Tuesday 29 December 2015

Cutting this one fine!!!

I'm going to have to type fast in order to get this posted before the clock strikes 12 and I turn into a frog.

So, I have 51 days left.  That sounds like ages, but the days fly by so quickly, and the to-do list doesn't seem to go down.  Time management was never my strong point.  However, I have managed to do a blog post, so that's good going I think.

Today, I used Hobby Art Stamps again.  My mum said, "ow, have you used a little house stamp".  Yep mum, they're your stamps.  Haha.

The stamps are called Poppy Scene-it CS044D - just in case you definitely need them (you do, they're lovely).

I started by stamping the two largest poppy stamps on a piece of plain white card, with a large space in between.  My plan is, these stamps will form a frame, so therefore they need to be the largest image, as they will be the most prominent.

I then cut out an aperture, cutting around part of the stamped images

Next I needed to stamp the layer which will sit behind this frame.  I had to calculate where I needed the stamped images to sit.  I used the acetate sheet to help me figure out where the image will look good, and then I added a pencil mark to remind me where I'm going to stamp

To also help me decided where I'm going to stamp, I'll keep the frame in situ, and then hover the stamp over the image, so see if it looks good.  Then I whip the frame away and hope I manage to get the stamp in the position I planned!

I then sat the frame over the top, and then cut the aperture out again, along with the poppies

Next is to plan the background.  I stamped my lovely little house, with grass, and hills.  Then also cut this out


Next are the hill.  I didn't just want to repeat the hills, so added some "plain" hills with my drawing pen.  Then, you got it, cut out the hills

And now for colour.  I put the sun in first.  Actually, I made it way to big!!  And then after I had to take some of the colour out and put the sky over it

I used water colour pencils.  I just scribbled different shades onto the card, and then worked the colours together using a water brush

I used my distress ink on the frame, which I just swiped across the card using the edge of the ink pad.  This gives a "wood" effect.  I gently blended the ink into the card

I then glued the layers together.  I used 3D foam for the top two layers, the bottom layers I just used 3D foam on the edges.

Black card frames my image, and a little glitter gel pen.  I also used Glossy Accents on the poppies, just to make them really stand out

I think I like it.  However, I may take some of the colour off the hills, and maybe I'll add a little ink on the edges of the leaves to cover up the white.  Or, alternatively, I won't faff anymore, as it's already really late, and as a frog, I am now finding it very difficult to type :)


Linda Simpson said...

WOW Leonie this is fabulous, love the scene you have created. Brilliant!
Linda xxx

Margaret A said...

Good fun building this one up...it came together nicely. Xx

Margaret A said...

Good fun building this one up...it came together nicely. Xx

kittyedavies47@gmail.com said...

Hi Leonie.
What a beautiful card.
You are such a talented Lady.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

carol edwards said...

This is great Leoni, I love all the step by step instructions. Thank you x

Sarah Brennan said...

Thanks for sharing. I have several Hobby Art sets but not that one. Lucky it's not the new year yet so I won't be breaking my 'spend less money on crafting until I've used more of my stash' resolution!

karenlotty said...

3rd attempt Blogger playing me up! This is gorgeous I love how you've layered up the scene without having to use masks I like the 3D effect Your cutting astounds me I hope the croak has gone after being turned onto a frog

Anonymous said...

Beautiful picture Leonie and such detailed instructions encouraging us all to have a go. Thank you. Best wishes Jackie x

hollyberry said...

Leonie this is just gorgeous,love the end scene and its frame. The perspective is great,wish I could do that.

Pam B said...

Hi Leonie

Just loving your creativeness and talent, I hope wherever you are going in 51 days time we get to see you showcase your abundant abilities.

Happy Crafting


Tracy Welham said...

This is incredible, love it. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

Yvonne H said...

Good evening Leonie,
Absolutely stunning I wish I could do this. Yvonne xx

jac777 said...

Dear Leonie...It's so good to see you 'properly crafting' again, using the stamps & techniques YOU want to do :) Happy days...& not too many left now :) xxx

Anne said...

My favourite so far... love this!
Well done for keeping up to a post a day, it's a marathon!!

Anne x

Anne Chilvers said...

This is stunning x Your step by step style is great x