Hello everyone, I hope that you are keeping well. It's been a while since I have posted, as life here has been very busy. More of that later in my post. I have a couple of projects to share with you today, featuring stamps from this month's TV shows on Create and Craft designed by Fiona Randall. I do hope that you were able to watch the shows. You can still watch them on catch up if you missed them.
I used kraft card to create both of these cards. It's such a fabulous surface for colouring, and I wanted to create a very dramatic card, so it was a great background choice. Grey card would have made an equally good backdrop for this design. I stamped the moon moth twice, and masked the image. I used a circular stencil and sponged some colour onto the background. I could have cut a mask from paper or acetate, but this option was much quicker. You just need to be a bit careful not to go over the edges. I used Speckled Egg and Twisted Citron Distress Oxide Ink. I removed the masks and added some pencil colouring to the images, and then added a sentiment from the same stamp set, which is called Over the Moon. I used a fineliner pen to go over any areas of the images that had been washed out by the Distress Oxide Ink, they can look a bit milky, and the fineliner pen just sharpens up the outlines again.
My second project is very similar to the first, but I chose to stamp the butterfly instead. I used Speckled Egg Distress Oxide, and then used a piece of sponge and added Faded Jeans Distress Ink over the top to create areas of shading. The circle looks rather like the moon, or even the Earth this time. It was so quick to achieve this effect. I have not gone over the milky areas of the stamped image in this photo with a fineliner pen, so you can see the difference between the two projects.
I used Faber Castell Black Edition pencils to colour my images. They are great for colouring on surfaces like kraft, or other coloured surfaces. You could use your Koh-I-Noor pencils, Polychromos, Polycolours, whatever pencils you enjoy using normally, and paints would work equally as well. I tend to grab whatever is at hand, and go through phases of what I enjoy using most.
So as I mentioned earlier, life has been very busy lately. My beautiful granddaughter Ruby has just finished nursery school, and will be starting school in September. She is not quite four years old, so it feels very early for her to be at this momentous point in her life. Her birthday is later this month. She had a little graduation ceremony at her nursery school, with a cardboard mortar board hat and a scroll to mark the occasion! We were so proud to be there.
A couple of weeks ago, my daughter got married at a stunning location in North Norfolk. The whole weekend was amazing, and we had a wonderful time. Megan looked so beautiful, and we had the happiest of days, despite the rain which did not dampen our spirits at all. We could not have asked for a more perfect day.
My granddaughter felt that my outfit needed a special accessory to finish it off!
Thanks so much for stopping by, your visits are always appreciated, take care xx