Many of you will know that when possible I will submit to Stampington & co publications. One of the publications I try to submit to on a regular basis is Take Ten.
For this particular collection it was the first time I had ever used one of the Artist Papers (included in many Stampington & co publications) and the first time I had submitted cards with a stencil design as the focal. It all came about when I received a beautiful feathers stencil/mask set from Redlead Paperworks. The use of the Artist Paper came about because I would be stencilling with paint and conscious of the time factor I knew I couldn’t spend time on a background. Flicking through some back issues I came across the perfect Quad Papers with almost a burlap appearance, subtle areas of text and a naturalistic colour palette – all so perfect for the feathers.
I would like to share a collection of cards featured in the Summer issue of Take Ten.
The stencilled feathers were all supported with Redlead stamps.
On each card the feathers were stencilled with a combination of metallic paints (Martha Stewart – available from That’s Crafty) with watersoluble crayons flicked onto the base to provide some texture. For this card the little stamped element in the top corner was stamped onto a piece of balsa wood. Wings and the torn piece from a stamped nest definition were stamped onto different papers to provide variation of colour and texture.
With the detailed background and the large stencilled feather, it was simply a matter of small stamped elements to support the theme of the feathers.With the egg stamped onto mulberry paper, tearing, instead of cutting the stamped image allowed the fibres of the paper to be exposed.The white flourish is actually part of the paper design, all I added to the papers, beyond the stamping, are the paint flicks and a jute twine bow.The fourth and final card.
A scrap of pleated Crunchy Kraft Waxed Paper (PaperArtsy) with a torn piece of stamped nest definition which I had stamped onto tissue paper.So there we have it, four simple cards and a Thank You to Stampington & co for once again publishing my submissions and a Thank You to the lovely Chris and Sharon at Redlead for providing me with such wonderful supplies to play with.
I wonder if you know that Redlead have a newsletter. If you sign up to their newsletter you will receive regular up-dates of new products, Chris and Sharon regularly share their Redlead artwork and on a regular basis they will share a free collage image.
Thank you so much for your visit. I am slowly working my way through writing up blog posts to schedule so I can start to get my blog a little bit more active than it has been.
08 Jul 2015 19 Comments