Hello everyone, as the nights are pulling in, and the days are often a bit grey and gloomy, I thought I would share a few colourful projects that I made for last month's TV shows on Hochanda. I hope that these projects will brighten up your day and inspire you to get your inkpads out and have some colourful creative fun yourselves.
first project was created using drawing cartridge and Brushos. I wanted
a zingy background, and chose yellow, red and orange to create the
first layer. I sprinkled the Brushos first, and added water to get the
lovely mixture of colours. I blotted another piece of drawing cartridge
over the top, and saved that piece for another day's project. I added
some stencilling using red and yellow ink, and stamped randomly over the
background using the Klimt Panel cling mounted rubber stamp. I held the stamp in my hand rather than on a block to get just bits of the image here and there.
I stamped and embossed some chess pieces from The Art of Chess
stamp set onto black card using gold embossing powder, and cut them
out. I also stamped the sentiment onto a spare piece of my background
card. I mounted the backgrounds before adding them to a tag shaped card.
For the first of the three cards, I stamped the heart from Music Fanfare
five times on a pink background, and once on green. I cut the green
heart in half, and edged the cut side with black ink. I stamped the
large music segment twice using a toning ink, and added a piece of
velvet ribbon to the background. I scrunched, then arranged the hearts
into a flower, tucking the green segments behind to resemble leaves. I
wanted the flower to look more 'crumpled', and by scrunching the petals
first, it gives them far more texture. I added a big black button in the
centre. To finish, I added a sentiment from the Loving Sentiments stamp set and matted the background onto black card.
stamp. I used patterned papers for the first card, paper piecing the
image, and adding a butterfly cut from the papers themselves. I added
one of the ephemera stamps using toning coloured ink, matching the
background colours. You can really see the shimmer of the mica spray in
Birthday Words stamp set.