Wednesday, 9 January 2019

Project Bird!

Hello friends

As promised here is one of the projects I made at
the weekend class with Eileen Godwin.
The focus was backgrounds and layering them with
distress inks, distress oxides, stamps, stencils, paints,
pens and pencils - yes this card has all that! 

their stamps have a distinct look 'splashed' so already lend themselves
to a mixed media look.

How is it made: to start we applied an area of yellow tone distress oxide to 
the centre of the card and then blended in the blue around the outside.
Stamped the script (always in 3 areas, Eileen's very sound advice).
The paint circles are just that - white paint and using a shot glass for the 
largest and pot lids for the smaller sizes.
Switching to another tone of distress ink for the dotty stencil and then
stamped the Hummingbird.  The stencil that looks like sun rays 
went on afterwards and I really liked how that drew your eye -
on the lookout for a similar stencil now.

I came home and matted it onto 6 x 6 card mats and didn't feel the urge
for little flowers at all! That's a breakthrough! 

I'm looking forward to attending regular classes with Eileen,
she's very talented and I'm learning lots.

Take care friends, hope you are keeping warm.
9 years ago today it was heavy snow, my boys built a snowman
in the garden and it didn't melt for ages.

Back soon.


Chris said...

That’s beautiful Christine, I’ve been experimenting with distress oxides too, love the effect.

margaret driscoll said...

Hello Christine
Thanks for tutorial the oxides are so different I like them!
Nice card!
Love Marg

Jane Willis said...

That is gorgeous - and you've always said you weren't good at stamping! I think you've been hiding your light under a bushel.

Teresa Doyle said...

Beautiful job on the background Christine, a lovely card indeed!

Anonymous said...

Lovely card; thought the background was from a paper pad which you had used. WakeyL

hazel young said...

Gorgeous card Christine. Distress oxides are on my wishlist. Looking forward to seeing what else you create xx Hazel

Jean Eve said...

Just lovely,good use of distress ink pads & the stamps. So creative. Cheers Jean xx

nattyboots said...

Beautiful card and colours Christine .
Elaine H X

Unknown said...

Love your workshop artwork. Must look out my 'random' hat for Saturday coming! I love the way there are no rules to keep with mixed media projects.

Tina Ashton said...

I love this Christine. It's very much my kinda thing. I really want to more work like this. What surface did you work on please? X

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Christine, Wow !! This card is fantastic, I absolutely love it. I love mixed media creations, although I haven't tried it myself yet, but I will, and I'm so looking forward to your tutorials from your classes with Eileen.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

karenlotty said...

A beautiful project This is something I would really like to try
I wish I lived closer to Gravesend as I would love to attend one of your workshops

CraftyCoffey said...

Your card is stunning, really lovely. Wish I lived closer so I could join you at the classes.


Betty McAlister said...

Beautiful card Christina. xx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
Beautiful, it's good to learn something new and take you out of your comfort zone.

CraftyJo said...

It's fabulous!

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