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Friday, 26 June 2015

Colourful Cockerel...

Good evening, I do hope Friday finds you well...we have had rain today...but at least it is still warm.

I have had another very busy week, and felt some what tired and had one of those what can go wrong ...will go wrong weeks....and that is where good friends always come in....so thanks to my special friend for her kind and wise words this morning...

I have just finished loading my car ready for Clarity Cumbria tomorrow , a day of crafting with friends and eating cake will be just the job..

Before I go and walk the dogs I just want to share a card with you using one of the new stamp sets....the Cockeral and hen set...

I started with a piece of Gelli card and stamped this wonderful prancing cockerel.

Next I created the resist in the background using the Matrix feather stamp, VersaMark ink , white embossing powder and one of the new aperture stencils.

Then out with the heat tool and this is what I had...

I placed the stencil back in position and began to add colour using Distress inks, first the top colour.

Note the kitchen towel, helps to stop finger marks....

Next the bottom colour,

I do like to add the middle colour last...I find the colours blend easier this way..

The embossing resists the ink, and a quick wipe with a piece of Kitchen towel keeps it lovely and white...

After taking the stencil away , I added a border using a black fine liner pen.
 

Using Spectrum Noir pencils , I added colour to the Cockeral now I do know that these are not standard colours but this is a fairytale bird....

Plus some depth using my charcoal pencils...Now that's better....

He does look so proud....

 

I do hope you like him....I had better get a move on...

Thanks for looking in today,

Enjoy your weekend...

Love and Hugs...

Jo. xxxx

 

20 comments:

  1. That looks brilliant Jo. I need to try that, problem is I'm hopeless at getting the shading anything like right!

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    1. Thanks Julie, and I have faith in you ....you will be fine and yours will look great...I will be sending your homework hopefully tonight...
      Have a good weekend...xxxx

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  2. Fantastic Jo, love the rainbow of colours you have used. Love any resist technique, this looks brilliant xx

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  3. Fab job Jo great card, enjoy tomorrow xx

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  4. It was seeing this card that persuaded me to get this stamp Jo! The colours are wonderful and I'm sure he thinks he's a peacock!! Not long now! Xx

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    1. The car is packed Barbara....hope you have got your scissors at the ready...
      See you tomorrow...xxxx

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    2. Oh Jo - don't think I can manage scissors with my bad leg!!!! Xx

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  5. This is lovely Jo. I love the background too......

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  6. Great card, love the shading, and the colours on the cockerel. Have to be braver with my shading. XX

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  7. this looks awesome Jo - absolutely brilliant! Looking forward to seeing you tomorrow! Hugs rachel x

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  8. Very striking card Jo. I love it. Found out that I could have joined you tomorrow but Neil didn't decide on his plans for the weekend until tonight so it's too late now and I'm very sad and not very happy with Neil as I expected us to be going to his mum's. Hope you all have a lovely time with your geese xx

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    1. Oh Jeanette, that is such a shame....it would have been great to see you...fingers crossed that we catch up soon....hugs..xxxx

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  9. gorgeous card. you managed to create depth and dimension on a flat card. kept thinking you had cut out a window, hugsxx

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  10. Great card Jo. Love the embossing leaf and the cockerel is just so lovely.
    See you tomorrow, really looking forward to it.
    Debbiex

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  11. Fabulous Jo. Loving your colour blend. Have a great workshop and a great weekend. Hugs xxxx

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  12. What a lovely card and the inking over the feather looks very effective.

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  13. Thanks you all for your lovely comments...I really do appreciate them all...and ladies it was brilliant to see you yesterday....group hug....xxxx

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  14. Lovely card Jo. love the resist background.

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  15. I absolutely love how you do the 3D look with the charcoal pencils. I will keep trying this technique and hope that one day my attempts will resemble your result and won't look anything like I've just drawn a black line with a charcoal pencil!!

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