Monday, February 22, 2021

Starry Starry Night

Welcome back to Lost Coast Portal to Creativity where Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda collide to bring you twice the inspiration and double the fun!

 Good morning and a very happy Monday. It's Sue here with my second piece for our Things With Wings challenge, and I've made a journal page.
I knew that I wanted to use Steampunk Icarus as my main image and in a Starry Night homage.

I started by stamping and embossing the circles from Leonardo Accessories in yellow, but they turned out to be a sort of burnt orange. The Cracked Grass and Sky was embossed in white. My journal is textured watercolour so it can take loads of water, which is my next stage.

Then dipped and dried (many many times) in the blue distress inks. They resisted the ink beautifully, but I wasn't a fan of the colour of the circles so I stamped them again, cut them out and added them to my background.

I added some yellow Portfolio pastels, and
was much happier with this, so now on to the main images! 
I collaged some book pages and gave it a coat of gesso then I stamped my row of houses onto it using the stamping platform.
And it was an epic fail! The texture was too uneven for all of the stamp to hit it. That made perfect sense after I'd spent an hour of my life that I would never get back doing it!
So, on to plan B! Stamped onto my super smooth card and coloured with Distress Inks. Then my favourite - fussy cutting - shoot me now. I've heard that some people actually enjoy this ?????? But, they do look nice when they're done, don't they!
This is my leading man - Steampunk Icarus who today has flown too close to the moon! The moon is actually the centre part of the Goth Shrine.
I typed up the sentiment on my computer and added to the page.
These are the stamps that I've used. They are all by Lost Coast, and can be found here.
Goth Shrine (moon)
Cracked Grass and Sky (this would come to you in one piece, I'm terrible for cutting up my stamps - sorry not sorry!
And there we are, all done! It's not quite as it was in my head, but then again I'm no Leonardo! Don't forget to join in with our challenge, just feature something with wings! Have a great day, and thanks so much for looking x

1 comment:

Riet Harikini said...

Very creative, i love it.