Wednesday, 6 May 2015

It's Been a While !

Well, it's actually been a long while since my last post on here.  I'd like to thank all you lovely people who have continued to visit and check out my older posts while I've been 'away'.  Truth is I've not had very good health since last Christmas and that has taken a toll on my crafting, feeling so ill hasn't helped on the inspiration front.  Good news is that I'm at last starting to feel a little better and have been doing a little crafting in the past few days.  I have actually been doing some sewing and knitting and I'll share pix of my projects in future posts.

For today's post I selected this project to share with you

I decided on this project for a number of reasons, I created it in the last couple of days; I've used a new to me technique using Bleeding Art Tissue - inspired by the amazing work of Eileen Godwin (if you haven't seen her work or follow her Blog you really should !)  Eileen has produced a YouTube vid demonstrating a way to use the Bleeding Art Tissue. Also, for my great crafting pal Kathy who was wanting to see the BA tissue at work !

I've created a number of backgrounds using the tissue on Crafters Companion water colour card, which is a nice weight.  For this card I punched out some circle and flower shapes using SU! punches.  I loved the effect I achieved by laying the tissue pieces on the card, adding water with a brush and leaving for a few minutes.  After removing the tissue I spritzed with water to encourage some of the colours to spread - a great tip from Eileen is leave to dry naturally as using a heat gun takes away some of the vibrancy of the colours.

To turn this background into a card I added a focal point using my Glitzcraft Bird of Paradise stencil and Archival Black ink.  I then stamped the KaiserKraft 'Arty' stamp at the bottom using Adirondack Wild Plum ink and then randomly splattered the whole panel using Dylusions Ink in black and white .  Finally I matted the panel over a layer created from two colours of SU! cardstock before attaching to the base card.

Using the JOFY 11 set of stamps I created the sentiment, stamped directly onto the 6 x 6 base card with black Archival ink.

I hoped you've enjoyed today's project, it is nice to be back in the 'crafty zone' I have to say.... watch this space for more projects in the coming days.

Thanks for visiting and have a great day wherever you are and whatever you have planned for today. 


Annie said...

so good to see you back crafting again Wynneth! lovely artistic style on this card, and looking forward to seeing more of your creations. So glad you are feeling a little better, would be nice to see you too but just don't know how as things here are on a day-to-day basis with Mum, Izzy and me too!
love and hugs, annie x

Kathyk said...

WELCOME BACK matey, gr8 to hear you are feeling more like Wynneth once more too.

Your B.A.T. project looks simply brilliant - can't wait to play with mine on Friday. I got BRIGHTS - were yours PASTELS?


Lauren Hatwell said...

Good to see you back in action :oD I did a double take when I saw you'd posted. I do hope you continue to feel better. We've missed your fabulous makes. What a beautiful card AND a great technique. Love it! Lx

Linda said...

It's beautiful Wynneth and very, very effective. Hope you continue to feel better and get lots more crafting back into your life x

Cherry said...

It's lovely having you back Wynneth. Your project is gorgeous and the technique sounds fab. Glad you are feeling better - take it slowly though. Hugs Cherry xxxx

Michelle said...

Very pretty!

SARN said...

Hi Wynneth . . . so pleased to hear you're feeling better and well enough to do some crafting.

Oh yes, that Eileen is amazing and inspiring isn't she?! Love the look of this card using the bleeding art tissue technique.

Hugs, Sarn xxx