Sunday 5 November 2017

Three Colour Fun!

This journal page was created following the prompts for October 2017 on Mission Inspiration.  As you can see, I am a little behind and the new prompt which appears on the first Saturday of the month gave me the impetus to complete the previous challenge.  I decided on my key word first (from the list of five) and once I'd found the quote to go with it, I was off and running.
As usual there are three suggested colours for a Mission Inspiration Challenge; this time being Midnight (Black), Fog (Grey) and Pumpkin (Orange).  There are also eight steps to be followed in order.  The five prompt words to choose from were Moon, Leaves, Scarecrow, Thankful and Bounty; I obviously chose Moon.
Step 1: Add texture/modelling paste.  For this I used Pebeo modelling paste spread with a palette knife. However before I did so, I stuck down the inner circle from the circle framer stencil (Framer Shapes set 1 from Claritystamp) using repositionable tape.  This left an obvious moon outline on the page.
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Step 2: Drip, spritz, spray or drop colour.  For this I used the outer part of the framer stencil to mask around the moon and Hickory Smoke distress spray over the moon itself.  Once dry I masked off the moon and sprayed Black Soot over the rest of the page, with a little more Hickory Smoke along the bottom.  The mask was removed and the whole page dried thoroughly with a heat tool.
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Step 3: Add string, twine or fibres.  I had found some variegated fluffy wool ranging from black through grey to white.  I added this along the bottom of the page using Extra Thick Slap it On by Indigoblu.
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Step 4: Hide/Write a secret in your page.  I chose to write a secret on the back of each of the pumpkins that I had stamped out using Jet Black Archival ink, coloured with Carved Pumpkin Distress ink and fussy cut.
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Step 5: Add a focal image or two or three.  I chose to add 7; the seven pumpkins (Pumpkinhead stamps designed by Tim Holtz for Stampers Anonymous)  were given some additional bling using the Harvest Moon Sparkle pen from the Autumn/Winter Spectrum Noir set from Crafter's Companion.
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Step 6: Stamp text or patterns in ink or paint.  For this step the mask and frame came into play again.  Watering Can Archival ink was used to add the Marble effect over the moon (Marble & Doily set Tim Holtz / Stampers Anonymous), then one of the Ledger Script stamps was used in patches over the sky (Jet Black Archival ink).
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Step 7: Add a quote, phrase or word.  The prompt word 'Moon' was stamped with the Claritystamp Word chain Alphabet using Perfect Medium and heat embossed with True White detail embossing powder (Cosmic Shimmer).  The rest of the quote was printed out using my Dymo Letratag, trimmed and stuck into place above and below.
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Step 8: Add doodles, scribbles or zentangles.  You will have to look very closely to see this on the main picture.  I added some curlicues to the stalks of some of the pumpkins and scribbled around the quote blocks using a black Staedtler Triplus fine liner pen.

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