Tuesday, 11 October 2016
Life is a Journey..........
I thought I'd have a go at the current Moving Along With The Times challenge - "sketch". I always think this kind of challenge is rather fun and have endless possibilities.
I have taken some photo's along the way so lets take a journey shall we?
I started with my usual piece of white card stock, this time it is Sheena Douglass' stamping card. I've drenched the card with water and used a current favourite of mine - drawing ink and let it bleed. This is sunshine yellow. Don't panic about the card stock rolling up, (you could tape it down with low adhesive tape or stencil tape) - it will flatten out as it dries off.
There you go!
I having been itching to use this new stencil from Stencilgirl so I inked some distress inks through it, looked at it and thought, "it needs something to bring it to life!" - so in went an eye rubber stamp from Stampers Anonymous Classics. That did it for me! I then die cut around it with a Tattered Lace
I cut three strips from the same stamping card and used the same water and drawing ink technique, this time with some nut brown colour as well and left those to dry naturally.
This was me laying it all out to see how I was doing. Was I getting to where I wanted to be? Yes, I think I was! I cut the rectangular piece of card and stained that in the same way as the others, this time using a tad more nut brown and went through the stencil again with distress ink trying to ensure that I would be around the original circle piece with it. I stamped a sentiment "Have a wonderful day" on the lowest card strip and prepared my backing card with the gelli plate. I over loaded the gelli plate with acrylic paints so that when I pulled the print off I got that "sucked" look texture on the card - it is a lovely warm effect on the backing card. Then left that to dry naturally too.
Then it was time to assemble.
I added "Life is a Journey" and a buzzy bee from Chocolate Baroque to fly in on to the flower!
Got the sketch theme right I think and really enjoyed making this one. That eye makes the flower come to life don't you think?
Life is a journey so always keep one eye on that road!
I would like to enter this in to the Moving Along with the Times challenge - "Sketch".
Thanks for stopping by,