Saturday, 27 May 2017

The Craft Barn Twelve Month Challenge - May

May's page for the Craft Barn Twelve Month Challenge involved lots of masking on my part. This months verse is:
May brings flocks of pretty lambs
Skipping by their fleecy dams. 

I started by stamping the house, wall and sheep and then masked them all. Cutting out those little sheep masks was a bit of pain! I then stamp the trees on the left behind the wall. Leaving the masks in place I brushed on Distress Ink (DI) for the sky and grass. The trees, house and wall were then watercoloured with DI. It looked rather too neat and tidy at that point so I added the border to give the page a little informality. I finished the piece with the computer generated verse.


Page Recipe
Anna Marie Super Smooth Printer Card 200gsm
Anna Marie Simply Card High White 300gsm  
Versafine Smokey Gray
Distress Ink - Broken China, Peeled Paint, Shabby Shutters, Fired Brick, Hickory Smoke
House, wall & trees - Crafty Individuals CI-460
Sheep - Crafty Individuals CI-467
Birds - Crafty Individuals CI-209
Border - Kaisercraft Texture-Edges CS155 
Verse - computer generated with "Papyrus" font

Saturday, 6 May 2017

The Craft Barn Song Challenge - I Can't Stand the Rain

The current song title in the Craft Barn Song Challenge is "I Can't Stand the Rain". Not one that is on my song radar so "You Tube" had to come to my rescue. Of the various videos I watched the disco version by Eruption was my top choice.

I started my postcard (my chosen format for this challenge) by spraying the base card with Distress Spray Stain. The window was stamped on to a piece of card and cut out and then the window pane areas removed. The window was then stamped again on acetate and cut out and then stamped with a raindrops stamp. On a piece of card I stamped the country landscape and watercoloured the image with Distress Inks. I glued the acetate window to the landscape and then attached the frame over them.

The little girl with attitude is from one of my favourite and very well used Crafty Individuals sets. I think she has been told she can only go out to play in the rain if she changes her clothes and put on her wellies. I'm sure she has stamped her feet a few times and said "It's not fair!". I stamped the girl on to a piece of white card, cut her out, coloured with Copic markers and paper-pieced her dress. I completed the postcard with the song title and artist's name.

 Postcard Recipe
Anna Marie Super Smooth Printer Card 200gsm
Anna Marie High White 300gsm
Downloaded background paper
Distress Spray Stain - Mermaid Lagoon
Memento Tuxedo Black
Distress Inks - Forest Moss, Peeled Paint, Hickory Smoke, Mermaid Lagoon
StazOn Jet Black
Ranger Archival - Watering Can
Copic Markers
Scenery - Stamp Addicts
Window - Stamp Addicts SA-5026 Window Dressing
Girl - Crafty Individuals CI-277
Raindrops - Designs by Ryn Water Effects 1 UM-M1
Song Title – Computer generated “Please write me a song” font