26 February 2011

A card and a mish mash of experiments and work in progress

I have been experimenting with the Faux Barnyard technique from Technique Junkies as I'm creating my week 8 Journal page using this page for UK Stampers and the Stampotique Challenge. However I do love guddling about with paint and so had to have a few attempts at this. I used my teal/white background as a layer for a 40th birthday card for my sister. I stamped "Oh my dear" from Stampotique onto card and then coloured her with watercolour pencils - it is  how she feels about her looming big day. As my sister is in denial about the big 40 I had to put it on the card - I used a number 40 chipboard as a stencil and sprayed Jade green dylusions to mask it and then doodled a little. The circular and wavy text is a rub on from Lilley-bee. I added some comments in black/white to add to this. On the back of my card and underneath the barnyard door mat I painted dylusions teal/white with a sponge and then stamped Olivia on the back with an apt quote.

I also had a play with acrylic paints and Ranger alcohol inks on acetate to see what kind of random effects I could achieve.

My DD is creating a piece of graffiti cross stitch from a photograph taken by Lens Guy as part of her school design project. I have not picked up a piece of cross stitch in ages and it got me to thinking. She drew her design on the linen in pencil and I wondered if you could stamp it on... I got out boy angle with wings as I want to use him for the jff challenge and had a go. The ink is hard to see in places but I sat with my needle last night and began it - whether it gets finished is another matter - and I think it will be a loose interpretation of the original stamped image.


  1. What a fab arty card! Your sis will love it! Maybe not the '40' though! lol! Love your experiment with the AI & paint, looks really cool, & look forward to seeing your stitching finished
    Alison x

  2. Great card... love the alcohol colours, really bright and zingy!

  3. love the art, good luck with the x stitch

  4. i love to embroider stamped images...its so fun and effective...i hope you do finish him and share!
    some great effects with the ai and paints too!

  5. Lovely card & great experiments too