Wednesday, 1 July 2009

Yet another go at a CHF Rummage bin stamp

Joanne is a member of the design team on the Cornish Heritage Farm site who are running a summer challenge - you can read all about it on her blog.

I am trying to create something to enter - just for fun as if you pop over there and take a look at their gallery - the standard of work is amazing.

I digress!
Joanne has made a card for this weeks challenge as an incentive for 'us' to have a go.

So - using her idea of shape of the card - I have had a go this afternoon making this one. If only I had a webcam in my studio shed - you would be in hysterics of laughter watching me fill up my bin with rejects.

This is my last attempt - as I have run out of days now to make anything else - my next task is find out how to upload stuff to a gallery LOL

Stamp by Cornish Heritage Stamps
Sweet little one - in the Rummage Bin

All pastel chalks applied with a cotton bud onto textured water colour paper

Shape cut out with Labels One Nestabilities

Cornish Heritage Farm - Boys will be Boys

I am trying to be more versatile with my stamps - rather than just stamping the image and not thinking laterally.

I am determined to master making cards too!

The little boy stamp is part of 'Boys will be boys' from the Cornish Heritage Farm

I stamped out the collage stamp onto white card, then cut out the section I wanted.

I coloured him using pastel chalks and just kept adding more until I got the depth I wanted.

I chose a backing paper which toned in with his red top and blue trousers and stamped over it with a chalk green colour to soften the lines and pattern.

In hindsight the 'One penny for your thoughts' is stamped too low - I tried it higher but it didn't look right, and embossing it with black embossing powder makes the wording look too prominent.

But - it's all a learning curve for me - and I am happy that I made it.