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Sunday, 2 August 2020

New theme for Penny Black and More Challenges.... Say it with Flowers




Hi there,

It's the first Sunday of August and it's a new theme over at Penny Black and More Challenges and this month it's "Say it with Flowers".

Here on this sample I have used the lovely Penny Black stamp 40-618 Rose Bowl along with the sentiment which is from Penny Blacks 30-387 Festive Snippets set.

Coloured with my Koi brush pens and a distress oxide background with some splashes of diluted brusho with black embossing enamel.

This stamp is so versatile and would suit so many different occasions.

Please do come over and join us at Penny Black and More Challenges:-

Please do remember that we are a hand stamping challenge, so the main focal image must be that of a hand stamped image, no digital images are allowed for this challenge.

Thanks for stopping by,
Leanne xxxx

Saturday, 18 July 2020

Mid month reminder for Penny Black and More Challenges....In The Garden.


Hi there!!!

It's time for my mid month reminder for Penny Black and More Challenges for our theme this month of In The Garden.

For my creation this time I decided to go Christmas!!!

I've used Penny Blacks 40-571 Feathers and Twigs with 30-387 Festive Snippets stamp set for the sentiment.

I used a Kaleidocolor ink pad and spritzed with water to make it all bleed, then went in again using my stamping platform with black ink and highlighted a few areas with white multi surface paint and some white Nuvo drops scattered around.

You can join us at Penny Black and More Challenges here:-

Please remember that we are a hand stamping challenge and the main focal image of your creation must be a hand stamped image - no digital images are allowed.

Thanks for stopping by,
Leanne xxx

Wednesday, 15 July 2020

Cornish paintings........






Hi there!

I've been down here in Cornwall and have been working on my painting.

I have painted several while I've been here so thought I would share a couple now with you and I'll follow those up with a few more over time.

These two are watercolours with pastel pencils.

Hope you like them,

Thanks for stopping by,
Leanne xxx

Sunday, 5 July 2020

New theme at Penny Black and More Challenges - In The Garden.......



Hello all!!!

It's time for a new theme over at Penny Black and More Challenges and this months new theme is...
In The Garden.

For this card I've used 30-415 Garden Charmers stamp set with 30-416 Happy Thoughts (the sentiment is one from this lovely stamp set).  I have also used the 25-019 Leaf Frolic stencil.

This Garden Charmers set is fast becoming one of my favourites and I've coloured it all with my Gansai Tambi paints on this one.  The background is a touch of Salty Ocean distress oxide and finished with a few Nuvo vintage drops in the centres of the flowers (hard to see from the photo!).

You can join us at Penny Black and More Challenges here:-

Please remember that we are a stamping challenges and the main focal image of your creation must be that of a hand stamped image - no digital images are allowed.

Thanks for stopping by,
Leanne xxx


Wednesday, 1 July 2020

Meet "Daft Cow".......


Morning!

Well, here is the last of my lockdown paintings so far - you've caught up with me at this stage!

Meet "daft cow"!!!

This is part of a technique with Alison C Board and we all had a go at a highland cow.  It's amazing at how we all interpret the hair, the eyes, horns etc





I hope you've enjoyed these paintings - my blog being quite aptly named "A brush with a stamper" - it just meant to be......

Thanks for stopping by,
Leanne xxxx

Monday, 29 June 2020

Tarantella and baby goat.............

Hi there!


Here I am with painting 9 and 10 for you....

This first painting was an exercise with Alison C Board for our technique of the week - Tarantella.

It made us experiment with the use of (in this case) drawing inks mixed with watercolour paints and gouache.






This little baby goat was painted for a friends daughters birthday card - she works on a farm with goats and this is the first solo delivery that she did - thought it was a nice touch. This one is my usual mixed media watercolour and pastel pencils with ink pen.



Thanks for stopping by,
Leanne xxxx

Saturday, 27 June 2020

Pink week and a Christmas deer..................

Morning!

Paintings 7 and 8 for you today!

We had a pink week and Alison C Board sent me this photo of a rose to try and replicate.  Although time consuming I can't tell you how relaxing and involved you get with it!!!!




This was just me painting what I thought might be an ideal Christmas card design for me this year????

Both paintings are again in watercolour with pastel pencils and ink.

I'm loving the mixed media artist in me!!!!



Thanks for stopping by,
Leanne xxxx