Here is my entry for the current IndigoBlu challenge, Autumn Days. It has been way too long since I wast posted on my poor neglected blog, but life just got in the way. Anyway, enough of that, back to my entry.
I used a 6" x 6" mdf purchased at a recent IndogoBlu open day as my base. After gessoing I adhered a sheet of gorgeous paper from the Belle Epoche paperstack. Mind you, once I had appled lashings of IndigoBlu paint in red, gold and copper, then layers of stencilling, it was all but impossible to see the lovely paper underneath. I edged the mdf with the lovely chocolate box mega flakes. Aren't these new stencils fabulous? I gentle brushed over the raised areas with gold paint to make them stand out even more.
I them stampled out the beautiful poppy image several times using black archival ink. I coloured these in with both red acrylic paints, then highlighted with spectrum noir pencils before fussy cutting the layers. I tipped the edged of the layers with the red pencil before building up my display using gel adhesive. Then I adhered it all to the plaque using the same glue.
I still feel ot needs something else but everything I have tried just doesn't look quite right, so I have left it as is.
I live in a beautiful area of North Wales, up in the hills but not too far from civilisation! We run a busy boarding Cattery. I answer the phone and do a little administration. My passion is paper crafting which I have been doing for the past ten years or so. I love getting inky and messy with paints. Nothing better than starting with a clean sheet of card and creating everything yourself. I like to keep my hands busy so when not paper crafting I also knit, crochet, sew, make jewellery, in fact anything that keeps my hands busy. I also enjoy reading.