Thursday 15 February 2018

Meet Happy

So a few of you will recognise Happy from our January Monthly Make stamp set but not only do we have a couple of the full stamp set still available but FUNKY FLOWERS - Happy now comes as a smaller stamp set too!

This is one of my go to demos at the moment, it is quick (as I know you lovely ladies and gents don't want to be stuck listening to my dulcet tones for too long!) it covers so many techniques and most of all it looks fabulous!

And as promised here is a quick recipe on how its done....

First up choose a couple of Distress Oxides for your background (this can be done in normal Distress Inks too - but that is for another day!). I used salty ocean, peacock feathers and wilted violet. Start by applying areas of the palest colour peacock feathers, be sure to apply this really heavy to get the best contrasts.   

Then the next salty ocean

And finally wilted violet, I also ran wilted violet around the edges and gently over the other colours too!

Spritz the TEXTURES - Cracked stamp with water until the stamp is covered. Stamp this onto the coloured background, be careful when lifting it up not to let the water all run to one edge of the stamping block. Blot off the excess water using kitchen roll.

Repeat this all over the background. Leave this to dry or blast with your heat gun.

Around the edge of the coloured background stamp small parts of the TEXTURES - Cracked using peacock feathers to create a frame around your card. Leave to dry.

Making sure the background is dry stamp FUNKY FLOWERS - Happy and the saying onto the background using Archival Ink. Make sure the ink is dry then paint using peeled paint, spiced marmalade and candied apple Distress oxides.

Matt this onto black card, then onto the base card, simple, elegant, beautiful......... 

1 comment:

  1. enjoy seeing you do it at Costello Hull im having a go at home