Friday 10 April 2015

The music of her dreams

Hi there
At last the chance for a whole day of peace and quiet and time to try out the next tutorial in Journal Soup 2 by Kate Crane.  Part 4 is about drawing and painting whimsical figures.  As anyone whose courses I've been on will know I'm not very good at sticking to the instructions, but I did my best this time, even going with the pink patches under the eyelashes.  I did deviate though, from arms holding a cup of tea, to arms waving in the air.

Materials used:
Paper Artsy Fresco Finish paints: chalk, jade, amethyst, orchid, haystack, chocolate pudding, little black dress
Spectrum Noir pencils: 033, 034, 096
Faber-Castell Gelatos: coconut, passion fruit, metallic mint, banana
Stabilo All pencil
Signo Uniball white gel pen
Letraset fine line drawing pen

Tuesday 7 April 2015

Singing in the Rain

The April calendar challenge at The Craft Barn is Blue and Umbrellas.  I must admit I struggled with inspiration and had to resort to Pinterest to get the ideas going. 

Firstly I embossed the umbrella and the dog and masked them off. I wet the paper all around the mask and sprinkled Brusho at the top of the paper, letting it drip down.  Once the blue was dry I wet the paper under the umbrella and let the yellow run upwards.  Using a wet paint brush some of the paint could be moved around to create the puddle underneath.  The sentiment was stamped and rain drops added with paint on the edge of a credit card.  Finally a little stamping was added to the edge to create a frame before adding the calendar.

Materials used:
watercolour paper
Brusho: ultramarine, turquoise, black, lemon, yellow
Ranger Archival Ink: jet black
Ranger Distress embossing ink
Stampendous embossing powder: midnight black
PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Paint: little black dress
Tando mask: accessorise
Creative Expressions: dreamy sentiments
Kaisercraft clear stamps: edges

Thank you for taking a look.  Why not pop over to The Craft Barn to see some of the other entries?