Monday, 29 June 2015

Lavinia Stamps Challenge 6 - 'Any Colours You Like'

Well here we are again, I can't believe that it's the end of June and I'm only just in time to blog for this months entry. I really must try to put my entries in earlier but old habits seem to die hard.

This months challenge really appealed to me because I could use lots of really bright colours all at once.  Also, I've tried something new and had my first play with Stampbord, what a fantastic surface to work with, I shall certainly be playing with that again and real soon.

I created this by inking up with different Distress Inks and Adirondack Inks the brighter the better. I then stamped all the images using the lovely Lavinia Stamps in Versafine Onyx Black. Once dry I scratched in the highlights and added some gold with a Uni Paint Marker. 

Finally, I mounted the tiles onto black card and a red pearlescent base card.

I hope you like it, why not visit Lavinia Stamps website and have a go at this fabulous challenge yourself, you never know you may be a winner. For more details follow the link:

Sunday, 28 June 2015

Boys, Boys, Boys

Hi everyone

This is my submission for this months Clarity Stamp Blog Challenge 28 which is called 'Boys, Boys, Boys'

I decided to do a canvas this month and have painted the background with acrylic paints and used Archival & Versafine inks for stamping. 

My inspiration for the canvas is the journey that a boy takes to becoming a man as depicted by the 'Wee Folk' stamps.  These have been stamped around a Clarity Tree stencil and I have called it 'Tree of Life' which has been stamped using the letterbox kit.   I have finished it off by stamping some branches in the background and flowers in the foreground. Finally it has been set off against an oak coloured box frame. 

I hope you like it any comments/feedback would be much appreciated. 

Good luck in the challenge everyone.