Friday, 6 February 2015

My Inspiration



Hi Everyone

This month at WOW HQ is the theme 'Inspired by fellow DT'


I have chosen Birgit Koopsen and she makes some fantastic backgrounds with different mediums.  Her philosophy is  
'Everything in life is Scrapable' 

Here is my take on her blog post 'When on Malta'



I made this by:
  • Starting with a 12 x 12 sheet of cardstock and painting it with white  Gesso.  I heat dried this.
  • I then took some masks and used some medium paste and had a palette knife and pushed the pattern through the maks.
  • Straight away I sprayed some light inkes and tipped the paper so that it ran down the page this was so that some of the ink would penetrate the medium paste.  I then let this dry. 
  • I then got a dew drop stamp and stamped onto newspaper with versamark and Platinum embossing powder.  I heat set this and cut the dew drops out and coloured them in with dark brown inks.


  • I then took a flower stamp and stamped this out with versamark and heat set with ebony embossing powder.  I stamped over the petals with the stamp of the month   De-vine in again versamark and ebony embosiing powder.
  • The leaf dies I covered in versamark and ebony embossing powder and heat set.
  •  The balloon I stamped in versamark and ebony embossing powder and then added walnut stain distress ink.
  • The bottom border is a spellbinder die.
  • The borders behind the picture are from spellbinders and I covered these in versamark and heat set with metalic copper embossing powder.
  • The word love is chipboard and I coloured this in the promarkers and over the top added clear embossing powder and heat set.

  • I added a few metal embelishments a cotton flower and ribbon.
  • The picture cam from  http://www.superbwallpapers.com/digital-art/steampunk-eye-14139/
 It took me a few days to do the final piece and this is what it looked like at the beginning of the week as I didn't know where to put the embelishments:

  Take care and have a wonderful month.
I am also entering this into:
Sue x

6 comments:

  1. A beautiful LO!
    Thank you for sharing it with us at SASPC!

    Claudia x

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  2. Beautiful page! I love texture! Thanks for playing along with Sketchabilities

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  3. Hello Sue,
    Well this is a great looking page and you have placed the embellishments perfectly to create a design that is pleasing to the eye.....No pun intended.
    Thank you for joining in this month challenge at CVC.
    Smiles:)
    Sue

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  4. Lovely page! Thank you for joining in The Artistic Stamper Creative Challenge this month x

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  5. Beautiful page, I love texture and colors
    Thank you for your participation at Sandee & Amelie steampunk challenges

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