Friday, 30 January 2015

Thoughts on Men And Trees

Hello.  Welcome.  Well, as I promised no CAS projects today.  A birthday gift I made for my very good friend Elin.  I was fairly certain it would be well received.  We had seen this saying on a sign in a shop and had found it very amusing.  

I started by brayering yellow, orange and ocher paint onto a piece of card.  

Then I added red and black using a old credit card to make some swipes and lines.

I stamped Unity Stamp Co Chicken Wire background, There Was a boy, sentiments from Owl pals and Crafty Individuals Tea Tree onto white tissue paper.  If you are doing this technique use white, it keeps the colours clean, and you want the thin stuff without a wax coating.  I coloured my boy on the back using paint markers and then stuck him and lots of other bits of stamped tissue all over

I printed the sentiment on the computer and snipped it up.  I've inked the word edges to give shadow and definition.  

A black frame to finish. 

Joining the fun at
Unity Stamp Co. Friday Friends With Flair
Stampotique Designers Challenge 180 - Painted Background
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes 

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz


  1. Oh my gosh...this is so hilariously beautiful! Amazing colors and thanks for sharing the details. LOVE it.

  2. Hehehe - I love your humor. And that brayered background is fab!

  3. Even though I already found my "Mr. Right", this really made me smile!

  4. How fun - love the sentiment.
    isoscia at aol dot com

  5. Nice project I love the funny sentiment
    I saw this on Unity FWF. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.

  6. This is awesome! That background is fabulous and what a funny quote!

  7. hee...hee....that quote is just toooo funny! What a fabulous background you created, the colors are amazing. I bet your friend loved this fun piece of artwork!

  8. Awesome work.. I am still laughing at the saying.. Way cool.

  9. Thanks for sharing your wonderful art. I bet she loved it.
    {I came over from the Unity Friends with Flair challenge}
    Crafty hugs,
    Designs By Dragonfly {blogspot}

  10. Funny quote! I love your background! I found you on Unity's Friday Friends With Flair.

  11. Oh, Gail....this is FABULOUS!!!! Love all your mixed media madness and that sentiment is a kick!!! Wonderful work, as always. I still DO want to try your tissue paper technique!!! Saw you on FWF. TFS!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  12. Haha, made me smile. Awesome colors for the background and what great words to live by. :)

  13. Great painty background ! Thanks for joining me over at Stampotique this week !
    Corrie x

  14. This is so awesome! I love the brayered background!

  15. Very funny! Thanks for joining us again at Stampotique this week.

  16. This is fab Gail, I love your painty background, and the sentiment is perfect1 Thanks so much for playing along with us at Stampotique. Sue xx

  17. What a great project - and hilarious/fun to boot! Great idea!

  18. Wonderful background!
    Thanks for joining us at the Stampotique Designers Challenge :)

    xx Arwen


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