Hello everyone, I am back to share more of my prickly projects with you today, featuring the stamps from last month's TV shows on Hochanda.
create my first card, I trimmed two pieces of drawing cartridge
slightly smaller than A5 in size. I sprinkled Purple, Lime Green and Turquoise Brushos over one piece of
card and spritzed the card with water. I then placed the second piece of
card over the first, to create two coloured backgrounds. I left both
backgrounds to dry. The second background will be useful for a project
at a later date.
I stamped three of the images from the Scrumptious Succulents
stamp set onto the background, then covered the images with masks that I
had already stamped and cut out. I stamped two more images in between
the masked images and then drew a line between all of the images to
create a landscape, using a fineliner pen. Using the Square Bubbles
stamp, I stamped below the landscape line using second generation
stamping. The stamp creates a stone effect, which is perfect for the
cacti to stand upon.
I used the same colours of Brusho
powders to colour the cacti images, adding a couple of additional
colours, (red, orange and yellow). I sprinkled a little bit of each
colour onto a large acrylic block, but you could use your craft mat, and
added a bit of water to them, so that I could use them like
watercolours. More water creates a paler colour, but you can then go
over the images with a bit of stronger colour to add shading. You can be
as creative as you like with the colours, I had a lot of fun creating a
vibrant fantasy collection of cacti. I then painted the little stones
in the same colours, being completely random. I added a sentiment from
the Blossom and Grow stamp set.
I stamped some foliage from the Wild Meadow and Silhouette Grasses stamp sets, using Versafine Clair inks. I added the little birds from Landscape Edges and a sentiment from Scrumptious Succulents. I removed the masks and coloured the foliage with Faber Castell watercolour pencils.