Sunday, 9 October 2016
Well, this is a bit of an announcement for me! I'm really excited to share the news that I have been requested to be part of the Fashionable Stamping Challenges design team (and I'm thrilled!).
My first design team challenge is launched today over at FSC http://www.fashionablestampingchallenges.com so hop over and take a look at the brilliant inspiration by all of the DT members. The challenge this month is "trees" so go on........ show us what you can do with all those lovely Autumnal colours and stamps that you've got hidden in those drawers - or use it as an excellent excuse to order some!!!!!
OK, I took a couple of photo's along the way with this one so without further ado, lets take our journey shall we - a "design team members journey"!
OK, there was rather a lot of work to this piece of artwork but it was lovely to see it grow and progress. I started with my usual plain piece of white card stock (good quality - I have used Sheena douglass stamping card here) and stamped the face - a favourite of mine - (stampers anonymous) not inking close to the edge of the face.
I used some masking fluid to mask off areas of the face where I didn't want ink to land - I wanted the face to show through the branches. I then stamped branches (Inkylicious and Visible Image) and popped the little hedgehog down at the front (he is a friend of "Fleabag" by Polyanna Pickering).
OK, don't panic, it starts to look a little out of control at this stage but I've got this - don't worry!!!!
So, I carried on building my woodland using leaves from Inkylicious, branches from Polyanna Pickering and trees again from Inkylicious. I've stamped these trees in different shades of distress inks and stencilled in some bushes again in different distress inks for ground foliage. I popped Mr Fox there as I thought it would be fun - (I think he may be from Clarity Stamp and their woodland creatures set).
So here we are, all drawing gum removed, I've shaded in the face and the open areas and stamped a lovely sentiment "The fox has many tricks, the hedgehog has but one, but that is the best of all" (to crawl up in a ball).
I finally added some leaves that I stamped, painted in and fussy cut around again, to make it appear that she is peeking through.
I was pleased with this one, (hope Fashionable Stamping Challenges are!!!???).
"A forest with it's woodland queen".
Thanks for stopping by and good luck for the challenge!