Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Adam, You're So Tweet Cavas - Sunday Stamper Challenge Reason to be Cheerful

I've been creating again, not much .... just a really quick canvas, but I LOVE him!  This is Adam, Your're So Tweet image, which is one of my all time favourites, as he was inspired by the best Radio Producer ....Doc Adam Hudson ... how I miss the radio show!!

Our little birdwatcher is lurking in a garden, as was super easy to do.


Adam You're So Tweet Stamp (Toodles & Binks)
Wren image from Play Time Set 3 - Garden Curio
Canvas (5x7)
Momento Ink in Rich Cocoa
Staz_on Ultramarine
Versamark Ink
Chiaro-Flo Embossing Powder
Scrap of Pattern Paper (I used Cafe Mediterranean by DCWV)
Copic Markers:  G21, E00, E21, W1, E27, E02, YR07, YR14, YR24, N3, R20, YR04, E57
Cherry Blossom Template by Crafters Workshop
Ivy Template by That Special Touch
Golden Acrylic paint in Hansa Yellow Medium, Green Gold, Phthalo Blue Green Shade and Honeydew
Fresco Paint by Paper Artsy
Golden Light Modeling Paste
Golden Rod Stickles
Wooden Cotton Reels
Cheap White Acrylic Paint
Cherry Blossom Flowers and Broom in white from Wild Orchid Crafts plus some small green silk leaves from my stash
Old book page - I used The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett which is an old childhood favourite.

How to:

  • Paint the canvas with cheap white acrylic, and dry.
  • Using a baby wipe smear on the Golden paints until you are happy with the result and dry.
  • Tear up some pieces of book text and adhere to the canvas as per the image using Claudine Hellmuth's Stuiod Matte Medium and dry
  • Next using a clean baby wipe smear over a light coat of the Honeydew Fresco paint - this helps to marry the book text into the background.
  • Using Staz-on Ultramarine and the Ivy template sponge a pattern into some areas.
  • Next take the Cherry Blossom Template and Modeling Paste and apply with a palette knife.  Leave to dry.
  • Stamp Adam onto a scrap of white paper once with Momento Rich Cocoa ink and also twice onto the green pattern paper twice.  Also stamp out just the circles of his binoculars onto another wee scrap of paper.  Colour in the white image.  Cut out the trousers from one of the green images and his top from the other.  Also cut out the tiny binocular bits.  Adhere the cut out pieces to the main image with Studio Matte Medium.  Don't forget to run around the edge of the whole thing to get rid of the unsightly white edge.
  • When dry cover with Versamark ink and do my triple (or sometimes more) technique with the Chiaro Flo embossing powder.  Remember:  there is no shame on re-inking in between layers rather than burn yourself!
  • Stamp out the Wren from the Garden Curio set twice and colour in with Copics,  Cut out and do the same Chiaro Flo embossing powder technique until you are happy with the finish.
  • Adhere Adam to the bottom left hand side of the canvas, amongst wild orchid flowers and the wren images as per the picture. 
  • Add some Golden Rod Stickles to the flowers and also around the edges of the canvas.  Leave to dry.
  • Paint two small cotton reels in the same acrylic paints and rub on some Stickles and add to the bottom corners of the canvas so that it can stand up
I think I'm going to add some flowers to the top right hand of my canvas as well - it was a really cheap one and the corners is not too neat, so I just want to disguise it.

As he is one of my favourite stamps and makes me happy, I think he can be part of the Sunday Stamper's Challenge.

Happy crafting.


1 comment:

Hels Sheridan said...

Loving those textures hun, thanks for joinin in with the sUnday sTamper x