Good Morning everyone, and welcome to a new week.
Its time for a new challenge over at Make My Monday with the theme this time being
So go and dig out all those inks, paints, pencils, texture pastes, pastels and and have fun. As most of you know i love my brusho's and pixie powders but decided to go with something different and dug out my stencils, texture paste and paints. There is something satisfying starting with white card and completely transforming it.
6x6 white cardblank. After making my background (details below) i added it to the card front. Then die cut lots of small white flowers, green foliage and little berry branches in yellow. I added yellow enamel dots to the flowers. I die cut a black glossy pot and then built up my flowers. Black glossy sentiment and white butterflies to finish.
Close up of the flowers.
I didn't have a suitable size flower pot so dug through my die collection and came across this die - it comes from a tea party set, i turned the die cut upside down and cut the bottom of it - i then had the perfect size pot. So don't forget to look at your dies and see if you can easily turn them into something else.
below is details of my messy background
I first added texture paste through a brick stencil onto white card. As you will be painting over it you can use any colour texture/modelling paste you have. I wanted it rough around the edges so added less paste there and then before removing the stencil use the pallet knife to add texture to the bricks. Set aside to completely dry.
Once dry i added imagination starlight paints in red and orange, blending together in places. I only needed to add one layer of paint as its highly pigmented. The photo doesn't show the amazing shimmer this paint has.
Once the red dried, I then added touches of green paint to look like mossy and more weathered bricks, then i added black archival ink by dry brushing over all the bricks to again add that weathered old brick look, adding more ink between the bricks. Adding the black really brings up the texture in the bricks i added with the palette knife. I then cut into a square.
Imagination Crafts starlight paints, red, orange and green
Cosmic Shimmer texture paste
That Special touch - brick mask
Memory box massa leaf die, meadow bird branch, mini butterflies
Xcut teaparty die set
Small flower dies
Viva yellow paper pen (enamel drops)
Please do pop over to MMM and join in and see what everyone else came up with for Messy Backgrounds, i think this challenge will be really fun.
We had some beautiful weather at the weekend so hope to see some more of that sunshine this week so i hope you all have a good week too. Thank you for popping by. Emma