My inky travels along life's rocky road

Sunday, 5 April 2015

Craft Barn Calendar Challenge - April


This month's calendar page asks for the colour blue and umbrellas. Here is my entry using a stamp from Non Sequitur's kimonos and cranes set. For the background I mixed white & ultramarine Brushos with water to make a wash which I painted over some cloud shaped masks. When dry I stamped the Studio G border in Versafine crimson red. The main image was stamped separately, coloured with coloursoft pencils and cut out. I stamped an extra umbrella which I mounted on foam pads. A small piece of fabric tape was used to ground the image (although she still appears to have some clouds below her LOL, perhaps she's an oriental Mary Poppins!).
I will try and visit you all if I can but this month may be difficult.

14 comments:

  1. A great image to choose and so pretty!

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  2. Very pretty page, fab image! xx

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  3. Beautiful. Love the oriental woman :)

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  4. Great page, and great stamp. Love the colours too.

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  5. I love the fact there are clouds below her. It reminds me of the 70s Japanese TV show Monkey...fond memories :-)

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    1. LOL or the Japanese equivalent of Mary Poppins!

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  6. Very very pretty! I actually thought of Mary Poppins when I first saw it. <3 :-D

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  7. Lovely April page the oriental theme was a great idea

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  8. Perfect image for the theme! I see you've used white Brusho and was wondering how opaque it is?

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    1. Not very opaque, in fact if I remember I had to add some white acrylic to tone down the highly pigmented ultramarine Brusho. The white is quite weak in comparison.

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    2. Great to know, thank you !

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  9. the page has a certain calm to it, love the border, clever idea to add dimension with the umbrella.

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  10. Love that image!! Thank you for joining in the Craft Barn Challenge.
    Jane x

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