Morning, Well it's certainly going to be an exciting day today. It started off really well, when I discovered one of my hens had hatched out some chicks and apart from one they are doing well. Anyway back to crafting, I have made a card using stamps and dies from Leonie's last collection. After watching John Lockwood's show on Hochanda, I was reminded of making stamps using foam. When I first got Leonies Mixed Media Dies, I thought how nice it would be to have them as stamps as well. So here goes but before I start, I would like to remind you that it's the big launch tonight on Hochanda at 8 pm. I will be sharing some of my cards later this evening as always.
For my base card, I used an 8'' square piece of Super Smooth card (300gsm). Using Phat foam I painted it very roughly with Cream Glass paint from Pebeo.
While this was still wet, I sprinkled the surface with Brusho's in Cobalt Blue, Gamboge and Scarlet. I then spritzed with a little water to activate.
While my background was drying I cut out some hearts using Leonie's Mixed Media collection 'Lots of Love', I used foam to cut them out and stamped some on my project using Eco Green Acrylic paint in 'Raspberry' and 'Aged Bronze'.
I cut out a couple of the hearts from thick greyboard to form a stencil. I mixed some of the Raspberry paint with 'Kroma Crackle' from Indigoblu. I applied it through the stencil with a palette knife, as it was thick it took a few hours to crackle.
When it was dry, I took a black fine liner pen to add some extra shabby details and scribbles frame. Using the same acrylic paints I stamped a couple of sentiments from the coordinating stamps collection.
Again using the same acrylic paints, I added some splats using the tip of my paint brush. I stood it upright to allow the paint to run a little. Finally I backed my project onto some black card and dried flat.
Thank you so much for joining me today. I hope you have enjoyed my step by step and the card I have shared. I hope you will come back later today to see some of the samples I have made for Leonie's launch show. My post will go live at 8 pm. I will also be sharing more tomorrow. Take care and Happy Crafting. xxx