Wednesday, 18 March 2020
It's mid month reminder time for Penny Black and More Challenges so here I am with my inspiration for you.
Here I've used Penny Black's 30-095 Flower Festival and that fabulous inky background is an alcohol background - it's so shiny as I've popped some gold ink in there too (so hard to pick up on a photo!).
Glossy accents and mica powder make the flowers so shiny too.
The sentiment is one from my own stash.
I wasn't sure to be honest what the flowers actually are or indeed which way up they were supposed to go but I thought, does it matter?!!!! So I joined them a bit like holly hocks and was pleased with that!
With a black pen I've just spotlighted the one on the right hand side.
Please do come over and join us at Penny Black and More Challenges - there are prizes to be won!
PLEASE REMEMBER THAT THIS IS A HAND STAMPING CHALLENGE SO YOUR MAIN FOCAL IMAGE MUST BE THAT OF A HAND STAMPED IMAGE AND NOT A DIE CUT/CUTS. NO DIGITAL IMAGES ARE ALLOWED ON THIS CHALLENGE.
Thanks for stopping by,
Sunday, 1 March 2020
First Sunday of March so that only means one thing...... it's a new theme over at Penny Black and More Challenges!
This months new theme is "Spring Flowers" so I've gone for something a bit different this month and a mixed media piece using a birch wood heart. Over the past few months I've added another feather to my bow and taken up the art of pyrography. It is so relaxing to do and I've so enjoyed it and I think it's really important to keep on learning and expanding in your knowledge and not get stuck in your usual comfort zone.
So, this heart was burnt just before Christmas and given to a friend of mine that lives in the Netherlands (as it was her that actually introduced me to pyrography in the first place!).
After stamping the Penny Black stamp 40-612 Tulip Bouquet with versafine ink I then burnt in the design with my pyrography iron and shaded the areas too. I've coloured this one with my Derwent Inktense pencils and watercoloured them out - Inktense pencils are permanent once dry - this is important for when you come to paint a coat of varnish over at the end as you don't want the colours to reactivate and bleed.
The little hearts are just me having fun and drawing with the iron!
The friends sentiment is from Penny Black's Happy Wishes set 30-419. I stamped that and then burnt the image in just the same as with the flowers.
Finished with a coat of hard floor varnish.
I do hope that you can come over and join us this month at Penny Black and More:-
PLEASE REMEMBER THAT WE ARE A HAND STAMPING CHALLENGE, NO DIGITAL IMAGES CAN BE USED AND THE MAIN FOCAL IMAGE MUST BE HAND STAMPED (NOT A DIE CUT).
Thanks for stopping by,