Monday, 28 April 2014

3UP Challenge with Darcy stamps

When in March the next 3UP challenge was announced, I immediately sent an email to apply for the Eclectica {Darcy} stamps night. I was very surprised and pleased to be elected! So here is my project. The other projects can be found here.

I chose the EDY05 stamp sheet. I really like these stamps. They have so many details. All images in this project are from this stamp sheet. When I was colouring the images, every time another detail emerges that I had not yet seen.

For this project, I used a 8 by 8 inch canvas, that I painted with a mixture of Mushroom and Snowflake. Using Grunge Paste and the 'Mini Art Is' stencil (TCW261s), I stenciled some text onto the canvas. Next, I added more colours. I used Beach Hut, Lime Light, and Haystack with Chocolate Pudding to create a light brown colour. On the edges I used some darker colours, Hey Pesto and South Pacific. I painted some patches onto the canvas and then spread the colours out with a wet wipe. This creates a nice blended background.

I stamped the bird on a piece of smoothy card and coloured it with Derwent ColourSoft pencils. The frame is made from a piece of chipboard and is coloured with Brown Shed and French Roast.

The border is stamped in black and coloured with Hey Pesto, South Pacific, London Bus. The grass and the flowers are stamped with Pesto green and coloured with Hey Pesto, South Pacific, London Bus, and Zesty Zing.


Darcy UK said...

Great job Mark, thank you for requesting my stamps and for joining in the fun at PaperArtsy.

ionabunny said...

Fab canvas. Love how you have the flamingo in front of/behind the frame and your colours

Ruth said...

Beautiful canvas, love that bird!

Steven said...

Great canvas Mark. Brilliant colours and composition.

Etsuko Noguchi said...

Beautiful canvas. I really like Darcy's stamps, fab your project images. xx

sue :) said...

Super project. Well done.

craftimamma said...

Lovely project showcasing Darcy's stamps. Love the delicate colours in the background and quirky use of the frame.

Lesley Xx