Monday 3 June 2013

By the pricking of my thumbs, something stormy this way comes!

The theme over on the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge is "S is for...".  I gave it plenty of thought and there are just so many things beginning with S that I could have gone for!  In the end I decided that I wasn't going to limit myself and threw a whole bunch of S things into this piece :)  To top it all, I even listened to a piece by Satie while I worked! :)

The starting point was the shadow box frame, which I painted with white gesso and sanded to give a smooth stamping surface.  The inner and outer edges of the frame were lined with tissue tape.  I stamped the stars and highlighted the circular ones with a splat of stormy sky stain - see how S-y this all is? :)

The background for the main panel was stamped with the sun rays and then I splatted more stormy sky stain in several places.  I stamped more of the circle-stars and splatted them with the same colour, cut them out and fixed them in place to tie in to the splats I'd already made on the background.

David was stamped and then coloured and shaded with various strengths of stormy sky and chipped sapphire distress stains, applied with a water brush.  I really love the monochrome feel of this and I have to say that it's a lot cleaner looking than the things that I usually make!  I know, I'm a bit of a mucky pup, but it's too late to change now! :)

Supplies I used included:

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Suzanne C said...

Striking she said! Love the graphic feel of the design and all the lovely stars.

Candy C said...

Dan...from the stars to the stormy sky splats, this piece is really cool! <3 Candy

Words and Pictures said...

Fabulous stamping on the frame, and David looks so cool in blue - fantastic!
Alison x

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Fabulous card, Dan! Loving the shades of blue!

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Sandra said...

Stunning, Dan! Beautiful color! Love the stamps! Hugs, Sandra

Unknown said...

I love the look on David's face, but then I couldn't resist checking out the you tube link and was totally blown away, not only by the music, but also by your artistic interpretation of it. Just wonderful, thank you so much for sharing. Maddy x

Unknown said...

A veritable feast of S's Dan! Your post reads like a tongue twister ;-) I wore most of my first ever attempt at splatting - What about you? No wonder you were feeling creative the music you shared is inspiring.

Trish said...

I loved the project and I am intrigued by the comments on the music so i am going to check it out! You are a Seriously Stupendous Stamper

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