edges then mat and layer. That's all for now.
Thanks for stopping by, any comments welcome.
Monday, 15 June 2015
I have a bit of an addiction to Stampscape stamps and each month I buy a few more to add to my collection. This month one of my new stamps was Sand Pattern. I started with a piece of high gloss card (A5) and stamped the Seaside Cove Sm. I actually stamped this in three parts to extend it. I always use Archival Watering Can ink for my stamping. Next I inked up the Sand Pattern then dabbed ink off from around the edges with kitchen towel. Repeat stamp second generation along the bottom. Ink up the moon, take off the ink leaving the moon in the centre. Stamp off the card. Stamp the other elements, Spooky Branch, Fishing Boat, Gulls, Fence, Reeds and Dog Walk. Colour in with dye based inks starting with the lightest colour through to the darkest. The white water was created with Copic Opaque White used with a paint brush and a white pen. This picture took a while to do but well worth the effort. I can just imagine being there.
Hope you like it
Saturday, 13 June 2015
This is my entry to Chocolate Baroque's colour challenge. I have used one of the stamps from the Seaside Dreams set. First I stamped the image at the bottom with black Archival ink. Cover the plants and shells with drawing gum. Using the wedge end of a Promarker colour the card. I used Orchid and Denim Blue. Add darker colours at the top and bottom, Royal Blue and Purple, but not too much. Now fill a pipette with Isapropyl alcohol and drop over the colouring in. Let the alcohol push the ink in to bubbles, add more until happy with the result. Rub off the drawing gum and colour in with light shades of blue, green, pink and purple then go over with Spectrum Noir pencils to add shading. Blend Memento Paris Dusk through Clarity's seaweed stencil just to help blend the dark colour with the light. Use Distress Dusty Concord with out the stencil at the bottom. Run a grey Promarker along some of the edges of the stencilled lines to make them stand out. Add some white highlights with a pen on the plants and shells. Stamp the words on a scrape of white card, colour the words with a blue pencil. Run China Blue Promarker around the edge. Happy accident! mine was running out but I really like the washed out look it made. Cut some string, mine was from a clothes tag ( I'm sure everyone else collects them too) attach with silicone glue. Stick the words over the top. Tuck the string over the top and adhere to a white base card. All done!
That's all for this one, thanks for stopping by
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