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Friday, 21 April 2017

Life Looks Beautiful On You.............

Good morning!

This morning I'm sharing a make that I have very recently done for the Rubber Dance challenge of black and white plus one other colour.

I have to confess that I don't have any Rubber Dance stamps so I'm joining in with a variety of stamps and keeping to the colour theme.

OK, this piece started life as a plain white piece of Sheena stamping card and I stamped the eyes first (Visible Image).  I sort of have an idea of where I'm going when I start a project but very often just go with the flow and see where my mind takes me and that's exactly what happened with this piece!  

I then covered the eyes and the eyebrows with some Pebeo drawing gum so that they stayed white no matter what I decided to do!

I sprayed some Mix Media Ink Spray in black (Imagination Crafts) around the edges of the face and allowed to dry off.

The branches around this piece of artwork were to make those eyes look like they were peeping through them and these are branches from two half tree stamps by Lavinia Stamps. I have also added some nice cracking effects from the Create It stamp set at Visible Image - there are also some falling leaves down the nose that are also from that same set at Visible Image.  

This idea came about because here in the UK the trees are bursting now with all their leaves and waking up for the summertime.

The nose needed some definition and this was simply done using black soot distress ink on a smoothie and swept down until I was happy with the result.

The lips are also Visible Image and the leaves that are scattered around and in some cases cut out and 3D'd on there are from the green man stamp set at Lavinia Stamps.

All the drawing gum was rubbed off to reveal nice white eyes and the sentiment was applied (Stampin Up).  

The only thing left to do was to add the one colour that I was allowed and that was to the eyes which is a lovely piercing deep blue which was a Spectrum Aqua marker.

Mat and layered in black and white.

I was pleased with this one, never that easy to keep to two colours and give it depth.

I would like to enter this in to the following challenges:-

Rubber Dance "Black and White plus one other colour":-

Craft Stamper "Anything Goes":-

I hope you enjoyed your visit today,
Thanks for stopping by,
Leanne xx


  1. A superb card Leanne. It's amazing how dramatic a card can look by just using black, white and a touch of one other colour. Wishing you a happy weekend. Crafty hugs, Sandra x

  2. Your card is gorgeous! Such a great combination of stamps. Nice touch with the shading on the nose. Thank you for joining our challenge at Rubber Dance ♥

  3. Wow. Striking and stunning result. Love the depth you have achieved and the blue eyes are very piercing, in a very good way. Love this. Thanks for joining the Rubber Dance challenge. Hugz

  4. Really lovely Leanne, great stamping and your piece has such depth. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Rubber Dance. Sue xx

  5. Hi Leanne. I love how you have used black and white with such a dramatic effect. Superb shading for the nose too, it really brings the face to life.
    Thank you for joining us at Rubber Dance this fortnight.
    Dot x
    Ink Art Designs

  6. very artistic and just beautiful, love it

  7. Amazing work! Thank you for joining us over at the Rubber Dance challenge. Hugs, Susanne.

  8. I LOVE this!!! Those eyes look amazing. Thanks for playing along with the Craft Stamper Challenge xx

  9. I love this card! So cool and beautiful! Thanks for joining our challenge at Rubber Dance :)

  10. Oh my goodness! Thank you for a link to your card. Actually, make that a piece of art. Seeing it here, zooming in on details, amazing depth, those eyes are piercing yet beautiful. They are like a pool with a story under the surface, I want to dive into it. How you used cracked stamp, leaves & shading adds to the drama (of said story). I could ramble for ages about how this "speaks" to me. But that would be self indulgence, lol. I'm blown away by your creativity & imagination. Rather envious too. C😊

    1. What a brilliant comment - thank you very much Caroline - follow me on my blog, I always blog twice a week, sometimes three times a week so you will be able to see where my art work (and mind) is going! I am featured in Craft Stamper magazine that is on sale tomorrow too. Thank you so much for your time and so glad that you enjoyed visiting my blog! xxx