Last night Helen Chilton was over at PA with a fun project. I started stamping a background with a range of PA stamps. Some of these have never seen ink!! Gentleman - Plate 6, a happy xmas to me stamp, made a great central image. I used the small circles from SM12 because I know I like that, and a block of flats from SIBM4 along the bottom. I used a piece of torn paper to mask between the images. Managed to do this before the world was plunged into darkness. Not a bad photo for in the dark eh?
I didn't have the oil pastels Helen used but hoped that technique this might work with DI. So, in the dark with just a poor head light I sponged on Mowed Lawn, Salty Ocean and Picked Raspberry. Probably would have got better coverage if I could have seen what I was doing, but actually quite like the patchy look. LOL
Then I used three Tando Creative masks, leaves top left, bamboo group top right and one of the reindeer negatives bottom center. If you squint maybe you can see the line of his back below the guy holding the number........ I used a babywipe to remove the colour through the masks.
Here's a bit closer look. Very pleased with this background considering the challenges. You never know, maybe it's better because of the power cut!! Isn't life strange.
I had a stamp all picked out to finish with but in the end it was too small and vanished into the busy background. So I went for big, bold simple lines. My Prima doll is blue, Dress, hair, scary featureless face.
Joining the fun at
Tando Creative - Bold and Bright
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Blues
Stampotique Designers Challenge 130 - Something New Prima doll and Gentleman were new for xmas
Loves Rubberstamps Challenge 85 - Anything Goes
Thanks for dropping by. I love reading all your lovely comments. Thanks for your support. My desk overfloweth with unfinished projects so back soon. Keep warm, cool, dry, anyone want to be wet? Just so long as we remain crafty.......