Monday, 7 November 2011

Mojo Monthly!! Changing Faces

Good Evening Peeps

Now do not feint!  I know it is only the 7th day of the month, but I, yes I, have completed my Mojo Monthly nice and early!!  I actually completed it yesterday but it was far too late to take photographs unless I used a flash, and as you will see from the last two photographs, I really prefer not to use a flash where I can.

The theme of the lovely Sarah's Mojo Monthly is "Changing Faces".  You can read the post HERE.  Please do go along as this month Sarah is interviewing Jo Capper-Sandon and it is a great read.

Sarah was talking about how you can create totally different results by the way you use different inks or backgrounds, but using the same stamps.  Or at least I think that is what Sarah is trying to say!!  (Sorry if I have gone off on a tangent Sarah!!)  So here is my take on the subject.

Here I have used a background of canvas board, which I have inked with DIs (what else ey!).  Then using more DIs I have stamped some of my favourite images in varying layers and styles.  I have also used Distress Embossing Powder with the clock image. 

For the piece with the sentiment on I firstly used clear embossing powder with a clear image, then used DI to colour the piece in before ironing the embossing powder off (this is the only time I will happily use an iron!).  I then stamped the sentiment over the top using Archival ink.

For my second version.....

I used alcohol inks for the background and then stamped the same images again.  As I only have two Archival inks (Coffee and Black) I was a little limited to the colours I could stamp the images, however, I am still happy with the results.  The Umbrella Man was inked using Espresso AI with Gold.  (Note to self order some black AI as well as another colour of Archival ink - oops I did last night!!  Shhh - our secret!)

For the sentiment piece, I splashed inks onto my craft mat and then swooshed the piece through it.  Two of the colours were the same as the background piece.

The reason I have put little eyelets on the bottom edge is so that I can attach calenders to them.  I did not want to permanently adhere them, because once 2012 is over, I did not want the piece to be thrown away.  All that has to be done is to untie the ribbon holding the calender and hey presto - a piece of artwork instead.  It just shows that my work is hopefully not just for Christmas!!

(Sorry about the top picture, but the photo was taken in the evening with flash!)

I hope you like what you see.  Please leave me a comment and don't forget to pop over to Sarah's blog to see more work and maybe you will have a go!! 



Ingredients:- Ranger/Tim Holtz - DI Dusky Concord, Peeled Paint, Antique Linen, Mustard Seed, Fired Brick, Forest Moss, Walnut Stain; Dies - Altered Edge, Umbrella Man, Tattered Florals; Stamps; Distress Embossing Powder - Peeled Paint; AI Red Pepper, Citrus, Sunshine Yellow, Terracotta, Copper, Gold; Stamps - Hero Arts, Penny Black, Pink Paislee; Embossing Powder, wire, fibres, brads.


Jingle said...

These are both fantastic! Great work!

Sunshine Girl said...

They are both very nice! I have been ironing lots of artwork this week too (fits in with my challenge!).

Karen said...

Beautiful pieces of work Sam, they are both really gorgeous and I just love the sentiment stamp that you have used, its just perfect :)

Sarah said...

These are both fabulous and you have most definitely got my jist on things well sussed! really like both colour pallets and how they change the mood! The first set of colours could easily be used on a male theme - great colours with a slightly modern feel. Great mottled tones on the second one too and such a creative idea to be able to remove the calender...they'll keep going for years. Thanks so much for taking the time to make these projects and share with My Mojo Monthly and well done on being so on time!!! Sarah.

Angela (Toucan Scraps) said...

fabulous calenders

blessings to you from Angela
(via Mojo Monthly)

Marjie Kemper said...

Beautiful pieces! Love the contrast in colors.

penny4thoughts said...

Love the looks of both of your pieces!