Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Splash of Paint

Hi all, back again, which means Mr Mojo must slowly be returning and thankfully the cold is slowly disappearing lol.  I normally create in the evening and work in the morning (I work alot from home), but with all the pain (steroid injections in two weeks time hurray means I will be skipping by christmas lol) I have been getting up really early in the mornings.  Normally I watch TV but over the last few days I have spent in my craft room before getting kids up for school and working.  I purchased Trish Latimer's DVD create with paint earlier this year, actually I have also purchased quite a few online inky and painty workshops as well, and I love to watch them especially while ironing!!!!  So I have been itching to get inky again (still a beginner) and after two weeks of failed attempts I decided to get Create with Paint DVD out and work with Trish for the first project.  She was working on canvas but I decided to work on card as I expected my first few attempts to be bin fodder, well that was this morning and I was so impressed with myself I have made it into a card :-)

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges :-
                                           Artful Times - Anything Goes
                                           Crafty Boots Challenge - Anything Goes
                                           Creative Card Crew - Anything Goes

The background is all painted, then I stamped an Indigo Blu Sentiment on
tissue paper then mod podged it on the background.
The girl is stamped with black then clear embossing powder was added
on three times to make it look tiled, then cross stitched onto the background card.

I would advise anyone who wants to learn more about paint to make simple backgrounds to buy the DVD.  Right I'm off to do some more creating!!!! Thanks for visiting :-) Kerry xxx

Stamps - Crafty Individuals (CI131), Indigo Blu (Discover your passion)
Inkpads - Colorbox pigment black and Archival jet black
Paint - Paperartsy Fresco paint (limelight, snowflake, little black dress), Decoart (turquoise, christmas red)
Tissue paper
Wild Orchids (flowers)
Sequin waste
WOW embossing clear


rachel said...

this is brilliant - I love the idea of DVD's but finding the time to watch them is such a problem - but this one sounds perfect xx

Trish Latimer said...

Kerry that's stunning!!!! Gorgeous background you've done there, love the placement of all the elements, perfect! So glad you liked the DVD!! xxxxxxxxxxx

505whimsygirl said...

Oh, I'd say you've mastered the paint backgrounds quite nicely!! I love the colors you've used. Yep, I'd say you are ready for a canvas!!!


butterfly said...

So love this card, Kerry! I've been debating about Trish's DVD, and thanks to you, it's definitely going on the Christmas list... what a wonderful background!

I should think any texture paste would do fine. The thing I learned from Leandra is that although it says not to use a heat tool, if you do, you get that extra raised effect from the Ferro blistering - so I don't know if that would work with all of them. But I've also read that you can mix puff paint with texture paste for a similar effect...
Alison xx

paper fun said...

This card is lovely. Your painting is beautiful and so fun to look at. What a great idea to watch how to videos while ironing.

Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew.


Margaret said...

Fabulous card and your background is stunning

Thanks for joining us at the Creative Card Crew for our anything goes challenge

Margaret xx

Dee's Craft Room said...

Wow, you have made a really gorgeous background, it has made a fab card.

Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


Julia S-W said...

I've seen the DVD and this is wonderful! I love how you've added the stitching too.

Von said...

Give yourself a big pat on the back :) wonderful card the colours are so fresh the black and white image really stands out against the background :)
Thank you for sharing with us at Artful Times
Von ☺

chrissie said...

This is brilliant with the colours and images working so well together. Hope you feel really well by Christmas.

Love Chrissie xxx

Deanette said...

Very nice! Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew!

Neet said...

How nice to see those zingy colours on this card. Refreshing after the "C" ones that are everywhere. You have done a brilliant background - keep it up.
Thanks for joining us at Artful Times with this creation.
Hugs, Neet xx