Thursday, 12 September 2013

Inspired by Alison Bomber

This week's guest designer on the Paperartsy blog is Alison Bomber. She started crafting only quite recently, but she has made some very nice creations.

I liked the weathered white crackle over a multi-coloured background, so I tried to recreate it. First, I made a background with Eggplant, Orchid and Baltic Blue. It looks really nice.

But when I crackled it with the Snowflake, actually nothing from the background was visible anymore... I sanded away some of the white to expose the background. No multi-colours, but still nice.

To finish the background, I applied London Night on the upper half of the card.

Next, I selected three stamps from the Ink and the Dog collection. The amazing birthday week at the Paperartsy blog inspired me to use those "old" stamps more often. I used Carte Postale from Words Plate 4, the doll from Dolls Plate 4, and the foot from Travel Plate 2.

I stamped the doll on white card and coloured her with South Pacific and Claret.

To give her something to stand on, I stenciled some pavement using the Luscious Leaves stencil from Dylusions with Grunge Paste mixed with a drop of Claret.

By selecting three stamps to work with, I create a kind of challenge for myself, mostly because the background must be made with other things or techniques. I had to do this in the 3UP challenge with the Lynne Perella stamps, and I really liked it!


ionabunny said...

This is so beautiful and quirky Mark. I love it. The doll and the footprints. Who walked up that wall? The more I look, the more I like. If it needs a new home...........

Kate said...

Very cool! Love your script & crackled background along with that floor. A great piece!

butterfly said...

What a great piece, Mark - I love the footprints, and your quirky lady, and the tiled floor you've given her to stand on is so clever.

So sad that the variegated colours don't seem to survive the crackle... that's the exact same disappointment I had - but I agree, it still looks lovely in the end result.
Thanks so much for joining in with the fun at PaperArtsy.
Alison x

Craftyfield said...

Deliciously quirky! I loved your initial background too... next time why not reverse the layers.

Trish said...

Oh, it's fab!

Lucy Edmondson said...

this is amazing and quirky and great - love the doll and the path!

Lucy x

Julie Ann Lee said...

Wow! I love the originality of this! The colours are wonderfully moody and the way you created the figure is great! Julie Ann x