Welcome back to our Creative Corner....Today we are so delighted to announce our first guest designer!
Lynne Moncrieff from Adorn.
It is very likely you will know Lynne's work, how brilliantly talented she is and seen many of her amazing creations...I expect you will all be very eager to see what she has made to inspire you...so I won't say anything more except...........
"Welcome to Our Creative Corner Lynne, we hope you enjoyed being here - Over to you Lynne!"
I am delighted to be the Guest Designer for the month of December, it is a great honour and such fun to be creating a sample for the A Very Vintage Christmas' challenge.
Vintage is always my chosen style, always finding myself drawn to stamps with a vintage air to them, none moreso than photo real stamps especially from Oxford Impressions. The appeal isn’t only the imagery of the stamps but the story that can be created from inking them up.
When Laura invited me to be a Guest Designer and gave me details of the challenge I knew immediately that I wanted to create a winter scene, a scene that could be displayed on a mantel or table over the winter months.
The story which formed in my head was of two little children, possibly being a nuisance, getting under their Mother’s feet as she is busy with Christmas preparations and so she sends them outside to play in the knee deep snow but from the look on their little faces it is obviously too cold for their liking as they are not the happiest of souls!
One of the Tando Creative houses was the perfect addition to what are otherwise stamped elements. The house had Gesso applied before painting and then I stamped snowflakes onto the roof and for the walls I stamped a text stamp. Fragments of lace dress the windows with snow on the roof.
Stepping outside the cottage we have the stamped trees on either side of the house and a sweet little bird struggling to walk in the snow, did you spy him?
The children appear to have only one sledge to play with as the other sledge is deeply lodged in the snow.
It was important to convey a snowy day when the landscape has that crisp, fresh snow that crunches underfoot as you try to walk through it. To form the snow you probably guessed that I used modeling paste. As I wanted to achieve height I used a coarse texture paste, immediately scattering a generous amount of glass glitter with the addition of more glass glitter when the paste had dried.
A fresh dusting of snow has fallen during their playtime so I sprinkled glass glitter onto the children and trees to reflect this.
All of this glass glitter creates wonderful sparkle especially if set nearby a Christmas tree bedecked with lights or the glow from a candle.
Thank you to everyone at Our Creative Corner for allowing me to share one of my winter creations with you.
Oxford Impressions - Season of Giving and Sleigh Bells
If you are new to using photo real stamps then I highly recommend you purchase a Speedball brayer to apply the Archival ink and if aiming for a vintage photo appearance, stamping onto glossy cardstock gives the best results.