I hope you all had a good Christmas and a great New Year.
Welcome to our first challenge at The Mirror Crack’d for 2015. We want to see your creations that involve the use of stencils.
I made a journal page. You will see I am still taking the cowards approach and making the page separately for inclusion later!!
Anyhow I stamped a Prima Bloom Girl stamp called Summer and embossed her in black. I then coloured her over with Drawing Gum so that when I did the background I wouldn’t need to worry about swiping my colours over. I then just randomly swept over the who background with three colours of Aquatint. Sorry I forgot to note down the names, but they were the yellows/greens.
I rubbed away the drawing gum, and was left with a white face to colour, which I did with copics.
The stencils I used are from Splodgeaway for the spirals, which I chose as they sort of went with the spiral corkscrews I had attempted to put in her hair! The bottom of the stencil I used a couple of Imagination Crafts stencils to create a floral border and a couple of thistles.
The dimensional bees are from a Prima Stamp N Add set, although two of them I improvised with things in my stash, instead of the metal findings provided cos they won’t last five minutes if I use them all on the first project and I am a tight old thing!
The bottom left has an old broken earring for the bees body and the top right, it’s a decoration for hair. As I recall you wind them in to the hair and then cry when later you have to break them free! Much better used on a craft project instead. The tiny bees are a stamp I got from Art Journey.nl.
The sentiment is the way I am feeling right now. I loathe the Winter. It goes on for far too long and I miss the sounds, smells and warmth of Summer. I hope it hurries back. Anyhow I created it on my pc with a font called CK Scratchy Box.
Finally I added a curly swirly border from Lindsay Mason’s Zendoodle range called Strings.
I am entering ‘Summer’ into:-
2 Creative Chicks – #22 Anything Goes
Altered Eclectics – Anything Goes
Anything But a Card – #43 New Beginnings (having bought loads of these stamps Summer is the beginning, I hope, of a series with them as the focus! )
Country View Crafts – Jan: Something New To You (stamp)
Craft My Life All Crafts Challenge - Dec/Jan: Anything Goes
Frilly & Funkie – Anything Goes
Mixed Media Mojo – Jan: New with a twist of 15 (new is my stamp, and 15 tiny bees have been stamped on the background)
Rhedd’s Creative Spirit – Jan: Anything Goes
The Artistic Stamper – Jan: New Beginnings (having bought loads of these stamps Summer is the beginning, I hope, of a series with them as the focus!
The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge – #8 Something New for the New Year (the stamp)