Sunday 11 September 2016

Owls in an Oak Tree

Wow, I've just bought myself a Gelli Plate with a voucher I was given for my birthday way back. I had 'ummed and 'arred over whether to spend my precious voucher on one as I've heard mixed things about them - mainly from people saying they were fun to use but then didn't know what to use the prints for.
Well, I must say the surprise element you get every time you peel the paper away can be a squealy moment, no 2 prints are the same and the options of what strange household object to use next to get a different print are endless.
With this in mind, I decided to get my browns and orange paints out and create a few prints to use for a branch for my O picture for the Craft Barn Alphabet challenge. After my positive paper piecing picture called Colour a few weeks back, I thought that I would try the same process to stick my Gelli print pieces down.
Love this process! Tear and stick!
The owls are from one of the first stamp sets that I ever bought, but unfortunately I haven't kept the packaging so don't know who made them and the leaves are of course from Jofy 12 Paperartsy set.

Challenges entered:

thecraftbarn/alphadictionary-challenge - O




Thanks for visiting,
Rachel x

Friday 2 September 2016

Hedgehog Home

Over at the Craft Barn alphabet challenge this fortnight is the letter H. I thought that I wanted to do - house - and so set about creating the background - lots of book paper, and various colours of paint were stencilled over this, some neo-color II crayons added and blended in - all good fun.
But then when I came to creating a house, I seemed to draw a flower pot - if a flower pot is a house, then which animal would live in it and that was when I found the only stamp creature in my stamps, that would fit through the door - a hedgehog - another H and of course she has to be named Henrietta!

So I ask for a little poet license as I filled my pot with flowers that look as if they are sitting in water - not sure what Henrietta would think of that! The flowers were cut out of paper napkins, stolen idea from other artwork, this seems to be a popular thing to do!

Challenges entered:

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