Today I’m sharing a card created with a pair of Hero Arts stamps. Check out how I trimmed around the edge of the leaves so I could then layer them and have a little bit of leaf poking over. The leaves & berries were coloured with Copics.
In the world of papercraft the name Tim Holtz certainly causes you to pay attention, the man is always coming up with something new and interesting, often totally amazing! Following on from his previous two books, Tim has released another – number 3 featuring a whole extra world of techniques and information. As for the previous two books, Linda Ledbetter is running some challenges, based around various techniques that are described within the book. The first cab off the rank is ‘paint marbling’, a technique I’ve done heaps of times but never into my art journal – so here goes for a project with a difference!
I used Distress Paints in Peacock Feathers and Squeezed Lemonade to create the initial background in my A4 sized, hardbound journal. Having the extra space to do it was great, although a little awkward to control.
Next came some torn strips of dictionary paper and some stencilling. I used a new Dina Wakley stencil and sponged each part of it with Archival inks – I didn’t want the colour to move in the next steps. I drew around the outside of the shape with a paint pen to define it a little.
I added a few swipes of texture paste through the dot fade stencil and got onto Copic colouring my butterflies while that dried. I had stamped the various Darkroom Door butterflies onto plain paper so I didn’t get too much ‘bulk’ – made blending a little difficult but it worked.
I also stamped a stacked set of butterflies onto some pale green tissue paper & Copic coloured them. Once they were adhered onto the page, the tissue paper almost disappeared.
Extra colour and shading was added with Gelatos, watercolour crayon & sponged ink. I added a few dribbles of watercolour crayon using the Ranger spritzer tool – more on how I did that in a later post!
I hope you liked learning how I created this layout. Perhaps you would like to join in the challenge? You can find out more info on Linda’s blog here.
- Darkroom Door Collage Butterfly
- Darkroom Door Wings stamp set
- Darkroom Door Wildflower stamp set
- Darkroom Door Discover stamp set
- Ranger Archival ink – Forget-Me-Not, Chrome Yellow, Manganese Blue, Jet Black
- Momento ink – Tuxedo Black
- Tim Holtz stencil – Dot Fade
- Dina Wakley stencil – Mod
- Copic markers
- Copic multiliner
- Liquitex texture paste
- Liquitex matt medium
- Liquitex gel medium
- Liquitex Paint Pen – Brilliant Blue
- Neocolor II watercolour crayon – Azurite Blue
- Ranger Spritzer Tool
- Gelatos in blues & yellow
In Australia it is Autumn, but in Brisbane where I live you would never know that the season has changed. It is as warm and sunny as ever but the flowers in my garden are disappearing and getting ready for the transition to Winter.
I thought this cheery card featuring frangipani’s might bring a bit of sunshine for your day. I love the quote it features – nature really is marvellous!
For this card I’m using one of my new stamps from Darkroom Door – Postcard Frame. It is fabulous to use, so versatile and just the right size for a tag or card front. Once it was stamped in red, I trimmed it out and layered on my card front with some patterned paper. Then came a bunch of frangipani flowers stamped with Momento ink and coloured with Copics. I’ve listed the colours I used down below to make it easy. Most of the flowers were coloured with the tip to tip Copic colouring method to give a bit of colour graduation. They were trimmed out and given a bit of dimension and glued down by just the centres so that the petals can stick up a little.
I hope you enjoyed this card. I’ll be sharing more on the Darkroom Door blog using the new stamps as will the rest of the design team – make sure you come and check us out!
Darkroom Door Full Bloom stamp set
Darkroom Door Postcard Frame stamp
Ranger Archival Red Geranium ink
Momento Black ink
Copic blending cardstock
Patterned paper – Simple Stories Snap Life
Copic markers – Y04, Y18, Y38, R24, R17, Colourless blender
Today I’d like to share my most recent project for LuLu Art – an ATC Accordion Folder. This was such a sweet project to make and a bit different for me as I usually use stamped images – the ATC’s in this one use collage sheets. Available from LuLu Art of course!
If you would like to see full details – hop over to the LuLu Art blog to find my project here. You can also watch the YouTube video I made showing details.
While you are there – check out the Design Team call! I have had a ball of fun designing for Lisa the past 6 months so give it a go.