Sunday, 8 May 2016

Messing about in the craft room

Well this semi retired lark does not seem to be happening, but I am taking a week off!   And I can feel myself relaxing from the get go.

Felt like playing in the craft room yesterday and just had fun.

Found this postcard blank from a few weeks back.  I had 'painted' Ken Oliver colour blasts through a stencil, but decided it had not worked for the project in mind.  Looking at it yesterday put me in mind of something vaguely plant like growing from it into clouds.    'drew' the plant stems with a water brush and then sprinkled green pigment over the wet area, had to repeat a couple of times as the water dried to quickly.  5 dots of water at the top of some stems sprinkled with Blue, Yellow and Red powder.   The clouds used over spill of powder, the water brush was just swished over the card picking up pigment along the way.

Simple, silly and great fun.

Time then to work on this.   The original blast of colour is something I came up with a few weeks ago.  It is those Ken Oliver Colour Blasts again.   I love it then and love it now but had no idea what to do with it, btw the paper is water colour paper which helped with the pigment movement.   The problem was how do you showcase something like this?   So it has sat on the table inspiring and puzzling me for weeks.

Yesterday the light came on!   I recently got another of the hinged double glass frames from the Range recently with the intention of doing something with it but no idea what.   This is the perfect width for my colour blob.   As the watercolour paper is rough edged down the sides tearing it top and bottom was obvious.   I used two Stamping up sets and felt pens to colour the images.

Here it is framed and hanging on the wall, light not so good and with glass over it perhaps not looking so good in the picture but I'm really really pleased with this.

Sharing these with
Fairy tale Challenge - Sunshine, Water/rain and small flowers
The Dark Attic - Anything mixed media but not cute and girly goes.
Addicted to Stamps - Make your Mark
Creative Artiste - Anything Mixed Media
Love to Create - Always Anything Mixed Media Goes


  1. Hi these are stunning. Thank you for joining us at <a href='http://creativeartistemixedmedia.blogspot.co.uk/’> Creative Artiste Challenge Blog </a> for challenge 14 Anything Goes. Hugs Jackie DT

  2. Terrific ideas Zoe and nice that you have a week off to do as you please

    Love Chrissie xx

  3. What a fab card! Love your image, it looks so very pritty! Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge. Bianca XX

  4. Such fun card! Great use of the powders! Stunning look! Thanks for joining in the ATSM!
    Kamila DT

  5. Such an interesting effect! Cool! Thank you for joining us at ATSM blog.


  6. Amazing effect ! thank you so much for sharing it with us at The Dark Attic
    WIshing you good luck to win beautiful digistamps !

  7. Thanks for sharing at The Dark Attic - good luck and hope to see you again x


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