Thursday, 30 October 2014

Autumn Sunset

This is my second entry to the CB colour challenge  It is a variation of a previous post 'My First Canvass', but I have used different colours and stamps on this card.  The stamps used are from the CB sets Spinney Tree, Steampunk Butterfly and 'Words of Inspiration'.  The paints used are radiant rains Ginger Peach and Pink Grapefruit, cosmic shimmer Scarlet Mist shimmer mist, and crafty notions Jaffalicious spray.  The inks used are black Versafine and Blacksoot DI.  I started by making the main focal panel using a piece of smooth white card.  Starting in the center of the card I used a sponge to apply the Scarlet Mist, then moving outwards in a circular pattern I applied the Ginger Peach, Jaffalicious, and Pink Grapefruit.  All the colours used have a lot of mica in them so they shimmer on the card, which helps with the effect of a sunset.  When dry I stamped the tree centrally on the card using black Versafine ink then heat embossed with black powder.  The sunset then appears to shine through the tree.  Using a mask I created some hills along the bottom of the panel in black and heat embossed as before.  This 'grounds' the tree instead of leaving it' floating'.  Next I took a sentiment and stamped it randomly all over the panel in second generation black ink.  Then I took a corner image and stamped it in each corner, using clear Versamark ink and heat embossed the images with gold powder.  To finish the panel I blended some Blacksoot ink around the edges.  I took a smaller piece of card, coloured it as before then stamped and embossed the sentiment on to it.  I blended ink around the edges again and matted it on to black card.  The focal panel was matted onto gold mirror card, and layered onto a larger panel of coordinating patterned paper from the Artilicious 'Essence of Nature' CD Rom.  I layered this onto black card and attached the sentiment panel and some leaves with dimensional glue.  The leaves were punched out of the same patterned paper and glazed with glossy accents.  I love Autumn and all the rich colours, they feature a lot in my artwork!  This is a lovely design for male or female  Autumn birthdays, retirement etc.            

Monday, 27 October 2014

Gothic Floral Tag

This is another entry for the CB challenge blog, using their chosen colour swatch as usual.  The stamps I have used are from 'Steampunk Butterfly', 'Mini Scripts', 'Spinney Tree', and 'Words of Inspiration' sets.  The inks used are Versamark, brilliance inks Pearl Poppy and Pearl Rust.  Paints used are radiant rains Ginger Peach and Pink Grapefruit, and acrylic paints.   I have also used Razzleberry embossing powder.  I was inspired to make this tag by the designs from Lesley and Judith on the CBDT.  Using white card I cut it into a large tag shape.  Then I mixed some acrylic paints, rose madder and titanium white and painted the whole tag.  When the paint was dry I applied the  radiant rains with a sponge over the lower two thirds of the tag, then around the top edges.  Next I took some of the mixed paint and applied it through a stencil in a few places to add texture.  When that was dry I stamped a large pattern image around the top edges of the tag in the Pearl Poppy brilliance ink.  I used Pearl Rust ink to stamp keys randomly all over the tag.  I used second generation  poppy ink to randomly stamp script over the tag.  I blended the ink around the edges of the whole tag.  Then I stamped several steampunk roses on to white card in Versamark ink and heat embossed the images with Razzleberry powder.   I painted the images with the radiant rains and cut them out.  I stamped a butterfly, embossed, painted and cut it out in the same way.  I attached the flowers and butterfly to the tag with dimensional glue, and added some coordinating fibres.  I wouldn't normally put these colours together but I love the result!  And that's the point of the challenge, to make you try something different and have lots of fun!