Thursday 9 April 2020

Country View Crafts Challenges - Animal Magic

Hello again.

Today I am sharing my second project for the Country View Crafts Animal Magic challenge.

Here is my project

The main images are from the Big Top Tim Holtz stamp set.  I love this set - I hadn't played with it for a while.

The images were stamped and coloured using Polychromo pencils.  They were then cut out and set aside.

The background papers are from an older set of Tim Holtz Christmas papers.

The wonderful thing about Tim's papers is that they are double sided, and the backs are normally fabulous and universal.

I cut the papers to size, distressed the edges and then inked around them using walnut stain distress ink.

On the top panel I inked through the Hocus Pocus stencil.  I thought this went well with the circus theme.

I then arranged the stamped and coloured images onto the card and stamped the quote.

This was great fun to make.

Pop over to the Challenge blog to see more amazing inspiration from the team.  And don't forget.  There is plenty of time to join in with the challenge.  You never know, you might be the lucky winner of the gift voucher to spend in the shop!

Stay safe and happy crafting!

Wednesday 1 April 2020

Country View Crafts Challenges - Animal Magic

Happy April.

I know that life has been a bit crazy of late - the whole world has been impacted by Covid-19 and everyone has had to adjust.

Hopefully you have all been finding sanctuary through craft.  I know that it helps my anxiety greatly.

April's challenge over at Country View Crafts Challenges is Animal Magic.  Here is my first project.

I didn't take any photos as I was creating my project unfortunately, but I can talk you through how I created this card.

Firstly, I stencilled walnut stain distress ink through the Tim Holtz Decayed stencil.  I thought this stencil was perfect as it looks a little like the markings on a giraffe.

I also loved the tone on tone effect in the background.

I stamped the amazing giraffe collage stamp from PaperArtsy onto the stencilled background.

I also stamped this onto a separate sheet of card and painted over using PaperArtsy Fresco Acrylic chalk paints.

This was then cut out and mounted over the stamped background.

To finish the panel was mounted onto another panel and a card blank.

This was great fun to make.  I adore the new PaperArtsy Hot Picks stamps too!

Pop over to the Challenge blog to see what the other design team members have created.  And while you are there, I hope that I have inspired you to join in.  Don't forget, you might be the lucky winner of a gift voucher to spend in the shop.

Happy crafting and stay safe!