Thank you so much for stopping by
on this rainy Monday morning here in lovely England!
I have to tell you.
Every so often, a piece of artwork will cross my path which inspires me to want to copy it, to try it, to have a go.
Well, my friend Paul Church sent in a sample this week which just blew me away. It was created using torn strips of masking tape to make fields. Absolutely stunning. Now I have done this trick to create water in the past, but never fields. So, as soon as I got back from the studios after the show, I rustled up what I needed and here is my take. I didn’t look at Paul’s card again; I tried to create it from memory. So many, many thanks for the inspiration Mr Church; I would say it is one of your BEST.
Which type of Masking Tape?
In the past I have used the rubbish stuff with takes half your card with it when you use it - the sort you will find in your garage, or the tutt you have bought and then never used because its rubbish.
But this time, I had to use the good, Low-tack stuff I had with me.
To be honest, I think the old stuff is better; it tears better.
But I had to make do....
I used a white square card 7" x 7"as the base.
Then I tore loads of strips of masking tape down the middle and started laying the strips across the white card, where fields should be - torn side showing.
right down to the bottom of the card.
Let’s get in close....
At this point I must apologise for the light quality. Since I am working from home here, I have to improvise.
Believe it or not, our home is
a stamp free zone.
So no green ink pad! Only what I used on the telly.
Ahhh, hang on... Yellow + Blue = Green
Using a Stencil brush and make-up sponges,
I started adding Butterscotch Adirondack,
then Denim over the top.
Bingo. Green fields.
On Paul’s, I particularly like the way the sky peeped over the hills.
So a make-up sponge and Stonewashed Adirondack did the job.
Added a moon mask.
Dusted some Stonewashed over the sky with a large stencil brush
Trimmed the edges with our C-Thru Ruler with the steel inlay
(this month’s Product of the month)
Starting to look realistic....
Time to add some shadows with the blue pad, and some
rapeseed fields with the yellow pad.
A torn piece of copy paper helps cover up areas you want
to leave alone.
Real dark blue and yellow mix down the bottom edge...
Also trimmed with a blade.
Now for the Boy and the Birds Stamp.
One of the most beautiful images we have ever come up with.
THANKS ANNIE !!!!
I used a black Archival to stamp him into place.
Then trimmed the top of the card by an inch.
Worked a little blue Stonewashed around the edges
using the blending mat and the blending tool.
I had all this in the TV Box!!
Now we just need a little foliage...
And then the little voice said STOP.
And I did.
For once, I listened.
Pretty happy with this one.
So now, it’s GIVEAWAY TIME!
Back in January,
I said that when we reached 1,000 followers on this little ol’ blog,
I would randomly pick a lucky winner,
to receive a £100 Clarity Gift Voucher.
Well, this weekend, we topped 1,000!! How fantastic is that?!
That makes me soooo happy!
So, let me go get Dave to close his eyes, and point....
Congratulations! Well Done! Brilliant.
£100 Gift Voucher on its way to you
So let’s set another target....
When we hit 1,500 followers, how about we give away another £100 Gift Voucher? Sounds pretty straight forward.
Just keep leaving an uplifting comment, and watch this space....