Sunday 15 March 2015

A brush with Brusho

Hi there
Just a quickie today as I'm pretty behind with everything!  I was lucky to be given some Brusho for my birthday and have been having a play.  Next weekend I'm on Kay Carley's course at The Craft Barn so watch this space for some more Brusho creativity...

  I'm entering the roses in to The Craft Barn's weekly challenge on Backgrounds.

Sunday 8 March 2015

Bashful Bunny

There's definitely a touch of Spring in the air, the birds are sounding chirpier and the daffodils are beginning to peek out.  Time to think about The Craft Barn calendar challenge for March - Yellow and Rabbits.  A good excuse to use one of my oldest and most loved stamps, the PSX Bashful Bunny.

First the bunny was stamped and masked.  A circle stencil and a mask for the sun were taped down.  Gradually the image was built up using Distress ink over torn paper masks for the hills and images stamped in Archival ink.

The twig and flowers were stamped around the edge with second and third impressions to add depth.  Details and shading were added in coloured pencil.  Yellow was added to the edges and some texture added with stamping (doesn't show up well in the photo).

I'm entering this in The Craft Barn Calendar Challenge  - March - Yellow and Rabbits. 

Materials Used:
PSX: Bashful Bunny
Hobby Art stamps: In the Country, Winter Scene-Its
Card-io stamps: Majestix Oriental Blossom stamp set
Stampers Anonymous: slight alterations
Ranger Distress Ink: squeezed lemonade, scattered straw, bundled sage, shabby shutters, weathered wood, salty ocean
Ranger Archival Ink: jet black
Clarity: moon mask, circle framer
Spectrum Noir pencils