Friday 19 April 2019

A Green Bough

Good morning and a happy Good Friday.  Here's my second Spring themed piece for the Country View Crafts Spring/Easter challenge. As we were were on holiday for most of March I made this before we went away. There was snow on the ground and it was flippin' freezing so I wanted something with colour, and the hope that Spring would eventually get here!

I started by using my lovely Dina Wakley acrylics in my favourite bright colours. 

 Then lots of stencilling and stamping again with Dina's stamps and stencils.
 Now time for a bit of paint flicking, and matting onto some black card.

 It's ages since I used my Scribbly Birds, so out they came. Nothing quite says Spring like chirping birds - or in the case of West Yorkshire, snow! I've also used some older Spelbinders and Tim Holtz dies.

 I just like how they look on my bright background. I needed black and colourful die cuts as the brights didn't show up against the background on their own, and the black was just too dull.

 I love this quote!

And there we are, all done. This was such fun to make, I really enjoyed playing with colour, though the tidying up wasn't as much fun.
Have a very happy Easter, and thanks very much for looking x

Monday 1 April 2019

Not March but April Hares

Good morning and happy Monday, welcome to April! We have a new challenge over at Country View Crafts which is Spring and/or Easter, and this time I've gone for an Easter card.

This is a bit of a white cat in a snowstorm picture lol. It's a Clarity stencil that I've gone through with Distress Inks and blending brushes. I've not used these brushes in years but I love the soft effect they give.

The hares are from a Tracy Easson Wonky Tonk set that I got for Christmas. I've inked it within a couple of months so that's a result for me.

I water coloured them very simply with Distress Ink and then stamped the sentiment. I tried masking it for the corners, but ended up just cutting it up. Much simpler lol.

I think the hares look lovely with the stencil, and as it's 7x7 it's perfect for an 8x8 card. I hope that you will join in with our challenge, and that I'll see you over at the Country View Crafts blog. 
Have a fabulous April, and thanks very much for looking x