Hi everyone. It's lovely to see you here. Who else was surprised/excited to see an extra set of videos from Tim Holtz appear in their Inbox? He gave us some really creative ideas for putting those tags to good use. Must admit I'd already picked up on one from the UK workshop (as those of you kind enough to keep in touch via Facebook will have seen).
Here's a tag from last week, the result of playing with a couple of super Wendy Vecchi stencils, Brick Wall (regrettably discontinued by Stampers Anonymous) and a new favourite, From The Garden. It seems a number of creative talents are picking up on the possibilities for using your stencils. In Creative Chemistry 102 we learned about Paint Monoprinting and Stencil Sketching, and Vivian Keh (Contadina K) has a couple of fantastic videos HERE with her take on the same subject.
And here's what a bit of chopping and layering can achieve. You get to select the bit you really like (and get rid of the bits you're not so happy with!!) This card was always going to be about the background, hence the reason for keeping it simple.
The paint had left some delicate detail from the leaves but it wasn't as distinct as I wanted so I emphasised it with a couple of pigment gel ink pens. On the other hand the extra paint blotches around the leaves really added to the organic feel.
You can see that detail even more from these two close ups. That distressed feel was continued through the spritzing/flicking of water droplets onto the Distress Ink background.
Keeping the embellishments was easy. Distress Glitter Rock Candy on the coordinating butterflies added some much needed sparkle and softened the colours. I suspect even the Royal Mail will like the lack of dimension on this too!!
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As my mojo is now in overdrive with all this amazing inspiration I'll be back soon. In the meantime take care of yourselves. Jenny xxx