Friday, 8 April 2016

Docrafts capsule collection papers
Dark blue card
Sue Wilson Orange blossom complete petals, dandelion clocks, montreal dies
Spellbinders tag dies

Clarity calendar challenge 4 - April

Now I know that this does not look very much like the original calendar artwork.  However, I have followed the step by step instructions and used all the same techniques as Barbara did. 
I don't normally make canvases, although I have done some with Sazz in her workshops. However, I quite enjoyed making this one and am reasonably pleased with the outcome.

Clarity challenge - April

I really like this stamp and have used it for both of the challenges this month. 
First I stamped the bird in black archival ink to give it a crisp, clean look.  I made a mask for the bird and added the moon and outer parts of the cloud masks.  I then used a stencil brush and stonewashed ink for the sky.  I made my own cloud mask from copy paper and inked these in with denim ink.  After removing all the masks I painted the bird with espresso.  I didn't want to use more colours as I wanted a clean, simple feel to the card.  I stamped the greeting and the foliage (first and second generation) in black archival.  I am (for once) really pleased with this and plan to make some similar ones as birthday cards for some of my family.