Saturday, 12 August 2017

I Had a Lovely Time by Donna Gray


Hi everyone,

Donna here today using one of the quirky new Rubber Moon stamps that are now in the shop and a couple of my new star stamps too.






What I did:


Using the smallest Gelli plate, I pulled a print using Fresco paints, which were applied with a brayer on a size 8 manila tag. I loved that it gave the illusion of really old peeled paint….it’s a complete surprise what you get!

Next I drew some diagonal lines, which I then coloured with a black and red Posca pen. I stamped the Rubber Moon image with black Archival ink on top of this so as to ‘ground’ him.

As he looks like he’s reaching up for something I decided to use a couple of my new star stamps to give a starry background. They’re Christmas themed stamps in 2 sets and should be on the website soon.

I then coloured all the stamped images with some of the Jane Davenport pencils and added a bit of doodling with a black fine liner pen and a white Posca pen.

I added a Sari ribbon to the tag (thanks teamie Lynne for that idea) and added some of the wonderful Tim Holtz clippings sentiments.

Ah yes…a quirky tag…my favourite ;)


Supplies Used:


That’s Crafty! clear stamps – Christmas sets 1 and 2 (available 18/08/2017!)
  

Hope you like it

Donna x

13 comments:

  1. Live the Grunge feel to this, perfect for that image
    Love
    Amanda x

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  2. Love how you pair your quotes with the composition Donna .. another quirky classic xx

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  3. Another great make. Loving that background. Sure suites that little fella. Love it.
    Love, Bev. xxx

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  4. Yes, your background is gorgeous, with the look you achieved , Donna,- Your little reindeer-man pops out wonderfully, with your white doodling, he surely reaches for your Christmas stars , so sweet in green and red, hoping for a ride very soon :-) Love how you make me tell stories in my head - I can see him on the sleigh with gifts and Christmas tree ,lol. Xxx Dorthe

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  5. Love this Donna, gorgeous grungy background for the quirky image and the stars complement him perfectly.
    Fliss xxx

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  6. I love the grunge feel you achieved here - this is so special and unique! A wonderful tag Donna!

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  7. This is brilliant Donna, I love the stars and the grungy background xx

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  8. Love this tag! Great background and wonderful stamps :)

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  9. Love the background Donna aged in look, the rubber moon stamp brings an element of Christmas amongst those stars. Super little make xx

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  10. We love Sunny's stamps and extra love what you did using it!!

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  11. Fab tag Donna - that quirky character is fun x :)

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  12. Wow - that background is truly gorgeous - thoroughly aged and weathered. I love that little guy waving, and the doodling finishes the whole thing perfectly.
    Alison x

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