Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Altenew August Inspiration Challenge

Now that I'm working three jobs, I've hardly any time to do any craft at at all, but I finally got a chance to play this morning. I was really taken with the photo of the flamingos for Altenew's August Inspiration Challenge 
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I have the Altenew Vintage Flowers stamp set, so I used some of the top layer stamps to do both the feathers on the flamingos and the grassy sand bank. Can you spot that the legs were made using the cherry blossom branch?


First I hand sketched a flamingo and cut out a negative mask from post it paper. I stamped and heat embossed the top layers of a few flowers in clear embossing powder. This gave me the feathers! I then blended Worn Lipstick and Tattered Rose Distress inks over the top of the flamingo. I used more distress inks for the background, using the same stamps. The sentiment is from Altenew's Magnolias for Her set.
It was great to take a step back, and enjoy myself playing with my craft supplies again.