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Thursday, 16 November 2017

Pocket Sketch Book

I have a new post today over on The Artistic Stampers blog here, using this fantasy background stamp designed by Neil Walker.

Please pop over and let me know what you think.


Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Butterfly Light Canvas


This months challenge on The Artistic Stampers blog is USE A QUOTE
Pop over and join in for your chance to win one of Jennies wonderful stamps


My team project was created on canvas board using Gelatos and a small amount of white acrylic paint. I put down a layer of colour on my board from the pigment sticks, I chose three colours for the background, once the colour was down I blended them in using sponge (Love the product, but I'm not too keen on touching it with my fingers), Then I sprayed some water on one of The Artistic Stampers background stamps and pushed it into the Gelato to remove some of the colour.


Then to add a small pop of contrasting colour and rubbed some red Gelato onto a different background stamp sprayed that with water and randomly stamped over my board. The white acrylic paint was added by applying it to the bottom of different sized lids and using those as stamps before the final splattering of black acrylic paint went over the top.


On a separate piece of card, I stamped the large light bulb and filled it with butterflies, before glueing it to the board. To finish I went around everything with a paint pen and added my quote.


Thanks for popping by, please leave a comment to let me know what you think.

Gemma



Sunday, 29 October 2017

Kiki card

Pop over to The Artistic Stampers blog today to check out my latest card 


Thanks for stopping by

Gemma

Friday, 6 October 2017

Art Journal Prompt Cards

I am loving all the Art Journal Prompt cards I am seeing everywhere and they have inspired me to make my own, Normally I just have a list of prompts and I roll a dice to pick the prompt, but this is a much prettier way to do it. 



I cut some card to size and then blended layers of Distress Oxides over them, before spraying them with water. Then I added some stamping and doodling before finishing them off by added the prompt.





What journal prompts do you like to use?

Thanks for stopping by
Gemma

Sunday, 1 October 2017

Hearts for Hearts


This was a fun little card to make, all the measuring and laying of masking tape was totally worth it. 


I laid out strips of masking tape, measuring to make sure everything was straight and even. Then using three different Distress Oxides I blended ink onto the squares alternating the colours, before spraying them with water.


Then I cut a little heart out of a piece of card to make my own stencil and scrapped over a beaded gel medium mixed with some red Gelato.

Thank you for stopping by
Gemma

Friday, 29 September 2017

Splatter Butterfly Card


To is the day I post for The Artistic Stamper, for my post this week I created a simple splatter and butterfly card
Pop over to The Artistic Stampers blog today to find out more and see what products I used.


Thanks for popping by
Gemma

Sunday, 24 September 2017

Three Cheers for Polkadoodles

The We Love to Create Blog has recently undergone a few changes, We are still a blog dedicated to mixed media, but Polkadoodles is our lovely new sponsor

I have created a canvas board for this months challenge, I am not completely sure I think it's finished, comment below, let me know what you think? 

Don't forget to pop over to the We Love 2 Create blog, check out my teammate's creation and join in the challenge.


I printed off some wonderful papers from the Belle Papillon downloadables, The music sheet paper was then scrunched up for extra texture before it was glued down with gel medium. Once that was dry I mixed some brown Gelatos with some beaded gel medium, which I scrapped through a stencil. Once it was completely dry I went around the edged with a different colour Gelato. I tried to keep all the colours within an orange/brown group (hope that makes sense).


 I then cut around and cut in half this beautiful butterfly from the same collection which I glued in place with more gel medium.


I then glued over the top a quote I had stamped out and another image from the collection.


 Then I went to town with my Faber Castel Pitt Pens in an effort to lift the images from the canvas.



Thanks for taking the time to read and comment on my blog, 
It's not too early to start my Christmas crafting next month, is it?

Gemma