Friday, 10 June 2022

Inky Play

 This card started with one of the Gelli plate backgrounds which I made recently - makes sense to do a few while the 'messy' stuff is out.  I then looked through some of my stamps and pulled out this fairy which for some reason immediately brought to mind the Piped Piper of Hamelin.  I don't have any rats to follow him (or children either) but did come across this gaggle of geese which I though would be a fun twist on the idea.  Finished off by stamping foliage and flowers around - I dithered a bit about adding a stamped sentiment, still not entirely sure about this but it's done now so no going back 😉.

Background - Gelli plate using Distress Oxide inks and Brushos
Stamps - mix of Lavinia stamps with some others from my  (growing) collection

Thursday, 9 June 2022

New Home

 A card to share today, made using dies from more than one set and also some more of the beautiful New Horizons DSP.  A few layers here to create this scene which I thought would be ideal  to welcome someone into a new home.

House - from Peaceful Cabin set Stampibn' Up (retired)
Main Scene - New Horizons DSP, stamps and dies Stampin' Up

Tuesday, 7 June 2022

Still Away with the Fairies

 I believe there's a saying 'a cat may look at a King', but this particular one is gazing at a fairy, poetic license maybe 😉.  I started by masking off the edges of my card with low-tack stencil tape before adding some thin gesso through a leafy stencil to act as a resist. When dry this was followed  by lightly brushing some colour; then stamping the fairy and toadstools.   A little bit of second-generation stamped text was added for interest and a simple sentiment, leaving the cat to be stamped after the masking tape had been removed..

Fairy, cat and toadstools - Lavinia stamps
Text and sentiment - stamps from my stash

Sunday, 5 June 2022

A Fairy Dwelling

I really enjoyed building up the colour to showcase this quaint dwelling.  The image was stamped onto a piece of white card followed by carefully cutting out a mask so that I could then add all the other details. The final thing after removing the paper mask was to colour the dwelling with pencils. 


 Stamps - Bumble Lodge, flowers and leaves Lavinia Stamps
Stencil - from Lavinia stamps
Colouring - Polychromos pencils
Sentiment - from a set of stamps I've had for ages, probably free from a magazine