Monday, 22 August 2016

Gone Fishing at Simon Says Stamp Blog- Monday Challenge

I am still enjoying my time in the Spotlight at Simon Says Stamp Blog - Monday Challenge! - Thank You to all of the Design Team members for your encouraging comments - it really is such an honour to be here with you! 
I would also like to Thank everyone for your visits and lovely comments - it does mean a lot to me! 

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So, a new challenge…'Go Fish'..…something I used to do with my Dad on the river banks.
My Paper Artsy - Boy with a fish is by the sea though, somewhere he knows and loves. 

I stamped him onto smooth card but wanted a stronger look than the ink was giving me - so Paper Artsy Fresco paint to the rescue - dabbed onto the stamp with a sponge (just remember to spritz your stamp with water straight after and clean it off or the paint may stick in the grooves)
I coloured him in with Tim Holtz Distress Markers - I then decided he looked better by cutting part of the background away.
Now what to do with him..
I bought this ugly framed picture at a charity shop a while ago - just because it had a hessian background already stretched for me!

Now to make some changes..
First a coat of Dina Wakley Media Gesso

..…and then some Paper Artsy Fresco Paints Sky and a touch of Snowflake in it to lighten it a little.
Next - a good coat of Paper Artsy Crackle Glaze 
Over this(once it had dried) a layer of Snowflake - which I thought I had photographed!
But just look at the crackle effect...
..the cracks appeared so quickly! Once thoroughly dry I used my Tim Holtz Sanding Grip tool to take some of the paint off to give a shabby look! I then painted the hessian - using Snowflake and Sky randomly across the hessian…ready for my next stage..
I saw this photo in a bird magazine we get as part of our subscription to RSPB and knew it would fit in with the theme.
I coated it with Ranger Multi Medium Matte Gel..
…placed it face down where I wanted the image..
My Speedball brayer came in handy to ensure a smooth image - then I left it overnight to dry
Next step - wet it again!!!
A good spritz of water..
 ..and then rub off the paper with my finger - a little bit came off without leaving the image.. I just stuck it down again and left it for a few hours before trying again - much better..
..and the bits that weren't I just filled in with paint!
I really love making image transfers as you never know what you will get! 
Next a napkin beach hut stuck with Multi Medium Gel too

My fisher lad now has some shelter and somewhere to store his fishing gear before he takes his fish home for tea!!
Some moss, coloured with Ranger Alcohol inks - I used Blending solution to get a range of greens..
 ..and stuck it on with some food container netting using Glossy Accents…can't fault this for holding onto anything!!
My shells were also stuck on with Glossy Accents and then some Distress Stickles added.

Finally the cloud - an Impression Obsessions quote onto a hand cut cloud  - with a Silver Signo Uni ball Pen lining

I am taking this to our caravan - a little reminder of how close we are to the sea!

Don't forget when you enter the challenge you are in with the chance of winning a 50$ voucher to spend in the Simon Says Stamp shop! 

Edit - we lost our internet connection here at home this morning - hopefully back to normal now and I can come visiting!!

Thanks for looking, Chris 


Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous work of art Chris! the boy with his fish is fabulous and I love the background and how you altered the frame too, the whole design is stunning! :-)

Lols x x x

Zoey Emanuela Scarpelli said...

I love the way you altered this frame! very well done ! xxx zoey

June Macfarlane said...

what an incredible creation, its beautiful and loved seeing the process too.

Redanne said...

You have altered that frame beautifully, I love the gorgeous crackle and your transferred image looks amazing Chris! Love this! Hugs, Anne xx said...

Such a fantast piece of artwork!! Am always finding frames and turning them into recycled pieces but am inspired by your GORGEOUS project! Makes me want to kick it up a notch for sure!

Helen said...

can see why you grabbed the frame, and I love how you altered it.

chrissie said...

Terrific project with lots of inspiration

Love Chrissie xx

Valerie-Jael said...

Lovely piece Chris, great colours. Hugs, Valerie

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Really inspiring art. Like you, I like to make transfers, but I usually use tape. This turned out great. When I saw the challenge, I thought of the card game called "Go fish," and was surprised when you started working on that frame. Color me surprised and impressed. I love it all!

Meggymay said...

An awesome project Chris, great details and inspiration.
Yvonne xx

My name is Erika. said...

Gorgeous piece Chris. I love how you transferred the birds and used all those techniques. The final piece feels like being at the beach and watching the birds soar in the wind. :) Hugs-Erika

Stephanie Leykauf said...

What a fun piece, Chris! I love all the detailing! :)

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Sandra said...

Gorgeous project, Chris! Love the image transfer and the crackling of the frame is amazing! Hugs, Sandra

Catherine said...

Wow, what an amazing technique Chris! The birds turned out wonderful. The frame is amazing too with all the crackle and I especially love how you stamped the birds in the corner of the frame incorporating it as part of the scene. Amazing!

Cathie ♥

butterfly said...

What a beautiful weather-washed piece... the seagulls look just amazing, so artsy. And I love the wistfulness of the little boy, perfectly positioned in the corner. Great crackle on the frame too. Another lovely moment in the Spotlight - congrats!
Alison x

Maura Hibbitts said...

What a beautiful frame, Chris and full of sweet memories! I love the seagull images you added to the background, and the little bits caught in the net! It has been wonderful to have you with us as GD for this month! I know I'll be looking to see what other wonders you will be working on. hugs, Maura

Macarena said...

This is so pretty!!! I love how you altered the frame with crackle effect and the scene is fabulous. Love the shabby choc look. Hugs, Marzena

Kath Stewart said...

what a fabulous work of art Chris and thanks for a great tutorial...hugs kath xxx

Emma Williams said...

Wonderful alteration of the frame and a beautiful project Christine...thank you so much for sharing, it's been really lovely seeing your work! :) x

Meihsia Liu said...

Love beautiful texture and embellishments on this piece! Chris. Great design! :)

Anna-Karin said...

This is so gorgeous!! I love the wonderful seagull transfer that you did, what a great idea. Beautiful finish on the wood too, and that stamped image is so cute.

wannabcre8tive said...

This is so pretty. I love this framed masterpiece.

Barbara Schiassi said...

Chris .. love how you've changed the look of this frame! Fabulous work! The stamps you used are fantastic! Amazing work! barbara