Sunday, 24 September 2017

The Craft Barn Twelve Month Challenge - September

Just scraping into the Craft Barn Twelve Month Challenge yet again. I had no idea where I was going with September's verse from the poem "The Months" and it probably shows! The verse reads "Warm September brings the fruit. Sportsmen then begin to shoot."

I didn't have a choice of fruit stamps so it had to be the only one I possess - a pear. I rather ignored the second line and just added some small ducks in flight hoping they escaped the gun. Slightly hypocritical on my part as I do eat game.

I started by brushing Dried Marigold Distress Ink (DI) over my page (measures 5.75ins square) and then added Spiced Marmalade DI around the edge. The pear and ducks were stamped on this background using Dried Marigold and the leaves around the edge with Spiced Marmalade.

The pear was also stamped on a piece of card, cut out and coloured with watercolour pencils, blending the colours with water and then a little bit of blush added using Barn Door DI. It looked a little dull against the background so I painted it over with several layers of PaperArtsy Gloss Glaze. I finished the page by adding the computer generated verse.

Page Recipe
Anna Marie Designs Super Smooth Printer Card 200gsm
Anna Marie Designs Super Smooth Printer Card 250gsm
White 280mic
Distress Inks - Dried Marigold, Spiced Marmalade, Barn Door, Vintage Photo
Versafine - Smokey Gray
Water colour pencils
PaperArtsy Gloss Glaze

Pear - maker unknown
Ducks - Stampscapes 023A
Leaves - Crafty Individuals CI-234 

Verse - computer generated with "Papyrus" font 

1 comment:

Gio said...

I love all different layers and colours. And the focal point, the pear, is perfect. Well done!