Sunday, 14 April 2013

Army HQ - Child Challenge

Hi all, it's time for a new challenge over at That Craft Place Challenge Blog and this fortnight the challenge is Child's Play and we are being sponsored by the gorgeous Saturated Canary.  The DT were extremely lucky as we all received our own choice of digi stamps from Saturated Canary and I chose The General which is a cool kid playing army in which reminds me of my Son.  He is now 14 but still loves his army stuff and I made a plaque to go on the wall next to his Army Cadet certificates.  I would like to enter my project into the Saturated Canary Challenge Blog and the challenge is Anything Goes :-)

I painted the wooden base white, then mixed some fresco acrylic
paints in green, dark brown, light brown and cream and painted
two coats of camouflage, it actually took quite a while
especially as my first attempt (last picture) I loved but didn't
like what I did with the image so I used the other side lol.  
I coloured up the image with promarkers (details of the ones
I used in recipe at end of post) and cut him out.  I stamped on tissue paper
and glued the army vehicles on the background.  I used 
shrink plastic to make some charms to hang of the para cord which
my son gave me.
The chipboard letters were also painted :-)

I took a picture of my sons cadet uniform for inspiration :-)

My first attempt which I love the background but I coloured
the image onto tissue paper and coloured it with promarkers on the back.
I wanted him to sort of blend into the background but didn't actually 
like it in the end :-)

Don't forget to pop on over and see the other DT's creations and don't forget you can also enter on facebook.  Hope everyone has a crafty Sunday, Happy Crafting :-)
Hugs  Kezzy xxxxx

Image - Saturated Canary (general)
Paints - Paperartsy Fresco paints (toad hall, hyde park, little black dress, french roast, mocha mousse, snowflake.
Creative Expressions stamp set (strong and brave)
Fresco satin glaze
Archival jet black inkpad and Brilliance pearlesant ivy inkpad
Spellbinders circles
Shrink plastic
Alphabet chipboard
Colouring - promarkers - apricot, oatmeal, blush, antique pink, baby pink, cool grey 4, 5, cocoa, burnt sienna, warm grey 5, marsh green, apple cider, caramel, sandstone, Flexmarkers - pesto, saddle brown, Triamarkers - NG02, Copic markers - E41, E47, E49.


Erin said...

Kerry your talent is amazing and i love this plaque is amazing and utterly perfect xxxx

Unknown said...

Wow...fantastic plaque and I love how you have coloured the camoflague...great job. Thanks for joining our Anything Goes Challenge over on the Saturated Canary Challenge Blog.