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Friday, 19 August 2011

Crafty Individuals ~ Bright & Beautiful


The current crafty Individuals challenge is Bright & Beautiful and I'm a little late with my entry this month.Thankfully the weather is bright and beautiful today as all it did yesterday was rain continuously. I've used some more distress inks I don't usually reach for, mustard seed, barn door & peeled paint. I think it would have been a lot easier using distress stains but as I don't have any I used my inks. Not really sure what the difference is to be honest. I  used one of the wooden shrines as I love these. I decided just to use inks and stamps on this shrine and resisted the urge to add any extras.

I used gesso on the shrine then some cream matt emulsion. I stamped the images with archival ink & the two CI stamps used are CI- 209 & CI- 277. Then the distress inks to create the background & the colour the back of the shrine. I used water colours to paint the children. I varnished the shrine to protect the inks & water colours & finished by using my gold krylon pen round the edges.



After what I said on the last post I'm entering this in for a couple of other challenges at the Stampman & Gingersnap Creations  LOL! 

I was fiddling with my blog template yesterday as I wanted to be able to add the extra large photos, and now I wish I hadn't as I think I moved the margins, oh dear it will teach me not to do it again!
Not a lot of time for crafting next week as I'll be busy packing for our holiday to Normandy so I'm hoping the weather improves as they're weather is similar to ours. Still the wine is a lot cheaper.

Thank you for looking & happy crafting  XX











19 comments:

Paula said...

Just simply 'WOW'

Netty said...

Oh wow, this is totally stunning, fab colours and great stamps, love this. So pleased you have joined in the challenge with us at Gingersnaps. Annette x

Sue C said...

Absolutely gorgeous project ! I love the stamps you've used and the colours are fab ! Thanks for joining us at The Stamp Man. Sue C x

Siobhan Fyffe said...

This is absolutely gorgeous!!What more can I say!!
Siobhan

Daniele said...

wow this is stunning
hugs

kjjc said...

stunningly gorgeous

Jean Hardy said...

OMG this is lovely! Thanks for entering, Jean

Ginger said...

Gorgeous x

florenceandfreddie said...

Hi Paula. Wow! This is totally gorgeous!
Have a great weekend.
Regards Florence x

Val said...

Simply gorgeous
Hugs
Valxx

Zuzu's Blog said...

:) this is very yum.. great job... I really love it.

lynne said...

This has the most amazing impact. You use the brights so beautifully to create that background.
Bright colours I shy away from but this is inspirational.
Wishes
Lynne

Ann B said...

A stunning piece and the stamps are beautifully coloured

Jean Straw said...

a really lovely piece of work. I love it Jean x

Karen said...

Gorgeous! Beautiful composition and the vibrant colours really make it special.

Astrid Maclean said...

Totally stunning, love it!!
Have a great time in Normandy!

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! I love it,

Lucy x

Annchen said...

fantastic!!

Ginger said...

congrats on being chosen for the top 5 on the CI blog, It was so well deserved as this is lovely, every time I see it, it makes me smile as its such lovely sunny colours. G x