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Wednesday, 2 June 2010

SCD challenge - Crowns

Well it's week 4 of SCD challenge's Birthday month and the DT have produced loads of fab inspiration.  This weeks challenge is 'Crowns' and I loved doing this one.  The stamp I used was a freebie from Craftstamper magazine.  I used it for the background and then stamped it in part again for the crown using distress inks to colour it in. 

I have a few re-inker bottles and I love to put some ink on a craftmat and then pick it up with my waterbrush and paint the colour in.  It gives a deeper colour this way and I can be precise.

I missed last weeks challenge...not being at home... but as I adore all thing to do with 'Paris' which was the theme... I had a little catch up.
I also discovered another little trick with the distress inks quite by accident.  That is that if you apply it to certain types of paper and card (you have to experiment cos it doesn't work with them all) and allow it to air dry and stamp over it with Stazon... you can remove colour from within the image to reveal the white base.

I use my waterbrush for this as it's more precise.  I paint the area just with water and then blot out the colour with kitchen roll.  You can then leave the area white or repaint with diluted colour.  Cool eh!!

hugs
Chris xx

14 comments:

Jay said...

Ohh your crown piece is fab as is the one beneath it, i love your sense of colour

JAN said...

yippee a fellow northerner, i love your crown creation and i see you too have an experimental soul sending u hugs from Darlington. co. durham Jan

JAN said...

p.s i am now a follower too hugs jan

Crafty Chris said...

Hi Chris
beautiful I have the first one in different colours sitting on my desk just dont know what to do with her yet, the second one is very regal looking.
Christine x

Silvia said...

Wow, how cool is this. Love it, how the crown pops out of the twinchie and the blue is really rocking.

Heavens2Betsy said...

Oh Chris - these are totally fab! I am so going to rush to try these techniques. I've never known what to do with my re-inker collection and I just love painting. Thanks for your kind comments on my blog - they are so much appreciated. Pen x

Dawn said...

hiya! loving yr twinchies I am posting my crown tomorrow I can't believe I have missed most of them (SCD ch) over the last month what happend to May? lol

Love your stuff and two great little tips

Love Dawn xx

Artyjen said...

The crown suits her...great you could catch up with the Paris one as well...love the shade of blue :)
xoxo Sioux
Thanks for keeping my spirits up!

My name is Toni said...

Hi Chris...just love your twinchie crown.... and the Paris one is adorable, I missed doing that challenge... So many challenges so little time. Love Love your colours you use. I'm a BIG fan of color also... glad I popped in :)

Susan said...

She looks very regal indeed. Love the circles.

I discovered I could paint with reinkers last month - must be mental telepathy! Lol!

Sandy said...

Wow these are absolutely awesome.
Wonderful work as always.

Karen said...

These are awesome as always my lovely!!! I love painting with DI's and Adirondacks too. Love your tip about the white bits XXX

Carol said...

Hi Chris

What a gorgeous twinchie really love the colours they are almost jewel like - FAB!

Thank you for joining us this week and for making the paris twinchie too - thats really great!

will have to try the tips re di's!

Take care xx

Sheila MJ said...

Oh what a great use of the Craft Stamper stamp - love all the colours !