Thursday 10 December 2015

Poppy Canvas

Good evening, how are you all today?  I go into hospital for steroid injections tomorrow so I shall be having a weekend of rest but I shall definitely have something crafty by my side lol.  In November I took a class at Indigo Blu with the amazing talented artist Jenny Marples and we did this lovely grungy canvas.  She was a fantastic teacher and I discussed about adding more to the background and she was really supportive and wanted to see it when I finished it.  Everything is the same apart from the circles, lines over the circles, script stamp and shading on the flowers.  As always the products I used are at the bottom of the page :-).
I would like to enter the following challenges :-
Altered Eclectics Challenge - Anything Goes Mixed Media/Altered Art
Oddball Art Stamp Challenge - Lots of Layers (layers are black paint, white paint, drippage, texture paste, mega flakes)
Anything But A Card Creations Challenge - Facebook Group

I love the background, lots of grungy texture.

Right I better be off, it might be a few days before I am back again, but if I can I might pop something on in the morning.  Thank you so much for taking the time to visit.
Happy Art :-)
Hugs Kezzy xxxxx

Indigo Blu Paint - English Cottage (banana custard, postbox red, townhouse teal, miss moneypenny, burning bonfire, cocoa) Gesso (white and black)
Indigo Stamps - script background, poppycock, rugged edges, giant poppy
Indigo Blu Other - Mega Flakes (chocolate box), Modelling Paste (coarse)
Other Paint - Reeves (copper and gold), Paperartsy (slate)
Staz On - black
Archival - watering can
Distress Glitter - Black soot
Ranger Enamel Accents - black
Distress Ink - ground espresso, hickory smoke
Triomarker - IG01
Faber Castel Polychromas (warm grey VI, middle cadmium red)
Caran D'Ache Luminance - black
Hi Uni pencil 8B

Tuesday 8 December 2015

Non Traditional Postcard

Good evening, back again with another Christmas theme creation and today I am showing a postcard I did for a swap, the theme being use No Christmas Stamps.  I have to admit I found it hard trying to keep to not adding lots of embellishments that might fall off, or going for lots of texture which I love. All products used are at the bottom of the page and I also did a step by step of the background :-).
I would like to enter the following challenges :-
Let's Craft and Create Challenge - Christmas
Mixed Media World - Anything Goes
Anything But Cute Challenge - You Have Mail (this is a postcard)
Crafting By Design Challenge - Anything Goes
Make My Monday Challenge - White Christmas

I used the Tim Holtz Crazy Things Stamps for the hats,
and because I also needed non traditional I used a witches and birthday hats.
To make them fit I stamped them and then cut them down slightly.

For the background I used Cotman Watercolour Postcards and used 
a cut out circle and Clarity mountains for masks. Then I added lots of blue paints.
The colours I used are at the bottom of the post.

I used a sponge to dab the colours on to give some texture to the postcard.

For shimmer I used water colours Twinkling H20's, I sprinkled them on and
then dabbed again.

When the masks where used I painted the moon and snow white.

To give a stormy sky I used paint on some areas of the moon.

The snow was made up of puff paint and sparkle texture.

Right that's all for today, see you again tomorrow.  Thank you so much for visiting.

Happy Art :-)
Hugs Kezzy xxxxx

Paper - Cotman Watercolour Postcards, Tim Holtz Watercolour Paper
Paints - Paperartsy Fresco (snowflake, inky pool, peacoat, smurf, southern skies, glass blue, china, cherry red, london bus, claret), Crafty Notions (puff paint white), Reeves Acrylic (copper, bronze)
Mediums - Paperartsy Fresco (metallic glaze, satin glaze), Cosmic Shimmer (sparkle texture paste frosty dawn)
Watercolour Paints - Twinkling H20's (ocean wave, sky blue, azurite, wild blueberry, gualemalan green, sweet alfalfa, pink azalea, rich cocoa, bougainvillea, playful peony, french lilac, hot cinnamon.
Watercolour Pencils - Derwent Inktense (deep violet, iron green, teal green, charcoal grey, field green, bark, fuchsia, violet, deep rose, mauve, poppy red, chilli red, shiraz, madder brown
Archival jet black ink pad
Stamps - Tim Holtz (crazy things), Stampotique (birds 4021, monster 400sn, mushroom 3009)
Clarity Mask - mountains and hills
Homemade circle mask
Promarker black
Posca paint pens - black and white