Tuesday 28 April 2015

Background Technique

I decided to have a go at producing the Bokeh effect on a background but instead of the usual circles I used a stencil which was in fact a piece of 'waste' card left after I'd die cut some flower shapes.  Distress stains were used to colour the card first in streaks and 'splats' and then the flowers were overlaid in a random fashion using  white gesso thinned with a little water.  I didn't want to cover too much of it so simply stamped the wording on top and added a die cut strip and some flowers as a border.  A technique with lots of possibilities I think!

Border dies - from Tonic
Flowers - Sue Wilson dies with Card Candi centres
Leaves - Sue Wilson ivy die

Sunday 26 April 2015

Pixie Snippets 174

I'm including another of my notebook covers for this week on the Pixie Snippets challenge - lots of interesting 'picks' showing this week and a pretty daffodil card to see if you follow the link to take a look.  The journal cover started off with the addition of a piece of white card which had been inked with Distress inks and edged with gold embossing powder.  Some of the leaves were stamped onto the background and the colour removed from the leaves using water to 'lift' before colouring with a Distress Marker.  The snippets come in now with the flowers and extra leaves all having been stamped onto oddments of card, embossed and then coloured using pencils before cutting them all out with scissors.  Sadly we seem to have lost our sunshine and this morning is quite grey and dull - shame but I reckon the ground really needs a spot of rain.

Stamps used - Floral set from Sheena Douglass