Hi it’s time for Darcy’s April Calendar Challenge, hope you can find time to come and play!
This months techniques are:
1. Keep a part of the original picture and incorporate that into your design
2. Technique - use drips and splatters
3. Add - a repeating shape or word as many times as possible
4. Blog your calendar page and link up from April 1st 2015.
Printed off my page onto 80gsm copier paper and then cut it down to size.
The only thing i wanted to keep was Tinglyitchiness from Stampotique.
Masked off Tingly using a masking fluid then painted over the whole area using Fresco Paint Nougat. Then i went over the whole area again using Scattered Straw, Mustard Seed and Chipped Sapphire Distress Inks blending the two yellow colours and using the Chipped Sapphire for the edge.
Really enjoyed this month’s techniques. I tried to follow a You Tube video from a very talented lady called Helen Allen who is on the DT for Rubber Dance Stamps. I was inspired to have a go at her background as she repeat stamps a script stamp over a butterfly.
I tried to follow her instructions but my second generation stamping was a tad heavy handed so i didn’t achieve the look she did, this is my first attempt at this and i will try again as i love the effect it gives. Let me know if you have a play and how your project turns out! Used a sentiment from Lindsay Mason’s set Creative thoughts, the butterfly is from Sarah Lugg for Rubber Stampede.
Added the drips and splats using a Sepia coloured Ink from my local stationers. Coloured the butterflies in using a watered down version of Mustard Seed DI.
The eagle eyed amongst you will notice that Tingly is a different colour than in the beginning. Had to go over him as the masking fluid didn’t do a good job and the paint covered him up, ooops!
I am very happy with how my calendar image has turned out. Now to add him to my mop up journal.
Added some of the papers i had over from the recent workshop once again but there was something missing…
I added some washi tape to ground Tingly and to add a little more colour on the collaged page and a couple of dark splats from the Inkylicious Elements 2 set.
More pondering over a couple of day then i added a
Memory Box die called Chloe and a piece of fabric i had over from making a watch strap for my OH, thought this would make a fab tree trunk, then added a piece of the Gelli Plate i had over to ground the trunk.
Recap - I used two stamps repeatedly, added splats and drippage as April’s instructions.
If you want to join in with May’s Challenge Darcy has left these instructions:
Here are the rules for May 2015.
1.. Keep a part of the original picture and incorporate that into your design
2, Technique - Make marks,... scratching or stamping into texture paste/thick gesso/spackle/glue anything that will hold the shape
3. Add – an image that depicts your star sign/horoscope (drawing,painting,magazine image)
4. Blog your calendar page and link up from May 1st 2015
Looking forward to your lovely comments, thanks for dropping by.