Today we start the new challenge over at ATP Exchange, the lovely Ruth is our host and has chosen Alphabet Soup ! Here's what Ruth has to say:
sure we all have alphabet stamps or maybe you have some chipboard
letters that need using up. This time our challenge is about using
letters or numbers in some way other than making a word or marking an
anniversary with them. Maybe random stamping or use of die cuts to make a
collage background, borders or do some pattern building with them?
I started my journal page by covering it with lots of scraps of book pages and Tim Holtz Tissue Wrap. Then I gave the whole page a coat of Clear Gesso to protect it from the layers of paint to follow !
I had some stamped pieces of tissue paper too which I stuck down with Clear Gesso. I recently bought the new alphabet Donna Downey stencil and this challenge was perfect for it ! The new colours, Blue Oyster and Slate Fresco Finish paints go really well together and I stencilled the letters first with Blue Oyster and then bumped the stencil and then used Slate.
You can see the stencilled letters a little clearer on the above photo.
I used the same colour Fresco Finish paints with a TCW numbers stencil, but this time I reversed the colour order, so used Slate first then bumped the stencil and used Blue Oyster. I then used several colours of Fresco Finish (can't remember which ones exactly!) to do washes over the whole page.
I then used one of the new Darcy Wilkinson stamp sets EDY12. The heads of the flowers have been stamped onto Smoothy card then painted using Fresco Finish paints. The little leaves have been stamped onto Smoothy card that's been painted with Chartreuse Fresco Finish paint and then I've cut them out.
The sentiment is from the same Darcy stamp set and I love it ! If you click on the photo you'll be able to see it better.
I hope you get chance to join us for this challenge and do make sure you hop over to ATP Exchange to check out the rest of the DT's fabulous projects !
...bits and bobs
3 weeks ago