Friday, 13 January 2017

Take time for all things.........


Good morning!

Thanks for popping in.  I have been having a play with a new Sheena Douglass stamp from her Time Traveller collection.  A whopper of a stamp but stamps beautifully.  I've done a step by step on this one so shall we take a crafty journey today? - Come with me.....


I started with a watercolour block pad (love a professional pad where the edges of the paper are sealed - the paper can't move no matter how much water to throw at it!).  I pencilled in a 7 x 7 square - this just gives me a loose idea of where I am with my design.

OK, I got out my Aqua Tints this time, three colours and using plenty of water, blended them as I went down the page and allowed this to dry naturally so that I didn't lose any of the colour tones.

I then stamped my man using a rocker block (it's such a big stamp, I find a rocker block helps).  I then lifted some colour back off of his face with water.


So, using the same Aqua Tint colours as the background, I enhanced his features slightly, and his hair and brought in a little chalk paint to highlight his face.


I have now added some background detail with an Andy Skinner stencil and used the chalk paints to enhance a  leaf Clarity Stamp stencil. (If you are wondering what on earth is going on in the bottom right hand corner - this is simply where I've used the wet chalk paints on the watercolour paper as a palette but to avoid putting my arm in the wet paint, I simply cut it away! What you can see is a scrap piece of paper to stop me marking the rest of the watercolour pad beneath this one!).



There we go - finished with a Sheena Douglass die cut of a pocket watch and chain.

Mat and layered.

I wanted to bring his face right out of the page and I think I achieved this - pleased with this one!

I would like to enter this in to the Stamping Sensations challenge "Coffee and cream":-

Thanks for stopping by.

Leanne xx





5 comments:

  1. This is wonderful Leanne and the die cut pocket watch looks amazing and so realistic. Its a great choice of colour and this is a perfect masculine card. Crafty hugs, Sandra x

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  2. Beautiful.
    Thank you for joining at Stamping Sensations this month.

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  3. Great card, wonderful background!

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  4. Very cool card, amazing work! Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month.
    Pinky

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  5. Very belatedly Leanne, but couldn't miss the chance of taking a peek at your lovely card and thanking you for joining in at Stamping Sensations challenge.

    B x

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