Wednesday, 7 March 2018

Dreaming of Spring

I have not had a long crafty session in ages - so needed to spring into action and play!
I must be yearning for warmer spring days as I delved into my DecoArt paints with no real plan or ideas of where I was going with my chosen substrate but chose spring colours.

As usual the stencils followed the painty layers - I love how many different colours and shades appear when brayering on layers of paint! TH mini stencils - it is the first time my Splatter stencil was used. A selection of ink pads and MME Asparagus stamps to add more layers depth and interest and also to frame the MDF piece.

Amongst the many Christmas crafty gifts I received at Christmas was this large Banksy style girl with balloons from Bee Crafty she is gorgeous. I also wanted to use a favourite Visible Image phrase but no matter how hard I tried I couldn't use the images separately in a layout I liked .

So I decided to combine both stamps to place the saying within the balloons. Lots of stamping to form masks to enable me to create my finished project.  

A repair to the damaged tissue stamped girls leg, more painty layers to blend the tissue edges. White Sakura pen for highlights and thread to hang and I am quite pleased with my altered stamped image. The sun came out so I had to take a photo in the garden!

Phew sorry for such a long post

Thank you for dropping by - have a lovely day / evening  xx

Stamps - Visible Image - Text
                Bee Crafty - Banksy Style girl and balloons (large)
                MME - Asparagus set - floral, text, floral mesh stamps
DecoArt Media Paints - Cobalt Teal Hue, Phthalo Green Yellow, Dioxazine Purple, Green Gold, Diarylide Yellow, Cerulean Blue, Pyrole Orange, Pyrole Red, Quinacrodone Magenta
DecoArt Tinting Base, White Gesso and Matte Medium
Sakura White Gel Pen
Versamark black Onyx, Archival Olive and Sepia ink pads
Tim Holtz Mini Stencils - Dots Fade, Splatters, Alpha and Numbers
15 X 20CM  MDF Plaque Woodform Crafts

I would like to submit this project to the following challenges
The Artistic Stamper                            Stencils and Masks
That's Crafty                                         Spring Into Action
Altered Eclectics                                  Anything Goes
Rhedd's Creative Spirit                        Anything Goes
Creative Artiste Mixed Media             Anything Goes
TIMI (Craft Stamper)                          Anything Goes
Moo Mania                                          Colour / Effect
We Love To Create                             Anything Mixed Media Goes


craftytrog said...

Gorgeous art Carol! The background is fabulous!
Alison x

froebelsternchen said...

This is a fantastic hanger - WOW! I am thrilled about it and your techniques!
Thank you for sharing with us at Moo Mania & More!
Much appreciated!
oxo Susi

Rosie said...

Your hanger is absolutely gorgeous, love it

Thank you for joining us at MOO MANIA & MORE

A Pink said...

Absolutely fabulous! Carol . Love all those layers of yummy colour and detail!
Clever combining of the two stamps. So happy to see you back enjoying your painty play :) x

Jane Elizabeth France said...

The type of art that has my tongue hanging out carol... I love love love it. Thank you so much for joining in the artistic stamper challenge.x

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

No apologies for the long post Carol, I love your tutorial and how it came to be. A stunning work of art full of positive colours. Thank you for sharing with us over at That's Crafty.
Best wishes in the *Spring into Action* Blog Challenge.
Tracey DT

Unknown said...

Hi Carol! Thank you for leaving your sweet comment on my blog. I'm so glad you like it. I have come to check out your fab creation and loved the blog post. Your artwork is fabulous! Thanks again and thank you for sharing it on That's Crafty! challenge blog. Good luck! Ingrid x

Dorthe said...

Hi Carol,

thankyou for your kind and sweet comment,- on my blog !
Your amazing spring creation, is surely happy and filled with sun.
Wonderful with the girl holding the balloons and the lovely quote !!
Thank you for entering it to the challenge -
and a lovely weekend to you - Good luck !!
DT, Dorthe , x

sarascloset said...

Carol, this is a STUNNING piece of artwork! I love the colors and what amazing depth you have created! hugs! said...

Hello Carol thank you for your lovely comment on my blog now I am here to return the complement. I love everything about your art. I particularly love the colours and the way you have blended the shades and tones together. It looks like a spring garden just in the distance. Thank you for joining in with Rhedd's Creative Spirit Challenge.

Michele said...

beautiful layering! such gorgeous work. xo

Judy McKay said...

Very pretty canvas. Thank you for joining us at Altered Eclectics this month. Hope to see your beautiful art projects here again soon. Judy DT

Lys said...

Dreaming of Spring too! A gorgeous page, great work too on the tissue design!thanks for sharing with us at Creative Artiste Mixed Media challenge blog!

Sandra Wright. said...

I love how you created your background..its just perfect for that delightful image..
Thank you so much for joining us this month at Rhedd's Creative Spirit...x

Gemma Hynes said...

Beautiful colours, thank you for joining in the challenge on the love to Create blog.

Linda said...

This looks amazing. Thank you for playing along with the Craft Stamper Challenge xx